Photographer Beth Moon has spent years tracking down some of the world’s oldest ancient trees.
How does a Google-averse generation figure out how to deal with acne, fake friends, and boy trouble? On Instagram, of course.
Americans looking to relieve chronic pain or wean off painkillers have turned to kratom tree leaves, that Southeast Asian farmers have long chewed to relieve pain.
Powered trousers, electrified chainmail and artificial muscles inspired by octopuses are on the brink of creating a mobility revolution.
The miracle material has made modern life possible. But more than 40 percent of it is used just once, and it’s choking our waterways.
A vast web of Amazon review fraud lives online, and it’s designed to evade the company’s efforts to thwart it.
Bill Benter did the impossible: Write an algorithm that couldn’t lose at the track. After winning a billion dollars, he tells his story for the first time.
Gigantic piles of impounded, abandoned, and broken bicycles have become a familiar sight in many Chinese cities, after a rush to build up its new bike-sharing industry vastly overreached.
People who are short on relatives can hire a husband, a mother, a grandson. The resulting relationships can be more real than you’d expect.
In a new paper from University of Washington, researchers demonstrate using neural networks to generate realistic-looking video footage of Obama. Is this the fake news of the future?
China is home to a quarter of the world’s seniors, and it needs robots to care its large, and growing, elderly population.
A San Francisco-based start-up is offering un-branded consumer products all at $3 a piece through online sales only.
One man from the Kulung culture harvests psychotropic honey that is guarded by capricious spirits and the world’s largest honeybees.
A new initiative to beam messages into space may be our best shot yet at learning whether we’re alone in the universe. There’s just one problem: What if we’re not?