With rhinos on the verge of extinction, conservationists are turning to novel efforts to prevent poaching. Enforcement agents in South Africa are now using a DNA database to help them identify the origins of seized rhino horn.
It turns out that a lot of the false news stories shared on social media before the election were generated by teenagers in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. And according to BuzzFeed News, they made a good amount of money doing it.
The inventor of the term "net neutrality" says government involvement is key to great Internet service, and the FCC looks set to agree. The regulatory agency will vote next on a plan to make the Internet a public utility, allowing the government to block service providers from creating "fast lanes" for content.
The largest conference on cryptology and internet privacy in Latin America started on Friday. Increasing, the digital rights activists and hackers president are questioning their own government’s surveillance practices.
A plane powered only by 17,000 solar panels completed a five-day flight from Japan to Hawaii early this morning. Will it inspire a fleet of solar-powered planes? Not right away, but one airline is moving into biofuels.
In the 1940s, the first African American women entered NACA's “computing pools." Some later became managers or engineers at NASA, and all made crucial — but often little-known — contributions to the math that put Americans in space.
Eradicating weeds is one of the thorniest problems facing organic farmers. Weeding by hand is backbreaking work, but using herbicide means the farm is no longer organic. Enter agronomist Frank Forcella, who's modifying an ordinary sandblaster kill weeds and fertilizes food crops, too.