We're not used to self-made young female oligarchs lying outrageously, fleecing the hell out of other billionaires and conducting thunderous symphonies of global deception.
Think of it like a community center for a subreddit: It creates a space to talk without pretense, to bring discussions beyond the comment threads or simply hang out with strangers online.
Buried in media scholar Jonathan Albright's research was proof of a massive political misinformation campaign. Now he's taking on the the world's biggest platforms before it's too late.
It took thousands of years for humans to breed a pea-sized fruit into a beautiful beefsteak tomato. Now, with gene editing, scientists can change everything.
This particular pathogen isn't a bacterium. It's a yeast, a new variety of an organism so common that it's used as one of the basic tools of lab science, transformed into an infection so disturbing that one lead researcher called it "more infectious than Ebola."
Seven years after its secretive launch, X is starting to spawn mind-blowing companies — and show us what an ever expanding Google means for the world.
A typical single-family home in the US takes an average of six and a half months to build, according to the Census Bureau’s latest survey. Now an Austin-based startup called Icon can erect a house nearly 200 times faster — in a day.
Cody Wilson makes digital files that let anyone 3-D print untraceable guns. The government tried to stop him. He sued — and won.
@_personals_ started as an Instagram account for posting old-school looking-for-love ads — but it's poised to be so much more.
The whole enterprise began as something of a lark, it was an un-corporation, an excuse for a summer of beer pong and code sprints. Indeed, Zuckerberg's first business cards read, "I'm CEO … bitch." The brogrammer 'tude was a joke… or was it?
Has Netflix's sizeable investment in original science-fiction movies been a bust? By one popular metric, Rotten Tomatoes, the answer would seem to be: Categorically.
One of the most refreshing things about living in Europe (or small towns in the rural US) is knowing that the poor aren't condemned to a completely separate, and inferior, life. Your place in the world isn't wholly defined by wealth. The story is rather different in San Francisco.
Reddit's little mascot, Snoo, contains multitudes.
Don't let limited storage stop you from taking another Instagram-worthy photo or downloading another album to listen to on the go.
The social network exploded in Myanmar, allowing fake news and violence to consume a country emerging from military rule.
"The idea with this ship is to prove a potential energy system of the future."
Humans love to read meaning into the unexpected and the improbable, even where there is none.
And new tick-borne pathogens are emerging at a troubling clip.
These strange-colored, meat-resembling objects will be on your grill this holiday if you have vegetarian friends. They, and the meat-averse souls waiting to consume them, deserve to be treated with respect.
Airbnb has always approached regulation through diplomacy, trying to persuade cities that it is a friendly, well-meaning contributor.