Tourism in Thailand Goes on Despite Martial Law

Tourists take pictures of Thai soldiers guarding outside Thai police headquarters Tuesday, May 20, 2014 in Bangkok, Thailand.Image: Sakchai Lalit/Associated Press Tourism is so important to Thailand that the announcement…

Obama: If You Trust Your Congress, Trust in the NSA Data Collection

On Friday afternoon, President Obama responded for the first time to the revelations of various National Security Agency data gathering programs—from recording all call records in and outside of the…

How to Watch Tonight’s Blue Moon Online

Night sky observers around the world will have the chance to see a special full moon — one that has been dubbed a “blue moon” — on Aug. 31. But,…

Chinese Workers Face Competition From Robots

One of the defining narratives of modern China has been the migration of young workers — often girls in their late teenage years — from the countryside into sprawling cities…

Why Insiders, Not Hackers, Are Biggest Threat to Cybersecurity

The NSA leaks perpetrated by Edward Snowden will easily go down as one of the biggest revelations of the year, if not the decade. But the episode also raises new…

Genetically Modified Mice May Be Landmine-Sniffing Heroes

Scientists are engineering a real-life Mighty Mouse that will scurry through fields sniffing out hidden landmines thanks to olfactory superpowers. The researchers, at Hunter College of the City University of…

New Methane Detection Tool Could Boost Search for Alien Life

An artist’s concept of a small planetary system. Astronomers using data from NASA’s Kepler mission and ground-based telescopes recently confirmed that the system, called KOI-961, hosts the three smallest exoplanets…

Biggest Threat to the Economy Could Come From Outer Space

Imagine waking up just after midnight to a sky so bright you swear it must be early morning. Imagine seeing the Northern Lights as far south as Cuba or Hawaii.…

Look Up: Milky Way Galaxy at its Best in July

It’s possible that most people on Earth have never seen the Milky Way, the galaxy in which we live. The Milky Way used to be a part of every human’s…

The Underwater Drone Helping Search for Flight MH370

Bluefin-21 is in the water after being craned over the side of Australian Defense Vessel Ocean Shield to begin using its side-scan sonar in the search for the missing Malaysia…