The F-35 was billed as a fighter jet that could do almost everything the U.S. military desired but has turned out to be one of the greatest boondoggles in recent military purchasing history...
If we want to be prepared for the worst, Bill Gates says, we have to build an arsenal of vaccines, drugs and diagnostics. Some scientists are now using computers to do just that
Researchers think television may promote “authoritarian values” that paved the way for Donald Trump
This past April business traveler Tom Stuker became the world’s most frequent flyer, logging 18 million miles of air travel on United Airlines over the last 14 years
Shifting coal-fired power plants in the U.S. to natural gas would have tremendous positive effects on human health in America
If flexible smartphones, e-paper and a new generation of smart watches are to succeed, we’ll need to invent something new
Given its central role in our mental life working memory may become important in our quest to understand consciousness itself
Once thought to be a “supervoid” this anomalously cold region of the sky mystifies scientists, who continue to develop wild new explanations
There is no clear evidence that lethal control works to reduce human-predator conflict. It can even make the problem worse
The majority of apps running on Android and iOS smartphones report personal data to third-party tracking companies like Google, Facebook or Crashlytics
Recognition of the risks posed by UV rays has motivated scientists to study what’s going on in our cells when they’re in the sun—and devise modern ways to ward off that damage...
Anyone who’s tried to hold “tree pose” in yoga will appreciate just how difficult it is to stand on one foot for any length of time
It can be useful to think of hackers as burglars and malicious software as their burglary tools
The African mammal’s population numbers in the wild have dipped below 100,000
Despite sometimes being an annoying distraction for others, fidget items can have some practical uses for adults
It’s tempting to think that any level of cost and inconvenience is sensible if it cuts the risk of an attack even a little. But risks, inherent in flying and even driving, can never be avoided entirely...
All people had to do to stay safe from the global WannaCry ransomware attack was update their software. But people often don’t, for a number of specific reasons
Security upgrades for the National Health Service’s information technology systems have lagged behind for years
This simple idea may be surprisingly secure
Research shows perceived threats from outside may be the unifying explanation behind Brexit, Trump and the strength of Le Pen in France