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Though the sky is ripe for disruption with jetpacks and flying cars, we are stuck on the ground partly because we want to be.
New laser technology appeared to trigger particular images in the brains of lab mice.
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.
Scientists have created “soft” magnets that can flow and change shape, and that could be a boon to medicine and robotics.
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.
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.
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.
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.
After a pod of whales washed up on the shores of St. Simons Island, dozens of people raced to push them out to sea.
The proposal would significantly weaken or reduce the number and rigor of its safety inspections at the nation's 59 nuclear plants.
The satellites were finally ready to beam images back to Earth in 1969. And some 600 million people watched the event live.
Scientists tested a costly approach to curbing the AIDS epidemic: Test everyone in the community, and treat anyone who is infected.
Hemorrhagic fever inspires almost mythic terror, but whether it can be beaten depends more on people than on medical advances.
The World Health Organization issued the order as the ebola virus has infected more than 2,500 people and killed more than 1,660.
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.
A gallery of scenes from when the space age was young and extraterrestrial travel looked fun.
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.
The disaster relief agency issued new guidlines to help city leaders cope with rising global temperatures.
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.
The European Union sees the service as a way to end the bloc’s reliance on GPS, which the American military controls.