Transporting large quantities information has always been a challenge, including when that information was astrological tables and your medium was vellum.
When applied to high-quality images of nature, GIFs lose their head-ache inducing flashiness, and become sublime.
And why does it always seem to happen in Florida?
Radiolab and the American Museum of Natural History are crowdsourcing suggestions for what to call a species that lived some 65 million years ago, and from which all humans are descended.
By dramatizing subtle changes, new software makes it possible to see motions that are normally imperceptible to us.
The designers of a low-dead-space syringe hope that their innovation could hamper the disease's spread among the estimated 15.9 million people who inject drugs worldwide.
Monitoring stations normally used to keep tabs on the nuclear tests of regimes like North Korea's captured the arrival of a rock from outer space.
A conversation with the author of 'The Fault in Our Stars,' this month's 1book140 selection.
What does it really mean when we say last week's meteor delivered a force 30 times the size of the Hiroshima bomb?
"Simply amazing," says NASA.
A scary break in communications between NASA on the ground and NASA in space comes during a routine software update. All on board are doing well.
I'm in ur manuscript, making a mess.
Strap yourself to a wall and relax. Your arms may float away like a zombie's, but "it's really comfortable," swears astronaut Mike Fincke.
A pope hasn't stepped down from office for 600 years. What was the "media frenzy" like in 1415?
Colorful, digital confetti
There's the one big one we all know and love, but there are also minimoons that temporarily orbit our planet. Maybe, just maybe, we can snag one and bring it back to Earth.
In 2009, scientists noticed some odd stains cropping up in satellite images of Antarctica's Princess Ragnhild Coast. Now, explorers have traveled there -- the first humans to visit the 9,000-odd emperor penguin kingdom.
In a less than two-year period, Etsy quintupled the number of women on its engineering staff, and made other gains in the process
Get ready: It's loud.
A look at what causes Wikipedia's biggest traffic spikes