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
That's a good question.
After years of planning, builders began work on the iconic structure on this day in 1933.
Ever since Mayor Rahm Emanuel took office last spring, Chicago has been making moves toward becoming a leader in open government.
NASA's Hubble Telescope captures Centaurus A, an elliptical galaxy more than 11 million light years away.
On this day in 1888, the world's largest telescope caught its first light
We are living in a time of better information, quicker fact checks, and endless rebuttals, but the human mind may be immune to the facts the Internet provides
From the Samuel F. B. Morse collection at the Library of Congress, one of the earliest versions of the famous code
The NGC 4151 galaxy 43 million light years away is one of the nearest to contain an actively growing black hole
NASA named its mission to honor Johannes Kepler, the German astronomer whose birthday would have been today.