Spy balloons have been surveilling humans since 1794
The US employed an F-22 to shoot down the balloon on February 4. But these intelligence-gathering devices have a long history.
This amphibious robot can fly like a bird and swim like a fish
A new drone is just as comfortable soaring through the air as it is taking a swim.
Rescue underway after deadly earthquake hits Turkey and Syria
Over 6,000 people are dead after the 7.8 magnitude earthquake, with the death toll expected to rise.
The last thread of hope to revive California’s trees is vanishing
That could doom the state’s plan to fight climate change with the help of nature.
A simple guide to the expansive world of artificial intelligence
AI is everywhere, but it can be hard to define.
Oyster farms are all the rage—until they block your ocean views
Despite the desire for local and sustainable seafood, oyster farmers and communities from New York to Rhode Island clash.
This Antarctic EV goes where other electric vehicles can’t tread
A machine built for South Pole conditions faces another engineering challenge: climate change.
Why shooting cosmic rays at nuclear reactors is actually a good idea
Muons, common and mysterious particles that beam down from space, can go where humans can't. That can be useful for nuclear power plants.
Twitter’s latest bad idea will kill vital research and fun bot accounts
The plan to paywall Twitters API could have unforeseen consequences.
How to snooze your browser tabs
Having a bajillion open tabs might look messy, but it's not slowing you down.