The year in fiction: Our favorite 2018 novels
The year in fiction. Peruse our favorite 76 novels from the past year at the 2019 Tournament of Books long list.
Astronaut Helen Sharman recounts a dream she has of returning to space and viewing Earth from above once more.
Friends build the first scale model of the solar system so we can feel how big it is—and how small we are.
While you were (probably) sleeping, Earth was treated to its annual viewing of the Perseid cloud.
An artist’s ethereal treatment of the cosmos and the desert win her a massive, devoted following.
All your precious data, everything you’ve created and every memory you’ve captured and stored, is etched on a hard disk somewhere on Earth. Back it up all you want—it won’t matter if the planet goes. The search for storage beyond the cloud.
Animated images inspired by Carl Sagan that show humans made from stars.
Manmade light is normally considered pollution before it’s thought of as beautiful. A series of luscious portraits of Earth’s brightest hotspots.
After the world’s oddest job-interview questions, from companies like Citigroup and Facebook, were revealed, our writer decided to take all of them to prove he’s hirable anywhere.
A baby may be a tiny step for mankind, but it’s a giant one for new parents, especially the adult diapers part.
Those who can’t do, learn. In this installment of our series in which the clueless apprentice with the experts, we divine meaning from the heavenly bodies.
Music connects to memories, and so do album sleeves. From ELO’s spaceship to Róisín Murphy’s see-through top, the covers that made one writer a fan.
Ingesting a wily particle is no laughing matter. Ten steps of concrete advice to consider before your hands grow to the size of large cities.