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.
NASA satellites are tracking the planet's underground fresh-water supply.
The tech tycoon is launching a year-long contest for engineers to design and build pods for it.
In 2010, Twitter seemed like a peer to Facebook; now, it’s a pitiful also-ran. What happened?
And how Facebook helps.
The tech giant is banking on scale, not innovation.
The New York Times and Washington Post will soon make web-traffic data available to their own reporters.
A massive data breach affects more than 1 percent of the American population—and it’s precisely those whose information a foreign government would most want to have.
Presidential candidates obsess over every aspect of their public images—even things as trivial as 404 pages.