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Clickbait Dissertations: Academic papers get Upworthy headlines

Academia just got more glamorous with a series of eyeball-grabbing paper titles designed to lure online readers. These dissertations will blow your mind!

By June 11, 2014


European vote puts Net neutrality in peril

The European Parliament passes legislation that would let companies pay to prioritize their Internet traffic. Opponents included Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee and the likes of Netflix and Reddit.

By October 27, 2015


Silicon Valley innovation gets its due with new patent office

New satellite location will focus federal attention on the tech region's inventors. Most business with the government will still take place online, but the office is meant to foster closer relationships.

By October 15, 2015


Where are its manners? This extinct mammal sucked in its food

Fossils of an extinct creature that looked like a cross between a hippo and a walrus show it didn't chew its food like most mammals. It probably also ate with its mouth open and never used a coaster.

By October 8, 2015


Shark attacks drone, shark wins

Technically Incorrect: A $250,000 underwater robot is mistaken for a big fish by a shark. Oh, calamity.

By September 30, 2015


Petition for Jon Stewart to moderate presidential debate is no joke

A Change.org petition for the former "Daily Show" host to wrangle candidates at a major debate next year has gone viral, garnering almost 200,000 signers in just two days.

By August 21, 2015


How self-driving cars will cut accidents 90 percent (Q&A)

For Road Trip 2015, CNET talks with the University of Michigan's Peter Sweatman about the rapid merging of computers and cars, and the fake city in Ann Arbor where it's being put to the test.

By August 1, 2015


As the machines take over, Apple desperately clings to humanity

Technically incorrect: In Monday's announcement of its new music service, Apple is clinging to the hope that people still want to be people and want to believe in other people, rather than in the supremacy of the machines.

By June 8, 2015


Old school vs. new school as academic publishers brawl over Web

A startup hip to the ways of the Web and a publishing rival from pre-Net days are trying to teach each other a lesson. It's a tussle involving research papers and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

By December 7, 2013


Porn and video games engender masculinity crisis in boys, says psychologist

Technically Incorrect: A Stanford psychologist says that boys' brains are being "digitally rewired" and that online activity is causing the young to have erectile dysfunction.

By May 10, 2015