Under the banner of free speech, companies like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube have been host to rape videos and revenge porn—which makes female users feel anything but free.
Author Steven Johnson talks to the engineer turned philanthropist about the future, technology, ice, capitalism, and optimism.
The first death will occur on Day 86, according to MIT researchers examining the Dutch proposal.
Recent college graduate Kunal Basu-Dutta has figured out an inventive way to get his name out there: Posing as a social-media editor for websites (including our own) in the hopes that he'll become one.
Bonhams, a premier auction house, is having its first scientific history sale.
Consumers have a lot more choices for cars that get more than 40 miles per gallon, compared with just five years ago.
The late film critic was a fan of the online encyclopedia, allegedly adding notes where he saw fit.
When civic-minded astronauts go into orbit, they don't lose the ability to cast a ballot on affairs down below.
Just because your grandmother once Skyped with your infant son doesn’t make either one of them an Internet user.
Someone is posting on an up-and-coming social network as The Atlantic, and they're doing a great job. The only problem is we have no idea who it is.
Throughout history, people have gotten the depiction of running totally wrong.
Workers don't want to be replaced by algorithms or machines. But when it comes to the risky act of exposing corporate wrongdoing, perhaps they could be our friends.
Sixty years after the birth of the “nuclear navy,” looking back at a first-person account
Thanks to changing leadership and technology, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has become the U.S. intelligence community's new "backbone for global coverage."
Three NASA employees give voice to a whole ecosystem of spacecraft.
Otto Wichterle figured out how to spin plastic by watching his coffee.
The app now connecting political protesters could soon connect people in the developing world.
The use of autonomous boats could lead to more artificial intelligence in modern combat.
Nineteen professors were given 10 weeks to design an off-Earth colony. Here's what they came up with.
The way many Americans go out now—dark restaurants and dance floors—did not exist until the 1920s.