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.
As opiate abuse swells in the United States, women are particularly at risk.
With its same-day delivery and a mobile-first mentality, Diapers.com is currently doing business in the environment that other retailers will inevitably have to adapt to.
Revisiting a classic 1963 essay that argued in favor of a manned lunar mission—and tried to quiet the critics who called it a moondoggle
A round-up of apps, websites, and livecams that will get you close—but not too close—to hammerheads, great whites, and other ocean beasts.
Engineers at IBM and Google claim they're closer than ever to making computers that could process data in days that would take millions of years to flow through today's machines.