Why we need to keep adding leap seconds
Today at precisely 10am Australian Eastern Standard time, something chronologically peculiar will take place: there'll be an extra second between 09:59:59 and 10:00:00.
A new space race is on to bring the internet to the whole world
The race is on to get billions of people connected to the internet via a global network of satellites. Europe's Airbus announced this week that it is to design and build up to 900 satellites for the privately owned OneWeb Ltd, which includes Richard Branson as a board member ...
The new search engine helps people explore new information in a new way
It's been 25 years since a group of students introduced Archie, the world's first Internet search engine. Since then, search engines have become smarter, faster, and more personalized. Their objectives, however, ...
Q&A: Net neutrality rules go into effect
New rules that treat the Internet like a public utility and prevent companies from blocking or slowing down some online traffic took effect Friday.
Interactive linguistics tool detects political 'framing'
As communication strategists gear up for the 2016 presidential campaign – trying to manipulate public opinion with "message framing" – communication researchers are recruiting political news junkies in a nationwide test ...
Getting to the heart of the matter: CERN's hidden heritage
A nuclear physicist and an archaeologist at the University of York have joined forces to produce a unique appraisal of the cultural significance of one of the world's most important locations for scientific ...
How does an experiment at the Large Hadron Collider work?
It's not every day my Twitter feed is full of people talking about flat-tops, squeezing and injections, but then Wednesday 3 June was not an average day for the Large Hadron Collider.