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Photo: Where Cars Go After A Flood

Thursday, December 12, 2013

In the days, weeks and months after Superstorm Sandy, we editors got used to seeing lots of similar types of images of devastation, destruction and loss. Beaches. Houses. Taxis. Roller coasters.

But an intriguing thing happened on an image search today: I came across a set ...


How Tall Is The Washington Monument? Surveyors Take To The Top

Friday, November 08, 2013

The National Geodetic Survey doesn't often get the opportunity to take detailed measurements of the massive stone obelisk that sits in the middle of Washington, D.C.

But a 2011 earthquake in nearby Mineral, Va., damaged the Washington Monument enough that to repair it, the tower had to be wrapped ...


Olympic Torch Relay Headed To Space

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

The Soyuz rocket that launched from Kazakhstan on Wednesday night has some special cargo on board. In addition to three crew members from Japan, Russia and the U.S., the International Space Station-bound probe is carrying an Olympic torch.

As we reported in June, the torch won't be lit โ€” ...


Kepler Space Telescope Is Beyond Repair, NASA Says

Friday, August 16, 2013

There's some sad news from NASA: The space agency says its Kepler space telescope is beyond repair.

The $600 million planet-hunting probe whose mission was to search other solar systems for Earth-like planets has lost its ability to keep its gaze on target.

Two of the four gyroscope-like reaction wheels ...


The Big Stink: D.C.'s Corpse Flower Put On A Show

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

The line to see the thing that was supposed to smell like rotting flesh wrapped around the U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington, D.C., on Monday night. Most folks who braved the heat and hourlong wait weren't greeted with the overwhelming stench of death, but rather the smell of sweat and ...


Our Changing Forests: An 88-Year Time Lapse

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Intense forest fires have been raging across the western United States this summer. So far this year, nearly 43,000 wildfires have torched almost 7 million acres of land.

As NPR Science correspondent Christopher Joyce and photographer David Gilkey report from Arizona and New Mexico this week, the forests ...


25-Year-Old Sets Record As Iditarod's Youngest Winner

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Dallas Seavey slid into Nome, Alaska, at 7:29 p.m. Tuesday with nine dogs, finishing the race in nine days, four hours, 29 minutes and 26 seconds.