Will Oremus is a senior technology writer for Slate in New York, New York.
All the (Fake) News That’s Fit to Share
In the wake of the 2016 elections, social media platforms and online news hubs are trying to put a damper on the viral spread of false information.
People Don’t Like Clickbait. You’ll Never Believe Facebook’s Reaction.
Can Facebook’s new algorithm tackle clickbait?
Progress on a Universal Cancer Vaccine, an Inflatable Space Habitat, and Blocking Mobile Ads
A tool for recruiting the immune system to fight cancer, and a look at mobile ad-blocking software.
Sorting Out Social Media Feeds
Why did Instagram’s announcement of a new way of filtering its photos set off a public outcry?
Hidden Galaxies, Sigh Science, and Facebook’s Free Basics
Researchers using a radio telescope found hundreds of galaxies hiding behind the Milky Way.
Signs of the Anthropocene, Chimp Trust, and a Twitter Expansion
Researchers say that that the Anthropocene—the human-influenced epoch that we now live in—is “functionally and stratigraphically distinct from” the previous epoch.
Year in Review: 2015
A panel of science and technology journalists join Ira Flatow to discuss the biggest news in these fields during the last year.
Regulating Homeopathic Treatments, Thousands of Toenails, and A.I. in the Classroom
The FDA and FTC explore whether or not to regulate homeopathic medicines. Plus, artificially intelligent software could be changing how students learn in the classroom.
Arctic Mosquito Swarms, Our Shrinking Moon, and a ‘Dislike’ Button
Rachel Feltman of “The Washington Post” joins us for a roundup of her top science stories this week.