Could all those years playing MechWarrior actually translate into a real job?
Kids can learn abstract math with a wave of a hand.
It's not the first time a multinational company has hired an info-tech developer of dubious legal standing, but it's cause for concern.
The discovery of a rare gem shows that there an enormous water reservoir in the Earth's mantle.
When he built the World Wide Web, Tim Berners-Lee wrote a code of conduct that forever shaped how we publish and share information online.
"People feel the same about robots now that they felt about the internet in 2000."
The DIY Engineer Who Built a Nuclear Reactor in His Basement
Long shot it may be, but at least he's going for it.
Outsiders is a new Motherboard series that delves into the lives of the unsung pioneers who have chosen to live beyond the grid in order to make their scientific dreams come true.Watch Now
Buying Guns and Drugs on the Deep Web
We toured the dark web's Tor bazaars to find out just how easy it is to buy guns, drugs, and other contraband online.
If they've done anything, the leaks of former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden have proven that we are indeed living in a global surveillance state.Watch Now
How to Swim from Cuba to Florida
Diana Nyad's superhuman feat was an extremely personal mission that was made possible with the support of a motley crew of scientists, oceanographers, navigators, and physicians.
Before launching into any sport, it's important to know three things: the rules, the stakes, and when to quit. In the case of Diana Nyad, the resolute 64-year-old long-distance swimmer, acknowledging two out of three ain't bad.Watch Now
The Fight to Get Gay in Video Games
How Ultimate Gay Fighter ended up against the ropes.
Instead, what gamers are left with a sort of soft power nudging queer characters away from complete acceptance. A recent article on the gaming website Kill Screen, for instance, asked why there still isn’t a single easily identifiable “gay protagonist” in mainstream games. The answer was: there already are, in a certain way. But their sexuality is handled so “indirectly” that it can still be overlooked or plausibly denied.Read Now
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Let's hope so. Or maybe not.
A report by Reporters Without Borders puts them in the same bracket as China, Russia, and Iran.
A copy of the first website ever built is still online. Here's how I found out what it was like to surf the net in the late 80s.
The Wellcome Image Awards showcase a range of science imaging techniques.
Personalized medicine will remain a (mostly unreliable) luxury item until analysis tactics improve.
The space agency wants help spotting asteroids headed our way.
As explained by Anne Jellema, the CEO of the Web Foundation.
We were promised jetpacks and giant killer robots. So far, we've gotten faulty servers.
Analog is dead, long live analog.
Judge Vernon Broderick exercised SOPA-like power in taking DVDFab off the internet.
The Senate is quickly learning they're not above the surveillance state.