Ninety years ago, astronomers weren't sure if the Milky Way was all there was. Now we know we're not alone.
The inventor of the mozzarella cheese stick in your childhood brown bags wasn’t looking to be your lunchroom superstar.
The number of creations under open 'Creative Commons' licenses has doubled since 2010.
Artisanal foods often call to mind an idyllic, machine-free farm. But that's not quite right.
One of the health trend's first advocates was perhaps a little bit of a huckster.
The app Blippy, released today, makes sending GIFs as easy as sending emoji.
Robert FitzRoy published his first weather report in 1861. It was largely accurate.
Meat rendering recycles the inedible parts of livestock, but it's not a perfect process.
CERN physicists announced the discovery of two types of baryons Wednesday: Xi_b'- and Xi_b*-.
Scholarly articles, filled with indubitable knowledge and analysis, only exist for the general public behind pricey paywalls. So one lecturer is advocating for them to be free of charge.
An upcoming court case will use fitness-tracking data to try and prove a plaintiff's claim, bringing us one step closer to the new age of quantified self incrimination.
The Oxford English Dictionary has chosen "vape" for 2014. Not everyone's thrilled.
The organization which governs emoji says it’s considering adding many new ones, including a robot, a burrito, and a mosque.
The country's net nanny just ensnared hundreds of new sites.
A new study suggests that looking down at a cell phone is the equivalent of placing a 60-pound weight on one's neck.
To me, he was Grandpa Freddy. To the scientific community, he was Frederic M. Richards, a leading biophysics thinker—something I never knew until I visited his entry after he died.
The social network's future dominance is far from assured.
A Bauhaus artist’s classic, with a new app, is eye-opening.
The Rosetta mothership took pictures of the European space probe as it bounced across the icy surface of a comet.