So you have an unused Raspberry Pi lying around and you don't know what to do with it. You're not alone, even if there are hundreds of projects at the ready. You can turn it into a Minecraft machine, music
Adventure Alex Honnold has become the first climber to free solo Yosemite’s 3,000-foot El Capitan wall. Adventure YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CALIFORNIA—Renowned rock climber Alex Honnold on Saturday became
All Over the Map Zebulon, Hohokam, and Comancheria are among the 50 economic zones designated by researchers on a new map. As the U.S. economy grows and morphs, people are finding themselves living not
Parents might be happy to know their kids can get a head start in the competitive slipstream of computer programming by doing something they already enjoy -- playing video games. That's the goal of Server
Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives. Have you ever wondered whether smartphones can make your kids smarter? Yes, they make them smarter at Snapchat
"Add a soundtrack to your street, share private videos in public places, create a treasure hunt..." This is the intriguing teaser written on the Traces website, offering a glimpse of what you might be
These days I do most of my reading on my Kindle Fire, and whenever possible I grab e-books from my local library. Because, you know, they're free. If you've never checked out a book this way, or you're
Honestly, they're talking about nothing else in Wentzville, Mo. A teenage girl took a picture of her mom and her 14-year-old sister in the family's hot tub. Both were topless (although how topless is subject
Lego fans, rejoice! This week, bookstores everywhere will begin getting copies of "Beautiful Lego," a new book by Mike Doyle and published by No Starch Press filled to brimming with some of the most stunning
The McMillans had a vague sense that gadgets were cheating their children of their childhoods. So they turned to a drastic solution. Meet the McMillans. They're like a lot of families -- young, unmarried,
Voyager 1 has entered a region of space beyond our solar bubble, and it has sent back a little sound for us to listen to. Thirty-six years ago, from the ground in Florida, Voyager 1 launched into space.
Students and teachers celebrated Monday at Dickinson High School in Milltown, Dela., as their 11-story-tall Lego tower, which qualifies as the tallest in the world, topped its way into the Guinness World
"People think they know darkness, and that they experience darkness everyday, but they don't, really." Across the United States, natural darkness is an endangered resource. East of the Mississippi, it
It's a common superhero story: someone overcomes a difficult upbringing or tragic accident and blossoms into a righteous keeper of peace and justice with a fancy outfit. San Francisco artist Khoa Ho visualizes
A New York Public Library exhibit tackles the historical, social, and artistic importance of reading materials meant for children over the centuries. The New York Public Library A good children's book
All over the country on Thursday, fireworks will light up the sky. In many places, those fireworks will come with a patriotic soundtrack — one that wouldn't be complete without "The Star-Spangled Banner."
Getting enough sleep is important, but don't be afraid to work through the night when necessary. Eric Epstein's new book, 24 Hours Genius: Unlocking Your Brain's Potential with Strategic All-Nighters,
One word came to mind this week when we saw the stories about Texas physical education teacher Dale Irby and how he had worn the same "groovy shirt and sweater vest" for every school photo in the past
The U.S. Postal Service's ZIP code system turns 50 on Monday, harkening back to a time when those five digits were the side effect of the tech behind a quickly evolving communications industry. The service
High-income kids who don't graduate from college are 2.5 times more likely to end up rich than low-income kids who do. Why it's so hard for the poor to get ahead today. The American Dream isn't dead—it
About one-fourth of all incarcerated people on Earth is in the U.S. That constitutes a public health problem. Shannon Stapleton/Reuters The U.S. incarceration rate has more than quadrupled since 1980.