As journalists push back against hoaxes and conspiracies, media skeptics are using charges of “fake news” against professionals.
A report will be shared with lawmakers before Trump’s inauguration, a top advisor said Friday.
Suffering a data breach is like discovering that someone rummaged through your bag when you weren’t looking. It’s a jarring…
Tools that assist fact-checkers in catching bogus information could be deployed within a year.
The James Webb Space Telescope, $8.8 billion and 20 years in the making, is undergoing rigorous testing to make sure it can survive launch.
Globs of black goo occur on beaches both naturally from ocean seeps and artificially from oil spills. An Object Lesson.
Communities often look down on their newest members—their squids, hosers, kooks, and bambis. But they depend on them, too.
Open-web advocates are preparing for a renewed policy war as net neutrality’s future remains uncertain.
The aviation industry has an opaque process for sorting out forgettable mishaps and investigation-worthy mistakes.
It started when I was trying to call Cuba.
Analyzing people’s social connections may lead to a new way of discriminating against them.
The president-elect’s inflammatory remarks on social media could be a distraction—or they could be deadly serious.
As search engines are radically reinvented, computers and people are becoming partners in exploration.
Seven senators have asked President Obama to declassify additional information about the Kremlin’s possible involvement.
Harvard roboticists have created a robot that will gradually introduce children to programming skills by blending them with art.
A century after its creation, the game is still a perfect balance of skill and chance. An Object Lesson.
Click, and a calm voice explains how easy it is to follow your cursor’s every move.
New research reveals that when tech companies don't police abuse, it can put a damper on free speech.
Notes from a writer’s visit to Web Summit
Created by a globetrotter, the 55-gallon barrel became one of the best-traveled inventions in human history. An Object Lesson.
The CEO of the company behind Pokémon Go describes the future of what smartphones will be able to do.