In a picture taken by NASA astronaut Don Pettit, the Grand Canyon seems to rise up above the land like mountains.
Last year was the ninth-warmest on record. Nine of the 10 warmest years have occurred since 2000.
The company argues that it's hard to hire the best people in the world when the state where it's based discriminates against them.
Yesterday's actions generated a massive anti-SOPA backlash, and many senators and representatives reneged their support.
A recent sighting of the columns of gas and dust that were at the center of one of the most famous space images of all time
The two took different approaches to their actions today, and they complemented each other well.
Protests against the anti-piracy legislation now in Congress have spread across the Internet. Here's a round-up of participating sites.
Editors of the English edition of Wikipedia have darkened the site today in opposition to legislation in Congress.
Why are people buying up so many self-published e-books? Because they're so darn cheap.
The hated anti-piracy bill may end up in the dustbin, but other threats to a free and open Internet remain live in Congress.
A painting by Benjamin West shows the famous kite experiment of Benjamin Franklin, whose birthday is today
The tech industry has a diversity problem and it was on full display at CES.
The coming changes to the machines, software, and ownership systems that shape how we hit the road
IBM researchers have found a way to store a bit of information using just 12 atoms.
The central question of the multitool has always been about how to fit more tools into a limited space. Today that tool is data.
An undersea eruption that began in mid-December has resulted in the formation of a small island off the coast of Yemen
New data from the commenting platform, Disqus, finds people who don't use their real names generate more positive feedback from their peers.
Google wants its map to have a consistent style, but cities and countries vary in their geographical conventions. How do you balance culture and legibility?
A new image from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer is made up of thousands of frames containing nearly 30 billion pixels in total
The popular news-sharing site announced today that it will broadcast a message of protest during next week's hearings.