Facebook has tightened its research guidelines following uproar over its disclosure this summer that it allowed researchers to manipulate users’ feeds to see if their moods could be changed.
A consumer privacy group has filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission accusing Facebook of breaking the law when it performed a psychological experiment of its users without their knowledge or consent.
Facebook’s Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg did not apologize for the company’s psychological experiment on nearly 700,000 users, but instead said the move was “poorly communicated.”
The commercial cargo ship Dragon returned to Earth from the International Space Station on Sunday, bringing back nearly 2 tons of science experiments and old equipment for NASA.
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Oracle CEO Larry Ellison envisions his recently acquired Hawaiian island becoming a “little laboratory” for experimenting with more environmentally sound ways to live.
The first science experiment on the International Space Station designed by San Jose high school students is smaller than a shoe box, but could lead to answers about how astronauts will someday feed themselves on long space flights.
The Stanford University School of Medicine and the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital in Palo Alto are seeking children to volunteer for a study about how the brain changes as a sense of humor develops, the organizations said in a joint statement.