But he couldn't have known the consequences of the development he predicted—a planet whose climate is badly destabilized, whose inhabitants face mass extinctions in the years ahead.
Today's lower court ruling deferred to the Supreme Court's 1979 decision, Smith v. Maryland. Should that case still matter?
A new report finds that people are weary of the hidden costs of free.
True, the telephony metadata that the NSA collects does not include customer names, but it's really no trouble to figure them out.
Somebody get me the damn color film!
It took five years, but the Manhattan Project's K-25 site is no more.
A conversation with Deb Amlen, New York Times crossword puzzler extraordinaire
With a little Photoshop trick, a shaky video is transformed into a mesmerizing view of Earth.
The central theme of the White House-requested document is that just because something is technologically possible doesn't make it a good idea. Laws and institutions, not capability, must limit the government's reach.
"This is the world's most unique [ex-]McDonald's."
It's amazing what we can do when everybody works together.
Some fans of the English soccer team Tottenham Hotspur thought they were threatening the its recently sacked manager, Andre Villas-Boas. But it turns out @AVB is woman named Ashley Van Buren, and her response was perfect.
Following the invention of agriculture, one thing led to another, and ta da: the world's most popular pet.
But more than 40 percent correctly identified it as a virtual currency in a new Bloomberg poll.
@TweetsofGrass has just begun its fifth reading of the poet's seminal work.
On a sunny day in 1938, seven siblings sat atop a split-rail fence. More than seven decades later, a hunt across the Internet identified who they were.
In just a few flickering pixels, our entire planet and its only moon.
Amputee Igor Spetic says the device can even produce the sensation of touching different textures, such as smooth metal, fluffy cotton balls, rough sandpaper, and soft hair.
A new collaboration will have top science journalists engaging with their readers at the subreddit r/science.