It's been nearly a year since Microsoft's Satya Nadella proclaimed "bots are the new apps". Yet despite the promise of a revolution in how we interact with services and companies online, progress has utterly
India's caste system is among the world's oldest forms of surviving social stratification. The BBC explains its complexities. The system which divides Hindus into rigid hierarchical groups based on their
Customers and employees at the Fifth Avenue Apple Store in New York had somewhat of an interesting experience today. According to a report from ABC 7 NY, a man entered the store and headed to the iconic
The Plate Candy corn has been around since the 1880s, and, though it continually pops up on lists of worst Halloween candy ever, its story is still one of perennial success. Moose A. Moose, the pint-sized
Science & InnovationLaelaps Spread along the southwestern coast of Peru, the 9.9 to 8.9 million year old rock of the Pisco Formation has yielded some stunning fossils. Paleontologists working there have
Changing Planet The Gomantong Caves in Borneo are the type of place that makes most people want to tuck their socks into their pants and run the other way. First imagine the amount of feces that millions
Exploration & AdventureExploration & Adventure When Scott Jurek set a new record for completing the Appalachian Trail in July, his average of nearly 50 miles per day for 2,189 miles was seriously impressive.
The Plate Pay attention to what you’re eating this Halloween or you could end up penniless, friendless, soulless, lifeless, or—even worse for some—your in-laws might come over for a visit. Food is a big
Popular Science experiments September's iPhone 6S release added many features to take on the competition. A 12-megapixel camera, faster fingerprint sensor and 3D Touch impressed during our iPhone 6S review.
This post has been updated. The burgeoning industry of “robo-advisors,” which use complex algorithms to manage individual client portfolios, just got a big endorsement from investment giant BlackRock,
Snapchat Inc. is adding three more publishers to its Discover feature, a coveted platform for media organizations to share articles and videos as well as generate advertising revenue on the popular social
A Chinese state-owned engineering company has signed a deal worth $4.3bn (£2.8bn) to build factories for a Nigerian cement company run by Africa's richest man, Aliko Dangote. China's Sinoma will build
Wal-Mart will stop selling the AR-15 rifle and other semi-automatic weapons at its stores because fewer people are buying them, a spokesman said Wednesday. The AR-15 rifles and other modern sporting rifles
Police in China said on Tuesday they had arrested about 15,000 people for crimes that “jeopardized Internet security”, as the government moves to tighten controls on the Internet. Since taking over in