This tasty crustacean has accrued stratospheric snob appeal over the years. Now, thanks to record hauls and plunging prices, it's showing up in downright democratic dishes. Tacos, anyone?
NASA announced today that its next Mars rover will have advanced cameras, more sophisticated lasers, and the ability to see underground as it explores the Red Planet starting in 2020.
That guy you might know as Paulina Gretzky's girlfriend has been suspended from the PGA Tour for testing positive for cocaine and marijuana.
President Barack Obama says in the immediate aftermath of 9/11, the United States did things that were wrong and crossed the line. He says, quote, "we tortured some folks."
Teenage girls ask Stephen Colbert some of their most pressing questions. His answers are some of the most heartfelt, honest, and useful responses we could have hoped for.
The recently-concluded 2014 World Cup yielded four knockout matches decided by the dreaded penalty shootout. Few outcomes in sports are crueler than accepting defeat in such a fashion. But if teams are looking for a leg up in 2018, they’ll want to brush up on an old concept: the gambler’s fallacy, or the false belief that future outcomes will balance out past ones.
The New York City Medical Examiner has determined that Eric Garner’s death as he was arrested by cops on Staten Island was a homicide by chokehold.
Minutes after his team had trounced rival Miami last November, Florida State Football coach Jimbo Fisher got a pleasant surprise. His 9-year-old son Ethan ran up to his dad on the field and leapt into his arms. It was a touching moment. But team sponsor Nike wasn't happy.
Today around noon, Facebook went down. The Earth kept spinning, shockingly, but Facebook was unavailable. For some users, it would not load at all. For others, it showed the ominous message, "Sorry, something went wrong."
Even in calm seas, waves can become monsters.
In her defense, "Pump Up The Jam" gets us really amped up too. And everyone should have this much fun dancing.
This 1997 instructional video can't decide whether to be informational or sexy and, as a result, succeeds at neither. Tedium has never been this topless.
Congress throws money at the venerable cruise missile, seeing a big future in long-distance precision warfare.
An Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 700 people in West Africa is moving faster than the efforts to control the disease, the head of the World Health Organization warned.
This is the SwissNano. Watch it effortlessly produce a watch screw. Next, it'll become sentient and take over the world.
Before 1917, the only thing tougher than drawing a road map was reading one. Most roads weren’t marked with signs, and they rarely had names. But then John Brink changed all that.
Ultrarunner Adam Campbell says he was zapped during the Hardrock 100 trail race this month, but still managed to finish in third place. How is that possible?
After a 25-year-plus relationship, SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. and Southwest Airlines announced earlier yesterday that their contract will come to a close at the end of the year.
A mystery crater spotted in the frozen Yamal peninsula in Siberia earlier this month was probably caused by methane released as permafrost thawed, researchers in Russia say.
From Virgin Mary in a slice of toast to the appearance of a screaming face in a man’s testicles, here's why the brain constructs these illusions.
Former President Bill Clinton said he "could have killed" Osama bin Laden in remarks to an audience in Australia the day before al Qaeda's 2001 attacks on the United States, according to an audio tape that emerged this week.
What does it mean to live "in the moment" if we're taking photos 24/7?
Here’s an online behavior that’s worth reconsidering.
The science behind America's deepening disturbance.
Look for Sir Sippy Cup and The Knight of the Racecar Bed in the next season of "Game of Thrones."
At its cafes, Blue Bottle might make one of the best iced-coffee drinks in America. But are artisan businesses doomed to fail when they try going mainstream?
Reed sprints a couple feet down the first-base line, crouches low, and with a groan drawn deep from his belly, drags out every ounce of the call: "STTTTTTTRIKE!" Then adds, "DON'T THIS BEAT MAKE YOU WANT TO JUMP, JUMP!"
This week we learned about irony, where that Ground Zero ship came from, and why Ebola should be freaking everyone out.
It means the violence is actually being talked about.
Embracing multiple variations of “selfie” is a slippery and ugly slope. We can only append “-ie” to so many words before the English language turns into nonsense.
Israel declared a Gaza ceasefire over on Friday and killed more than 50 Palestinians in renewed shelling, saying militants had breached the truce shortly after it began and apparently captured an Israeli soldier.
As the new film "Lucy," starring Scarlett Johansson and Morgan Freeman is set to be released in the cinemas this week, I feel I should attempt to dispel the unfounded premise of the film — that we only use 10% of our brains. Let me state that there is no scientific evidence that supports this statement, it is simply a myth.
Where does Earth end and space begin? Finding the border between the two is not as simple or scientific as you might think.
Ctrl + Alt + Delete started as a trade secret. Then it became an icon.
For months, U.S. officials have said secret data from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden was affecting the way terrorists communicate. A Massachusetts company says it has found proof.
One of two Americans infected with Ebola in West Africa will be brought to the United States for treatment at Emory University.
The so-called Google barge, once envisioned as a floating showroom for Google Glass and other high-tech gadgets, is heading for a less glamorous future now that the structure on top of it is destined for the scrap yard.
Employers in the U.S. added more than 200,000 jobs for a sixth straight month in July, the longest such period since 1997 and a sign of optimism about the economic outlook. The jobless rate climbed to 6.2 percent as more people entered the labor force.
Shirley Dygert had never jumped before. Dave Hartsock jumped for a living. Neither of them knew what to expect when the parachute failed.
A new study offers an extremely detailed look at the cultural movements of the past 2,000 years, pointing to a new data-driven way to conduct historical research and map the migration of people over time.
This is my next tiny posthuman superpower.
Like everything living on Earth, viruses must evolve to survive.
The security problems with USB devices run deeper than you think: Their risk isn’t just in what they carry, it’s built into the core of how they work.
Solo's legacy is long, from "Big Trouble in Little China" to "Archer." And this weekend, he spawns yet another rogue in "Guardians of the Galaxy," an intergalactic Marvel Comics saga in which a band of misfits is led by Peter Quill (Chris Pratt), a "ravenger" (apparently, that's what scavengers are called in the future) who fancies himself a "legendary outlaw" with the alias Star-Lord.
An ode to some of hip-hop's most urgent, political and important MCs.
How do you pack two patients that are infected with one of the world's deadliest viruses into a pressurized aluminum tube that is filled with healthy care takers and pilots for 12 hours and not get almost everyone infected in the process? You use this old ex-Royal Danish Air Force Gulfstream III that is highly modified to convey very ill people over very long distances.
"It has been the highest honor of my professional life to serve the people of Virginia’s 7th District in Congress. That is why it is with tremendous gratitude and a heavy heart that I have decided to resign from Congress, effective Aug. 18."
Video games are changing. Diversity is finally sinking into the roots of the gnarled, calcified tree of tradition. And tradition — men, men who came up as outcasts, geeks, and can’t let that go — isn’t taking it so well.