Last night, protesters on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill tore down the "Silent Sam" Confederate statue. In 2017, UNC spent $390,000 on the monument's security.
Microsoft announces the capture of six websites created by Russian cyberattackers. The sites appear to be phishing schemes targeting members of the Senate and think tanks.
For the first time on record, the Arctic’s oldest and thickest sea ice has started to break up.
Compared to the Clean Power Plan, Trump's greenhouse gas proposal would release at least 12 times the carbon dioxide.
Coal's decline hits Appalachian towns with the "double whammy" of higher electricity bills and less revenue.
A roundup of all the ways conservatives and progressives are freaking out over Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Rightwing populism does not “do” complexity. Experts are scorned, conspiracy theories involving malevolent outsiders are embraced. Policy is for nerds. On the current spate of world leaders avoiding blame.
A browser extension searches debunked photos to tell you whether the image you're seeing is fake or real.
According to the Freedom House think tank, journalism censorship worldwide is at a 13-year high.
If flushed down sinks or toilets, contact lenses can survive multiple filters and treatments, and make it into the ocean.
Iceland steps in to prevent breeders from giving horses crass names.
As the Jeff Bridges case illustrates, California should probably make it illegal to inherit low property taxes.
Women's jean pockets are an average of 48% shorter and 6.5% narrower than men's—but our phones are the same size.
Sleeping in on weekends may also affect our circadian timing system, resulting in what we call “social jet lag.” It can be possible to reduce the effects of sleep loss by extending sleep, or “banking sleep,” prior to a period of sleep loss. Experts are split on whether you can really “catch up” on sleep.
A museum visitor fell into a Vantablack-painted pit he may have mistaken for a two-dimensional black circle.
Hypothesis: Neural networks are (opaquely) performing something old hat for statisticians: polynomial regression.
When Dogs see footage of us that the aliens helped reconstruct, they start wagging their tails and trotting forward, wanting to say hello. It’s 4018. Our genetically modified pets have outlived us, escaping war to travel the stars.
If the moon's ice is water, future explorers may not need to carry as much water, and a lunar base is more feasible.
A collection of archival photos from 1900 to 1910, manipulated into otherworldly images by Peter Franck.