The US Census Bureau has quietly rolled out its API, which means data, data, data for open-government enthusiasts everywhere.
A visualization of the travel patterns of Facebook users so far this year.
A new technology could allow for buttons to rise up out of the visual interface of your touchscreen device.
If you love the content of one site (The Atlantic, say) but the chatter of another (Reddit, ahem), have we got a bookmarklet for you.
Some Venus watchers were thwarted by clouds, but NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory had a clear view of the event.
A reader discovered that every instance of the word "kindle" had been replaced by "nook" as he read the classic on his, you guessed it, Nook e-reader.
A visualization of Twitter activity shows cultural differences in when people go to bed, when they rise, and whether they tweet at work.
The story of an 18th-century voyage to a remote island in the Pacific, in the hopes of pinning down the distance between the Earth and the sun
New research points to a galaxy some four billion light years away kicking out its own black hole following a collision.
In 1889 power flowed from the Willamette Falls to Portland, Oregon, some 14 miles away.
The elite college places a variety of educational, media, and social apps on its collection of iPads.
A visual guide to what the cosmic event will look like from space -- and from right here on Earth.
NASA's Terra satellite grabbed this picture of early-season snowfall in the Southern Hemisphere.
Worthy runners-up include the interfaces on most microwaves, TV remotes, New York City's parking signs, and pull-handles on push-only doors, according to users of Quora.
There is a widespread belief in South Korea that leaving a fan on in a closed room at night can cause death.
A new site from Google puts its Street View tools to work to showcase some of the most storied and beautiful places on Earth.
A picture of the storm that drenched Florida earlier this week, as seen from orbit.
Wikipedia's four million articles are an impressive achievement, but the content of the encyclopedia is deeper than the entries alone: The structure is content too.
This morning, Google announced a new component of its Plus offerings, one they hope will help you find a restaurant for dinner -- and will give it a leg up over Yelp.
Twenty-one million light years from Earth is the spiral galaxy M101.