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A 3-D printer has now "printed out" a handgun. How does this technology work—and how will it change the future?
As humans set their sights on exploring Mars, a look back at the first seven astronauts.
The search continues for evidence that two French pilots who disappeared in a 1927 attempt to cross the Atlantic made it to North America.
The United States far outranks other industrialized countries in the rate of first-day deaths among newborns, according to a new report. Why?
The Nazi war criminals still alive today are very old men. But efforts to bring them to justice remain in play.
Solar Impulse, a solar-powered aircraft able to fly overnight, embarks on a cross-country trip-without a single drop of fuel.
Controversy swirls anew around whether the Wright brothers were the first aloft, pulling the Smithsonian Institution's reputation into question.
Cemeteries in Massachusetts don't want to bury Tamerlan Tsarnaev on their grounds. The burial places of terrorists are often debated.
One adventure writer describes looking into a live volcano this way: "There's nothing like it on the planet."
Our new feature, Word in the News, looks at the origin and meaning of "red line."
Plants might be able to tell good neighbors from bad ones by the sounds they emit.
Relations are shifting as Sherpas take on new responsibilities, an Everest veteran says.
A first glimpse of one billion-year-old bacteria eating another shows how life developed—and what early earth smelled like.
Organization hopes that this Friday's competition between a kid-built race car and a jet will draw youths to careers in aviation.
A Harvard team achieves controlled flight with a drone the size of a housefly.
Researchers are studying the gas giant's monster storm to gain insights into hurricanes on Earth.