Computers & Technology

The Humble Beginnings of 5 Big Ideas
The Humble Beginnings of 5 Big Ideas

Where we see tangled headphones, annoying insects, and painful bandages, these scientists saw the… >>

Coping with Death on Facebook
Coping with Death on Facebook

Should it be easier to pass away gently on social media? Three people who have suffered loss share… >>

“Gravity” Movie Logic: NASA Tells Us What It’s Really Like

NASA astronaut Cady Coleman consulted on the film, and talked to us about why it's a surprisingly… >>

What Cool Things Can 3D Printers Make?
What Cool Things Can 3D Printers Make?

Yes, 3D printing's made the jump to your home—but scientists are using it for much, much more… >>

Be a Savvy Facebook User
Be a Savvy Facebook User

Most people know not to blithely give out personal information to strangers online. But when it… >>

9 Names to Know in the Fight Against Breast Cancer
9 Names to Know in the Fight Against Breast Cancer

According to the American Cancer Society, there is a 1 in 8 chance of a woman having invasive… >>

Feel-Good Story: Touching Tribute to a Veteran Dad
Feel-Good Story: Touching Tribute to a Veteran Dad

Sabrina Brady’s heartwarming "best day ever" won a high-stakes Google design contest. >>

Cool Photography: Google Faces Finds Smiles from Space
Cool Photography: Google Faces Finds Smiles from Space

Have satellites captured optical illusions in these pictures of Earth, or is the planet really… >>

The IFTTT Recipes that Will Make Your Life Better
The IFTTT Recipes that Will Make Your Life Better

Activate these "recipes" and you'll be an efficiency machine in no time. >>

This Teen Will Revolutionize Smartphone Battery Life
This Teen Will Revolutionize Smartphone Battery Life

Supercharged smartphone battery life might be 30 seconds away thanks to a young woman's clever new… >>

5 Stupid Criminals Foiled by Smart Technology
5 Stupid Criminals Foiled by Smart Technology

These thieves have their head in the cloud—literally. >>

Mother, Stop
Mother, Stop “Liking” Me: The Latest Social, Email, and Cell Phone Etiquette

You asked, she answered. Here's a helpful cheat sheet on phone and internet etiquette from our… >>

4 Video Game Facts that Prove the Console Is Mightier than the Movies
4 Video Game Facts that Prove the Console Is Mightier than the Movies

Yes, well-designed video games are stealing story lines, acquiring actors, and winning over our… >>

5 Crazy Ideas that Just Might Save the Planet
5 Crazy Ideas that Just Might Save the Planet

The Earth is getting warmer. Luckily, scientists are working on creative ways to keep our planet… >>

15 Little-Known Game Facts and Trivia
15 Little-Known Game Facts and Trivia

Who knew Super Mario was connected to Popeye? Or that Monopoly helped free Allied POWs? One expert… >>

5 Weird Negative Effects of Social Media on Your Brain
5 Weird Negative Effects of Social Media on Your Brain

According to new research, your social networking habits might be affecting your brain more than… >>

How to Stop Procrastinating: Top Tricks
How to Stop Procrastinating: Top Tricks

Research shows 95 percent of people put off till tomorrow what they could do today, a habit that… >>

Beyond Distracted Driving: When Texting Is a Bad Idea
Beyond Distracted Driving: When Texting Is a Bad Idea

Text messaging can be a legitimate health risk, even outside of distracted driving. Here, tips to… >>

We Can't Be Friends If You Don't Follow These People on Instagram
We Can’t Be Friends If You Don’t Follow These People on Instagram

At its best, social media like Instagram can connect you with amazing individuals that inspire you… >>

21 New Games and Fun Apps to Brighten Your Day
21 New Games and Fun Apps to Brighten Your Day

There's something for everyone in our top picks of websites and apps that are sure to make you… >>