A new partnership between Google and Chrysler is a reminder that self-driving cars won’t go anywhere until the public trusts they’re safe.
A New York Times software columnist revisits his prognostications from the 1980s.
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The PBS-aired educational program 3-2-1 Contact was one of the best things on TV in the 1980s.
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The Zika virus could open the door for a new era of gene-tweaking for pest control and disease prevention.
The bug at the center of the Zika outbreak, Aedes aegypti, loves humans, hides under beds, and can breed practically anywhere.
Researchers say the online encyclopedia should have a source-o-meter on each page, reflecting the quality of citations.
A roundtable discussion on women, people of color, and the country’s newest currency
The chat platform has long been a media darling, but it’s getting so popular that people are starting to complain about it.
The Republican candidate has been likened to Alf, Mrs. Doubtfire, Grandpa Munster, and more.
The machines of the future will tailor their behavior to humans—and even individual personalities.
When it comes to reducing online harassment, deeper social change could have a bigger impact than fighting back one jerk at a time.
Virtual playspaces of the 1980s encouraged openness and creativity, which would later become foundational values of the web.
The chemicals in most bug sprays—including DEET—are considered safe for pregnant women, as long as they're used as directed, in moderate concentrations.
Health officials warn that the mosquito-borne illness isn’t just a medical problem; it’s a socioeconomic one.
The viruses have key similarities that may help scientists respond to a possible epidemic.
And a lesson that media companies have had to learn again and again and again.
There’s early evidence that the mosquito-borne virus can harm and even kill fetuses in the third trimester.
The story of America’s relationship with appliances and gadgets, as seen in seven decades of government statistics.