The country only recently pardoned him for criminal charges of homosexuality, for which he was chemically castrated.
The best long-form stuff we read this year
Sensors built into cellphones could detect hazardous chemicals and spread the word to people nearby
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
Cellphones, microchips, cars, even iPhones—there's virtually no high-tech Western product that China's cloners can't copy. Pretty soon, you might even prefer their work
A reader asks: Is it true that CDs can disintegrate after 20 years? How long will my digital photos last?
Technology may be ushering in a golden age of stalking, in which predators use GPS, cellphones and other devices to track and terrorize.
As the U.S. campaigns against terrorism, new technologies will move to the front lines.
Technology has provided some of this campaign's best moments. Also, some of the worst
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.
How 140 scientists look inside the world's most dangerous weather
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We patrolled the halls of academe. We eavesdropped on the research grapevine. We asked scientists: Whose work is just plain brilliant?
The world's most prestigious universities have begun posting entire curricula on the Web—for free. Is there such a thing as a free higher-education lunch? I enrolled to find out
Western architects have grand plans for helping China solve its expanding environmental crisis. But the world's dirtiest country already has the power to clean up all on its own
Fighting hail with chemicals, combatting tornadoes with computers, and other weather-battling techniques from the PopSci archive
An otherwise risqué exhibit offers surprising new insight into the evolutionary imperative of sex
Residents of one of the Internet's most populous virtual worlds shop, attend class-even run businesses. Soon you may do the same.