Why are people buying up so many self-published e-books? Because they're so darn cheap.
The hated anti-piracy bill may end up in the dustbin, but other threats to a free and open Internet remain live in Congress.
A painting by Benjamin West shows the famous kite experiment of Benjamin Franklin, whose birthday is today
The tech industry has a diversity problem and it was on full display at CES.
The coming changes to the machines, software, and ownership systems that shape how we hit the road
IBM researchers have found a way to store a bit of information using just 12 atoms.
The central question of the multitool has always been about how to fit more tools into a limited space. Today that tool is data.
An undersea eruption that began in mid-December has resulted in the formation of a small island off the coast of Yemen
New data from the commenting platform, Disqus, finds people who don't use their real names generate more positive feedback from their peers.
Google wants its map to have a consistent style, but cities and countries vary in their geographical conventions. How do you balance culture and legibility?
A new image from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer is made up of thousands of frames containing nearly 30 billion pixels in total
The popular news-sharing site announced today that it will broadcast a message of protest during next week's hearings.
A digital library of 3D printer designs for objects from tape dispensers to models of Yoda's head
A package containing a "critical space item" arrives at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
Many people refer to their offline lives as "real." Where does that leave our online selves? What would happen if we took our lives online more seriously?
Most of the non-humans on Twitter are simply spammers, but a few are in a class of their own.
A composite image of the night sky during the Quandrantid meteor shower last week
Antique space art for the contemporary geek
The atomic bomb called Fat Man, in transit on Tinian island, in the days before it was dropped on Nagasaki, Japan
Five questions for author and technologist David Weinberger