In plays, poems, songs, and novels, clouds stand in for everything from bad philosophy to the many incarnations of a soul
NASA's mission to the innermost planet is providing scientists with new clues about its geology and chemistry
A competition sponsored by Google in southern California is looking for ways to reduce the emissions from air travel
The third and final week of our Tech202 report looks at the cloud -- our storage locker on the Internet
An infrared image taken of a far-away star formation happened to record the path of an asteroid in our own solar system as well
One of the world's most iconic buildings leads the way in making a host of small changes to reduce energy consumption
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