An interview with Samuel Arbesman, author of The Half-Life of Facts
If left unchecked, poaching threatens to annihilate some of the world's biggest and most beautiful species. Can UAVs stop the bloodshed?
A look back at the biggest technology stories of the year
The rocky crest of Earth's crust just barely peeks out from the planet around it.
The awareness of our planet's place in the cosmos that we gained from the Blue Marble photo "may well have been the most important reason we went" to the moon.
The story of how one engineer purified air, and made our age of advanced electronics possible.
Satellite measurements of "plant stress" indicated the arrival of drought a month before the U.S. drought monitor.
“Nothing tells us more about the spread of humans across the Earth than city lights.”
A new report for the National Security Archive shows the majority of agencies lagging far behind in complying with a 2009 presidential order.
A glimpse of the Sohae launch facility where North Korea is readying its next satellite-bearing rocket
For nearly 10 years a petition seeking to lower the rates prisoners and their families pay to talk on the phone has languished before the FCC.
The story of the photograph that revealed the geometry upon which all life is based
Nothing, just nothing, can match the mechanical grace and force of a cheetah running at full speed.
A new line of research hopes to drastically reduce the amount of energy required for warping space-time, and get us to Alpha Centauri in just two weeks time.
A lively discussion on the social curation site, Reddit, has produced a list of videos that will cheer you up on this rainy day.
Most of the lunar rocks given away following the Apollo 11 and 17 missions have gone unaccounted for and periodically turn up in weird places.
The Washington Post's charming book critic goes after Apple for its aggressive patenting.
A concept light fixture called Nebula 12 will make clouds to match a stormy weather forecast.
On the one hand, he's got sad dehydrated sweet potatoes. On the other hand, he's got his two best cosmonaut pals. Also, he's in space!
"Using your brains to think of an idea and your skills to implement it? That's the old model."