Pressure wave in planet’s atmosphere was one of the largest ever seen in the solar system, stretching over 10,000 kilometres A Japanese spacecraft that is circling Venus has beamed home pictures of one
So many books...so little time. There's nothing better than giving the gift of reading. Well, I guess you could give the give of driving, but this is in a more realistic price range. Luckily, 2017 brought
This book is a whirlwind survey of more speculative topics– getting well beyond “normal” low-energy quantum physics to talk about black holes and that sort of thing– wrapped up in a personal narrative.
When astronaut Jim Lovell saw Earth outside his window during Apollo 8, the moment forever changed him. "People often say, 'I hope to go to heaven when I die,'" Lovell previously told Business Insider.
If you've ever gotten a glimpse inside a high schooler's backpack or locker, you know organization doesn't always come naturally to teens. Being scatterbrained in school can make make it tough to stay
Ferguson, Missouri (CNN) — Crowds scatter and duck for cover around him. But a man in a white T-shirt sprints forward, waving what appears to be a gun in his hand. Investigators say that image, captured
(CNN) — You think you've heard this story before. A young, unarmed man is shot to death by a police officer. Black activists are outraged. The only difference with this scenario is that the young man not
The husband of a volunteer Mars colonist is worried about saying goodbye to his wife forever — here's why he won't have
Now confronting public scrutiny, Jason Stanford — Van Meter's husband — recently wrote a coming-to-terms essay in Texas Monthly. Titled "Galaxy Quest," his op-ed contemplates what it will be like to say
How Congress turned on the DEA and embraced weed. It’s not easy being the DEA these days. After an unprecedented losing streak on Capitol Hill, the once-untouchable Drug Enforcement Administration suffered
An arachnophobe’s nightmare On windy but otherwise clear days between May and August, Australia’s skies occasionally get darkened by a cloud of spiders. That’s what’s happening right now in southern Australia,
The long, loving gazes. The ritualized, often high-pitched, expressions of affection. The heroic self-sacrifice one would readily endure for the other. What is it about the bond between human and dog is
Author: Bill Bryson Bryson is most famous as a writer of travel narratives, and this functions as a kind of travelogue through the history of science, a charming ramble through basic ideas and colorful
If you're reading this from anywhere in the United States right now, there's a pretty good chance it's cold outside. We're in the middle of a massive freeze that could last until March, the breadth of