Strap yourself to a wall and relax. Your arms may float away like a zombie's, but "it's really comfortable," swears astronaut Mike Fincke.
A pope hasn't stepped down from office for 600 years. What was the "media frenzy" like in 1415?
Colorful, digital confetti
There's the one big one we all know and love, but there are also minimoons that temporarily orbit our planet. Maybe, just maybe, we can snag one and bring it back to Earth.
In 2009, scientists noticed some odd stains cropping up in satellite images of Antarctica's Princess Ragnhild Coast. Now, explorers have traveled there -- the first humans to visit the 9,000-odd emperor penguin kingdom.
In a less than two-year period, Etsy quintupled the number of women on its engineering staff, and made other gains in the process
Get ready: It's loud.
A look at what causes Wikipedia's biggest traffic spikes
Between 1968 and 1987, about 900 homing pigeons released at the Jersey Hill fire tower in upstate New York got lost, never to be seen again. Why couldn't they find their way home?
When Eleanor Kolchin worked at IBM in the late 1940s she had to keep her marriage a secret.
Sure, Wikipedia represents a departure from the Encyclopaedia Britannica, but if you compare it with even earlier reference works, it doesn't look so unusual.
Using the camera at the end of its long robotic arm, Curiosity has taken a picture of a rock illuminated by the rover's ultraviolet LEDs.
The company has clarified a bit about its process for responding to government requests for user data.
A radio pioneer once imagined he could listen back through time. Now you can, in a way, thanks to a Cornell archive.
See how it stacks up with other extra-planetary exploration in one chart.
No, of course Freud didn't write anything about the iPad. But an obscure 1925 essay on the "Mystic Pad" gives us some clues as to what he would have made of modern computing technologies.
The presence of trace theobromine and caffeine in some ancient bowls indicates more than a delicious diet: It implies much greater exchange between North and Mesoamerica.
The Cordell kids had to reach 1,000,000 Facebook likes to get a puppy. They did so in seven hours. Their dad, who studies viral media, never saw it coming.
When asked, students said they spent an average of 149 minutes *per day* on Facebook, but monitoring software found that this was a gross overestimation.