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Ice on the Edge of Survival: Warming is Changing the Arctic

Ice on the Edge of Survival: Warming is Changing the Arctic

SCIENCE | By Seth Borenstein | Nov 7, 2021

The Arctic is warming three times faster than the rest of the planet and is on such a knife's edge of survival that just a few degrees could make a crucial difference.

The Slippery Slope of Using AI and Deepfakes to Bring History to Life

The Slippery Slope of Using AI and Deepfakes to Bring History to Life

PERSONAL TECH | Nov 7, 2021

Research shows "deepfake" technology can weaken people's judgment and even lead them to question what they know about human rights.

No Toilet for Returning SpaceX Crew, Stuck Using Diapers

No Toilet for Returning SpaceX Crew, Stuck Using Diapers

SCIENCE | By Marcia Dunn | Nov 6, 2021

The astronauts who will depart the International Space Station on Sunday will be stuck using diapers on the way home because of their capsule's broken toilet.

Facebook to Shut Down Face-Recognition System, Delete Data

Facebook to Shut Down Face-Recognition System, Delete Data

PERSONAL TECH | By Matt O'Brien and Barbara Ortutay | Nov 6, 2021

Facebook said it will shut down its face-recognition system and delete the faceprints of more than 1 billion people amid concerns about the technology and its misuse by governments, police and others.

Facebook Rebrands as Meta to Emphasize 'Metaverse' Vision

Facebook Rebrands as Meta to Emphasize 'Metaverse' Vision

PERSONAL TECH | By Barbara Ortutay | Oct 31, 2021

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said his company is rebranding itself as Meta in an effort to encompass its virtual-reality vision for the future — what Zuckerberg calls the " metaverse."

Are Gene-Edited Strawberries in Our Future?

Are Gene-Edited Strawberries in Our Future?

SCIENCE | Oct 29, 2021

A California-based plant breeding company says they'll soon grow strawberries that will stay fresh longer and have a longer growing season.

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