A true-color image of the volcanic islands of Tahiti, some 2,700 miles south of Hawaii
You've seen 404 "Not Found" errors. Now a proposal introduces the idea of a 451 error to mark sites where content has been removed because of copyright violations.
NASA's new mission to study black holes completes a major phase of its deployment.
The website Ravelry has gotten a take-down request from the US Olympic Committee, which says that "Ravelympic" events "denigrate the true nature of the Olympic Games."
NASA says that the picture shows a galaxy that "looks a bit like salt sprinkled on black velvet."
DARPA turned to Twitter to crowdsource devilish little ideas for what the future should bring. A round-up of the responses.
NASA's Suomi NPP satellite captured this picture of the Arctic, Europe, and Asia over the course of 15 orbits around the globe.
New research suggests that Antarctica has a much warmer, wetter, and lusher history than previously believed.
Google's position in circulating information and ideas online gives it a special view into government efforts to clamp down on speech. With its Transparency Report, it tries to share what it knows.
The storm brought heavy rains and wind to Mexico's southwestern states over the weekend.
What makes hammocks wonderful isn't the flawlessness of the idea but its simplicity, which has allowed for constant innovation.
It wasn't that long ago when not only did we not know what the Internet was but we also did not have the language to talk about it.
Two galaxies known collectively as NGC 3314 appear to be colliding but they are separated by tens of millions of light years.
A study of some 500,000 emails from inside Enron reveals patterns of information sharing around an office.
The annual phytoplankton bloom has brought deep color to the waters.
We're on the cusp of one of the greatest scientific accomplishments of all time, but we may not know when the moment strikes. Or, rather, there may be no moment.
The new space telescope is going to look at black holes and the power they have over the objects around them.
A classic Hubble image of the trace of a massive star explosion thousands of years ago
We may joke that nobody uses pay phones anymore, but that isn't quite correct.
Astronauts passed over the Nile River Delta on June 4, 2012 and saw this view of Cairo and Alexandria.