South Korean government sites are also struck. Was North Korea to blame?
During a week of attempting to cloak every aspect of daily life, our correspondent found that in an information age, leaving no trace is nearly impossible
How ideas from biology-evolution, immune systems and forensics-will keep your PC safe from hackers
This is not the first time China's been called out for a cyber-security breach
We're all familiar with images of lurching robots performing rote tasks on the factory production lines. But the capabilities of robots have evolved well beyond the banality of those grainy industrial films.
High-tech security isn't just for the airport anymore. Advances now coming out of the labs will help protect what's dear to you, from your car to your kids, your dinner to your dinero
Out of the wild
Until we figure out how to lock up the spammers, ditching Outlook can protect you from the worst they have to send
To maintain accuracy and realism, producers of the film sought out military and government officials to advise them.
The web is crawling with jokes, hoaxes and more insidious fakes. Digital-image experts aim to develop foolproof detection tools, but until then, seeing is not believing
Sometimes our biggest fear is not knowing what to fear most. Fortunately, the weird science of risk analysis can teach us to judge better and fear smarter
By turning its crime problem into a data problem, Santa Cruz is reinventing police work for the 21st century
Jellyfish invasions, Internet auctions, god particles: Read about the year's biggest science stories before they happen. Bonus: How to decipher geeky jargon and when to buy a DeLorean
But they would be so cool
America is haunted by 100,000 missing persons and 40,000 unidentified sets of remains. Only one lab can truly connect the lost and the dead—and it's revealing the secrets of serial killers in the process
Move aside, frat boys
By hacking into (fake) elections
In the escalating arms race between battery power and consumption, The Cells are losing to The Gadgetsâ€”Big time. Question is, can the chemists catch up to the engineers?
A new pair of specs may let you tag your world as easily as you tag a blog post--so long missing keys
The Osama tapes highlight a technical challenge: verifying the voice of the enemy.
What makes investors do the wrong thing, all together, pretty much all the time?