The eggplant and peach emoji are standard code for racy thoughts these days, but food has been used for sexual innuendo for centuries. Shakespeare was a pro. (Happy Shakespeare Week!)
The Zika Virus Challenge has posted researchers’ projects and is asking for pledges. Should the reaction be skepticism — or enthusiasm?
A major theme in the latest congressional hearing on encryption was whether the FBI, rather than asking tech companies for cooperation, has focused enough resources to keep up with technology itself.
The Fourth Circuit said the lower court should have deferred to the federal government’s assertion that Title IX applies to transgender students.
The heat came early to India, and everyone is suffering. Here’s a report from our village correspondent.
Hour by hour, chances dwindle that rescue workers will be able to save those who may be trapped in the ruins of the catastrophic quake that struck on Saturday. Noisy generators add to the challenge.
When Britain’s Natural Environment Research Council launched a poll to help name a new research ship, one suggestion caught on: Boaty McBoatface. But Science Minister Jo Johnson says it’s unsuitable.
Nearly 18 inches of rain has fallen on parts of the Houston area in two days. In the state’s biggest city, schools are closed and subdivisions have flooded. More rain is predicted for Tuesday.
Some teachers worry the heated rhetoric is causing stress, especially among immigrant and minority students. Others are trying to channel the political interest into learning opportunities.
Twenty-one years ago, Garland — now nominated to the Supreme Court — supervised the investigation following the bombing that killed 168 people.
The stakes are high for both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Clinton hopes New York can help make it clear she will be the nominee. Trump needs a big day to get closer to his magic delegate number.
A suicide car bombing was followed by an attack staged by gunmen. The attack hit during morning rush hour; the wounded included women and children, Afghan officials say.
An 18-year-old woman in Ohio is accused of broadcasting the rape of her 17-year-old friend online. The prosecutor said she told police she continued streaming because she “got caught up in the likes.”
The “Samsung SAT” is the South Korean company’s aptitude test that features a gauntlet of 160 questions in 140 minutes. Test yourself with a few practice questions.
Samsung’s rigorous aptitude test underscores the company’s near-mythical status in Korean society. “I think this is only the way to be successful,” says a test-taker before braving the entrance exam.