War reeks. If smells can sometimes act as forceful memory triggers, it's no surprise that militaries found a way to robotize the stink and use it as a tool of deception, dispersion, or fear.
You'll hear a lot about bin Laden, but here are six names you won't hear mentioned at the DNC.
Mike Shaw is a quiet, unassuming man who's in love with the wilderness, and he knows more about tardigrades than almost anyone. These microscopic creatures, whose name comes from the German for "slow walker," and who are sometimes called "water bears" bec…
Some guy spent two years charting all of David Foster Wallace's sprawling tome, Infinite Jest.
How ocean cleantech might eventually power all our crap.
If you're using any of the Top 100 torrents, you're probably being monitored.
And it's not like they can get over it by going out and getting laid.
How Ambien helped sack Osama bin Laden.
Here are six of the most far flung Wi-Fi hotspots on Earth.
I don't know about the internet-ing habits of the President, but it is unlikely that Obama is familiar with the subreddit /r/spacedicks. The banner for the page consists of a flying severed penis with a rainbow trail leading into someone's prolapsed butth…
Apple axed an app to track drone strikes.
Justin Warner is a Food Network Star who's been getting the attention of New York's trendy tastebuds from his Bed Stuy, Brooklyn, restaurant Do or Dine. The restaurant's DIY aesthetic, which pairs the better parts of bohemian living with hip hop couture,…
Inside the Mirrorbox, a hands-on piece that uses two-way mirrors and a lighting sequence to give two participants the temporary sensation of embodying another identity.
Of course the GOP gets saved by the hurricane-forecasting system it wants to defund.
Inside Mexico's wild, hidden spy center waging battle against the cartels.
The FCC's sexual obscenity rules are total bullshit.
Twitter was once just short messages. Now it's complicated.
The sight of dust billowing as the Curiosity rover touches down delivers an eerie, awed chill.
Forget one laptop for every child. The Wiki Weapons Project promises 3D-printed handguns for everybody!
'National Review' writer Kevin Williamson's piece "Like a Boss" argues that Romney is more fertile than Obama, and is thus a superior candidate for President. In short, he's full of shit.
What are the chances of an asteroid colliding with earth and causing hundreds of millions of people to drown in tidal waves the size of skyscrapers? For this piece, we talked to science's No. 1 booster, Neil deGrasse Tyson, about what it would take to sto…
The esteemed neurologist says gobbling down LSD has helped him empathize with patients.
A new study puts the blame on antibiotics for boosting civilization's fatness problem.
The disgraced Republican Representative from Missouri is a member of the Congressional committee that addresses America's scientific goals. Too bad this committee doesn't get science.