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.
NASA has combined data from the three Great Observatories for this image of a region in the Large Magellanic Cloud.
It's a man! Playing whack-a-mole! In a bucket? Wait, what? Why is he sad?
The region 30 Doradus lies in the neighboring Large Magellanic Cloud galaxy, some 170,000 light years away.
The company proposes a new way forward in fixing the mess that is software patents.
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured a huge coronal mass ejection exploding off the sun's eastern limb yesterday.
The Arctic ice is more easily observed from the vantage point of space than from right here on the planet.
A photograph from the first floor of Building No. 5 in West Orange, New Jersey, part of what is considered the first industrial research laboratory.
A photograph of two women entering the data of the 1940 census into analog computing machines.
A cigarette card from the mid 1930s explores what sets a man surrounded by books apart from an analog computing machine.
The column of swirling dust was only about 70 meters across but it reached some 12 miles above the ground.
An archaeological dig of a cave in South Africa provides evidence of "burning events" 600,000 years older than other conclusive sites.
From the New York Public Library's extensive cigarette-card collection comes this little illustration of an early attempt at human flight.
Media sites are doubling down on the ways you can customize the news you read. Is that cause for concern?
ISS-dwelling astronaut Don Pettit recently tweeted this picture from above the Tasman Sea.
A new project called Wikidata aims to automate some aspects of the collaborative encyclopedia.
The National Archives has digitized and published online the 72-year-old records of more than 130 million Americans, but finding your family will require a bit of legwork.