During the Cold War, the United States flew U2 spy planes over Europe, the Middle East, and central eastern Asia in search of potential military targets. These missions inadvertently gathered historical information, which archaeologists are now using for scientific purposes.
Amazon's online book store is plagued with thousands of auto-generated ebooks crudely hacked together from other texts by shady authors" looking to make a quick buck. Most are unreadable, but it's not always going to be that way. Springer Nature, a publisher serving the research community, just published its first...
Recently, you may have seen news stories claiming that tourists could "face the death penalty" for taking selfies on a certain beach in Thailand--which we can all agree is a little bit extreme. Thankfully, those claims are totally fake.
Apple needs China. But it comes at a cost.
Data from more than 17,000 teenagers show little evidence of a relationship between screen time and well-being in adolescents. The study casts doubt on the widely accepted notion that spending time online, gaming, or watching TV, especially before bedtime, can damage young people's mental health.
Scientists have developed a new method that greatly simplifies the production of large DNA molecules containing many hundreds of genes. With this method, they have built the first genome of a bacterium entirely designed by a computer algorithm. The method has the potential to revolutionize biotechnology.
The 12 boys trapped inside a flooded cave in Thailand last year were drugged with ketamine to keep them calm before divers pulled them to safety, doctors have revealed.
If using the law to corral antivaxxers doesn't work at first, try, try again. At least, that seems to be the lesson learned by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. On Tuesday, he declared a state of emergency and mandated residents of the Williamsburg neighborhood, where an outbreak of measles has been raging since...
Gene-editing technology has accelerated progress on animal organ transplant to the point where scientists will soon begin the first human trials
A small, experimental nuclear reactor being constructed by Argentina's state-backed nuclear company INVAP at Saudi Arabia's King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology in Riyadh has spurred renewed concerns about Saudi leadership's intentions for the program, CNN reported on Sunday, even as its development zips...
A former computer science student who used the moniker K!NG and made more than $900,000 scamming visitors to legal porn sites using ransomware has been sentenced to six years in jail, the BBC reports.