A look at what causes Wikipedia's biggest traffic spikes
Between 1968 and 1987, about 900 homing pigeons released at the Jersey Hill fire tower in upstate New York got lost, never to be seen again. Why couldn't they find their way home?
When Eleanor Kolchin worked at IBM in the late 1940s she had to keep her marriage a secret.
Sure, Wikipedia represents a departure from the Encyclopaedia Britannica, but if you compare it with even earlier reference works, it doesn't look so unusual.
Using the camera at the end of its long robotic arm, Curiosity has taken a picture of a rock illuminated by the rover's ultraviolet LEDs.
The company has clarified a bit about its process for responding to government requests for user data.
A radio pioneer once imagined he could listen back through time. Now you can, in a way, thanks to a Cornell archive.
See how it stacks up with other extra-planetary exploration in one chart.
No, of course Freud didn't write anything about the iPad. But an obscure 1925 essay on the "Mystic Pad" gives us some clues as to what he would have made of modern computing technologies.
The presence of trace theobromine and caffeine in some ancient bowls indicates more than a delicious diet: It implies much greater exchange between North and Mesoamerica.
The Cordell kids had to reach 1,000,000 Facebook likes to get a puppy. They did so in seven hours. Their dad, who studies viral media, never saw it coming.
When asked, students said they spent an average of 149 minutes *per day* on Facebook, but monitoring software found that this was a gross overestimation.
2012 was not the hottest year on record, but the direction we're heading is pretty clearly a bad one.
With its new search tool, Facebook is aiming to be more than an online social space -- it wants to be a resource too.
Facebook unveils a powerful new search tool that will put the wisdom of your friends at your fingertips.
If you've ever looked out your window and wondered, "What is that down there?," a new iPad app will satisfy your curiosity.
At 4 *billion* light years across, this quote-unquote "object" throws astronomical assumptions that go back to Einstein into doubt.
For the past several years, mass shootings were followed by furious but brief spikes in searches for "gun control," but since Newtown, a new, elevated rate has held steady.
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