Michael Collins kept an orbital vigil during Neil’s and Buzz’s moonwalk, but he really didn’t feel that lonely.
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How one scientist and his inaccurate chart led to unwarranted fears of wireless technology.
With the private sector moving aggressively into space, NASA is no longer the only game in town for would-be space travelers.
After 50 years of Apollo nostalgia, we have yet to fully answer the central question: Why send humans into space?
An American ban on trophies may have contributed to a growing trade in lion skeletons.
Scientists were surprised to find something living on the sterile heights of this Chilean volcano.
The country had been watching, eager for India to seize its place in space with a lunar landing. Scientists say the mission is still on — they just don’t know when.
Persistent pools of lava are quite rare on Earth, and it took years of satellite images to find this one.
Pluribus, a poker-playing algorithm, can beat the world’s top human players, proving that machines, too, can master our mind games.
Safa and Marwa Ullah, who were born in Pakistan, were separated in a 50-hour series of operations at Great Ormond Street Hospital.
For a brief moment, the civil rights movement and the space race came together.
Wildfires and hurricanes are pushing chemicals into the environment, with health effects that scientists are just beginning to understand.
The Government Accountability Office found that the administration “did not consistently ensure” that appointees to E.P.A. advisory boards met federal ethics requirements.
False rumors that children are fainting or dying have led parents to turn away vaccinators, threatening the campaign to eradicate the disease.
The year-old outbreak has now reached Goma, a heavily populated city near the border with Rwanda. The W.H.O. will ask experts again to decide whether to issue a declaration that could increase funding to fight the disease spread.
A Facebook event invited U.F.O. enthusiasts to swarm the secretive Nevada base on Sept. 20. The Air Force warned that would be dangerous.
Exactly when you see a sunrise or sunset depends on local factors that scientists can’t always include in their calculations.
During his lifetime, the mathematician and computer pioneer’s reputation was overshadowed by a conviction under Britain’s Victorian laws against homosexuality, and his war work remained a secret until decades later.
The crunchy mixture can spontaneously combust, fire officials say, and should be handled properly.
Science fiction illuminates reality by imagining the unreal in a mind-bending show at the Queens Museum.
Automatic braking and lane-departure warnings are on the road, but a lot of work remains before self-driving cars become a reality.
The country’s hopes to become the fourth to land on the moon were put on hold Monday.
The country’s plans to launch an uncrewed rover into space were delayed at the last moment, but it is determined to join a select group of nations.
As the infections become increasingly resistant to antibiotics, some standard treatments no longer work for an ailment that was once easily cured.
In a breakthrough in the 1960s, he showed that computers could be used interactively with quick results, and also made secure from others’ using them.
The agency is preparing to weaken rules that, for a quarter-century, have given communities a voice in deciding how much industrial pollution may legally be released nearby.
A brain-invading parasite has made nearly 100 people sick in Hawaii in the last decade. How worried should health officials be?
Dr. Favaloro, a leader in heart-bypass surgery and a revered figure in Argentina, died in 2000.
Something of a new lunar race is underway, but the motivations differ from what put men on its surface 50 years ago.
Eclipses, supermoons and other astronomical highlights to look forward to, years into the future.
Concerned about what happens when people fall and can’t reach a telephone to call an ambulance, Mr. Dibner, a psychologist, developed a system to help.
Dr. Shapiro’s technique for dealing with trauma was initially met with some skepticism. But it has attracted devotees worldwide.
The Gulf Coast is being inundated with rain and preparing for possible landfall of a tropical storm. A study of recent hurricanes found that climate change increased rainfall by up to 9 percent.
The disturbing death of a woman in Britain renewed a debate that has followed bans on plastic straws around the world.
A weak monsoon and years of draining groundwater have parched Chennai, a city of nearly five million people on the southeastern coast of India.
The White House abandoned a plan to drop hidden rebates paid by drug companies to benefit managers, and lost a court case over requiring transparency in drug companies’ TV ads.
With renewed interest in the moon, some say it’s time to consider whether, and how, to preserve humanity’s lunar heritage.
A growing number of theme parks, hotels and special attractions are introducing autism training and sensory guides.
The robotic probe attempted to collect a sample scattered from a crater made on the surface of the space rock Ryugu in April.
The analyst, Rod Schoonover, spoke in June before the House Intelligence Committee, but the White House refused to approve his written testimony for entry into the record.
The Disney Channel star’s family released a statement confirming his medical condition, which led to a fatal seizure over the weekend. In the U.S., about 2,600 people a year die from a disorder known as sudden unexpected death in epilepsy.
The governor announced that the Thirty Meter Telescope on Mauna Kea, bitterly opposed by local activists, will get underway next week.
The most recent advance in Australia’s decades-long fight against the virus is the rapid adoption of a preventive drug regimen known as PrEP.
Permira’s acquisition of the eco-friendly label underscores a recent shift by private equity firms from high-end to contemporary fashion.
The bone, found in a cave, is the oldest modern human fossil ever discovered in Europe. It hints that humans began leaving Africa far earlier than once thought.
Although e-cigarettes have met with criticism in the United States, public health officials in Britain have embraced their use as effective for people who want to quit smoking.
The administration set ambitious goals to move people out of traditional dialysis and to encourage organ donations.
The closer scientists look at theories of how the moon formed, the more questions they find.
Several companies are developing sustainable, plant-based or laboratory-made seafood alternatives. It might help the planet, but will anyone eat it?
Cases of acute flaccid myelitis afflicted more than 200 children last year, but much about the illness is still a mystery.
Cities will need to spend heavily to adapt their water systems to cope with rainstorms like the one that struck Monday, experts warn.