Top 5 “Science Done Wrong” Moments in Movies

From asteroids to cloning, author and scientist David Kirby weighs in

Julia Child Loved Science but Would Hate Today’s Food

It's her birthday today, and while the master chef loved science she would have hated today's laboratory produced food


Olympic Hurdling Record Broken in 1.5 Seconds – On Google Doodle

Programmers use a few lines of code to crack the Google Doodle hurdling puzzle. The rest of us still press the arrow keys frantically.

Today's Google Doodle celebrates Amelia Earhart's birthday.

Amelia Earhart, Fashionista

A few highlights of coverage celebrating Amelia Earhart's 115th birthday

Facebook is building its first European data storage facility—60 miles south of the Arctic Circle in Lulea, Sweden.

Where Do All Those Facebook Photos Go?

On the outer boundaries of the Arctic Circle lies a massive construction project funded by Facebook: the future home of thousands of server farms


The Evolution of the Homepage

Using the WayBack Machine, we looked back at how the homepage has changed since the early days of the Internet

Design by Henry Dreyfuss for Delman Shoe Company, 1929

From the Smithsonian Collections: Famous Footwear

Famous footwear of the Smithsonian collections, from Chinese foot-binding booties to Dorothy's ruby slippers

Clarke has seen the future of war and says it will be fought by hackers.

Richard Clarke on Who Was Behind the Stuxnet Attack

America's longtime counterterrorism czar warns that the cyberwars have already begun—and that we might be losing

Rather than amateurs working out of their parents' basement, malware creators are often part of an underworld of criminal gang, or working directly for a foreign government or intelligence agency.

Top Ten Most-Destructive Computer Viruses

Created by underground crime syndicates and government agencies, these powerful viruses have done serious damage to computer networks worldwide

Historypin is a website that allows users to "pin" old photographs, video or audio clips to Google Maps at the very locations they were snapped and recorded. Shown here is the Wisconsin State Capitol from 1939.

Q & A with Nick Stanhope, Creator of Historypin

By merging old photographs with new mapping technology, this site fuses new connections between the generations's interactive Les Paul doodle

Brand New

Forward-thinking companies are starting to figure out ways to convert their logos to tools of engagement

Keith Hampton, a sociologist at the University of Pennsylvania, is starting to poke holes in the theory that technology has weakened our relationships.

How Technology Makes Us Better Social Beings

Sociologist Keith Hampton believes technology and social networking affect our lives in some very positive ways

Is the Internet rewiring our brains for the worse?

Turn on, Log in, Wise up

If the internet is dumbing us down, how come I've never felt smarter?

Vinton Cerf, Internet pioneer, sees a need to separate Web fact from Web misinformation.

Vinton Cerf on Where the Internet Will Take Us

Google’s “Chief Internet Evangelist” talks about the direction of online connectivity and communication

The Internet seems to be the place to be, no matter how bad the smell or low the water pressure, so I guess we're here to stay.

Home Sweet Homepage

Why surf the Web when you can live there?

Surprise!  It's the ants in the acacia that keep the grasslands healthy.

From the Castle

Smithsonian 2.0

The Smithsonian online: something for everyone, no matter how esoteric their interests.

Long Tails

New technology, with all of its conveniences, has created a new society called Elsewhere, U.S.A., according to professor Dalton Conley.

The Journey to Elsewhere, U.S.A.

A professor explains how new technology drastically altered the modern American family unit

Los Angeles-based graphic designer Shepard Fairey.

Shepard Fairey: The Artist Behind the Obama Portrait

A portrait created by a graphic designer ended up becoming the icon for the Obama campaign and an international phenomenon

The Luce Foundation Center is a three-story exploratorium located in the top levels of the American Art Museum.  The final quests in "Ghosts of a Chance" took place here on October 25.  Nearly 250 people participated.

The End of the Game, a Mystery in Four Parts

In a first-hand account of participating in an alternative reality game, one player gets caught up in the challenge

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