Eyes in the SkyWhat the rise of the helicopter tells us about the future of domestic drones.
Drunk on GadgetsPoliticians don’t understand science and technology, so they expect it to do too much.
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Extraditions to the U.S.Which countries extradite the most fugitives to the United States?
Why Johnny Can’t Add Without a CalculatorTechnology is doing to math education what industrial agriculture did to food: making it efficient, monotonous, and low-quality.
Why Computers Still Can’t Translate Languages AutomaticallyWe need to teach machines to understand the meaning of words. That’s really hard.
NASA’s Good Old DaysThe modest, mighty Voyager and Pioneer probes are still generating news today.
Why Didn’t We Know the Russian Meteor Was Coming?We’re getting better at spotting potentially dangerous objects, but this one was too small.
Why Red Bull’s Insane Record-Breaking Skydiving Stunt Will Help the Space Tourism Industry
What Economists Get Wrong About Science and TechnologyTrying to quantify research's effects on the economy always fails.
Is Science Really Moving Faster Than Ever?How MBA-speak is hurting the scientific academy.
I Haven’t Got Time for the ’Paign Finally, a browser extension that will allow you to filter out campaign coverage until it really matters.
The U.S. Isn’t Just Failing to Protect Electronics Workers From Toxic Substances. Their Kids Are Suffering, Too.
Kids of Helicopter Parents Are Sputtering Out Recent studies suggests that kids with overinvolved parents and rigidly structured childhoods suffer psychological blowback in college.
The Unexpected Lightness of Milan Kundera’s New Novel The 86-year-old author has grown surprisingly—and delightfully—cheerful.
Your Wi-Fi Network’s Soft Underbelly You probably don’t even think about this easy way for hackers to sneak in.
Are Cats Really Wild Animals? Experts clash over whether they count as a domesticated species.