In the middle of the 20th century, hundreds of Americans died each year from lightning strikes. Now, fewer than 30 do. What gives?
A new image from the Hubble Space Telescope captures a star in our own galaxy that appears ready, on astronomical time scales, to explode.
Just how strong are the legal protections for those posting critical reviews under pseudonyms on the Internet?
People shared some version of the "no one should" meme more than a million times—and as they did, they changed it.
A new project is curating and organizing all of the sundry gadgets that collectively comprise the so-called "Internet of Things."
To this day Germany is a graveyard for unexploded bombs, with an average of 2,000 tons of buried munitions discovered annually.
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.