In 1973 my father was killed by his best friend, but according to the Internet he never even existed.
Online-dating platforms can tell us a lot about potential partners, but people are not made of steady data points, and love is not just about matching interests.
Law enforcement agencies around the country can track and monitor telecommunications thanks to an FCC-approved device.
Those brilliant reds, oranges, and yellows? They're preparations for a hungry winter.
Graphene's most problematic superlative is its cost.
The technology that helps people manage diabetes has gotten so good that patients sometimes feel trapped without it.
The company has always marketed to the middle class. Does its new gold watch represent a foray into the luxury sector?
Water rotating clockwise in Australia and counterclockwise in the States? It's a myth.
The idea of public-key cryptography is surprisingly simple, once you've figured it out.
The Golden Record made it to interstellar space in four decades and could last for hundreds of millennia, NASA says.
Brave thinkers have tried to change the indomitable toaster pastry. They have not succeeded.
Before they were women, they were swearing, wrestling, beer-drinking pranksters.
At 26, the famous physicist explained the science behind today's solar energy revolution.
When Norbert Wiener—the father of cybernetics—presented a device that could translate sound to touch, people couldn't wait to try it out. Testing didn't go as planned.
When she died, scientists packed her into a 300-pound block of ice and put her on a train to Washington.
How The New York Times thinks about manipulating 'found video'
At some point, someone has to sort out paper from metal from plastic.
What Internet vernacular reveals about the evolution of language
Three big trends that could shape the future of high-tech manufacturing—and the middle class
Sometimes history repeats itself—like when a vintage ad that pops up online seems too good to be true.