One year into the pandemic, a clearer understanding of how Covid-19 infections spread suggest people need to shift efforts away from cleaning surfaces and toward better ventilation and filtration
New braintech can capture a vast amount of personal data. It’s time to think about how yours will be protected.
If a stranger harms you, your dog will not look kindly upon them. But your cat won’t react the same way. Here’s why.
I took a 32″ eInk display and turned it into a digital newspaper that updates every day. It’s silent, wireless and can run for months without being plugged in. The display is based on the...
Research into the bodies of victims of the Vesuvius eruption show how pyroclastic flows affect the human body.
The lights streaking across skies above the Pacific Northwest of the US on Thursday night stunned onlookers. But this wasn't a meteor shower...
The COVID-19 pandemic has attracted a swarm of vocal contrarians like little else in the recent past. These public commentators, often bedazzled with advanced degrees, have painted themselves as...
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Whew, now here's some good cosmic news: NASA has given Earth the all clear for the next century from a particularly menacing asteroid. The space agency announced...
Well, mostly the fall.
Scientists have now made the most accurate measurement to-date of different atomic clocks, potentially getting closer to redefining a second.
A new study suggests that an alien world that smashed into infant Earth and created the Moon might have left vast remains inside our planet.
Chinese-run factories are turning huge amounts of The Gambia’s fish stocks into fishmeal for aquaculture. But are they taking too much, too quickly?
It's become increasingly common for executives of dominant internet services to see their competition as all of human activity. Not just activity spent on competing or adjacent services, no, all...
See how Mathematica was used to solve one of the cryptograms sent in a letter by the Zodiac Killer.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Actually, there's a great deal more hidden inside the modern digital image, says researcher Jerone Andrews.
Apple and Google's rules state that no location data from app users can be shared.
A new study is the first to identify how human brains grow much larger, with three times as many neurons, compared with chimpanzee and gorilla brains. The study, led by researchers at the Medical...
An underground lab in Switzerland is trying to unlock the potential of deep geothermal energy
Lenders are turning to coercive “phones on loan” that shut down smartphones if customers fall behind on payments.
ABIBOO studio has led the architectural design of a self-sufficient and sustainable city on mars that could house one million humans.
Exclusive: users are allowed to praise mass killers and ‘violent non-state actors’ in certain situations
Even as a hollow ball of embryonic cells, developing fish and mammals are not entirely defenceless.
How the first heat-seeking missile went from an unfunded side project to a worldwide military phenomenon.
In August of 2019, I published research from now-defunct clickstream data provider, Jumpshot, showing that 50.33% of all Google searches ended without a
No, the vaccine development process didn’t cut corners, even though it happened in record time.
Volodymyr Usov made up for his total lack of experience — at least partly — with a boyish zeal for space.
A short lesson on Earth's movement through space
When Kyrgyzstan moved all education online during the pandemic, some remote schools were left behind. Connecting them meant delivering them an “internet in a box.”
Cultivating an impressive swath of climbable ice calls for maintaining water pipes and attacking "daggers."
If they can make it, anybody can.
Opinion: The idea that SARS-CoV-2 escaped from a lab shouldn’t be dismissed as quackery. A zoo analogy helps illustrate why.
A legal standoff between NYU researchers and Facebook sheds light on the increasingly fraught dynamic between tech companies and academics.