Grasses—green, neatly trimmed, symbols of civic virtue—shaped the national landscape. They have now outlived their purpose.
They might not have passed the Turing Test, but they won the battle for wackiness.
So here are 30 things to know about everyone's favorite Soviet-themed time suck.
In its half century of deep-sea exploration, Alvin has combed the ruins of the Titanic, helped scientists assess oil-spill damage, and played host to one very famous bologna sandwich.
The flattening effects of video, via a mini-documentary made at the dawn of the Vietnam War
A team of marine archaeologists wants to find the most ancient of technologies by using the most cutting-edge ones.
Getting rid of the Roman numerals required painting and spraying and pigskin-applying.
Apple's foray into "the Internet of Things" is less about the things, and more about the Internet.
In the early days of the Internet, online dating was exciting. And a little bit scary.
Welcome to Britain's National Collection of Yeast Cultures.
New research promises to bring the photo-touching capabilities of portrait artists to your next selfie.
Scientists turn to optical illusions to bring the painter's murals back to their original glory.
The future of transportation, as imagined by the company, involves driverless car(toon)s.
A study of prey-catching arachnids sheds new light on the biomechanics of venom-injection.
DARPA-funded technology says it can diagnose anxiety, depression, and PTSD—no human necessary.
A troupe brings a new entry to the bourgeoning field of "drone art."
NASA asks children "to explore how today's technology is bringing tomorrow's dreams closer to reality."
As our sound-making technologies have evolved, so has the beast's distinctive bellow.
First, you'll need some gold. And also some lasers.
The origins of quantitative meteorology