Thursday, July 16, 2015
NASA's New Horizons spacecraft got humanity's first up-close look at Pluto on Tuesday, sending word of its triumph across 3 billion miles to scientists waiting breathlessly back home.
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
The Silk Road trading center of Kashgar has been Muslim for centuries, but despite hordes of people thronging the main bazaar, Gulnur's headscarf shop had barely any customers.
We've made it to Pluto by NASA's calculations, the last stop on a planetary tour of the solar system a half-century in the making.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
It was home to the army of colonial bureaucrats who ran India, so it was perhaps inevitable that the original 18th-century plans for Kolkata's Writers' Building would be found buried under reams of paperwork.
Pluto, reveal thyself, and Earthlings, enjoy the show.
Saturday, July 11, 2015
Archaeologists in in the northwestern state of South Dakota have uncovered corn cobs, corn kernels and sunflower kernels that are more than 1,000 years old.
NASA has selected four veteran astronauts to lead the way back into orbit from U.S. soil.
Thursday, July 9, 2015
If you glanced at him, you would not know what the energetic old man had been through. But 20 years on from the Srebrenica massacre, his narrow, wrinkled face is still marked by fear.
Monday, July 6, 2015
About to be overrun by Germans, a young black lieutenant called in an artillery barrage on his own position, knowing he'd be killed. It was the only way to hold off the enemy.