Photographer Mike Hutchings took this long exposure shot of the KAT-7 radio telescope array in the Northern Cape.
Algorithmically generated editorial judgment is still judgment.
Yesterday the moon crossed between the Earth and the sun resulting in a solar eclipse.
NASA engineers at work on the Core satellite of the Global Precipitation Measurement mission, set to launch in two years
"A high friend count is as much evidence of a willingness to hustle as it is proof of popularity."
Curators of rare books are finding that blogging gives their discoveries greater exposure, an example of how virtual work can support even the most tactile of pursuits.
After 19 weeks on an outcrop called Greeley Haven, NASA's Mars-exploring robot is recharged and exploring again.
Astronaut Don Pettit created this image by layering multiple 30-second-long exposures taken from 240 miles above Earth.
People purport not to trust the site, but they continue to use it. Is a lack of trust holding Facebook back?
A gorgeous picture of a star-forming region 4,500 light years away from Earth.
New technology that allows for printable speakers could turn paper products into potential sites of sound production.
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured this colorized image of an M4.7 class solar flare last Thursday.
As word of the president's decision hit the Internet yesterday, Twitter exploded with discussion, peaking at more than 7,000 tweets about gay marriage per minute.
NASA's IceBridge mission is in the middle of a six-year effort to document the icy regions of the globe.
Astronauts on board the International Space Station took this picture of a crater left by a meteor strike some 70 million years ago.
Academics are starting to take a hard look at Internet memes and the cultural sensibilities they reflect.
An illustration shows how big a sphere of all the world's water would be compared with Earth.
Over the weekend, YouTube stars and the people who love them gathered at ROFLCon, a conference devoted to Internet culture.
Planning for your digital life after your physical life is no longer a strange niche behavior.
Astronauts took this photograph of a remote island in the southern Indian Ocean from on board the International Space Station.