The legacy of "Brian Tinsley's clever wife"
Happy anniversary, white dwarf star!
Centuries of astronomy, plus video-game technology, offer a stunning new perspective on our place in space.
An Internet guide to exploring the mysteries of sunspots
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In John Updike's memorable description, "The earth is just a silly ball/To them, through which they simply pass."
Scientists face a choice: invoke a deity or continue the quest for knowledge
A choreographer expresses the contemporary paradox of being a woman, Muslim, North African, Arab, and artist.
Multiple theories for the decline of Easter Island's civilization may be complementary.
Hover fly cuticles are covered in tiny spikes called nanopillars.
Conservation efforts have increased China's tree cover.