Are gadgets making us dumber? Two new studies suggest they might be. One found that people who are interrupted by technology score 20 percent lower on a standard cognition test. A second demonstrated that some students, even when on their best behavior, can't concentrate on homework for more than two minutes without distracting themselves by using social media or writing an email. Full story
Google I/O, the tech giant's annual developer conference, kicks off with a keynote event on Wednesday. Based on rumors, leaks, and well-educated guesswork, here's what we think we'll hear about.
There's been a groundswell of 17-year cicadas in Virginia and other southern states, as revealed by a fresh wave of photos and eyewitness reports.
Is it a case of anteater virgin birth, a hormonal quirk or just some desperate hanky-panky? Whatever it is, Armani the anteater's surprising pregnancy has sparked a debate over what animals are capable of when it comes to sex.
Science editor Alan Boyle's blog: Do the images featured by The World at Night celebrate wonders of the night sky, or draw attention to worries about the night sky? The answer is "both."
While most carriers are still expanding their 4G LTE coverage across the United States, development of 5G technology is well underway. Samsung has successfully tested its 5G platform and aims to launch the next-generation mobile network by 2020.
With more than 1.5 million apps now available for Android phones and Apple's iPhone, a congressman is proposing a law that would require mobile app developers to let users know what an app's privacy policies are when it comes to information being shared and the length of time the information is kept by a developer.
Researchers have built an energy conversion technology inspired by photosynthesis, the process plants use to convert sunlight into food. It may one day power remote sensors.