The National Security Agency has the keys to most Internet encryption methods and it has gotten them by using supercomputers to break them and by enlisting the help of private IT companies
The giant panda cub born at the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 23 is a girl, officials announced Thursday morning.
The Space Fence is the radar system that tracks thousands of objects orbiting Earth.
The number of Syrians forced to seek shelter abroad since civil war began in March 2011 passed the 2 million mark on Tuesday with no sign of the outflow ending soon…
Radiation surrounding Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant has increased 18 fold following a report last month that radioactive water had leaked into the ground around the plant, which was badly damaged in the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
As Adam Frank has said over on the 13.7 blog, “Earth and Mars have been swapping spit (astrobiologically speaking) for eons … [and] it is entirely possible we were Earth’s first alien invasion.”
Though Great Britain won’t be joining in any military action aimed at Syria, it appears the White House is determined to go ahead — most likely within the next few days and most likely with missile strikes.
Thousands gathered under gray skies in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday to mark the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington.
The crowd is gathering this hour near the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., for Wednesday’s celebration of the March on Washington’s 50th anniversary.
The view from space is amazing. But perhaps even more impressive is the view from the cockpits of California Air National Guard as crews battle the huge Rim Fire burning near Yosemite National Park.