Rahul Shriganesh

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Philippines Typhoon Relief Efforts Face Persistent Challenges

Weeks after Typhoon Haiyan ravaged the Philippines, more than one million people have received food aid, the United Nations estimates. But logistical …

The Only Smartphones Worth Buying Right Now [RANKED]

Plus, there are a bunch of relatively new devices that have launched in recent months from just about every big name in the smartphone business.<p>Here's what you should be looking at.<p><i>Note: We update this list approximately once a month. Our rankings are based on a variety of factors including design,</i> …

Mobile Technology

Night: Surreal Landscapes Lit with an LED Flashlight by Harold Ross | Colossal

<p>Fine art photographer Harold Ross uses delicate light painting techniques to create surreal landscapes photographed late at night. The photographer, …

Kepler satellite: astronomers may have discovered 461 new planets

Astronomers have found possible evidence for 461 new planets outside our solar system, using measurements from Nasa's planet-hunting satellite, …

Skype originally wanted to be like Fon, but had to solve VoIP first

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Jaan Tallinn<p>Microsoft’s (S MSFT) Skype may be the world’s biggest VoIP network, but the founding team originally set …

Was a subway terror plot really foiled by the PRISM surveillance program?

President Obama addressed the US government's controversial domestic surveillance programs on Friday, justifying them in part because of his assessment that "they helped us prevent terrorist attacks," but without mentioning any specific incidents to back up that claim. Now, <i>Reuters</i> and <i>The New York</i> …

Horror

Best science and technology pictures of the week

The most amazing pictures from the past seven days – featuring cars in flight, an active volcano and an enormous tarantula.<p><b>More stunning image galleries:</b><p>Giant eggs, natural born killers and a musical use for gun parts<p>The universe’s earliest light, zero gravity and a macaque with hayfever<p>Comets, the …

Photos

Northern Lights: More than just a pretty light show

Humans have been fascinated by this unpredictable, eerie light show for centuries. But it’s amazing how little we know about the science behind it.<p>The thermometer on the car is reading -22C. Outside, we are standing in snow up to my knees. We’re in a region called Inari in Finnish Lapland, inside …

Astronomy