The Martian author Andy Weir’s much-anticipated new novel Artemis takes place in and around an Earth colony overlooking the moon’s Sea of Tranquility
The island wants to upgrade its infrastructure, but must first wait for the lights to come back on
Up-to-date software, apps, browsers and router software offer the best protection against a potential flaw in wi-fi security called a key reinstallation attack, or KRACK.
DeepMind’s Go game-playing AI—which dominated its human competition—just got better
An experiment using a computer algorithm to create deceptive Yelp reviews was disturbingly successful, and could point to bigger problems as artificial intelligence matures
With much of the U.S. commonwealth’s cellular service and electrical grid down since Hurricane Maria, the parent company of tech giant Google could help restore wireless communication to 3.4 million residents
The U.S.’s 1954 Castle Bravo thermonuclear disaster offers a cautionary tale about what could go wrong
This year’s season has been particularly wild, with several category 4 and 5 storms. We explain the kind of damage to expect at each level
A photo taken on September 17, 2017 shows a roofless building at the Alizea residence in Mont Vernon, on the French Caribbean island of Saint Martin, after the passage of Hurricane Irma, a Category 5 storm. (Photo credit: HELENE VALENZUELA/AFP/Getty Images)
The White House lifted Obama’s ban on gear like tracked vehicles and grenade launchers, imposed after harsh police response to Ferguson protests
The former mayor speaks with Scientific American about the new Cornell Tech campus in New York City: “Culture attracts capital a lot quicker than capital will attract culture.”
Internet hosting company DreamHost is battling the U.S. Justice Department over requests for information about people visiting a Web site for organizing protests. Larry Greenemeier reports.
Drone pilots say they can save lives, but emergency responders want them grounded
The reclusive country’s latest provocation could pose a strategic threat not only to North Korea's neighbors, but also the U.S.
Sanctions won’t end ‘cold war’ with North Korea, but diplomacy is still on the table, one expert says
Security expert offers a scientific perspective on realistic options for the U.S.
Former Congressman Rick Boucher talks about how Congress and electric power lines could break the federal government’s net neutrality deadlock
Why you should think twice before you give an app access to your phone’s address book.
A new device promises to tell police when a driver has been sending messages while behind the wheel, but is it legal? Larry Greenemeier reports.
The Robocar, a fully autonomous electric racecar, recently debuted in Times Square, New York City. Watch how the Roborace team behind it imagine a new motorsport and how the Robocar might accelerate the development of the consumer autonomous car.