Here's why the surface of Mercury is so dark
The tiny planet is covered in a light-absorbing element.
Pluto gets rainbow-hued in NASA's latest images
New Horizons' infrared filter is casting the dwarf planet in a new light.
The farthest known galaxy is 13.2 billion years old
Scientists say they've spotted the farthest ever galaxy, a whopping 13.2 billion light years away -- when the universe was still very young.
3 amazing technologies that could be part of your new smartphone
Here's some amazing technologies you might find in your next smartphone, courtesy of Entrepreneur.
NASA picks the scientific tools it'll use to study Europa
NASA is convinced that Jupiter's moon Europa is worth visiting, and for good reason: its icy surfa...
TellSpec identifies food ingredients and calories using science, magic
Some of us can't eat gluten, while others need to stay away from certain fats. Mealtime can be inc...
Daily Update for May 28, 2013
It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get al...
iPhone biosensor cradle brings us one step closer to having tricorders (video)
It seems like every day we're getting a little bit closer to having tricorders, and today's no exc...
UCSB sensor sniffs explosives through microfluidics, might replace Rover at the airport (video)
We're sure that most sniffer dogs would rather be playing fetch than hunting for bombs in luggage....