An image of the Korean peninsula, Japan, and China helps to illustrate how news of Kim Jong-Il's death took two days to come to light
A new program can find and compare relationships in complicated data without having to be asked specific queries
A stunning image from NASA's Hubble shows the birth of a star with a mass 15 times that of our sun's, and 10,000 times as bright
A tool from the investigative journalism shop allows readers to see a fact's source directly in the text of a piece
Two of the year's 10 Amazon-customer favorites -- including the number-one fiction book -- were self-published titles sold for Kindle
When the crews of Gemini VI-A and Gemini VII met up in orbit around the Earth, they shared a bit of Christmas cheer
Today marks the 100th anniversary of the arrival of Roald Amundsen's team of Norwegians at the South Pole
Editors of the English edition of Wikipedia are discussing whether to block all of the site's content in protest of SOPA
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.