The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists wants you to think about it every year, but is their methodology still relevant?
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Hackers are taking over devices and demanding ransoms to give them back. What happens when they get ahold of your house?
Why does one of the world’s most reviled technologies keep winning?
From the big bang to cellphones
Rooms and rooms of cables, switches, and freezing cold air
Photographs of what “the cloud” actually looks like
New models can provide clean drinking water, create fertilizer, cut down on energy costs, and improve sanitation in the developing world.
America’s biggest car manufacturer is investing $500 million in a technology that could render private car ownership unnecessary.
And what it says about the difficulty of encryption
Protecting your data usually means navigating a miserable user experience.
Separating champagne science from champagne dreams
An important contribution to one of the great disputes of our time
Both parties are hoping a new app for tallying votes will smooth an election plagued by errors in 2012.
Experts on ecology, conservation, and climate change offer their reasons for optimism and pessimism going into 2016.
Stories not to miss from around the web this month
A recent dustup over smart light bulbs illuminates a larger problem.
A new study finds machines can be trained to predict, with astonishing accuracy, the photos and illustrations people will remember.
SpaceX’s online broadcast brought a different tone to space exploration.
A new "do not disturb" mode gives users an option to silence the pings.