Before two twentysomethings simultaneously figured out how to isolate the element cheaply and efficiently, it was one of the most valuable metals in the world.
Meet the Georges Lemaître, which helped the orbiting laboratory—currently home to six humans—to avoid a potentially disastrous collision with space junk.
An array of radio telescopes has captured the best-ever images of cosmic bodies forming around a young star.
Serving global audiences means more than just breaking language barriers.
On social networks like Twitter and Facebook, few regularly mention their religious beliefs.
Seventy years ago, researchers created weapons-grade version of the elusive element for use in atomic bombs.
How did the concept of the spiritual guide leap from Native American tradition to Internet irony? With the help of Tumblr, the Times, and Samuel L. Jackson.
Early headgear was meant to prevent death. Today's versions attempt to prevent concussions, but protecting players who take repeated hits is hard.
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Edward N. Hines became passionate about transportation reform as an avid biker—inventing the first center line to divide a street in two.
It all has to do with those chipper “I’m a Voter!” buttons.
Patients prefer to swallow drugs in little balls, but their ability to actually deliver drugs has a spotty history.
By pulling her catalog from Spotify, the artist further destabilizes the streaming ecosystem.
One hundred years ago today, Mary Phelps Jacobs received a patent for the garment she had invented while preparing to go to a dance.
The Reagan administration sped up the implementation of location-finding services for civilian use after the Soviet military shot down a passenger aircraft.
As Cold War tensions came to a head, two men, working across the ocean from one another, became united in the quest to create conversations between Americans and Russians over the telephone lines.
Blue is the color of all that you blog.
Highlights from Pride and Prejudice, The Hunger Games, the Bible—and all of Harry Potter
We've harnessed the power of the wind and the sun; the next step might be the tides.
In ads for the latest version of Apple's phone, it's always the same time. Here's why.