NASA's IceBridge mission is in the middle of a six-year effort to document the icy regions of the globe.
Astronauts on board the International Space Station took this picture of a crater left by a meteor strike some 70 million years ago.
Academics are starting to take a hard look at Internet memes and the cultural sensibilities they reflect.
An illustration shows how big a sphere of all the world's water would be compared with Earth.
Over the weekend, YouTube stars and the people who love them gathered at ROFLCon, a conference devoted to Internet culture.
Planning for your digital life after your physical life is no longer a strange niche behavior.
Astronauts took this photograph of a remote island in the southern Indian Ocean from on board the International Space Station.
A new joint initiative between Harvard and MIT demonstrates their desire to open themselves up to more people.
A black hole in Messier 83 has been throwing off more and more X-rays in recent years, and NASA's Chandra telescope has been watching.
Technology disrupts the institutions and jobs that are vulnerable in our society, but we humans seem to be a bit more resistant to change.
NASA's Landsat 5 satellite captured this true-color image of Crater Lake National Park last September.
Mike Kinde of Ideas Illustrated color-coded paragraphs of text to create little portraits of where our language comes from.
There's a lot of fun in the hullabaloo of Twitter, but if you just want to find interesting stuff, a new site called Prismatic will spare you the work of sifting through hundreds of tweets.
The three astronauts sit back and relax just a few minutes after they landed near the town of Arkalyk in rural Kazakhstan.
About 40 miles southeast of Mexcio City, a volcano that has been erupting since 2005 has recently picked steam.
The expert is dead! Long live the expert!
An artist's illustration can give us a feel for just how many terrestrial planets are out there -- a fact lost in NASA's stunning starscapes.
That's the vision of the journalistic future of a company now training computer-writers, according to a new profile in Wired.
This picture has been resurfaced from Hubble's archive as part of a competition to dig up good, forgotten space images.
A new campaign from Dove promises the opportunity to rid your Facebook of "feel-bad ads" but it doesn't deliver.