Edison considered nearly 50 other names for his device including klangophone, surigmophone, and didaskophone.
On this day in 1969, Boeing's jumbo jet had its first test flight at the company's plant in Everett, Washington.
Though Saturn looks to be very close in this image, NASA's Cassini spacecraft collected the data from nearly four million miles away.
In a recent profile, the New York Times takes special note of the good luck Sheryl Sandberg has had in her rise to the top.
The Hubble Space Telescope's image of the NGC 1073 galaxy shows us a galactic structure found in our own Milky Way.
One of the crew members on board the International Space Station took this snapshot of the East Coast in late January.
Overcoming his initial skepticism, the president of the American Historical Association admits he uses the encyclopedia daily.
Facebook isn't just for sharing baby photos and YouTube videos, it's also a crucial new political space.
By combining the images from six orbits around Earth, NASA makes an image appear as though it was taken from much farther away.
All the news that's fit to tumble.
The data collected will help scientists gain an ever more accurate understanding of the planet's changing climate.
The social network is expected to raise billions in its IPO, and they'll do it with just 3,000 employees.
Just eight years ago The Harvard Crimson reported the launch of a new website that had already attracted 650 users.
Newly recovered recordings from a box found in Thomas Edison's cupboard contain voices from leaders long ago.
A study finds that blogging is therapeutic for teens -- and that having an open comments section makes it even more so.
A middle-of-the night press conference to announce the early accomplishments of America in the Space Race
NASA's Cassini spacecraft took this true-color image of Titan, the largest of Saturn's 53 moons.
"It's cold and dark. And then suddenly, out of nowhere, a small green spot appears on the distant horizon."
Expedition 30 crew members on board the International Space Station took this picture of northern Europe.
Norway has been witness to a dazzling light show this week. Here, we get a chance to see it from afar.