11 Ways The Future Could Turn Out Differently Than You Expect

Many of us, owing to an intuitive sense of where technological and social progress are taking us, have a preconceived notion of what the future will look like. But as history has continually shown, the future doesn't always go according to plan. Here are 11 ways the world of tomorrow may not unfold the way we expect. » 1/29/15 3:36pm 1/29/15 3:36pm

Materials Of The Future: 7 Amazing High-Tech Architecture Trends

The beginning of civilization as we know it really started with a series of material innovations; the Bronze Age and the Iron Age set us on the path to where we are now, after all. So it makes sense that the history of architecture is also deeply engrained in technological developments of the time. Skyscrapers would… » 2/03/14 6:38pm 2/03/14 6:38pm

10 Insults Hidden on Restaurant Receipts

Did you know that (approximately, maybe) one in three overweight women who walk into a restaurant get an electronic receipt with the words "FAT GIRLS" on it? Sadly, you probably do, because this sort of thing happens all the time these days. The most recent victims were these three women in Stockton, California. And… » 12/10/12 12:00pm 12/10/12 12:00pm

Stanford Professor Thinks Analyzing Literary Data Might Be More Important than Reading the Actual Books

At first thought, the idea that studying trends in books is more important than reading the books themselves seems absurd. But the more one considers the argument put forward by Stanford professor Franco Moretti, the more the concept starts gains some validity. » 6/27/11 11:00pm 6/27/11 11:00pm