Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen looking into an X-ray screen placed in front of a man’s body and seeing the ribs and the bones of the arm.
Wellcome Library, London
November 8 marks the anniversary of Roentgen’s discovery of the X-ray. Its revolutionary impact represents one of science’s greatest stories.
Road to nowhere?
Obama will decide on the Keystone pipeline before he leaves office, but despite marginal voter interest, it's an issue politicians on all sides will not let die.
Blood is just one of the body fluids we need to survive.
Blood bag via www.shutterstock.com.
By learning a bit more about these body fluids, we can develop a deeper appreciation for the beauty and complexity of our own biology.
Looking to the cosmos to find our place in the universe.
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Proponents of Big History say science provides a better sacred story for humanity than traditional faiths. Will this lead to an era of better stewardship of the environment?
Justin Trudeau displaced Stephen Harper, an avowed friend of the fossil fuel industry, as Canada’s prime minister.
Two politicians known to oppose action on climate change – Canada's Stephen Harper and Australia's Tony Abbott – have been displaced. What does this say about climate as a voter issue?
Hearing it from supporters: attendee at Clinton rally in New Hampshire expresses opposition to Keystone pipeline.
Hillary Clinton's opposition to construction of the Keystone pipeline has little effect in the short term but reflects building "supply side" strategy of environmentalists to limit fossil fuel development.
Brian Williams will be a breaking news reporter for MSNBC.
In the years after a traumatic news event, we're prone to confuse things we saw on TV with what we witnessed in person.
People wait in line for Stephen Colbert’s debut on The Late Show.
In shedding the caricature of a conservative pundit, Colbert can have more substantive conversations with his guests, while still employing his unique brand of satire.
Researchers pored through 70,439 New Yorker cartoons.
Some might say we're in the age of the 'priceless' child, but The New Yorker certainly doesn't think so.
Compression of the long-leaf form of
The fossilized plant Montsechia relied on water to disseminate its genetic material and may rewrite the book on when and how the first flowering plants evolved.
University of Havana.
The US Embassy is open in Havana. Now American academics can begin strengthening ties with their counterparts in Cuba.
Off to another gig
Stewart's final message to viewers – "the best defense against bullshit is vigilance. If you smell something, say something" – were true to his unique brand of political satire.
Obama announces the EPA Clean Power Plan at the White House.
A panel of scholars provide analysis of the Obama administration's EPA Clean Power Plan and its impact on the electricity sector, the climate and politics at home and abroad.
More of this, says Hilary Clinton.
Brookhaven National Laboratory
Hillary Clinton's energy and climate platform emphasizes renewable energy and the health benefits of the plan -- a position that will resonate with many voters.
Ka-ching! The sound most countries heard when news of the nuclear deal with Iran broke.
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Most countries welcomed the deal as they jockey to boost trade with the Islamic Republic and gain from the eventual end of sanctions.
A masked man gestures before the ISIL flag in a video released by Islamic State militants.
Militants are tapping into centuries-old literary tastes, appropriating them for their own nefarious ends.
Sensationalized shark attacks skew the facts.
'Shark' via www.shutterstock.com
Millions tune in to Shark Week each year, but many walk away with the wrong impressions.
Come watch me play!
Watching a clip of Lil Bub or Grumpy Cat may give you a quick mood boost to get you through a tough workday.
Showing his stripes: visiting a favela in Brazil in 2013.
Tânia Rêgo/Agência Brasil
The pope's encyclical turns climate change into a moral discussion by focusing on the disproportionate impact of climate change on poor countries and regions.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in a handout photo.
REUTERS/U.S. Attorney's Office in Boston/Handout via Reuters
Convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev now faces the death penalty for his actions. A panel of scholars weighs in on the jury's decision.