Harry Potter–loving, TV-debating, fanfic-writing enthusiasts have emerged from the underground to dominate—and shape—the mainstream….
A political consultant crosses paths with Konstantin Kilimnik, Paul Manafort, and Cambridge Analytica, then becomes part of the Russia investigation….
Sexual harassment. Hate speech. Employee walkouts. The Silicon Valley giant is trapped in a war against itself. And there’s no end in sight….
Fredrick Brennan is appalled by the notorious chat site’s links to right-wing extremism and mass shootings. Inside his tortured journey through the web’s cesspool and his attempt at redemption….
It occupies a spot next to ‘Black Mirror’ and Big Brother in popular imagination, but China’s social credit project is far more complicated than a single, all-powerful numerical score. …
Researchers didn’t know if it would work, but they had little to lose when they tried a new drug known as a CAR-T—a living cell reprogrammed to recognize and kill leukemia—on a dying 6-year-old….
Science and technology are about to revolutionize cannabis, but longtime players fear they’ll get snuffed out in the process….
Russian billionaire Yuri Milner has invested a fortune to help SETI find the source of cosmic flashes that emit the energy of 500 million suns….
More than half a million Chinese kids take virtual English classes on VIPKid. What can the platform do to keep them safe in their own homes?…
The search for Satoshi Nakamoto has led down many rabbit holes. I went down another: The case of global criminal mastermind Paul LeRoux….
China’s Bitmain said it would build the world’s largest bitcoin mine in Rockdale, Texas. Then the price of bitcoin plunged, taking with it the town’s hopes for a revival….
Measles is back, health care workers are racing to contain it, and parents of vulnerable children are frantic. How a fever spread in a tight-knit community….
Screams by high schoolers didn’t trigger the detector, but some coughs did. So did cheers for pizza….
The author brought his 5-year-old son to the world’s largest building industry expo. “Hi, Dad,” he says from the seat of a hulking dump truck. “I’m ginormous!”…