With a flood of dark memes and viral horror stories, the Internet is mapping the contours of modern fear.
Chronic illness is the new first-world problem.
As part of a week-long exploration of income inequality in the midst of an economic boom, NPR has matched some faces with abstract dots on a map, demonstrating that you can work for Google and still go hungry.
In the last year, we here at Digg have posted 21,303 stories, tweeted 25,088 times, and drank over 1,000 beers. But these numbers only tell part of the tale. That’s why we’ve compiled the most noteworthy stats and stories from 2013 into something we like to call, "The Year In Digg."
For 38 years, Katsuji Daibo has chased perfection down to its last decimal point. Next Monday, one of Tokyo’s coffee kings finally calls it quits.
"The most unique experience I had was photographing a boxing match that was held on a chilly October night in the parking lot of an Austin strip club. The night was something out of a Fellini film."
Santa's definitely on the naughty list.
Early man chose pints over pastry. Wouldn’t you?
From 2009 to 2011, per capita income rose by four per cent for white Silicon Valley residents and fell by eighteen per cent for black residents.
File-sharing company BitTorrent is at work on a chat product that makes use of a number of security techniques that effectively render it invisible to anyone trying to eavesdrop on your conversations.
While never achieving the national notoriety of Hugh Hefner or Larry Flynt, Goldstein, who founded Screw magazine in 1968, built a print porn empire in New York City based on filth, raunch and being a fearless defender of the First Amendment.
You've heard about the "War on Christmas," a cynical but largely successful attempt by grown men and women to drive up cable news ratings and sell terrible books. But what about an actual war on Christmas? If President Barack Obama wanted to take down Santa Claus*, how would he do it? And would it work?
Inside a nondescript office park in Silicon Valley, a robotic arm is running a test. Within a few minutes its work is done: the arm has pipetted the logo for Transcriptic, a fast-growing, Google Ventures-backed robotics startup that could upend the way biologists do their research.
A shortage of lethal injection chemicals has contributed to declining use of capital punishment in the United States with a new report on Thursday noting only 39 executions this year.
In the 1980s, Pei-Shen Qian used to set up his easel near Manhattan’s West Fourth Street and hustle. One day, a man he knows only as Carlos offered him $200 to do an imitation of a modern art masterpiece. Now he's at the center of one of the largest art fraud cases in history.
Ronald Reagan made Linda Taylor a notorious American villain. Her other sins were far worse.
U.N. says figures are up by 26% in 2013 — the seventh consecutive year of increase.
Genetic sequencing allows scientists to uncover increasingly prevalent seafood fraud.
How solar system arrangements and common planet types don’t match our Solar System.
Much of my time in Washington was one hell of a party, an endless and decadent blowout bash more suited to VH1’s Behind the Music than working in the nation’s capital.
Was it a botched coup, or something else?
A classic tale of logs and fire like you've never seen it before.
Every driver has seen a strange dashboard symbol or found an unfamiliar button in their car and wondered, "What the hell is that?" Luckily, we're here to help.
It's all fun and games until someone ruptures a blood vessel.
Seriously, there are spam-bots everywhere.
I was going to write a rant. But I'm tired. Plus it's better to be nice in situations like these. And I can't take on any more of the Internet today.
If last month’s round of next-gen console launches left you in a fog, prepare yourself for the incoming Steam Machine. Valve has released only 300 beta kits into the wild, so grab your companion cube and hold tight—we’re about to open one up.
Most of us experience combustion in the form of a fire where both the fuel and ignition source are well known. In some circumstances, however, the trigger that ignited the fire is not a definite source, like a match, but a complicated, often hidden, process.
Chess is one of the most enduring games in the world. Is it time for a sequel?
Every time you buy something, your activity has likely been catalogued, analyzed and used to build a profile of you before you even leave the store. Your identity gets shoveled into any number of buckets that data vendors sell to marketers as distinct groups of people who will be more susceptible to messaging. What do companies that sell your data think of you?
“Mike don’t open your e-mails,” he says. That’s when I notice that our office has a candle in it too. “You need to know,” he says, trails off, starts again, “that Colin has passed away.”
The billboard also features photos of iconic leaders Martin Luther King Jr., Mother Teresa and Gandhi, with the words “We should be proud that we were part of an era when they lived.” That would be incredibly touching if in this case “Mandela” wasn’t actually “Morgan Freeman.”
This is the strongest argument for wearing briefs instead of boxers.
It was a deal rare to an industry newcomer—a contract worth tens and possibly hundreds of millions of dollars to provide the electric central nervous system for two showcase GM models including the next-generation Chevy Volt. Then it all fell apart.