And what about tweaking them a bit in the process to, say, make them less of a threat to humans?
A new study observes 2.5 million active supermassive black holes, two-thirds of which had not been seen before.
Weather data as art
With new hearing aids, Austin Chapman is listening to music for the first time in his life, and it sounds glorious.
The powerful storm in the moonlight, before it hit New Orleans.
The iconic images from the Apollo 11 lunar landing are all of Buzz Aldrin or his footprint.
"Even though we were farther away from earth than two humans had ever been, we were not alone."
Neil Armstrong, the first man to set foot on the moon, has passed away at the age of 82.
Author Ray Bradbury's poem is an example of the contributions writers, artists, and musicians make to our scientific pursuits.
The power and promise of open data: A Freedom of Information Act request puts some numbers behind the charges of police discrimination.
A twisted piece of wire isn't just a symbol of dangerous abortions; it's a symbol of inequality.
With the big event set to begin in Florida early next week, Republican leaders fear the storm will become a hurricane.
Using the magic of GIFs to bring us down to a scale of life invisible to the human eye
Imagine Niagara Falls. Now multiply it, again and again and again.
The mighty, shrinking waterway
Is a ribbon made out of carbon nanotubes the key to building a cheaper, safer pathway to space?
On the 35th birthday of Voyager 2, a moment to pause and praise the old technology that is now at the frontier of space exploration, literally.
Blue and green street signs, tall double-paned windows, balconies enclosed with iron filigree, and a distinct lamppost style: the keys to Parisian charm, as calculated by an algorithm.
Time ticks by a bit more slowly on the Red Planet.
The automated cars are slowly building a driving record that's better than that of your average American.