But researchers are calling for regulations.
Sex really doesn't seem like the most efficient way to reproduce, so why do so many species do it?
Researchers at the University of Surrey have worked out a way to differentiate between people who have ingested cocaine and people who've merely touched it.
Dr. X writes that Dread Pirate Roberts was supportive of harm reduction efforts, even paying him to keep offering advice.
To truly understand another person's plight, to know the shame of being called "sir" when you are in fact "ma'am," takes more than a video game.
An interview with Muhammad Yunus, winner of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize for his work in microfinance.
Control over the internet is slipping away from the US government and American corporations in favor of a more global approach, and the corporations don't like how they're being treated so far.
If practice makes perfect, I'm the Tiger Woods of finding memes.
And creeping out their parents.
Ten years after we were charmed by a suicidal World of Warcraft player, the world of viral videos has changed.
Musk's obsession with cost cutting and in-house manufacturing at time seems ludicrous.
The stuff we think of as pond scum could be the secret to fixing food scarcity and fuel security, but not until algae systems are less expensive and more efficient.
Short-sightedness among young people is on the rise across Europe, a study has found, and the culprit might be the screen you're looking at right now.
The new CEO of MakerBot on the company's recent layoffs, and where the 3D-printing pioneer is headed next.
Amit Sood owns the brain who came up with the idea of bringing the world's art to people who usually wouldn't have access to it.
Want your own micronation? First it needs a website.
Dan Dixon and his diverse team of specialists have simulated the universe in extraordinary detail with Universe Sandbox.
Electromagnetic pulses are more than a plot device from The Matrix, and the US is preparing to defend against them.
Can we get a do-over? Pretty please?
Congress never intended the bulk collection of Americans' phone records under the Patriot Act, the court ruled.
Meet the pathologist assistant who posts autopsy photos online.
Welcome to the most wasteful city in the world—a densely populated, steadily aging, consumerist utopia.
If this depiction of space is correct, then like any computer, there is an inherent limit to the universe's data storage and processing capacity.
For millennia, humans have altered our planet by clearing land for cities and agriculture, hunting animals into extinction, and introducing invasive species into vulnerable ecosystems. What's our next trick going to be?