Though "Vulcan" was the clear winner in a public vote on the matter, the official naming committee was not happy with that choice.
A large explosion, narrated by a stream of Russian expletives
Seeing how Gettysburg played out on a map can help us understand why, in the end, it turned out as it did.
But it hasn't quite left the bubble around our sun yet.
Another case of "direct access" not being quite what you first thought
It's not always easy to imagine just how big the other planets are. Here, a space artist's thought experiment turns into a lesson in Earth's relative size.
Up until now, the most planets ever found in one habitable zone was two.
Cassandra Willyard's smart advice for technical writers (or anyone, for that matter)
The pleasures and challenges of capturing -- accurately -- technology's impact on our lives
Some 600,000 veterans have seen their disability-benefit claims founder unanswered for more than 125 days.
Artist and critic James Bridle's UAV-focused show opened this week at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, one block from the White House.
Ideas of the Year 2013
It is from this remote city in southern Kazakhstan that humans first sent a satellite, an animal, and a person into orbit. But it didn't get an MRI machine until 2011.
Two astronauts chatting about seeing the specialness of Earth's beauty from above.
Saltier than sea water and the consistency of "very light maple syrup." Yuck.
Valentina Tereshkova flew into space twenty years ahead of the first American woman to do so, Sally Ride.
Beautiful, deep view into the Milky Way's core
A scene in two parts: triumph and tragedy
Bringing the moon's face out of the shadows
On July 22, 1941, a 12-year-old girl at Merwedeplein 37 looked on as her neighbor got married.