An Astounding History of Scientific Space Art from the Past 200 Years

Ron Miller's new coffee table book The Art of Space is a gorgeous history of scientific illustrations, full of retro rockets and stunning planetscapes. It's also a glimpse back at the cutting-edge astronomy of yesteryear. We've got a gallery of some of the most striking work from the book. » 11/20/14 8:00am Thursday 8:00am

Civility Is Clickbait: An Ode To Productive Conversation

You have absolutely blown me away by taking polarizing, hot-button topic as an opportunity to engage in detailed, nuanced discussions on a wide range of related topics. Here are some highlights from your fabulous conversations. We really can have nice things! » 11/17/14 5:00pm 11/17/14 5:00pm

Lake Effect Snow: How Nature's Greatest Snow Machine Works

The above photo, taken from a plane above Buffalo yesterday by photographer Jeff Suhr, shows the brutal lake effect snow storm in effect over Western New York right now. Some areas are expecting up to six feet of snow by the end of the week. These snowstorms are among the most intense in the world, and the processes… » 11/18/14 2:22pm Tuesday 2:22pm