The novelist has been recognized for his genre-bending style and social critique.
Originally tech jargon coined in 1984, now seen as insufferably dorky in the West, it remains irreplaceable in parts of the world where Web freedom is restricted.
"We don't have enough experience running this type of ship."
Why a slow-down in manufacturing, and the rise of other developing nations, could mean big changes in U.S. attitudes
Via NASA's Aqua satellite
Via the International Space Station's Expedition 32
Don't worry about it -- yet.
What's driving the underground trade?
An early read on the population incurring the landmark penalty rather than purchasing health insurance
Via the crew of NASA's STS-65
Romney's misuse of the famous proverb should set off warning bells.
"Everybody says South Korea makes the best K-pop -- but you know who does a better job?"
Via NASA's Terra satellite
The townspeople who revolted against the Communist Party one year ago are protesting again. But is the unrest really a sign of democratic collapse?
The discovery of a 6,500-year-old piece of beeswax provides insight into the origins of dentistry.
The national cost of obesity, in terms of lost annual productivity alone, would be around $580 billion.
The key differences between sleep and "quiet wakefulness"
What behavioral psychology reveals about your online photos: Comments and approval from other users end up being more important than the way you look.
Women who read nutrition labels are, on average, eight pounds lighter than those who don't.
Not to be too cynical, but they're not doing it out of the goodness of their hearts.