The Secret History of "Easter Eggs"
By David Pogue | Aug 8, 2019
Yes, Google, Tesla, Amazon and others are still hiding quirky software surprises in their products, mostly to give you a chuckle.
Python is eating the world: How one developer's side project became the hottest programming language on the planet
By Nick Heath | Aug 6, 2019
Frustrated by programming language shortcomings, Guido van Rossum created Python.
Why Mathematicians Hate That Viral Equation
By Kenneth Chang | Aug 6, 2019
It's formatted to confuse people, and there are no interesting underlying concepts.
"I Wasn't Bluffing": M. Night Shyamalan Recalls "Sixth Sense" Pitch and Frenzy That Followed
By Susan King | Aug 2, 2019
Twenty years after the psychological horror film became a blockbuster, the director, Haley Joel Osment and those close to the making of the project reflect on its legacy: "We went from, "Hey, this is a fun movie" to "People are really taking this seriously.""
Man Finds Authentic Egon Schiele Drawing in New York City Thrift Store
By Hakim Bishara | Jul 26, 2019
The shopper, a part-time art handler, found a 1918 Schiele pencil drawing in a Habitat for Humanity thrift store in Queens. The finding is valued at more than $100,000.
The Pentagon has a laser that can identify people from a distance—by their heartbeat
By David Hambling | Jun 27, 2019
The Jetson prototype can pick up on a unique cardiac signature from 200 meters away, even through clothes.
Population Density and Transit in 12 Cities
By NewChinaHand | Aug 1, 2019
This new map series depicts population density in 12 cities at the same scale.
The Man Who Devised the Formula to Find NFL Stars
By Andrew Beaton | Aug 1, 2019
Dallas Cowboys executive Gil Brandt will join the Hall of Fame this weekend after a career revolutionizing scouting. He also laid the foundation for analytics.
Robert Ballard found the Titanic. Can he find Amelia Earhart’s airplane?
By Rachel Hartigan Shea | Jul 23, 2019
Ocean explorer Robert Ballard will lead a major expedition to the remote Pacific in hopes of discovering the famed aviator's fate.
The World's 50 Most Valuable Sports Teams 2019
By Kurt Badenhausen | Jul 22, 2019
The Dallas Cowboys kick off training camp this weekend as the defending NFC East champions.