Thicker ink, fewer smudges, and more strained hands: an Object Lesson
A clever experiment reveals how fake traffic noise drives songbirds out of forests and harms the ones that stay behind.
Manmade embankments are an ancient technology, modeled from nature.
The rise of compulsive junk-collection means more people will perish while trapped amid their stuff.
An afternoon spent with the famous gorilla who knows sign language, and the scientist who taught her how to “talk”
Users can now share portrait and widescreen photos, the biggest change to the service since 2012.
The social network once aspired to be a “global town square.” Is that goal still attainable?
Lumping all usage of screens under one scary name is useless, even counterproductive.
On Wednesday morning, thousands of Twitter and Facebook users watched the lives of two Americans end, without ever having a choice in the matter.
A new study finds an algorithmic word analysis is flawless at determining whether a person will have a psychotic episode.
What it means when people leave the word “so” dangling at the end of a sentence
Okay, they’re not so easy. But they would save us from the eternal amend-then-freak-out cycle.
These aren't your prototypical bucket-and-pail sand structures. Matt Kaliner's creations deserve an architectural category all their own.
Before people can colonize the Red Planet, they have to figure out what they'll eat once they get there.
“Air conditioning and outer space have a history that goes back further than ballpoint pens that write upside down.”
The vast majority of scientific papers today are published in English. What gets lost when other languages get left out?
The social network is reviving “Notes,” its dormant blogging feature—but not because blogging itself is making a comeback.
The feds are partnering with the popular review site to encourage feedback on public services like the TSA and IRS—and preparing to get an earful.
Both the Internal Revenue Service and Ashley Madison, the social network for philanderers, suffered major hacks this week.
The FDA just approved the first pill produced by the technique, but historians say the manufacturing process probably won’t threaten big drug companies.
Now that’s some expensive dry cleaning.