NASA has long suspected that life was possible, even likely, on other planets. The real importance of the Kepler news this week: more motivation to fund further exploration.
Other than that whole talking-aircraft thing, of course. A pilot reviews the Cars spin-off.
Society often insists that top achievers also be great human beings. It's often not the case.
Lawn signs don't make a discernible difference to electoral outcomes. So why are they so ubiquitous?
Over-eager guides and casual tourists crowd France's Mont Blanc, which has highest fatality rate in Europe.
New evidence suggests a sense of meaning in life can mitigate symptoms of the degenerative disease, even when the illness's harmful plaque has already accumulated in the brain.
That the ship was downed by the alignment of celestial bodies is an alluring theory, but it's not, alas, a plausible one.
As much as we play up the value of science, it's the risky human side of the space program that draws attention and funding to the space program.
Simplifications and flashy effects aside, the extraordinary story of the Tuskegee Airmen gets its due.
In the wake of a horrific crash, should air racing be allowed to continue?
We are biased to believe in the innocence of those we admire -- even when they have blood on their hands
The Yankees, Red Sox and Phillies are out of the playoffs. Was Billy Beane right about small market teams?
The man who inspired the world with his technology anonymously inspired one writer with the simple beauty of his home
Dwelling on our own suffering makes us blind to the pain of others
Toward the end of his life, MLK's focus began to shift from ensuring racial equality to bridging the economic divide between the rich and poor
From the moment the barbed wire first went up, the barrier was a monument to failure for the Soviet vision of a just society
Members of Congress could lean a lot about the problem with rigid thinking, as outlined by former jihadists at a London conference
Private industry has little reason to invest in endeavors where the result is not returns, but greater scientific knowledge or understanding
Despite the economy, 2011 graduates shouldn't abandon enthusiasm. Their deep, serious desires might be what saves them.
JFK challenged Americans to take to the skies half a century ago—but as human space flight embraced rockets rather than reusable spacecraft, what did we lose?