When self-driving cars first hit the roads, safety may actually worsen before dramatically improving.
In the 1990s, Friends, The X-Files, and Seinfeld all acknowledged the web—some more awkwardly than others.
The other day I shared a collection of some of my favorite strange and delightful findings in the Library of…
It looks like a tiny metal torpedo.
What will happen to digital collections of books, movies, and music when the tech giants fall?
The Library of Congress's sprawling newspaper-digitization project just published its 10 millionth page.
The Red Planet once had an ocean and a magnetic field. A new mission is setting out to discover what happened to them.
They're as profound as they are janky.
Edward R. Murrow’s stunning account of riding a B-29 into Hurricane Edna in 1954
People have sought moral explanations for natural disasters since antiquity.
Two surprising findings from new imagery of ancient human remains from Pompeii
The Obama administration moved forward this week with proposed guidelines for how the U.S. would interact with any future…
So, so, so many
A roundup of the most compelling stories from around the web
Automation on the roads could be the great public-health achievement of the 21st century.
Scientists may find life on Mars, but it might not be Martian life.
In a major scientific finding, researchers confirm briny water flows seasonally on the Red Planet.
Is it cruel to make products out of tiny glowing ocean creatures?
When it's possible to frame images from the Internet on a wall, people go for subtle and silly works of art.
In the 1970s, the agency analyzed the way astronauts tripped and slid across the lunar surface.