How Sex Talk In Literature Has Changed Over 200 Years

Literary sex talk changes like fashion, from the bawdy double entendres of the Elizabethan theater to the 18th-century seduction plot to Victorian allusion to “obscene” modern literature and back again.

Theft, Lies And Facebook Video

Facebook says it’s now streaming more video than YouTube. To be able to make that claim, all they had to do was cheat, lie and steal.

A Smartphone Game That Will Help Treat Schizophrenia

A “brain training” game can improve the cognitive function of people with schizophrenia and facilitates everyday tasks, according to researchers at the University of Cambridge.

How Is The Placement Of Rest Areas On Highways Decided?

Rest stops are a comforting staple of the American highway system, but sometimes when you need one — really need one — in the midst of a long road trip, the closet exit to relieved bladders and stretched legs can seem miles away. How far apart are rest stops supposed to be placed on the interstate?

The Man Who Plans To Be Ringmaster — Of A Drone Circus

Amsterdam will host the first ever drone circus later this year. Meet the man behind the machines.

How A Victorian Astronomer Fought the Gender Pay Gap, And Won

On this day in 1818, astronomer and women’s rights pioneer Maria Mitchell was born in Nantucket, Massachusetts. She spent the next seven decades establishing herself as a forward-thinking paragon of intelligence and morality.

My Almost First Kiss With Molly Shannon

It seems like nearly everyone in 2001’s cult favorite returned for the new Netflix prequel series — but not me. How I survived fake summer camp, a daunting first kiss, and a career as a child actor.

Mutually Assured Content

In 2015, the illusion of audience ownership is becoming harder to sustain.

My Life Unmasking British Eavesdroppers

Our discussion was considered so dangerous that we — two reporters and a social worker — were placed on the top floor of the prison maximum security wing, which guards told us had formerly held terrorists, serial murderers, gang leaders and child rapists. Meanwhile, police stripped my home of every file, every piece of paper I had, and 400 books.

Researchers Create A Worm That Infects Macs Silently And Permanently

Macs have typically been heralded as the more secure of the two main operating systems. But according to researchers, at the firmware level, that's not necessarily true.

How Ferguson Changed America

A year ago Darren Wilson killed Michael Brown. What has followed has been the greatest national reckoning on racism since the beating of Rodney King.

How Your Phone's Battery Life Can Be Used To Invade Your Privacy

A group of researchers have demonstrated how to track users with nothing more than their remaining battery power, which could compromise privacy.

Remembering One Of Wrestling's Greatest Villians

Piper was the everyman who was self-aware enough to hate his lot in life, and that’s why fans connected to him, even when he did rotten things.