Happy Birthday, Hubble! The space telescope with an incredible eye for the weird and wonderful is turning 25 — and to look back over the past 25 years, NASA has put together an album of the best Hubble picture of the year, every year, since 1990. »
Sometimes magical events and characters can really push a story into a much more interesting place, but sometimes their appearance seems to stop things in their tracks. What makes the difference? Remembering that even magic has to follow the rules. »
Whether you’re stuck on a jetpack, looking out for a superhighway of flying cars, or just waiting for a battalion of homicidal robots to do battle with in the depths of a megacity, we want to know about the technology that would make you feel like the future had finally arrived. »
Summer will soon be upon us, and with that season will come a question: Where is the nearest beach? »
We use words to tell stories, but words often have their own stories behind them that can be just as interesting as anything we can come up with. Today, we want to know about the word with the best story behind it.
Once it’s up and running, we expect the new Webb space telescope to send us back some pretty impressive space shots — but the photos of its construction have been unexpectedly delightful as well! »
From our smug (though extremely temporary) perch atop history, we can safely say that we know exactly where the U.S. city of Toledo is: It’s in Ohio, of course. But in the 1800s, the answer wasn’t so easy — and the resulting battle was incredibly bitter. »
A newly-unearthed section of A Wrinkle In Time has been released by Madeline L’Engle’s granddaughter — and it has some strong words about the dangers faced by democracies, as they try to balance security and freedom.
What makes Alien such a classic? Is it the iconic monsters? The story? The way it was shot? Sure, it's all of those. But there's also another reason it became a classic in the '70s — and it's not one of the reasons we still think of today. »
Sometimes, the best part about science are all the still-unanswered questions and the possibilities they offer. And sometimes, you just want an answer already. »
Batman does a lot of things well: hand-to-hand combat, spelunking, brooding. Here's something Batman does not do well: vacations. »
Not every life-changing new technology is immediately recognized as such — in fact, some of them seem down right annoying. Until you get used to it, and can't imagine life without it. Today we want to know about the technologies that you initially dismissed, but then loved. »