While TV's sanitized war footage has drawn ire, sharing carnage through social media presents new problems
A visualization of the first planets that the Kepler Space Telescope has spotted
What make and model was Radio Raheem's (played by Bill Nunn) famous boombox from the early Spike Lee film?
Hulu brings back the Gold-Plated Era of Web Design for this terrible holiday
A new website, a counterpart to the Internet Archive, tracks how the infrastructure underlying the web is changing
Google's new quasi-social network will be rolling out this week, but what's it about? TechCrunch, GigaOm and TechGrange writers weigh in on the pseudo Like button.
That phone in your pocket is increasingly dependent on a service controlled by a corporate entity subject to public pressure
Relative to a McMansion, it doesn't take much power to peer across the universe at things like the remnants of a supernova
Why'd it take until now to start building new plants out in the desert?
Cute YouTube videos, like this popular one of the slow loris getting tickled, can do a lot more harm than you think
Solar farms in the Mojave shows how green tech can center environmentalism
"I hear that a new order of Knighthood is on the tapis -- O.M.G. (Oh! My God!) -- Shower it on the Admiralty!"
Want to be the coach of the Guanghui basketball club in central China? Come on, you could be paid up to $29,000 a month! Just forward your CV for assessment.
Remembering the day the Galaxy 4 satellite fell out of its orbit around the Earth for still-disputed reasons, knocking out beeper service to 45 million Americans
When an aviator went looking to fund his trip, a new soft drink bankrolled him
Can citizen science, like this crowdsourced map of Geiger readings, become a valuable trust-building tool during nuclear accidents?
A pocket documentary from Veras Films about Houdini's last surviving stage assistant, who died Sunday at the age of 103
Celebrated escape artist Harry Houdini wasn't just awesome -- he was also a sign that the brute strength of machines had won