How "crisis mappers" activate after a catastrophe
A neuroscientist and his team have created a vest to help deaf people hear through a series of vibrations.
IBM's Watson is the author of a newly released cookbook.
'Hot takes' can light the world on fire—and also prevent people from seeing things as they are.
In the Internet Age, it's easy to make articles disappear. That doesn't mean publishers should take it lightly.
From “yeah” to “yaaaaas” to “yiss,” we’re rejecting the clinical "yes" and finding more nuanced ways to give our approval—and to hedge our bets.
The search engine creates a feedback loop that influences the way people see the world, a new study finds.
Complex, influential, and far more meaningful than the sum of its social justice-driven hashtags
Parents can use apps to digitally track their pregnancies and, once the child is born, naps, moods, and even diaper changes. Is there a tradeoff to all that data?
On the present imperfections and compelling potential of Skype's real-time translation
The modern version of the toy is practically unrecognizable, an Object Lesson.
In the late 19th century, Mary Putnam Jacobi proved women could be great scientists—after a Harvard professor's discriminatory book claimed otherwise.
Police-worn body cameras may be necessary, but we still need citizens who are brave enough to capture video of conflict.
How government justification for mass surveillance during the war on drugs turned into rationalization for spying on citizens in the war on terror
A new paper reverses the 1903 demotion of the beloved dinosaur genus—and calls into question the way we classify the natural world.
When a driver and passenger gave conflicting accounts about an incident, the company reviewed logs of user information to decide what to do.
Anticipating cutting-edge scientific research before it happens may be key to protecting against bioterrorism.
A report from the dawn of time
Beyonce and Rihanna's exclusive Tidal releases show that what was once a listener's paradise is now being carved into fiefdoms as competition between streaming platforms intensifies.
The New York Times has an aggressive strategy to deliver its English- and Chinese-language websites to mainland China.
One of the keys to unlocking artificial intelligence will be to figure out why biological brains are so good at remembering old skills—even when learning new things.
What is the Islamic State?
From the poodle cut to the mohawk, a century of follicle fashion
A short documentary about three Muslim women: a YouTube star, a fashion blogger, and a bikini model