Humor requires self-awareness, spontaneity, linguistic sophistication, and empathy. Not easy for a robot.
Tom Sachs and Van Neistat's first feature film, A Space Program, is screening in New York City this week. It will teach you how to poop in space.
Fiona Wood's revolutionary treatment, ReCell, lets skin grow on the patient instead of in a culture flask.
People love to hate on pandas, but the arguments against conserving the rare bears are missing the bigger picture.
The social media service can be a boon to relief agencies when fast action is crucial, study finds.
Digital native Chris Poole rebranded himself. Can he rebrand online anonymity?
An antiques dealer pleading guilty to trafficking poached wildlife has reignited a debate.
In an exclusive interview with Motherboard, Twitter explains how its internal Command Center ensures heavy traffic and bugs don't take down the site.
We talked to some experts who explained why that's a good thing.
Expanded polystyrene is truly a wonder material.
"At some point, you have to lie to someone. You have to deceive people."
An artist presents his idea for keeping sheep safe from wolves in Spain.
The Facebook founder and other tech leaders signed a court brief asking the Supreme Court to side with President Obama in letting some undocumented immigrants stay in America.
Sound is essential to how the brain orients in space, so without audio that faithfully mimics reality, the illusion is lost.
The robocar did what humans typically do when they see something unexpected in their path—it swerved out of the way, smashing into the crowded public bus.
In the 1970s, a small group of astronomers used the first prototype of the Concorde to pursue a total eclipse across the sahara at twice the speed of sound.
The guy whose platform is responsible for Rickrolling will soon be hitting the Google campus.
At an exclusive summit on Necker Island, men in flip flops plotted how to overturn the global economy.
On International Women's Day, here's just a small sample of women whose work we've been following.
Emad El-Sayed, the 24-year-old who's facing deportation after he threatened to kill Donald Trump on Facebook, isn't the first case of social media screwing with immigration status.
The rise and fall of Latitude—an exclusive, for-profit underground society started by a wealthy backer—is a fable for modern Silicon Valley.
Change is on the way for what has been the video game industry's biggest and most significant event for the better part of two decades.
A former hacker wrote a script for finding firearms on social media.
Charlotte Shane's Prostitute Laundry shows how email is still a thriving format for women writers in the age of social media.