How a rogue community of divers mapped thousands of water-filled caves in the Australian desert.
Claudie Haigneré on inspiring young girls to join the next generation of astronauts, and whether there should be an all-female space mission.
Chris Hadfield's variety show seemed a little too close to Mr. Rogers, rather than Mr. Scientist.
Teeny tiny worms are helping us make the next giant leap for mankind.
One official has already compared them to housewives.
We met America's rock-star astrophysicist to talk about the new season of his TV show, water on Mars, and the art of the sound bite.
The success of The Martian has increased public interest in NASA's mission to Mars, but so far it hasn't increased the amount of money Congress is giving NASA.
The film starring Matt Damon is the latest installment of an old genre that's all about problem-solving in the face of very intense problems.
The discovery of liquid water on Mars raises the possibility that human life may have come from the Red Planet.
Scientists aren't sure how much water there is or where it is originating, but there is water, by God, and water means life—both for potential alien species and for humans if we want to colonize.
"The time to change the vision of death from the underground to the celestial is now," says Elysium, a company trying to make lunar burials a reality.
The 1999 sci-fi shocker and its spiritual sequel nail their atmospheres perfectly—and the blackness that surrounds them is a vital ingredient.
This phenomenon, in which the brain recognizes objects in a field of visual noise, is called pareidolia.
He was so good at designing fake spacesuits that he was hired to do the real thing.
Forty years ago, the first serious blueprint for building cities in space was drawn almost on a whim. The artists NASA hired ended up making something that looks like 2001: A Space Odyssey on ayahuasca.
Christle's latest collection of poetry is a book easily larger than the sum of all its parts; it widens the rift between fantasy and reality in a way that makes the world somehow both clearer and more mysterious.
A brief history of the onetime planet, from its days sharing a name with a laxative to its current celebrity status.
Dr. Ragbir Bhathal, who leads Australia's Optical SETI project, thinks if there is extraterrestrial life out there, we may be just a generation or two away from finding it.
Yes, we asked her about aliens.
NASA engineers figured out how to fly to the moon, but had virtually no idea what happens inside women's bodies.
The manager of the museum it was snatched from says she's sure the rare rock is in the hands of a meteorite fanatic, and she's losing hope of getting it back.
The Pentagon been quietly but clearly voicing concern that war is coming to space. But what exactly would that look like?
"Our issues involving space are seen through the lens of geopolitics on the Earth. Our problems originate on Earth, not in space."
VICE profiles Melissa Ede, a transgender taxi driver from England and a successful applicant to the Mars One project, which plans to relocate her to Mars in the year 2024.