Your Brain Is Constantly Searching for Problems to Fix
When something becomes rare, we tend to see it in places more than ever.
glitches in the matrix
Google Docs Is Fixed, Back to Work Everyone
The cloud-based word processing program was serving some users "Error 502" messages Wednesday afternoon.
eyes on the universe
Astronomers Are 'Racing Against Time' as Humanity Clogs the Air With Radio Signals
Interference is playing havoc with radio telescopes.
Why a Mathematician Spent Years Mulling Over How to Slice a Pizza
We spoke to mathematician Joel Haddley about his new solutions and the puzzles that pizza still poses.
VICE vs Video games
Snoop Dogg Tells Xbox and Bill Gates to ‘Fix Your Shit’
The rapper's just like us regular gamers: pissed off at some shitty servers.
Graph Isomorphism, You've Been Served
A new algorithm slays a complexity dragon.
Researchers Trade Algorithms for Photons in Complex Decision-Making Tasks
A quantum solution to an old problem.
I Consulted Some Experts to Find Out Whether I'm a Weekend Warrior or a Problem Drinker
A "drinking problem" can be a little hard to pin down, medically speaking.
Firing Squad Synchronization, Computer Science's Most Macabre-Sounding Problem
The question, first formulated in the 1950s, was essential to automata theory, which became the foundation of computer science.
An Algorithm for Escaping a Burning Building
The algorithmic way to find the nearest exit.
Human Rights Watch Says Australia Hasn’t Solved Problems, It’s Added New Ones
According to Human Rights Watch's 2015 World Report, Australia isn't doing great.
I Tried to Lie My Way onto 'The Jerry Springer Show'
I told the guest booker that I had a meth-addicted boyfriend who was having too much anonymous sex on Grindr.