America is tired of the microwave.
New research suggests Twitter — the social-media site best known for spot news and cat GIFs — can also be used to pinpoint flu outbreaks
The name Jessica was created by Shakespeare in the play "Merchant of Venice."
Driverless cars may be ready to hit the road as soon as 2015. The biggest hurdle they may face isn't preparing the technology, but rather, writing the necessary laws to govern them.
You will never guess what this guy guessed to win "Wheel Of Fortune."
The OECD just released the seventh edition of its Society at a Glance report, a data-driven barometer of the economic and social health of its 34 member countries, including the United States. No matter how you slice the data, things are great at the top end of the income distribution.
Keurig pods are popular. Really popular. So popular that if you put all the pods used in 2013 in one line it would circle the Earth 10.5 times.
Tired of wading through a swamp of pointless email, I decided to rank it all according to its usefulness. The results were shocking.
Honda's "Pretty Great" ad, made by Santa Monica-based Rubin Postaer and Associates, appears on its surface to be a simple, direct pander to millennials—a typical commoditization of hipness and dissent. Yet its very attempt to mask with cloying optimism the troubles of the world (as solved by driving a Honda) instead renders suffocatingly inescapable the impending apocalypse.
How 1,280 artworks stolen by the nazis were hidden in a Munich apartment until 2012.
Despite what many young Americans may think, aircraft sabotage did not begin with the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. It has been with us for decades. The following is a list of some of the worst air-related terrorist acts of the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s.
Authors, writers, politicians, and other makers of history have been taking digs at one another for a long, long time. Here’s a sampling of some of our favorites, emphasizing lesser-known insults from forgotten backways of the past.
In Manhattan this spring, crews are ramping up work on Hudson Yards, the largest private development in US history.
What Yelp's new headquarters, the recently renovated landmark 140 New Montgomery, could teach the city's tech scene.
This is why you vaccinate your children.
This is the story of a totally made-up place that suddenly became real — and then, strangely, undid itself and became a fantasy again. Imagine Pinocchio becoming a real boy and then going back to being a puppet. That's what happened here — but this is a true story.
“So, what, it took us 100 years to find the Titanic? It took us 2,000 years to find Noah’s Ark. Do we ever find flight 370?”
You may feel fine hitting the trail or gym after one or two drinks—heck, you may feel great—but there's more going on in your body than you probably realize.
Even before I could realize, Search was omnipresent, Chrome was my gateway to the web, Gmail was my go-to email service, YouTube was called upon to catch up on missed episodes, Maps was summoned every time I stepped into an unknown territory, and Drive was backing up my photos as soon as I clicked them.
The situation shows just how important the new data center will be to the agency’s operations, including its widely discussed efforts to eavesdrop on Internet communication.
There are coin collectors and then there’s Thomas Rica.
Having a close call with a car while riding your bicycle is something we'd all like to avoid. If, however, you were forced to go through this experience, this would be the way to do it.
The dog's breeder claimed that his dogs “have lion’s blood and are top-of-the-range mastiff studs. Pure Tibetan mastiffs are very rare, just like our nationally treasured pandas, so the prices are so high.”
From time to time, we find ourselves curious about commonly discussed topics and do some digging. Here’s what you need to know if the government decides your car is a safety hazard.
A shocking story of citizen detectives, a videotaped murder, animal torture and one very disturbed celebrity wannabe.
Thanks to rising sea levels and disappearing soil, agriculture's future might be all wet.
That hair, that voice, those moves. We can't get enough of this Christopher Walken dance compilation.
Researchers announcing a newly described dinosaur called it the “chicken from hell,” “hell’s chicken” and “scary as well as absurd.”
With communities catering to everyone from Catholics to Buddhists, virtual churches are thriving online.
Improv is one of those universal skills that makes you awesome at anything. Childish Gambino, take note.
“Hipster Toast,” as the phenomenon is being called by outraged and genuinely befuddled media outlets, has taken San Francisco by storm, with iterations atbakeries and cafés around the city. Instead of paying $4, just do it yourself.
This expressive, Tex Avery-style short from the Netherlands follows a young jazz musician who gets his heart broken, and is pursued by his ever-growing depression.
Last May, China launched a rocket into space, supposedly to release a “cloud of barium” 6,213 miles in the air to research the magnetosphere. But Brian Weeden, a space analyst at the Secure World Foundation, has rounded up a growing body of evidence to suggest the launch was in fact the test of rocket designed to launch a “kinetic kill vehicle” to destroy enemy satellites.
In times of stress, women turn to their friends, while men turn inward. A cliché? Perhaps, but newly published research finds it’s absolutely true.
It looks pretty mediocre, but then again, we'll see anything with Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep.
Richard Noble is spearheading a project called Bloodhound SSC that will visit uncharted territory on its way to a new land speed record on the far side of 1,000 mph.