Today the Sunlight Foundation unveils Churnalism, which will compare any text online to a corpus of corporate, government, and other promotional content.
Three questions with the project's executive director
The 21st century hasn't just collapsed geographical distances, but distances of time as well, making history easier than ever to access.
"I was inspired by the kindness and trust I think the spreadsheet represents."
For years people have been urged to create a social-media will for themselves. Now Google has made doing so very easy.
This morning at 3:16 AM Eastern time a spot on the sun exploded in a M6.5 flare.
Appreciating the massive, 100,000-person effort to steadfastly mind our literary commons
The modern slave trade requires a modern system to combat it, and the tech giant wants to help.
With a long exposure and a flashlight, Jacques Domenge brings out the surreal beauty of the cherry trees after the crowds have gone.
No bullets required.
This video needs no introduction. Just blow it up to full screen and enjoy.
A fascinating documentary looks at how the Internet and 3D printing complicate the gun control debate.
A project co-opts classic Italian art to challenge Europe's xenophobia.
On the day of his father's death, Daniel Drucker found a .txt file full of punchlines to his dad's jokes but the jokes needed to be supplied. The Internet rose to the occasion.
The exciting tale of California's inaugural flight
Facebook takes a look at the marriage-equality-avatar phenomenon
One page from the notebooks of Marcel Proust shows the extreme work that went into writing his masterpiece In Search of Lost Time
Twenty years ago, humans had never identified a single planet outside our own solar system. Now we have pictures.
An account from the paper of record of a fatal fight that raged as the elevator flew up and down the shaft