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Rachel Ignotofsky on Celebrating Overlooked Women in Science

The author of "Women in Science" and "Women in Sports" explains why she's driven to make the untold stories of incredible women more accessible.

by Carolyn Cox

It's Only a Matter of Time: Time Travel in Fiction and Real Life

Time travel is more than just a far-fetched possibility—it's already a reality, in real life and in fiction.

by David Bernstein

The Voyager Golden Record: Humanity's Message to the Stars

In 1976, NASA and a crack team led by Carl Sagan had a message for aliens — and the people of Earth.

by Mika McKinnon

Universal Language: The Science Behind 'Arrival'

Unpacking the science behind the sci-fi at Silicon Valley Comic-Con.

by Chris Mahon

Wanted: One Paleontologist, Willing to Travel Through Time

Serious possibility of violent death. Must be willing to relocate to the Mesozoic.

by Carolyn Cox

We Finally Know More About the NASA Mars Mission

After years of waiting, the agency has shared concrete details about how they plan to put humans on the red planet.

by Swapna Krishna

NASA Launched a Massive Search Engine Full of Space Photos

In the middle of tremulous times here on planet Earth, NASA has offered us a way out. Well, at least a look out.

by Kat Stubing

Chris Hadfield Is Proof of the Power of Sci-Fi

The astronaut says his career is evidence of science fiction's influence on real-life space travel.

by Carolyn Cox

Footage From These Atomic Blasts Was Almost Lost Forever

"I think that if we capture the history of this and show what the force of these weapons are ... then maybe people will be reluctant to use them."

by Chris Mahon

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