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.
The space agency is testing the equipment for a spacecraft that may one day shuttle humans to Mars.
A Harvard faculty committee says that the situation is "untenable" and asks faculty members to publish in open-access publications.
A picture from the Library of Congress's collection shows the inventor in the days before his historic journey.
The invention of paper may be some two millennia old, but we are not done tinkering with it yet.
To mark the anniversary, a look at the iconic picture of NASA astronaut John Young saluting the flag on lunar surface.
The online manifestation of our collective cultural memory can give us a few clues to who we see as central figures.