This is what realpolitik looks like on the Internet.
"P.C. culture" doesn't impede progress; it's a natural—if totally awkward—response to it.
NASA has discovered a star twice as old as our sun with five Earth-sized planets of its own.
A Canadian inventor believes his tornado machine could solve the world's energy crisis. The only problem? He has to prove it works.
Officers are railing against the traffic app's cop-tracking alerts, demanding that Google stop the service to drivers.
The web might be the most important medium in American culture.
How Thomas Hobbes and Immanuel Kant would have explained why tweets make us laugh
The founder of the Internet Archive once put 26,000 pounds of the web into a shipping container. Today it is much, much heavier.
Why many Native Americans have concerns about DNA kits like 23andme
The hugeness of the Andromeda Galaxy, one tweet at a time
When tech culture only celebrates creation, it risks ignoring those who teach, criticize, and take care of others.
According to the Doomsday Clock, calamity is two "minutes" closer. We were farthest from disaster in 1991.
The president's proposal promises to anonymize data. Experts don't think that will help.
Facebook is cracking down on the fake news stories that plague News Feeds everywhere by asking users to separate fact from fiction.
Artificial intelligence has yet to grasp some of the finer nuances of human communication.
New York's long-heralded swipe-free subway payment system may not arrive until 2022.
Fake accounts can lead to real emotions.
While psychologists in the United States focus on storytelling-based therapies, the famous inkblots remains a popular tool in Japan.
An artist transformed Nintendo's infamous controller into a wearable, programmable Bluetooth keyboard.
Contemporary ideas about data and privacy are tied up inextricably with language choices.
Some things belong in a museum. But at the Smithsonian's recently reopened museum of design, a team has been rethinking what a thing is in the first place.