Brittany Aragon

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FDA approves swallowable 'PillCam' after almost a decade (video)

It's been about <i>nine years</i> since we last heard from from Given Imaging, but the FDA has finally granted a version of the firm's minuscule snapshooter its blessing. Not everyone has an easy time undergoing traditional colonoscopy procedures (due to drug allergies, for example), which is where the …

Top Discoveries Awaiting NASA's Next Big Telescope

Astronomers eagerly await the launch of the $8 billion James Webb Space Telescope.<p>It will see back in time farther than any space telescope ever has before—back to the first light following the big bang.<p><b>It will watch the first stars and galaxies form.</b><p><b>And it will hunt for distant habitable planets</b> …

Window on Infinity: Winter Pictures from Icy Space

A storm of stars is brewing in the Trifid nebula, in this view from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE,<p>... VIEW MORE<p>NASA / …

First image from Gaia star surveyor looks into the starry depths of the Milky Way

The European Space Agency's star surveyor Gaia has finally sent some photos home from its trip. It captured a gorgeous image of a cluster of stars in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way, on its journey to create the most accurate map of our galaxy.<p>Gaia launched on …

Curiosity photo casts Earth and moon as 'evening stars' in Martian sky

Many photos of Earth taken from space have entered into legend; <i>The Blue Marble</i>'s beautiful, glowing globe is one of the most recognizable images of all time, and Carl Sagan's <i>Pale Blue Dot</i> put our planet's place in the vastness of the universe into poignant perspective. The first image of Earth from …

Curiosity Rover Takes Its First Pic of Earth From Mars

The Curiosity Rover posted its first picture of Earth from the surface of Mars to its official Twitter feed Thursday.<p>You can see Earth’s moon in the …

Hair Play

Popular Science Blogs<p>Boxplot<p>Exploring the world of science through graphic narrative. By Maki Naro<p><i>Minor Erratum: Last week when I told the story of how this series came to be, I said I had read about crystallographers using hair to obtain better samples. It was actually a reader who told me.</i> …