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Time to get rid of the job interview

Two experts on the top reasons why job interviews are useless and not a great predictor of future performance.

Project shares solitude stories to help people feel less alone

Online is the loneliest number

Online is the loneliest number

The Loneliness Project gets people to share stories about loneliness online.

When it comes to books, size matters

Storage space solution uses size, not subject to organize collection.

Is podcast listening good for you?

This is your brain on podcasts.

Modern libraries innovate to better serve their communities

Today's libraries are about way more than just getting lost in the stacks — they're now community centres.

Is podcast listening good for you?

This is your brain on podcasts.

Do we risk deepening social divides when we show moral outrage online?

Moral outrage can be powerful. But what happens when it goes viral?

Your photos can be used in 'catfishing' romance scams

For years, images of Alec Couros have been used for so-called "catfishing": online romance scams often used to cheat 'love interests' out of money. Now he's on a campaign to educate potential victims.
World Emoji Day

How to make your emoji use more accessible

Accessibility consultant Sassy Outwater-Wright is fed-up with people using too many emojis in their Twitter user name. She makes the case for a more inclusive internet while keeping social media trendy with GIFs and emoticons.

The real cost of our love of tech: the environment

What are the environmental and labour costs of our obsession with devices?

Spark Guide to Life: Jobs Jobs Jobs

Time to get rid of the job interview. What romance writers can teach us about the digital economy.

What romance writers can teach us about the digital economy

Many creative industries have been decimated by the economics of digital. Not so for romance writers, whose average incomes have actually increased threefold.

Spark Guide to Life: Being a Better Human in A Digital World

We need a survival guide for thinking because we're bad at it. What Confucius, The Buddha, and Aristotle can teach us about technology. Online is the loneliest number.

We need a survival guide for thinking because we're bad at it

Alan Jacobs takes a thoughtful approach to thinking in his book How To Think: A Survival Guide for a World at Odds.

What Confucius, The Buddha, and Aristotle can teach us about technology

Philosophy professor Shannon Vallor argues that to deal with the relentless pace of technological change, we should take inspiration from traditional virtue ethics.

Online is the loneliest number

The Loneliness Project gets people to share stories about loneliness online.

Spark Guide to Life: Libraries and Museums

New technology allows Holocaust survivors to answer the questions of future generations. Breaking down the walls of the traditional museum. When it comes to books, size matters. Modern libraries innovate to better serve their communities.

New technology allows Holocaust survivors to answer the questions of future generations

Interactive exhibit provides an interactive experience

Breaking down the walls of the traditional museum

Museums will become more open and collaborative

Modern libraries innovate to better serve their communities

Today's libraries are about way more than just getting lost in the stacks — they're now community centres.

Google's fun 'match your selfie with art' app points to the scary future of facial recognition

Google's Arts and Culture app is a fun game, but privacy researcher Vitaly Shmatikov cautions that you should think seriously about how freely you handover your selfies.

Optical illusions for computers

Students at MIT have created a 3D printed turtle that tricks a computer into thinking it's a rifle.

Exercise app shows why anonymous data can still be dangerous

A recent release of anonymous data from the fitness tracking app Strava revealed the locations of secret military bases around the world.

AI's problem with disability and diversity

How machine learning is failing people who don't fit into the norm.