Research suggests that not everyone in advanced economies is using social media.
New research has found that Facebook and Twitter don't seem to have an influence on entrenching people's political views.
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Amsterdam has created dozens of new digital platforms encouraging citizens to participate in the sharing economy.
New research suggests that older people struggle to sleep because of changes in their brains.
Research looks at how online echo chambers develop - and the demographics of those most susceptible.
Scientists at the University of Edinburgh say that firstborn children have better thinking skills than their siblings.
Also in this week's round-up of top global stories: data without privacy laws and the people who spend six hours a day commuting.
Kenneth Rogoff looks at the link between economic growth and populism, arguing that strong growth can help keep populism at bay.
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We’re biologically tuned to be won over by people with strong self-belief. Here’s why.
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Google’s new timelapse videos show how much the world has changed in just 32 years.
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The social network is taking a more proactive stance to support users