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.
A new patent application from Microsoft points to a future in which your Kinect watches you, and sends ads based on your mood.
Around the summer and winter solstices, the space station closely tracks the line that divides day and night.
For a mix of reasons, more than half of Japanese households still have fax machines and businesses say they are a "required communication tool."
NASA's Aqua satellite captured this picture of a divot in the cloud cover off the coast of Tasmania.
That's the contention of a San Francisco Zoo penguin keeper, who says it looks like a flightless passerine, none of which survive today.
Facebook makes a decent showing, but the search-engine giant dominates as the most-visited site around the world.
The US Census Bureau has quietly rolled out its API, which means data, data, data for open-government enthusiasts everywhere.