From Katrina to Fukushima, there’s a long history of catastrophes that people saw coming, but still didn't stop.
A reading list of horrific realities, from those who have imagined the bleakest outcomes and those who have borne witness to the unimaginable
What do Google's trippy neural network-generated images tell us about the human mind?
Understanding social norms for the phone means accepting the fact that the things we call "phones" are actually computers.
Manmade embankments are an ancient technology, modeled from nature.
The neurologist leaves behind a body of work that reveals a lifetime of asking difficult questions with empathy.
A new study finds an algorithmic word analysis is flawless at determining whether a person will have a psychotic episode.
The culture we live in affects how we behave. Words matter. Even unfunny jokes scrawled on bedsheets.
These aren't your prototypical bucket-and-pail sand structures. Matt Kaliner's creations deserve an architectural category all their own.
NASA is building drones to mine remote lunar and Martian regions.
Relocating to a landlocked city isn’t enough.
There are still about 47 million people in the United States who don't have an Internet connection.
Researchers are using a combination of cutting-edge technologies to identify materials that have long since disintegrated.
A newly discovered artifact buried with one of Jamestown’s most prominent leaders suggests he could have been a crypto-Catholic.
The technique is used to determine the age of organic artifacts in fields like archaeology, geology, and ecology. But it could become unreliable within decades.
It used to be a person. Now it's a machine. What's next?
The definition is as much cultural as it is scientific—but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t matter.
The New Horizons team may include more women staffers than any other NASA project in history.
The city of Melbourne assigned trees email addresses so citizens could report problems. Instead, people wrote thousands of love letters to their favorite trees.