Bitcoin is just the first virtual currency to make it big – and you can bet it won’t be the last.
The latest attempt to redesign the traditional typewriter keyboard layout takes into account the way many tablet users hold their devices: with thumbs facing inward.
Is willfully destroying research an act of scientific terrorism?
If he's not, his friends might be: A survey of British adults showed significant jumps in the number of people over 55 with a social media presence, offsetting a corresponding slowdown among younger people.
The Digital Public Library of America launched last week with an ambitious goal: To provide online access to content from as many libraries' archives as possible for free.
It's one thing to have someone online perform a routine task. It's another if you're blind and about to eat dinner, or you're deaf and attending a college lecture. Two apps come to the rescue.
The language is odd, but Shakespeare’s insights are really universal.
I think that human beings are most limited in their tendency to pursue certainty and to think that answers are somehow absolute or even beneficial.
Historians believe that Shakespeare was born on April 23, 1564, making today his 449th birthday. He also died on this date in 1616. And so Shakespeare is the subject of today's Mind Memes.
How can a uniquely Shakespearean habit of mind can be applied to our own lives in order to help us think more creatively?
If you missed the White House Science Fair today -- which you probably did -- you can see the rebroadcast below, featuring hosts LeVar Burton and Bill Nye. Here's why this is worth watching. In case you were worried about the state of science education in the U.S., this video will give you a ...
In the 43 years since Earth Day was first observed, the number of Americans who view conscious environmentalism as "very important" has dropped by almost a quarter, according to a new poll.
The Chinese smart priority on diversifying their energy portfolio and creating jobs is something that we should match them on, again.
In a push against a "buy-toss-buy" consumer culture, a group of residents in one German city get together once a month to fix broken household items. It's an example of the slowly-growing "hackerspace" movement.
We’re in a period now where capitalism is going to have to recreate itself because that selfishness works to an extent but it does leave people behind.