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Sorry, You Won’t Be Hovering Over Paris Anytime Soon

3 hours 58 min ago
Though the sky is ripe for disruption with jetpacks and flying cars, we are stuck on the ground partly because we want to be.

Why Are These Mice Hallucinating? Scientists Are in Their Heads

4 hours 57 min ago
New laser technology appeared to trigger particular images in the brains of lab mice.

Apollo 11 Anniversary: Everything You Need to Read on the Moon Landing

5 hours 23 min ago
The New York Times has been covering the anniversary of the moon landing, looking back at the event’s meaning and forward to humankind’s next giant leaps in space.

This New Liquid is Magnetic, and Mesmerizing

6 hours 5 min ago
Scientists have created “soft” magnets that can flow and change shape, and that could be a boon to medicine and robotics.

France Nudges Europe Into Space Race, Where It Lags Behind

7 hours 37 min ago
Fifty years after the Apollo 11 mission, a new French plan for a space command must overcome the reluctance of its European allies to weaponize space.

‘Space Is the New Black’

9 hours 9 min ago
The Apollo 11 anniversary is going to spur another wave of intergalactic fashion. But this time, we’re on the dark side of the moon.

The Story of 8 Unforgettable Words About Apollo 11

12 hours 30 min ago
John Noble Wilford recounts some of what went into writing the story of humanity’s giant leap for the July 21, 1969, edition of The New York Times.

Hawaiian Elders Arrested Trying to Block Telescope Construction

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 21:12
When completed, the Thirty Meter Telescope on Mauna Kea’s summit is expected to be the largest telescope in the Northern Hemisphere. But its construction has drawn heated opposition.

Georgia Beachgoers Save Stranded Pilot Whales in Dramatic Rescue

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 16:24
After a pod of whales washed up on the shores of St. Simons Island, dozens of people raced to push them out to sea.

Fewer Inspections for Aging Nuclear Plants, Regulators Propose

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 16:06
The proposal would significantly weaken or reduce the number and rigor of its safety inspections at the nation's 59 nuclear plants.

The Apollo 11 Mission Was Also a Global Media Sensation

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 15:36
The satellites were finally ready to beam images back to Earth in 1969. And some 600 million people watched the event live.

Intensive Anti-H.I.V. Efforts Meet With Mixed Success in Africa

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 15:00
Scientists tested a costly approach to curbing the AIDS epidemic: Test everyone in the community, and treat anyone who is infected.

Earlier Ebola Outbreaks, and How the World Overcame Them

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 14:59
Hemorrhagic fever inspires almost mythic terror, but whether it can be beaten depends more on people than on medical advances.

Ebola Outbreak in Congo Is Declared a Global Health Emergency

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 12:57
The World Health Organization issued the order as the ebola virus has infected more than 2,500 people and killed more than 1,660.

To Make It to the Moon, Women Have to Escape Earth’s Gender Bias

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 05:58
The Apollo program was designed by men, for men. But NASA can learn from its failures as it aims to send women to the moon and beyond.

One Small Step for Experimental Space Gear. Many Giant Leaps of Imagination.

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 02:00
A gallery of scenes from when the space age was young and extraterrestrial travel looked fun.

A Better Way to Manage Your Period? Try the Menstrual Cup, Scientists Say

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 15:56
The reusable, bell-like devices unfold in the vagina to stanch menstrual flow. They are as effective as sanitary pads and tampons, according to a new analysis — and less expensive.

Red Cross to World’s Cities: Here’s How to Prevent Heat Wave Deaths

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 13:47
The disaster relief agency issued new guidlines to help city leaders cope with rising global temperatures.

States Are Making Progress on Opioids. Now the Money That’s Helping Them May Dry Up

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 13:31
Billions in federal grants for treatment and prevention programs are set to end next year. The Trump administration has not said whether it will seek to extend them.

Europe Billed Its Answer to GPS as More Robust. It’s Been Mostly Down for Days.

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 10:51
The European Union sees the service as a way to end the bloc’s reliance on GPS, which the American military controls.