Technology

For all the attention that has been paid to cyberbullying in recent years, no one has come up with a good solution to it. The world of text messages and social media is, to a great extent, unpoliced, giving cyberbullies a feeling of impunity. Right now, only one in ten cyberbullying victims informs an adult.

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Who Takes MOOCs?

For online higher education, the devil is in the data

Surprising new data on what's supposed to be the future of higher ed

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Check out 1964's version of today and see if you can spot what's missing.

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Hunger Games

Is our tech obsession making anorexia worse?

Smartphones make counting calories easier than ever—a scary development for people with eating disorders.

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Bored to Death

To learn just how bored kids are in school, look at Twitter

Boredom at school is an epidemic. This map shows it—in real time.

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Steve Jobs’s creation, long thought to be the smartest company in the world, is in danger of falling behind Google and Facebook in the race to be the internet platform of the future.

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Netflix's War on Mass Culture

Binge-viewing was just the beginning. Netflix has a plan to rewire our entire culture

Binge viewing was just the beginning. What you need to know to understand life after the end of mass culture.

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There's a $100 Million Bitcoin Heist Going Down Right Now

And you can watch in real time

Someone stole $100 million from bitcoin users, and now they're chasing the thief across the internet.

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Over the Thanksgiving holiday, my mother told a story about my grandmother's college days. She went to school in Washington, D.C., but she sent her laundry back to her parents in Cleveland. She'd put it on a train, and it'd be back to her in no more than a couple of days—the train service was that frequent and efficient. This was the late 1920s or early 1930s. 

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