Lost amidst all of this week's Facebook news was its admission that it now has around 270 million fake accounts. In 2012, when Facebook hit one billion users, many noted that if it were a country, it would be the third largest in the world. Now its fraudulent accounts—alone—would make it the world's fourth largest country, just after the US.
The most frequent "size of a _______" analogies in books published since 1800 shows we're losing touch with nature.
Audible introduces a "take me to the good part" feature for erotica listeners.
Google, Facebook, and Amazon have been taking over the web since 2014—because that's how consumers like it.
To stress-test image recognition, researchers add enough noise to make an AI think a turtle is a rifle.
Google imagines a future where passwords are replaced by key fobs—annoying, inconvenient, losable key fobs.
How to build the world's largest optical telescope.
“Gone were the contributions of onion, garlic, and herbs. All I had left were the flavors I could discern on my tongue—mostly salt and sweetness. I was now eating textures.” Food writer Sofia Perez on hurting her cranium, and losing her sense of smell, after a bike accident.
For the epicenter of fake health news, look no further than Pinterest, which is fighting quackery left and right.
A selection of artists who are using Craigslist to find materials and, in some cases, subjects and collaborators.
New York didn't want him there, but Trump still snubbed the city by not visiting after this week's terror attack.
The 1978 animated TV special, The Devil and Daniel Mouse, set to Bauhaus’s “Party of the First Part,” which is itself a sample (with jazzy interludes) of the show’s dialogue.
Based on new climate projections, before-and-after maps of population-dense areas that will be underwater in 2100.
A rebooted Jetsons tells why they live in the upper atmosphere—a meteor strike submerged Earth's landmasses.
Camille Seaman’s photos from a decade of exploring the quickly changing landscapes of the Arctic and Antarctic.
Highly recommended: A transportive new video by Rus Khasanov for Dmitry Evgrafov’s “Tamas.”