In the rush to defend blogs as a medium of journalism, we ask the wrong questions about what press freedom seeks to protect
An artist makes maps using images from Google Earth, with everything but the people removed
Johan Blaeu's Grand Atlas shows one of Tyco Brahe's designs for a tool that could measure the orbits of planets
Speaking at LeWeb conference in Paris, the CEO of Forrester Research says that the future is all about apps that help us save time
The university used social media, emails, and texts to quickly and clearly warn the campus about yesterday's shooting
Pictures of a mineral vein, believed to be gypsum, tell "a slam-dunk story that water flowed" through Martian rock
Even giants stumble. None of the four biggest tech companies -- Apple, Facebook, Google and Amazon -- made it through the year without a misstep.
Eli Whitney was born on this day in 1765. His cotton gin fueled the growth of the cotton industry, and slavery alongside it.
The revelation that H&M uses computer-generated models has courted controversy, but how is this any different from routine photoshopping?
The list of top-ranking states demonstrates that geography isn't everything. State support for the solar industry can go a long way.
Six astronauts show off their behinds while taking a break from flying the X-15, a spaceplane that set records for speed
The robots that answer the phones at customer-service centers are rarely helpful. Human customer service is now a selling point.
NASA confirmed the discovery of an Earth-size planet, orbiting a star at a distance where liquid water could exist
About 10 years ago, mainstream newspapers began to try to explain blogs to their readers. Here is what they said.
Images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft show evidence of large landslides on the steep cliffs of one of the biggest known asteroids
It's just not easy to build a system that allows for smart ongoing conversations among large groups of people
On December 19, 1972, the last three people to ever set foot on the moon, arrived back on Earth, landing safely in the Pacific Ocean
In celebration of LIFE magazine's 75th anniversary, a collection of surprising, bizarre, and inspiring science and technology images from its pages
A Chrome extension helps you read Washington Post articles through Facebook without broadcasting each click to the world
Toyota presents a new concept car whose exterior is a screen that users can tailor to their mood