An afternoon spent with the famous gorilla who knows sign language, and the scientist who taught her how to “talk”
The technique is used to determine the age of organic artifacts in fields like archaeology, geology, and ecology. But it could become unreliable within decades.
A team tasked with protecting the president of the United States is constantly sifting through hateful online comments to find would-be assassins or terrorists.
The U.S. Deep Space Climate Observatory just sent back its first view of our home world, and it’s a beauty.
Elon Musk says his company’s Falcon 9 launch failed because of a snapped strut.
It used to be a person. Now it's a machine. What's next?
The social network creates a space for intimacy and gratitude, despite being a broadcast medium.
Something is heating up the dwarf planet, NASA scientists announced on Tuesday. And that could change our understanding of other rocks in the cosmos.
The treasured woodchopper’s talisman is a guide to an almost-lost way of life, an Object Lesson.
Those who speak Toki Pona say linguistic simplicity can enable a more profound form of communication.
How to build a camera that travels billions of miles from Earth
The definition is as much cultural as it is scientific—but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t matter.
The New Horizons team may include more women staffers than any other NASA project in history.
A new study indicates that people are very distracted just by receiving a text message—even if they ignore it.
The company’s embattled CEO, Ellen Pao, who lost a landmark gender-discrimination suit earlier this year, resigned following a week of scandal.
The once-exalted form of wordplay takes a lot of heat these days.
The city of Melbourne assigned trees email addresses so citizens could report problems. Instead, people wrote thousands of love letters to their favorite trees.
Some people wear their fitness trackers regularly, relying on them to get, and stay, in shape. Many others, however, abandon them, consigning them to junk drawers, obliging relatives, and the junk drawers of obliging relatives.
Katherine Archuleta, the director of the Office of Personnel Management, resigned after the true extent of a massive federal cyberbreach was revealed.
How a team of young people, living in a repurposed McMansion in Maryland, helped rebuild Healthcare.gov
How did orthodontia—expensive, painful, and often medically unnecessary—become so popular? An Object Lesson.