Discovered: Multitasking isn't a myth, pigeons aren't as dumb as they look, anti-depressants and therapy don't really work, the Brits' criminal and pirate ancestors, better treatment for blindness prevention.
Every single one of Tumblr's 178 employees will get money from the $1.1 billion Yahoo deal, which means that if the site hadn't let go of its three editorial team members last month, they too would have received $371,00 — each.
As technology and Internet bandwidth has made video-chatting a regular part of communication, it has proven a great way to get out of otherwise painful obligations.
Discovered: A biological explanation for label-snobs, bad news for wine-drinkers, Twitter did influence the Arab Spring, car battery's super powers and a malaria vaccine
The Washington Post has succeeded in reuniting a lost iPod with its owner—but not by combing through their playlists but rather looking at the Apple ID information associated with the device.
That Christmas tree ban that Shimon Gapso, the mayor of the Israeli town of Nazareth Illit, enacted last year still stands.
Discovered: A neon sign that's alive, a cure-all wonder drug for the common cold and HIV, (almost) drought-proof plants, debunking peer influence.
Even as YouTube has focused on making itself a high-quality programming hub, YouTube's top 10 most viewed videos of 2011 proves that good old viral video still rules the Internet.
Amazon's seasonal workers endure the same grueling conditions as the full-timers, it just doesn't seem as bad for such a short period of time.
A strike against those arguing for the benefits of successful college football programs: male's grades tend to go down when their university's football team wins games, new research finds.
In an "exclusive" Reuters reports that Samsung makes Apple's iPhone chips in a Texas plant which is two parts surprising: first, the two companies have been spatting for months over patents and Apple is known mostly for manufacturing its iThings in Chinese factories where labor conditions don't exactly meet American conscience standards.
Zynga CEO Mark Pincus is doing this IPO thing his way after getting the biggest public offering since Google.
RIP trolls -- anonymous Internet commenters that post nasty remarks on Facebook profiles, MySpace pages and other online traces of the deceased -- claim the whole horrifying practice is a social critique on the way we live our Web lives, according to this new study by Whitney Philips.
Considering we live a lot of our lives online, looking at the Internet zeitgeist provides an accurate and interesting glimpse of the year's most salient topics.
Rob Siltanen, an ad executive who worked at TBWA/Chiat/Day, the agency that created Apple's "Think Different" campaign, has decided to set the creation story record straight for the famed ads, coming out with his full account in Forbes.
Realizing it's in danger of tarnishing its hip cred, online travel site Kayak is trying to distance itself from Lowe's and Christian activist organization The Florida Family Association as they boycott the TLC show All American Muslim.
As of yesterday, pilots became our nation's most privileged gadget users when the FAA approved iPad use during all stages of flight, as the National Transportation Safety Board recommended a nationwide ban on cell phones in cars -- including Bluetooth or hands-free devices.
After Lowe's got flack for bending to the will of the Florida Family Association, pulling their ads from TLC show All American Muslim, other advertisers are denying they cut advertising from the program that the FFA says, "poses a clear and present danger to the liberties and traditional values that the majority of Americans cherish."
After all the lengths Google went to assure us of Google Wallet's security, it turns out the mobile payments system stores a lot of unencrypted information on your smart phone's database.
Hygiene may be the least vain justification for ripping hairs off of your mons pubis, but it's not doctor recommended.
Scientists at M.I.T's Media lab have created a camera that can capture the speed of light, taking a photo in less than two-trillionths of a second.
The authenticity of the cuteness in this photo of brand new polar bears is up for debate, after it turned out that the scene that produced those little ones was staged in a Dutch zoo.
On the heels of the release of his latest show, Live at the Beacon Theater, comedian and star of his FX show Louie Louis C.K. made a visit to Reddit, participating in the site's ask me anything thread.
It might be a turbulent time for the news-biz, but the media hasn't altogether abandoned perks for its employees, and after surveying the snack offering in newsrooms, tasty treats can say a lot about a company's priorities.
The most influential Twitter account is a Brazilian elderly woman with a foul mouth and a GIF powered avatar, showcasing the tweeter doing sexy things.
Nature and technology have made it easy for you to catch tomorrow's full lunar eclipse, the last one until April 14, 2014.
After announcing its lofty IPO goals last week, Zynga has taken its show on the road, trying its hardest to convince investors to pony up for a service that only 3 percent of its users pay for.
This afternoon Twitter announced a "fly" new site redesign that focuses more on growth and less on making user experience better for loyal tweeters.
Though banks didn't succeed in pawning their Dodd-Frank burdens off to consumers with a $5 monthly debit charge, credit card companies are charging businesses more for handling small transactions which is being passed along to customers.
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