Students have mourned and rallied the public after the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High that left 17 dead.
Like it or not, the middle class became global citizens through consumerism—and they did so at the mall.
The internet has allowed a generation of Chinese feminists to mobilize online.
Fracking has created a wider variety of crude oils, but is one more destructive than another? There’s only one way to find out.
Elon Musk says it’s “guaranteed to be exciting, one way or another.”
After 13 years of silence, scientists hear a mission calling home.
Tracy Chou’s call to action in 2013 preceded an industry-wide release of numbers.
The country is perfecting a vast network of digital espionage as a means of social control—with implications for democracies worldwide.
Lockers and sleeves for phones can feel like an infringement on personal rights, but they also might save people from their worst habits. An Object Lesson.
That’s what a new study from Uber’s self-driving-truck team says, and a variety of trucking experts think they might be right.
The California DMV just released hard numbers that confirm Google’s lead in the race to develop self-driving cars.
A New York Times exposé of a “black market” for online fame diagnoses the symptom of social-media despair, but misses its cause.
The program uses state-of-the-art AI techniques, but simple tests show that it's a long way from real understanding.
As local news outlets disappear in America, some libraries are gaining new relevance.
Cloud-connected medical devices save lives, but also raise questions about privacy, security, and oversight. An Object Lesson.
Whatever Mark Zuckerberg says about human community or his legacy, his company is acting in its own interests—and against the public good.
A fictional 1979 account of how the town in Virginia would weather an all-out nuclear exchange between the U.S. and U.S.S.R.
How an appendix to an obscure government report helped launch a blockbuster and push back the possibility of atomic war
What remains of a boy’s absentee father is a discarded paternity test and 100 texts archived in a Nokia phone.
It’s disingenuous to celebrate building “feminism” into a product after giving a robot servant a woman’s voice.
The massive rocket has completed a crucial engine test, and Elon Musk says it's ready to launch.
Hypnosis can be easier than meditation for worriers who struggle to clear their minds.