No hugging: are we living through a crisis of touch?

Strokes and hugs are being edged out of our lives, with doctors, teachers and colleagues increasingly hesitant about social touching. Is this hyper vigilance of boundaries beginning to harm...

How We Feel About Social Media

We wanted to know how you felt about these companies. So late last month, The Verge partnered with Reticle Research to conduct a wide-ranging survey on the public’s attitude...

Twitter to tell 677,000 users they were had by the Russians

Twitter says it will notify nearly 700,000 users who interacted with accounts the company has identified as potential pieces of a propaganda effort by the Russian government during the...

Facebook admits that social media can be bad for democracy – The Verge

Facebook’s ongoing attempt to reckon with its impact on civil life continued today with the company acknowledging that its platform is not always good for democracy.  

Who Likes Whom in The Middle East

A forced-network visualisation of key players & notable relationships in the Middle East created by David McCandless & UniversLab. Part of the Knowledge is Beautiful project. Powered by VizSweet. Understandably,...

MY HOUSE SPIED ON ME

n December, I converted my one-bedroom apartment in San Francisco into a “smart home.” I connected as many of my appliances and belongings as I could to the internet:...

The man with 16 million fans

Yemeni influencer Hashem Al-Ghaili has created a massive online following by spreading his love of science with followers around the world.   READ MORE HERE  

A Myers-Briggs Compatibility Breakdown for Friendship

t took me a long time to have an interconnected group of friends, even longer to understand the interpersonal dynamics at play between us, and the longest to appreciate...

Why Are Millennials So Into Astrology?

In a stressful, data-driven era, many young people find comfort and insight in the zodiac—even if they don’t exactly believe in it. “Over the past two years, we’ve really seen...

Strange social norms from around the world

But what is normal in your country may not be in others, and vice-versa.So we invite you to check out this gallery where we will explain some things which...