Commodities markets the world over have been hijacked by robots or, more specifically, algorithms that can scan data and trade stocks so quickly that their meat-brained creators often can't keep up with what they're doing.
If you thought the pursuit of porn has reached its peak in passivity, guess again. Developed by PornHub, PornIQ is like a healthy lover that asks us what we're in to. It's kind of like an NSFW iTunes Genius.
After the FBI seized the deep web's favorite drug market and arrested its alleged founder Ross Ulbricht last month, the online marketplace cum libertarian movement has found a new home, and we were treated to an early tour of the site.
Given that elephants are long-lived, mourn their dead, never leave their families, and are said to never forget, it shouldn't come as a surprise that disrupting their society has repercussions that can be seen for decades.
An EU-funded project is developing a network of sensors that could sniff out bomb-makers from the substances they flush into sewers. The idea is to catch people who are cooking up IEDs before they're able to use them.
Members of Mexico's drug cartels are starting to harness the power of the internet, using it to run positive PR campaigns, post selfies with their pistols, and hunt down targets by tracking their movements on social media.
In 2012, journalist Madiha Tahir traveled to northwest Pakistan to document the lives of people who live under drones. It's a place that has been riven by colonial-era frontier rules, battered by Islamic militants, and abused by the Pakistani military.
Dr. Lester Grinspoon's interest in marijuana dates back to 1967, the year he decided to research the subject sufficiently enough to convince his best friend—who just happened to be Carl Sagan—and a few other associates to stop smoking the stuff.
It sounds like a plot point in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, but a group of scientists at the nonprofit Scripps Research Institute is working on erasing certain memories as a way to combat addiction.
Beyond the higher costs associated with prisoners on death row, the pharmaceutical companies that make drugs used for lethal injections are becoming increasingly leery of allowing their products to be used for executions. Laws in the European Union are a
With the rise of 3D printers, determining what is and isn't a gun is getting more complicated. In a recent raid, Manchester police either seized parts of a gun or parts of a printer—at this point, both can be made from the same stuff in the same place…
Should the Fourth Amendment's protections against warrantless search and seizures carry over into the digital realm, especially given the ubiquity of text messages? The question is being taken up in a Rhode Island murder case, State of Rhode Island v. Mic…
Poverty can mean living in crowded, noisy environments, and not being sure about your next meal. It can mean living with parents who are always stressed out, and all that stress, scientists have found, can have a permanent effect on the brain's ability to…
The Mission RS is the most advanced electric motorcycle in the world. It sounds like a spaceship and hauls ass like one too. But the question is, when will this high-performance technology trickle down to cheaper models and more potential buyers?
Amnesty International just published the results of detailed field research on nine of 45 reported drone strikes that occurred between January 2012 and August 2013 in the Pakistan's North Waziristan region—and found that the US might be responsible for up…