A book published during the presidency of Chester A. Arthur has a greater chance of being in print today than one published during the time of Reagan.
The story of how a poster celebrating the end of the Defense of Marriage Act made its way into history
Early evidence suggests that IRIS is going to be a feast for those who love pretty pictures of space.
Guess what? Not everyone wants an iPad.
Why the American Historical Association is encouraging graduate programs "adopt a policy that allows the embargoing of completed PhD dissertations"
Though "Vulcan" was the clear winner in a public vote on the matter, the official naming committee was not happy with that choice.
A large explosion, narrated by a stream of Russian expletives
Seeing how Gettysburg played out on a map can help us understand why, in the end, it turned out as it did.
But it hasn't quite left the bubble around our sun yet.
Another case of "direct access" not being quite what you first thought
It's not always easy to imagine just how big the other planets are. Here, a space artist's thought experiment turns into a lesson in Earth's relative size.
Up until now, the most planets ever found in one habitable zone was two.
Cassandra Willyard's smart advice for technical writers (or anyone, for that matter)
The pleasures and challenges of capturing -- accurately -- technology's impact on our lives
Some 600,000 veterans have seen their disability-benefit claims founder unanswered for more than 125 days.
Artist and critic James Bridle's UAV-focused show opened this week at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, one block from the White House.
Ideas of the Year 2013
It is from this remote city in southern Kazakhstan that humans first sent a satellite, an animal, and a person into orbit. But it didn't get an MRI machine until 2011.
Two astronauts chatting about seeing the specialness of Earth's beauty from above.
Saltier than sea water and the consistency of "very light maple syrup." Yuck.