Grasses—green, neatly trimmed, symbols of civic virtue—shaped the national landscape. They have now outlived their purpose.
We could marvel at the mysteries of the cosmos ... or we could do some math.
Linguists are recognizing the delightful evolution of the word "because."
It took a well-connected city to make Miles's dream come true.
Nearly 150 years after it panned Lincoln's seminal speech, the Patriot-News is changing its tune. This is how the editorial came to be in the first place.
The "most ambitious book ever conceived by an American writer" was first published with entire sections missing.
Fluid mechanics explain the workings of your cab franc.
"Public expectation stifles creativity," says the head of Google[x].
It's occasionally gorgeous, often ubiquitous, and thousands of years old.
In 2006, the service's founders weren't sure what to call their new product. Some errant text messages solved their problem.
Amazon's new deal with the U.S. Postal Service will reverse a century-old approach to mail.
An Italian astronaut calmly, delightfully describes the wildest trip humans can make.
The conventional wisdom of coupledom holds that intimacy equals privacy. Claire and Alan are reversing it.
It fired 50 rounds and showed no signs of stopping.
Haiyan is headed toward the Philippines—and breaking pretty much every storm-categorizing scale in the process.
What better way to mark the occasion than by buying yourself an "I'm Trending" brooch?
Russia, the host of the 2014 Games, gets points for difficulty ... and points for artistry.
The line between apparel and technology gets parsed by the Supreme Court.
New research, courtesy of NASA's Kepler telescope, suggests that there's no dearth of pseudo-Earths.
Because who hasn't seen Minority Report, right?
Microsoft uses Kinect technology to turn gestures into text, and text into speech.