A tour of the world's tallest buildings, including those under construction.
The U.S. East Coast endures far fewer temblors than the west coast, but damage to dams on the "right coast" could be significant given the older architecture
Kaspersky Labs isn't as well known in the U.S. as Norton or Symantec, but the company is a major international provider of anti-virus tools. Its co-founder, Evgeny Kaspersky, is one of the world's most prominent computer security experts...
A researcher explains why there may never be a good study on whether excess dietary salt causes hypertension and heart disease
Last week, an official at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) told a congressional panel that hardware sold in the U.S. has been compromised by foreign agents.
Whatever you may feel about independent "hactivist" groups such as Anonymous and LulzSec, they are good at what they do. In the past few weeks members of these two groups have claimed responsibility for a number of data theft incidents, including the recent theft of more than 1 million user names and passwords from the Sony pictures web site...
A recent article on the Al Jazeera English web site cites a disturbing statistic: infant mortality in certain U.S. Northwest cities spiked by 35 percent in the weeks following the disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant...
How many miles will an electric car go on a gallon of gasoline? This is not a trick question. Federal law requires all new cars sold in the U.S. to feature a window sticker that lists fuel efficiency as measured in miles per gallon...
John Baez expounds on what makes the numbers 5, 8 and 24 so special
What's next for the artificially intelligent Jeopardy! champion?
A flurry of evidence reveals that "sterile neutrinos" are not only real but common, and could be the stuff of dark matter
The engineer and recent MacArthur "genius" grant winner thinks we have much to learn from the humble jellyfish
How consumers can compare plug-in vehicles with their gasoline-powered cousins
Digitizer in Chief: A Q&A with the White House Information Czar on Making the Government Transparent
The first step toward transparent government, says White House information czar Vivek Kundra, is to make all its information freely available on the Web
A new type of supernova is forcing astronomers to rethink the lives of the biggest stars
A blight is threatening the world's cocoa supply. Will genetic intervention save our desserts?
A graphical accounting of the limits to what one planet can provide
Our pattern-seeking brains and desire to be special help explain our fears of the apocalypse
New concerns about customer reviews on Web sites