H. Cecil Booth's contraption might not have been the first of its kind, but it was the only one endorsed by royalty.
In all six nations the company examined, a boy wizard leads the way.
A new Google study suggests there's hope for the once-futuristic technology that's gotten a bit... boring.
New research shows that when it comes to most psychology experiments, all rodents might be created equal.
The discovery involved "little heroism, more luck than good management, and a starring role for a trainee instrument-maker who dozed off." Maybe.
Meet the inventors, tinkerers, and entrepreneurs at the forefront of the flying-robot revolution.
The organizations, technologies, and people behind Google's autonomous vehicles
An inquiry into one recent scandal reveals how kids think about sexting—and what parents and police should do about it.
Technology has made cheating on your spouse, or catching a cheater, easier than ever. How digital tools are aiding the unfaithful and the untrusting—and may be mending some broken marriages.
How self-driving vehicles took off
Are we in a tech bubble? Is Snowden a hero? And what’s the hottest status symbol? In The Atlantic’s first Silicon Valley Insiders Poll, a panel of 50 executives, innovators, and thinkers answer these questions and more.
Doctors look south to replace the king of digits.
Not everybody celebrates consistency consistently.
Experts say the highly classified plane—which returns to Earth today—could be testing spacecraft longevity or developing anti-satellite weapons.
Software company Esri's database files Americans into one of 67 consumer groups.
The procedure, for a long time available only to the very wealthy, is making its way to cultural normalcy.
Today, 95 percent of American babies wear them. But when Marion Donavan tried to find a manufacturer for her idea, the men who controlled the industry brushed her off.
The serial nature of vlogging makes it the perfect way for people to take control of their own stories, and document the process of transitioning as it happens.
In a very optimistic book published at a very pessimistic moment, Walter Isaacson explains how a group of oddballs and savants collaborated to create the world we live in today.
The man who first patented a "surf-type snow ski" ultimately lost the battle to name the sport.