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Science Jun 30Journey to the mysterious gray rock
This Science Bedtime Story tells the incredible - and briefly, terrifying - story of the intrepid spacecraft that flew to Pluto and of Alice Bowman, a little girl who loved space and grew up to become one of the mission's…
Nation Jan 13What did Obama just say? Experts read between the lines
President Barack Obama spent his final State of the Union speech last night defending his record in office on everything from climate change and healthcare to national security and education. But his legacy is complicated, and understanding it requires some…
Science Dec 25On Christmas, a rare full moon
In December 1977, Jimmy Carter was president and George Lucas’ Star Wars, released six months earlier, had become the highest grossing film of all time. It was also the last time a full moon occurred on Christmas. Until today.
Science Dec 17Journey into the Cave of Bones
Science Sep 10Dwarf planet Ceres seen in mesmerizing new detail
New images of dwarf planet Ceres show oddly shaped mountains, collapsed crater walls, long surface cracks and alternately rocky and smooth terrain, as if something flowed across a large swath of its surface. It also shows the bright spots in…
Science Jul 15Earth, meet Pluto
After nine years, 3 billion miles and then 31 long hours after yesterday's historic flyby, the first richly detailed image of Pluto has been released. And it's gorgeous.
Science Jul 14Tomorrow’s image of Pluto will be 10 times sharper than this image below
As the world awaits data from Pluto, NASA has released this most detailed image yet, which shows a stunning heart-shaped featured on the Pluto's surface. New Horizon's zipped by Pluto just before 8 am ET this morning.
Politics Jun 26‘It is so ordered.’ Supreme Court Justices on gay marriage decision
In a historic decision for the gay right's movement, the Supreme Court ruled on Friday that the U.S. Constitution grants same-sex couples the right to marry. Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, who wrote the majority opinion, said that gay and lesbian…
Science Jun 24Dawn over Ceres, a mission of humankind
“As Dawn got closer to Ceres, one of the first things we saw were these bright spots. It’s impossible not to be mesmerized by these glowing beacons shining out from these unfamiliar lands ahead.” THE DWARF PLANET…
Nation Apr 28Neighbors rally to clean up wreckage from Baltimore riots
Clean-up efforts are underway in a city that saw calamity and clashes between residents and police Monday night.