Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg discussed Facebook's role in society on the 'Freakonomics Radio' podcast.
Also in this week's round-up of top stories: DQ vs cyberthreats and how Uber’s pay formula benefits men.
More than 40 countries have won at least one Winter Olympic medal since the first games in Chamonix, France, in 1924.
Neuroscientists have created a video game that can train people with hearing difficulties to identify sounds better.
A series of initiatives means this year's Winter Olympics are set to be the greenest on record.
Regulating and banning fake news might be harder than you'd think.
Also in this week's round up: investor capitalism to fight climate change and why #Metoo won’t end sexual harassment.
The World Health Organization is planning to add “gaming disorder” – characterized by a pattern of persistent or recurrent gaming behavior – to its list of mental health conditions in 2018.
President Emmanuel Macron announced he would overhaul French media legislation this year to fight the spread of “fake news” on social media.
The "Sesame Street" television show and a leading charity received a $100 million grant on Wednesday to use the Muppets to reach millions of war-affected children in the Middle East.
Also in this week's round up: why blockchain hasn’t changed everything yet and how to tease out trolls online.
Also in this week's round up: the deadweight cost of Christmas giving and rising China trends.
Despite ongoing political and social unrest, Bill Gates recently took some time on Twitter to highlight moments of "amazing hope and progress" in 2017.
This predictive keyboard trained on the Harry Potter novels and then wrote a chapter of its own.
A list of some of the week's most interesting stories on economic growth and social inclusion.