I will be leaving S&T at the end of today, but it's been a great 3-year ride.
Belief in "intelligent design" stifles human initiative to understand the natural world.
With public indifference to many NASA programs, what kind of missions would inspire future generations to reach for new heights?
Astronomers are struggling to explain two recent cosmic cataclysms.
If we're going to see NASA lunar bases in our lifetime, Congress is going to have to change the way it does business.
Earlier this week NASA announced plans to set up lunar bases. Don't get too excited.
A sophisticated Greek astronomical computer raises a lot of interesting "what if" questions.
Mars Global Surveyor might be gone, but its incredible achievements guarantee it will never be forgotten.
NASA's latest announcement supports the prevailing model that the universe's expansion is accelerating due to a mysterious dark energy.
To pay for next-generation telescopes, astronomy will have to make some painful but necessary choices.
The decision to fly another servicing mission to the space telescope was the obvious thing to do.
The best evidence we have right now suggests that intelligent life is very rare in our galaxy.
S&T's senior editor comes up with his own definition of "planet," which avoids some of the pitfalls plaguing the IAU's.
A lot of Star Trek episodes are really dumb, but I watch them anyway.
In the great Pluto controversy, it's time to put the rancor behind us and move on to a broader definition of "planet."
If all other types of astronomical objects are classified by their physical properties, the same should hold true for planets.
Some American astronomers think the IAU's vote to reclassify Pluto was partially based on anti-American sentiment.
S&T senior editor Robert Naeye writes about how thanks to an innovative Web site, you can find an extrasolar planet using your own computer.
Why we haven't yet heard the end of the Pluto/planet controversy.
S&T senior editor Bob Naeye explains why we have not heard the end of the Pluto/planet controversy.
Young amateur astronomers might drift away for awhile, but we can get a lot of them back.
More comments on the IAU's planet proposal.
Senior editor Robert Naeye separates astronomical fact from fiction.
The debate about planets continues . . .
A cool, nearby gamma-ray burst.