History’s first all-female spacewalk was thwarted by a lack of smaller suits.
Mandatory vaccination laws raise personal liberty issues that ought to be taken seriously, but in the end, public health concerns weigh heavily in favor of laws mandating vaccination.
It’s that time of year again, and once again people are asking if it isn’t time to drop the whole ritual of changing time every six months altogether.
The response to the latest outbreak of the Ebola Virus has both succeeded and failed in several response.
The first test flight of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon appears to have been an all-around success.
A decade-long study once again establishes that there is no link between childhood vaccination and autism.
Measles cases in the United States are surging thanks to the lies spread by the anti-vaccination movement.
A successful launch for SpaceX and NASA and a successful beginning to the return of American manned spaceflight.
Early tomorrow morning, NASA and SpaceX will be testing a crucial part of America’s return to manned space flight.
Kevin Drum uses some clever sleight-of-hand to demonstrate a hard truth about the human condition.
Is 50 percent too high a take? Or the best deal in town?
Using new radio telescopes, scientists have discovered mysterious new radio bursts that originated from deep in the universe long before life began on Earth.
China has landed a probe on the far side of the Moon, the latest step forward in an aggressive Chinese push into space.
Three and a half years after its flyby of Pluto, the New Horizons spacecraft has reached the furthest distant object ever visited by a man-made craft.
Fifty years ago tonight, one of the most iconic photos in history was taken.
One of the strongest climate regulations in the country is almost certainly unconstitutional.
Even as its leader continues to deny the reality of Global Climate Change, the Trump Administration has released an utterly devastating report on the impact of such change over the course of the coming decades.
Science can’t precisely locate gender but it’s neither fully biological nor fully genetic.
Measles cases are on the rise in Europe due to the fact that, despite all the evidence to the contrary, people still believe the lies of the anti-vaccination movement.
Another example of just how imperfect our system of justice can be.
A Soyuz mission sending two men to the International Space Station was forced to abort shortly after launch. Fortunately, the American and Russian on board returned safely to Earth.
A new study concludes that the total death toll from Hurricane Maria was vastly higher than previously reported.
As much as we hate paying $200 a month for television, the future is likely going to be worse.
The 34-year-old Facebook tycoon is now worth more than 87-year-old Warren Buffet.
Federal law protects internet companies from liability for statements written by others.
Words mean things. Unless they don’t.
American companies are struggling to comply with the EU’s new privacy regulation, with many outlets choosing to simply block access abroad.
Thanks to mostly what amounts to bad science reporting in the popular media, a false claim about one of nature’s most mysterious and unique creatures continues to spread.
An aggressive worldwide vaccination program has brought us to the point where we may soon be able to declare the eradication of Polio. That is a great thing and another argument against the anti-vaxxers.
The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has reached a major urban center.
Ebola is making a reappearance in Central Africa.. Will the world be better prepared this time?
A decryption device called GrayKey is being used by all manner of government agencies.
Not surprisingly, a joint Senate Committee failed to really lay a glove on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg at yesterday’s hearing.
Late last week, Hawaii became the seventh state and eighth major American jurisdiction to legalize assisted suicide.
The ‘permanent record’ of yesteryear is now real. Should there be limitations?
Fred Kaplan fails to make the case for buying an ultra-high definition TV right now.
Is Google acting as a good citizen here? Or abusing its market dominance?
We don’t yet have enough information to assign blame here. Naturally, that’s not stopping anyone.
Will Bunch wildly exaggerates the Cambridge Analytica scandal.
After a year in space, Astronaut Scott Kelly was no longer 100% genetically identical to his twin brother. However, the changes are not as significant as initial media reports made them out to be.
Stephen Hawking possessed one of the greatest minds in history, but he will likely be most remembered for not letting a debilitating disease stop him from contributing to our understanding of the universe.
A majority of Americans say their lives are not “disrupted” by the time change. They’re wrong.
Yet more absurdity from Brussels, where regulators seemingly don’t understand how the Internet works.
The Supreme Court is being asked to decide whether an American company can be required to turn over data stored on servers located overseas.
A German court has ruled that the EU’s “right to be forgotten” does not require search engines to verify sites are free from malicious content before listing them.