Fifteen years ago we were all watching the skies as Comet Hale-Bopp made its closest approach to Earth.
And other little gems from astronaut Ron Garan's recent Reddit crowd-sourced interview
A view from orbit of big storms that are kicking off spring in the south-central United States
The performer continued to mix apologies with defenses of his fact-based but not factual work.
This galaxy is relatively nearby, as far as these things go, but it is hard to see because our own galaxy, the Milky Way, obstructs the view.
A newly unveiled digitization project is a feast for Einstein fans.
Keep your fingers crossed: We may soon be able to use our e-readers, laptops, and iPods during takeoff and landing
On this day in 1895, the Lumière brothers, Auguste and Louis, recorded "La Sortie des usines Lumière à Lyon," an early motion picture.
The exact details of Mike Daisey's fabrications won't be public until tonight but the episode's premise is not in question.
The process of going through our stores of historical images and documents is sure to result in lovely little surprises like this one.
The sixth-largest of Saturn's moon is interesting to scientists because of the presence of water ice on its surface and geological activity.
You might soon be able to "speak" a foreign language through a computer program, but there are other reasons to learn a new tongue.
Scientists have combined X-ray and optical data to create a portrait of a distant region of the universe.
Finding just the right mix of old friends and new colleagues may be more important than finding the right idea for a new company.
Sad news for our space adventurers: A new study indicates that time spent in zero gravity may be bad for their vision.
Astronaut Andre Kuipers snapped this shot of a recent aurora as the International Space Station orbited over the Southern Hemisphere.
The 1990 edition sold 120,000 copies. The 2010? Just 8,000. But a half a million people are willing to pay for online access.
Could the common brown garden snail you see slinking along the sidewalk actually be a military spy? Maybe some day.
Some 62 million light years away lies the Dorado Group, a cluster of about 70 galaxies including the one pictured here.
Word puzzles may go the way of chess and Jeopardy! next weekend at the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament in Brooklyn.