science and technology

Intel Drops Its Sponsorship of Science Fairs, Prompting an Identity Crisis

Intel Drops Its Sponsorship of Science Fairs, Prompting an Identity Crisis

Karan Jerath, winner of the 2015 Intel Foundation Young Scientist Award at the International Science and Engineering Fair, on campus at the University of Texas at Austin on Monday.
Intel Drops Its Sponsorship of Science Fairs, Prompting an Identity Crisis

Intel Drops Its Sponsorship of Science Fairs, Prompting an Identity Crisis

Karan Jerath, winner of the 2015 Intel Foundation Young Scientist Award at the International Science and Engineering Fair, on campus at the University of Texas at Austin on Monday.
Bits: Daily Report: Tech Spreads Further Into Hospitality and Banking

Bits: Daily Report: Tech Spreads Further Into Hospitality and Banking

The social media command center of Taj hotels in Mumbai. The hotel group embarked a year ago on what one executive called ”a digital transformation journey.”
Feature: 600 Miles in a Coffin-Shaped Bus, Campaigning Against Death Itself

Feature: 600 Miles in a Coffin-Shaped Bus, Campaigning Against Death Itself

Zoltan Istvan at Muir Beach Overlook near his home in California.
Feature: 600 Miles in a Coffin-Shaped Bus, Campaigning Against Death Itself

Feature: 600 Miles in a Coffin-Shaped Bus, Campaigning Against Death Itself

Zoltan Istvan at Muir Beach Overlook near his home in California.
Feature: 600 Miles in a Coffin-Shaped Bus, Campaigning Against Death Itself

Feature: 600 Miles in a Coffin-Shaped Bus, Campaigning Against Death Itself

Zoltan Istvan at Muir Beach Overlook near his home in California.

The Power of Frog Spit

Frogs are known for shooting out their tongues in a fraction of a second to catch insects to swallow. Now scientists have found how important sticky spit is for hunting success.
Bits: Daily Report: Peter Thiel and the Love of Several Countries

Bits: Daily Report: Peter Thiel and the Love of Several Countries

Peter Thiel, a vocal supporter of President Trump’s “America First” campaign, was granted citizenship by New Zealand.
‘Listen to Evidence’: March for Science Plans Washington Rally on Earth Day

‘Listen to Evidence’: March for Science Plans Washington Rally on Earth Day

A women’s march in Fairbanks, Alaska, last month. The movement inspired a group of scientists to organize their own demonstration in Washington.

The Real Manakin Challenge

Male manakins leap, flip and snap their wings to attract females. With a bit of testosterone the females perform some of the same difficult acrobatics.
Robot Revolution: A Darker Theme in Obama’s Farewell: Automation Can Divide Us

Robot Revolution: A Darker Theme in Obama’s Farewell: Automation Can Divide Us

President Obama, at his farewell address in Chicago on Tuesday, said automation, more than globalization, was causing economic pain.
Robot Revolution: A Darker Theme in Obama’s Farewell: Automation Can Divide Us

Robot Revolution: A Darker Theme in Obama’s Farewell: Automation Can Divide Us

President Obama, at his farewell address in Chicago on Tuesday, said automation, more than globalization, was causing economic pain.
At This ‘Tempest,’ Digital Wizardry Makes ‘Rough Magic’

At This ‘Tempest,’ Digital Wizardry Makes ‘Rough Magic’

Mark Quartley, left, and Simon Russell Beale in “The Tempest.”

ScienceTake: It’s a Bird Wearing Goggles, and Flying Through Lasers

A goggle-wearing small parrot helps scientists understand flight, and disabuses them of some false assumptions.

Goggles for Obi

A parrot flying through laser-illuminated microparticles yields new insights on winged flight.
Climate Change News That Stuck With Us in 2016

Climate Change News That Stuck With Us in 2016

Clockwise from top left: flooding in Alexandria, Va., in June; a house raised on temporary supports in Norfolk, Va.; flooding in Colombo, Sri Lanka, in May; drought conditions at Lake Purdy in Alabama
Climate Change News That Stuck With Us in 2016

Climate Change News That Stuck With Us in 2016

Clockwise from top left: flooding in Alexandria, Va., in June; a house raised on temporary supports in Norfolk, Va.; flooding in Colombo, Sri Lanka, in May; drought conditions at Lake Purdy in Alabama
Science News That Stuck With Us in 2016

Science News That Stuck With Us in 2016

An image of the well-preserved medieval ship found at the bottom of the Black Sea, one of more than 40 wrecks discovered. Photogrammetry, a process using thousands of photographs and readings,