A generation raised online risks forgetting its cultural touchstones, thanks to the whims of the web.
Between now and 2050, forests are one of our "most promising" geo-engineering tools.
A new brain-scanning technique could change the way scientists think about human focus.
Scientists around the world are building sensor networks that rely on the natural environment.
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The government may have won its case against Silk Road's Ross Ulbricht, but the hidden sites are getting bigger—and smarter.
The Navy's new robot firefighter can see through smoke and carry a hose on its own.
As human-enhancing technology becomes tinier and more advanced, the price of progress is complexity.
Scientists used a modified Nikon camera to reveal previously unseen markings on Ötzi the Iceman's body.
A year ago, the fight for net neutrality seemed all but lost. Then, a remarkable reversal began.
Seattle just got a new kind of marijuana dispensary—the result not just of changing laws, but of technological progress.
It depends who you ask. And it depends who you're talking to.
An American maritime museum took its most valuable object, a 19th-century whaling ship, on a grand tour last summer.
The Federal Trade Commission says people cannot exploit personal information shared in confidence for commercial gain.
Researchers have found that geography makes us who we are—genetically and linguistically.
The millennial-targeted news site is "pressing the start button" Tuesday.
A century ago, people worried that color would ruin motion pictures; instead, it changed visual narratives forever.
Blogging allowed writers to say anything about anything at any time—and offered the temptation to project unrelenting certainty. But The Daily Dish showed the medium's higher potential.
It's not just the wire-cam. More nuanced stylistic elements have crept into TV broadcasts too.