The internet has ingrained itself into every aspect of our lives, but there’s one aspect of the digital world that I bet you take for granted. Did you ev
7 "Star Trek" inventions that could quickly become reality, and will let humans one day boldly go where we've never gone before.
From wells to aqueducts and filtration to desalination, our relationship with drinking water is an ancient and complicated tale.
In 1905 Albert Einstein wrote four groundbreaking papers on quantum theory and relativity. It became known as Einsteins annus mirabilis or wonderous year.
There has been a claimed AT&T hack of personal data from 70M customers, less than a week after a confirmed hack of tens of millions of...
Wayne joined Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak to found Apple on April 1, 1976. Wayne met Jobs at Atari and provided administrative oversight during Apple's very first days, but sold his 10% share less...
IBM introduces the 5150 personal computer. It will sweep away the competition and effectively have the field to itself, for a while.
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The undersea cables that connect much of the world would be hit especially hard by a coronal mass ejection.
Researchers say the tiny island in Greenland – roughly 30 metres across – was exposed by shifting pack ice
An Australian mathematician has cracked an ancient math secret found in two ancient Babylonian tablets. The discovery rewrites the history of math.
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It's creating an evolutionary pressure to grow fast.
Eighteen months of using front-facing cameras has distorted our self-image – and a new study reveals that the effects aren't going away easily
Quartz is a guide to the new global economy for people in business who are excited by change. We cover business, economics, markets, finance, technology, science, design, and fashion.
The Big Bang is widely accepted as being the beginning of everything we see around us, but other theories that are gathering support among scientists are suggesting otherwise.
By now it's no secret that Google has been paying a hefty price to be the default search engine on Apple devices. Not only that, but regulators...
Authors of the March WHO report into how COVID-19 emerged warn that further delay makes crucial inquiry biologically difficult.
The increasing prevalence of white LED streetlamps spells worrying population declines for insects like moths.
A team of Ukrainian graphic designers has created an ever-changing image that captures the evolving aftermath of nuclear disaster.
As computers increasingly come to take on the qualities we once understood as distinctly human, we keep moving the bar to maintain our sense of distinction.
The San Onofre nuclear power plant shut down years ago – but residents and experts worry what will happen with the waste left behind
Researchers from Ohio State University presented new work at the American Chemical Society fall meeting revealing the chemistry behind good coffee.
After several ‘hiccups’ on the journey to the ISS, the Nauka lab module accidentally fired its rockets after docking
While emergency use authorization gets vaccines out to the public more quickly, it doesn’t skip any steps that full approval requires.
The primary goal US military leaders have is deterring attacks on its satellites.
For half-a-century scientists have wondered what clues this enigmatic Greenland cave might hold. Now they're about to find out
Do we live in a multiverse? Maybe, maybe not.
Some tech and drug enhancements are banned as unfair, but ironically they could end up leveling the playing field.
DoNotPay works in a fairly simple manner—you tell its chatbot what your problem is, such as appealing against a parking fine, and in return, it will suggest what it thinks is the best legal...
A study by MIT and University of Twente researchers involves firing small jets of water through many kinds of droplets, using high-speed cameras to capture each watery impact — similar to the...
They are the biggest black holes in the known Universe, billions of times more massive than our Sun, but little is known about how these monsters form and grow so big.
Old data from NASA's Hubble Telescope revealed evidence of water vapor in Ganymede's atmosphere.
Fifty-five million years ago, Earth’s thermostat shot up—and life dramatically changed. Here’s what history can teach us about our modern temperature surge.
Map of the Internet is a comprehensive artistic visualization of the Internet as of 2021. It includes several thousand of some of the most popular websites, represented as distinct "countries",...
Saturn’s core is an unexpectedly immense mixture of ice, rock, and gas, surprising scientists who are trying to figure out how the planet formed and evolved to the enigmatic world we see today.
An interview with Erin Saltman, director of programming at the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism, about the group’s painstaking efforts to redefine what constitutes terrorism online.
The global ocean covers about 71 per cent of our planet and is central to life as it exists on Earth. But only about 20 per cent of the seafloor has been directly mapped so far.