Patrick Smith

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Obama Hits North Korea With New Sanctions For Nuke Tests

President Obama slapped North Korea with new economic sanctions Wednesday as punishment for launching a ballistic missile and doing "illicit" nuclear tests in defiance of international warnings.<p>"These actions are consistent with our longstanding commitment to apply sustained pressure on the North …

North Korea

Why You’re Still Smarter Than a Computer

Computers today are smart. Recently, they’ve mastered the art of one of the most difficult board games. They’ve proven themselves capable of reading …

Artificial Intelligence

Flint, Michigan Water Crisis in Pictures

Protest

Young Photos of Iconic Rockstars: Then and Now

Including David Bowie, Bob Dylan, Freddy Mercury and more.<p>As it goes with any celebrity in the limelight, rockstars have been picked apart and judged for nearly every possible aspect of their lives. fubiz has taken the liberty of assembling a collection of portrait diptychs to showcase artists’ old …

What will power tomorrow’s spacecraft?

The missions that will last decades or longer will need a new generation of power sources. What are the options?<p>Power systems are a critical part of a spacecraft. They need to be able to operate in extreme environments and be utterly reliable. Yet, with the ever-increasing power demands of more …

Clean Energy

These Rare Photographs of Marilyn Monroe Are Now on Display in London

Monroe's collaborations with photographers Milton H. Greene and Douglas Kirkland produced some of the most iconic images of her career.<p>Two legendary celebrity photographers are united in their mutual affinity for Marilyn Monroe in "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes," an exhibition showing at The Little …

Marilyn Monroe

What is the Doomsday Clock and why does it matter?

The Doomsday Clock has moved closer to midnight, from two-and-a-half minutes to two minutes. In announcing the decision, the Bulletin of the Atomic …

Climate Change

‘We’ve lost ’em, God bless ’em’: What it was like to witness the Challenger disaster

The space shuttle Challenger exploded 30 years ago Thursday, killing its seven crew members, including high school teacher Christa McAuliffe, the woman touted as “the first private citizen” in space.<p>If things had gone differently, Kathy Sawyer might have become the second.<p>Sawyer, then a Washington …

Space Exploration

30th Anniversary of the Challenger Explosion: Pictures

Ronald Reagan