Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales’s new journalism site may be too ambitious for its own good.
The philosophers he influenced set the stage for the technological revolution that remade our world.
The metal thimble has a very particular Depression-era provenance.
An edible drone doesn’t need to feed the starving to do its job.
Sending sensors deep into the ocean could allow for earlier and more accurate tsunami warnings.
Private funding isn't enough to offset the president's proposed budget cuts, they say.
The Justice Department has indicted four Russians for their roles in a cyberattack on Yahoo that compromised half a billion user accounts.
Around the world, slippers are used to keep the outside out of the home. An Object Lesson.
A computer model is in the works to simulate how New Yorkers would respond in the the first 30 days after a nuclear attack.
How legal representation could come to resemble TurboTax
Tech companies are spending hundreds of millions of dollars to improve conditions for female employees. Here’s why not much has changed—and what might actually work.
After six weeks of brutally bad PR, the ridesharing giant is ratcheting up its defense.
Emergency call lines in the United States rarely fail, yet they're more vulnerable than ever.
Inside the battle for the future of a technology that could really, truly change the world
Thermal images reveal what parts of the screen were tapped, even after it’s left untouched for 30 seconds.
Can a 3-D printed model of the organ change views on female sexuality? Yes and no. An Object Lesson.
Inbox maintenance was taking up a lot of Dan Ariely’s time, so he decided to study it as he would anything else.
Why technological failures are such handy metaphors
Under-the-radar workers have scrubbed objectionable material from Facebook and other sites since well before the fake-news controversy.
Descartes Labs lets you point-and-hop between features in China and the United States.
Do lucrative deals with advertisers have to come at the expense of users’ civil rights?