Science & Technology
Why America needs to embrace a culture of risk in order to build the next-generation space program.
By defying the CDC, U.S. governors imposing unnecessary Ebola quarantines risk making the next global pandemic all the more terrifying.
The FBI has long had the ability to tap into the nation's telephone exchanges. James Comey wants it to be able to access computer servers as well.
Researchers at Lockheed Martin's famous Skunk Works say they have a breakthrough concept that could bring the world clean, safe fusion energy sooner than anybody thought.
Big data show that history does indeed repeat itself. What does that mean for foreign policymaking -- and tackling crises from Ukraine to Syria?
Singapore is testing whether mass surveillance and big data can not only protect national security, but actually engineer a more harmonious society.
Here's why Keith Alexander thinks he's worth a million dollars a month.
An American crypto-company is making a killing off German anger about U.S. spying.
For decades, Minnesota has led the world in developing medical technology. But now red tape at home and competition abroad are threatening its dominance.
Inside Minnesota’s mammoth medtech industry -- and the debate over whether it’s losing its global edge.
An investigation into potentially illegal spending could leave the Pentagon's spy agency rudderless as it ramps up operations in Iraq.
Why aren't Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube doing more to keep ISIS from spreading hatred and violence on social media?
Palestinian businessman Bashar al-Masri has a plan for building democracy on the West Bank. And it's not really about politics.
Why Washington and Silicon Valley must work together to truly understand the world.
Why America's global dominance in military technology is starting to crumble.
Inside the secret Fed cybersecurity unit keeping trillions of dollars safe from hackers.
The government has new plan to ensure that your seat belts are fastened, seats are in the upright position -- and no one is hacking your plane.
135 million pieces of junk are orbiting Earth at 18,000 mph -- and U.S. space dominance is in danger of being ripped to shreds.
Can anyone de-wonkify climate change warnings and actually get people to listen?
Syria's jihadists take on Flappy Bird with new low-tech games that target enemies in Iran and Saudi Arabia.
The trouble with high speed rail in China; how small satellites are turning space into a DIY playground; and what happens to "child sorcerers" in Congo.
From FIFA to Magnum ice cream to Nairobi’s traffic, a glimpse at what Africans talk about on Twitter.
As technological development shifts into hyperspeed, governments remain stuck in neutral.
Chinese rail is sprawling, modern, and elegant. It's also convoluted, corroding, and financially alarming. Wanna take a ride?
How space went from a superpowers-only club to a DIY playground.
Why sensationalizing drone proliferation is going to kill our ability to control them.