An analysis of hundreds of thousands of scientific papers finds text re-use is rampant, but it isn't always malicious.
A conservation scientist explains how transparencies, computer algorithms, and ambient illumination can bring a faded painting back to life.
Winning, this year, took 601,736 lights.
Given enough time, enough storage, and enough information on how a snowflake's path affects its growth, the answer is... maybe.
Scientists have found that tiny, golden-winged warblers can detect a storm before The Weather Channel knows its coming.
It's a crutch word—so, in 2015, let’s take it out.
How many people have even a landline like the one Raul Castro used to chat with Barack Obama?
In a new paper from Pew, experts warn that surveillance-free spaces are disappearing.
A speech scientist has created a human voice bank to build personalized sounds for people who rely on computers to communicate.
A new report finds overall bot traffic dipped, but "bad robots" are on the rise.
It's not just the Elf on the Shelf; children have been taught for centuries that dangerous authorities are watching and judging them.
The universe is full of wonder, and a whole lot of nothingness.
Food scientists have discovered how to counteract the explosive, frothy nature of bottled booze.
The newest animations in your chat window are the latest in a long line of digital surprises.
“It’s not as if anybody asked two-thirds of humanity whether they wanted to be put online.”
Modern data-based graphics meet the timeless mysteries of the globe.
New research highlights the distinction between how artificial intelligence sees and how it knows what it's looking at.
Before the first spaceflight, humanity’s sense of what—or who—might be in our galactic neighborhood was, by today’s standards, remarkably optimistic.
As family members live farther apart, more people are saying goodbye via webcam.
When it charged surge prices during Sydney's hostage crisis, the company proved, again, that it cares more about doing well than doing good. That's a problem for all of us.