The Atlantic teams up with the Sunlight Foundation to provide real-time analysis of the events on Capitol Hill
What do the phones we use say about who we are and the places we live? Come explore our interactive map to find out.
An illustration from an 18th-century book shows the internal workings of the most advanced calculator of the time
Nearly 70 percent of Americans are keeping up with friends and family online. Week two of our special report examines this phenomenon.
An image of a day on Earth drawing to a close, taken by the crew of the third expedition to the International Space Station
As the world awaits a decommissioned satellite's return to the planet later this week, a look back at the fiery plunge of the Skylab in 1979
The company's announcement has not been warmly received, but one business school prof argues it was the right movie
Since Facebook launched less than a decade ago, it has grown at an astonishing pace. If it were a country, it would be the third-largest in the world.
A photograph taken in July shows ice in the seas north of Alaska. By the end of the century, summers there may be ice-free.
NASA's @Astro_Ron's 164-day journey aboard the International Space Station, as told through the photographs he tweeted while in orbit
For languages that use single symbols to represent entire words, a tweet offers much more space in which to get your point across
A new theory posits that galaxies form stars slowly and steadily, fueled by narrow streams of cold gas, not collisions as previously thought
Thanks to technology NASA has developed to look for water on Mars, scientists can map aquifers deep under Earth's deserts
After five years, the Squire family assumed their cat had met its end in the wilds Colorado. But it turned up on the Upper East Side instead.
An image snapped by NASA's Earth Observing-1 satellite shows the extent of burned vegetation in the south of Texas
The city releases a huge cache of data about crimes over the last decade. Now the big question is what people will do with it.
Futuristic cars, musical video games, bionic legs. These are just a few of the cutting-edge innovations to come from the Media Lab.
At the International Motor Show in Frankfurt, Germany, small electric vehicles are garnering attention for their compact style
More glowing press coverage in Google News seems like a great way to spend $200,000 in taxpayer money, right?
A game illustrating the mining, child labor, and waste associated with electronic devices is deemed too crude for Apple's App Store