Tollbooths, ATMs, doctors' offices, online chat: You leave critical personal data behind wherever you go. Let's follow one American as he scatters his digital DNA.
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
The director of the Center for Extreme Quantum Information Theory at MIT answers our biggest questions
In this intimate interview, hear insights about Sir Ernest Shackleton and the Endurance voyage as only a devoted granddaughter can have them.
A former spy's excruciating death by radiation poisoning marks the beginning of an era of high-tech hit men who can kill from anywhere
The perils of taxonomy in the age of genetics
Residents of one of the Internet's most populous virtual worlds shop, attend class-even run businesses. Soon you may do the same.
Researchers say keyboards are not safe to transmit sensitive information after demonstrating a variety of ways to pick up electromagnetic signals from keystrokes
Reflections on the passing of one era, and the dawning of another
As the U.S. campaigns against terrorism, new technologies will move to the front lines.
Dark matter makes up much of the cosmos, yet no one knows exactly what it is. Soon, physicists may finally solve one of science's biggest mysteries.
Your DNA holds the secrets of your ancestry, and at least a dozen companies offer to crack the code. But there's more than a bit of hype here.
At the World Science Festival this week, indications that brain scanners may soon uncover your private thoughts
Around the world, scientists are risking their lives to retrieve seeds destined for a massive vault near the North Pole. Their work just might save mankind
Last December, Felisa Wolfe-Simon announced the discovery of a microbe that could change the way we understand life in the universe. Soon she found herself plunged into a maelstrom of bitter backlash and intemperate criticism. A dispatch from the frontiers of the new peer review
South Korean government sites are also struck. Was North Korea to blame?
Salmonella, Listeria and unlisted active pharmaceutical ingredients, oh my!
These 10 people have signed up to die on Mars, in order to live there.
These are the 2018 winners of the Vizzies Challenge.
New England is full of granite that has locked away a record of how north has evolved over the centuries.
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