Some photographs from the start of engineers' efforts to get a better sense of the damage to the monument post-earthquake
A photograph from 1949 shows an analog computing machine at the Lewis Flight Propulsion Laboratory
A software billionaire and his monumental task: create a database of the more than one billion people living in India
An image taken from the International Space Stations show the layers of the Earth's atmosphere and noctilucent clouds
A two-decade old picture shows the satellite that is expected to crash down from the skies at some point today
NASA's Planetary Protection Officer Catharine A. Conley says that we've already contaminated the Red Planet with organisms from Earth
The last decade has seen many social-networking sites rise and fall like little empires. Will Facebook follow, or is it here to stay?
A photograph from the Cassini spacecraft captures a quintet of Saturn's moons, arrayed around the planet's rings
The Atlantic teams up with the Sunlight Foundation to provide real-time analysis of the events on Capitol Hill
What do the phones we use say about who we are and the places we live? Come explore our interactive map to find out.
An illustration from an 18th-century book shows the internal workings of the most advanced calculator of the time
Nearly 70 percent of Americans are keeping up with friends and family online. Week two of our special report examines this phenomenon.
An image of a day on Earth drawing to a close, taken by the crew of the third expedition to the International Space Station
As the world awaits a decommissioned satellite's return to the planet later this week, a look back at the fiery plunge of the Skylab in 1979
The company's announcement has not been warmly received, but one business school prof argues it was the right movie
Since Facebook launched less than a decade ago, it has grown at an astonishing pace. If it were a country, it would be the third-largest in the world.
A photograph taken in July shows ice in the seas north of Alaska. By the end of the century, summers there may be ice-free.
NASA's @Astro_Ron's 164-day journey aboard the International Space Station, as told through the photographs he tweeted while in orbit
For languages that use single symbols to represent entire words, a tweet offers much more space in which to get your point across
A new theory posits that galaxies form stars slowly and steadily, fueled by narrow streams of cold gas, not collisions as previously thought