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This Is Not Your Father's STEM Job

Instead of following traditional paths, women are using their science, technology, engineering, and math degrees to create new careers.

To Prevent Crime, Walk the Dog on At-Risk Blocks

To Prevent Crime, Walk the Dog on At-Risk Blocks

The LAPD plans to release maps showing where future crime is most likely to happen, in hopes that residents will help stop it.

Toward a Pill That Helps Us Learn as Fast as Kids

Toward a Pill That Helps Us Learn as Fast as Kids

Scientists are using mood drugs to return the adult's brain to an earlier stage of development. Here's why that won't be easy.

The Windmill of the Future Could Be Floating in the Sky

The Windmill of the Future Could Be Floating in the Sky

What's next for energy generation? We won't keep you in suspense.

In Defense of Google Flu Trends

In Defense of Google Flu Trends

If the system failed, it did so only in the outsize dreams of Big Data acolytes.

The Dream of Intelligent Robot Friends

The Dream of Intelligent Robot Friends

Learning about smart objects from the Karotz Internet-connected toy rabbit thing

'What's Oculus Rift?' And Other Questions About Facebook's New Foray Into Virtual Reality

'What's Oculus Rift?' And Other Questions About Facebook's New Foray Into Virtual Reality

“The dominant reaction to the move could be summed up in three letters: WTF.”

The Prosthetic Voice

The Prosthetic Voice

Technology now allows us to think about the voice "like we think about fonts for written text." 

This Is What a Facial-Detection Algorithm Looks Like in 3D

This Is What a Facial-Detection Algorithm Looks Like in 3D

Mathematics made metallic onto a face of flesh

Before There Was the Like Button, There Was ... the 'Radiovota'

Before There Was the Like Button, There Was ... the 'Radiovota'

In the 1930s, an engineer tried to bring two-way communication to mass media.

How a California Earthquake Becomes the News: An Extremely Precise Timeline

How a California Earthquake Becomes the News: An Extremely Precise Timeline

An amazing feat of algorithmic journalism — and data gathering

An Amazing App for Learning Music

An Amazing App for Learning Music

A simple idea—notation synced with recordings—done beautifully

The Engineering of the Chain Restaurant Menu

The Engineering of the Chain Restaurant Menu

At IHOP and Applebee's, menus are sales documents. And navigational guides. And explainers. 

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Meghalaya: The Wettest Place on Earth

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