Scholars may never understand the energy source's full economic cost, but that doesn't make its damage any less knowable.
Right now, no. But that could change soon.
Scientists share the gross, scary, and often hilarious reality of doing experiments in the wild.
After the video contradicted his account, a campus cop in Cincinnati is charged in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black motorist.
A new video imagines what the world would look like.
It’s not just unreliable. Apple’s signature media software makes bizarre, arbitrary design choices, which are uncharacteristic of the world’s most valuable company.
The new version of Apple’s signature media software is a mess. What are people with large MP3 libraries to do?
Sandra Bland was threatened with a Taser even though she posed no harm to officers. She’s not the only one.
The U.S. Deep Space Climate Observatory just sent back its first view of our home world, and it’s a beauty.
The social network creates a space for intimacy and gratitude, despite being a broadcast medium.
Something is heating up the dwarf planet, NASA scientists announced on Tuesday. And that could change our understanding of other rocks in the cosmos.
How to build a camera that travels billions of miles from Earth
A new study indicates that people are very distracted just by receiving a text message—even if they ignore it.
How a team of young people, living in a repurposed McMansion in Maryland, helped rebuild Healthcare.gov
In June, government talks about how best to regulate facial-recognition algorithms fell apart. But should a company need your permission before scanning your face? And does the technology really work?
The party starts jumping at 433 Hz, if you’re a cheap plastic eyeball.
Women told Microsoft the animated paper clip was leering at them. The software company didn’t listen.
They join a collection of American poetry and fiction printed on pencils, postage stamps, paint chips, and other unusual materials.
The federal government’s librarian has sweeping powers to change law. Will he or she use them?
Experts say that a new librarian should digitize more works, raise more money—and use email.