Another historic launch and return by SpaceX.
Another historic launch and return by SpaceX.
One of the pioneers of the technology revolution of the past four decades has passed away.
American Astronaut Scott Kelly is back home after a year in orbit.
A Federal Judge in New York has denied an F.B.I. request to force Apple to extract data from iPhones involved in a Federal drug case.
Via the DMN: Phil Plait: Last month was the hottest January on record — by a lot. January 2016 was the hottest January globally since records began in 1880. And it didn’t just edge out the previous record holder for January, it destroyed it.
Edgar Mitchell, the Commander of Apollo XIV and the sixth man to walk on the Moon, has died at the age of 85: Edgar D. Mitchell, who became the sixth man to walk on the moon as a member of NASA’s first lunar mission devoted exclusively to scientific research, died Thursday at a hospice in […]
Thirty years ago this week, tragedy struck America’s Space Program.
As autonomous vehicles near the point where they’ll become a presence on American roads, are we approaching a day when it will largely be illegal for people to drive their own car?
Last night, SpaceX successfully launched a rocket to the edge of space, deployed cargo, and returned to Earth. A huge and potentially revolutionary accomplishment.
Representatives from 195 nations reached an agreement supposedly devoted to addressing global climate change, but it’s really more hype than anything else.
A Federal Judge has ruled that the N.S.A. metadata collection program is unconstitutional, but it’s unclear if the ruling will have much of an impact.
Semantics aside, Carson has a clear relationship with a company whose products are nothing but junk science.
The nurse who was detained by New Jersey officials in a quarantine despite not displaying any symptoms of Ebola is suing Chris Christie and others for civil liberties violations.
NASA had a potentially significant announcement today.
A vaccine to fight Ebola is showing very promising success: In a development that could change the way the deadly Ebola disease is fought, researchers have announced promising results of a new vaccine’s trial in Guinea, one of several countries affected by a historic outbreak in West Africa. “The estimated vaccine efficacy was 100 percent,” […]
New Horizons got within just a few thousand miles of Pluto’s surface today, and the data it sends back promises to be amazing.
Via the NYT: Scent Received, With a Tap of a Smartphone. A) Who wants this? B) The technology is inevitably going to lead to teenage boys texting farts to their friends.
After a long, long time in Beta testing, Google has finally made Unsend a feature that everyone can use, here’s how to turn it on: So how do you enable Gmail’s undo feature? Go to the little cog icon in the upper righthand corner and select “Settings.” About a third of the way down the […]
The Supreme Court ruled that police are not entitled to access to a hotel registry without a warrant.
Taylor Swift is taking a stand against Apple’s new streaming music service, and she’s largely right.
Google has announced a new policy regarding revenge porn: We’ve heard many troubling stories of “revenge porn”: an ex-partner seeking to publicly humiliate a person by posting private images of them, or hackers stealing and distributing images from victims’ accounts. Some images even end up on “sextortion” sites that force people to pay to have […]
Pope Francis’s new encyclical isn’t exactly being received positively by American conservatives, because they seem to be missing the point.
Was this simply ordinary intelligence collection? Or something more insidious?
Jawbone is suing Fitbit for infringing a patent that should never have been granted.
The Supreme Court has narrowed the means by which Federal prosecutors can prosecute someone for making statements online that could be perceived as threats.
The FCC appears set to “encourage” telephone companies to install robocall blocking technology. Pollsters are panicking.
NASA’s Mars Curiosity Rover has captured the best photos yet of the stunning blue sunsets of Mars: More than three years after Curiosity first began its mission on Mars, the NASA rover finally had some time to observe — and photograph — its first sunset. And yes, a sunset on the Red Planet is blue. […]
Uber, the mobile phone based car service that has upended the taxi industry across the nation and around the world, is raising another round of funding from private investors, and aiming for a valuation of $50 billion: Uber Technologies Inc., the world’s most highly capitalized startup, plans to raise another large round of funding. The […]
A Federal Appeals Court has ruled that the N.S.A.’s data mining program is illegal, but its ruling may not have a very big impact.
Vaccination has eliminated a disease that used to be a serious threat from the Americas.
A Colorado Man finally had enough of his malfunctioning Dell: When ctrl + alt + delete doesn’t work, just shoot the darn thing. That’s what one man did on Monday night, according to Colorado Springs police. Lucas Hinch, 37, was cited for discharging a weapon within city limits after he took the fight with his […]
Yet another study has found no link between autism and childhood vaccines. However, that’s unlikely to mean the end of the anti-vaccination movement.
Elton John is leading a boycott against Dolce & Gabbana.
Don’t say “climate change” or “global warming” if you work for Florida’s Department of Environmental Protection.
First comes the spiffy headline via the BBC: Regular coffee drinkers have ‘cleaner’ arteries Hooray! he thought, between sips of strong, black Colombian… But then, actually reading the article: Drinking a few cups of coffee a day may help people avoid clogged arteries – a known risk factor for heart disease – Korean researchers believe. […]
Aaron Brazell explains why “THE INTERNET IS ABOUT TO BECOME WAY FASTER.”
One of the pioneers of the Internet warns that we’re in danger of losing entire generations’ worth of history because of digitization.
Can a country entry reap the benefits of the connected age while successfully tying down the Internet?
President Obama believes the North Korean attack on Sony was “an act of cyber vandalism” rather than “an act of war.”
A wholly successfully first test for NASA’s next generation manned space vehicle.
Justin Wolfers of The New York Times’ Upshot blog passing along a study that demonstrates just how persuasive presenting information in a visual format can be: [T]wo Cornell researchers, Brian Wansinkand Aner Tal, ran a small online survey to assess whether alternative descriptions of the same information were more persuasive. Each respondent read the following description of […]
Adapting a relic of the 20th Century to the 21st Century.
A 69-year-old former polygraph examiner for the Oklahoma City police department has been indicted for coaching people to thwart the machines.
If everything goes according to plan, a lander roughly the size of a household washing machine will be touching down on a comet hurtling through space: London (CNN) — The Rosetta mission to land a probe on Comet 67P is past the point of no return, the European Space Agency (ESA) announced on Wednesday. “There […]