Virtual reality holds great promise, but the technology's not yet widespread. With VR, traveling, studying and sports training can all be done in our living rooms. But how much fun is it, really?
A recent study indicates that fewer young men and women in Japan are going on dates or having sex than in the past, with ramifications for a nation already struggling with a falling birth rate and an aging population.
Facebook, Amazon, Google — why did they get so big, so fast? Economists say winner-takes-all "network effects" make such firms natural monopolies — and that we can expect network effects to become ever more important.
Gone are the days when gonorrhea was associated with dark alleyways and backstreet brothels. Today, it's clear that anyone can become infected — and fast.
Silence is valuable and rare, according to our author, Klaus Esterluss. He asks how we can reduce man-made noise and its impact on humans and animals. One thing is clear: It will require compromise.
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