A new company is bringing the engineering savvy of rocket science to the design of the high-heeled shoe. Can stilettos that are actually comfortable to wear change centuries’ worth of symbolism?
The first statistical analysis of the world's glacier distribution offers insight into melting ice.
The cloud may host Beyoncé; as music, it's much more like Sigur Rós.
Plenty of hip-hop artists out-rhyme the Bard.
How digital technology is transforming our relationship with sound
A new tool promises to harness data to help us make better decisions.
At the dawn of social media, Tina Fey created a (very funny) tale that could be remixed and shared endlessly.
With the help of a single space telescope, our knowledge of other worlds is exploding.
And a new discovery suggests that it changes their diet—just like technology changes ours.
Energy-trapping paint is bringing a Tron-like aesthetic to the roads of the Netherlands.
A company is trying to remove the social stigma associated with hearing loss.
NASA to astronauts: "Let them eat kale."
A new messaging service hints at an Internet built on forgetfulness.
Sometimes, a self-taken photo can double as proof of life.
Yelp's move toward search-via-emoji hints at the way social services will organize the information they gather.
The hegemony of "Ryan" and "Aidan," as seen through Social Security Administration data
Here's a listicle from the 19th century that pokes fun at ... listicles.
When wildfires combine with wild winds, beautiful—and terrifying—things can happen.
Apple has tried to trademark "startup." Facebook has tried to trademark "book."
Spoiler: Just add some hydrogen.
Coffee's future may involve some not-so-average Joe.