A South African journalist remembers life on the Mandela plane—and what it taught him about America.
Talk about a cool finding: You can tell the relative heights of others just by the sound of their voices, according to new research.
As a major ice storm continues to lock the U.S. in a deep freeze, some areas may benefit from a system that can better predict storm severity.
The problem with today's best TV shows is that not one realizes how important the Christmas special episode tradition is -- so we've tried to remind them.
It was another glorious week to both revel in photography and complain about how it's used and appreciated -- from the White House back-handing the press, to a short film made of Instagrams, to the "top" photos of the year.
With the cloudy weather, views of the Universe have been hampered this past week. Here is a recently completed image of a colorful nebula that was captured before the winter weather arrived.
Lots of important stuff was in the news this week: Scientists finally declared that sex counts as exercise, crazy ants invaded Texas, and a truck full of deadly radioactive waste got carjacked in Mexico. Time to get caught up.
Curious about how Copenhagen Suborbitals is building a space capsule? Wired Science blogger Kristian von Bengtson shares the process, in photos.
A rare brain stimulation study suggests that a brain circuit known as the "salience network" contributes to differences in our ability to overcome challenges and cope with stress.
It might not have the specs of a super bike, but it certainly has the presence. It's called the Saietta R, and underneath that shapely body is an all-electric drivetrain good for a 0-60 MPH run under four seconds. And we're as torn on the styling as you.
The latest top secret unmanned spy plane to be uncovered isn't just a design idea, it's already flying at the Air Force's famed Area 51. Unlike the recently announced SR-72, the new RQ-180 from Northrop Grumman is believed to be currently in flight testing according to Aviation Week and Space Technology. The RQ-180 is a new ...
NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has passed the milestone of 100,000 shots fired by its laser. It uses the laser as one way to check which chemical elements are in rocks and soils.
A new NASA-led study has discovered an intriguing link between sea ice conditions and the melting rate of Totten Glacier, the glacier in East Antarctica that discharges the most ice into the ocean. The discovery, involving cold, extra salty water -- brine -- that forms within openings in sea ice, adds to our understanding of how ice sheets interact with the ocean, and may improve our ability to forecast and prepare for future sea level rise.
When he said he'd be back, he really meant it: The upcoming Terminator reboot will take place on television as well as the already-announced 2015 movie.
A researcher has examined how squirrels found homes in American cities, and how the presence of the now-ubiquitous bushy-tailed critters altered people's conceptions of nature and community.
Using the computer's webcam, the game tracks the direction you're facing and where you're looking. So long as you avert your gaze, you stay alive.
Results of the analysis showed that cell phone use by college students was negatively related to GPA and positively related to anxiety. Following this, GPA was positively related to happiness while anxiety was negatively related to happiness. Thus, for the population studied, high frequency cell phone users tended to have lower GPA, higher anxiety, and lower satisfaction with life (happiness) relative to their peers who used the cell phone less often.