Lunch in the Lab

  • July 5, 2013    

    You can view Nobel Award-winning scientists sketching their research in the video above. What do you get when you ask 56 Nobel Laureate scientists to cartoon their greatest discoveries? Photographer Volker Steger fearlessly tackled the challenge during an annual meeting … Continue reading

  • July 2, 2013    

    A Russian Proton-M rocket crashes seconds after launch on Tuesday. Video by Rossiya 24. A Russian rocket carrying three navigation satellites careened off its flight path, burst into flames and crashed just seconds after liftoff from a launch pad in … Continue reading

  • June 25, 2013    

    Watch President Barack Obama’s announcement of his new climate plan. Update: 2:30 p.m. ET | With sweat glistening on his forehead in the balmy Washington, D.C., heat, President Obama outlined a sweeping new climate plan Tuesday that he said proves … Continue reading

  • June 21, 2013    

    The nearside of the moon. Photo by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera. A message to the skywatchers: tilt your head back after nightfall on Sunday, and you’ll see the closest full moon of the year — a phenomenon known as … Continue reading

  • June 18, 2013    

    A periodical cicada basks in the sun at a cemetery in Lorton, Virginia. Photo by Jenny Marder. On a hot spring day in late May, I went hunting for periodical cicadas with John Cooley, a veteran expert of the behavior, … Continue reading

  • May 24, 2013    

    This artist’s concept depicts Kepler-62e, a super-Earth-size planet in the habitable zone of a star smaller and cooler than the sun, located about 1,200 light-years from Earth in the constellation Lyra. It was discovered by the Kepler spacecraft. Image by … Continue reading

  • May 17, 2013    

    A cicada perches on a leaf of grass at Virginia’s Bull Run Regional Park. The full brood of cicadas is expected to emerge en masse in late May or June. Photos by Jenny Marder. After an afternoon hunting for cicadas … Continue reading

  • May 14, 2013    

    Astronaut Chris Hadfield performs David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” in microgravity. Commander Chris Hadfield is a great many things: a photographer, an educator, a social media maven — did I forget to mention astronaut? And it’s with great delight that we … Continue reading

  • May 10, 2013    

    José Efraín Ríos Montt inside the courtroom where he is being tried for genocide and crimes against humanity. Photo by Xeni Jardin. Update: 2:50 p.m. ET | After seven weeks of testimony, a verdict may be reached today on the … Continue reading

  • May 7, 2013    

    A member of the Solar Impulse crew rides an electric bike alongside the solar-powered plane as it lifts off from Moffett Field NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, Calif., on May 3, on the first leg of a trip … Continue reading

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