The Cosmic Log has gone through many incarnations, starting with Weird Mystery Tales #1, a 1972 DC comic in which Destiny documented the “follies and mysteries of mankind.” Since 2002, Alan Boyle has documented quantum fluctuations in space, science and society in Cosmic Log.
Cosmic Log has appeared on the websites of MSNBC and NBC News, but the current CosmicLog.com is not associated with those websites or any other NBC Universal ventures. Many Cosmic Log items still appear on NBCNews.com, but many of them do not. Here’s an attempt to bring together all the available archives going back to the origin story in 2002. Because of the limitations of the archiving process, some videos and interactives may be missing or non-functional.
If you’re looking for archived items since August 2015, scroll down to the Archives dropdown menu at the bottom of this page (or at the end of every page on the Cosmic Log website).
May 2002 to November 2003
These posts were originally created using a now-defunct authoring tool, then moved to the now-defunct MSN Spaces, then moved to the now-defunct Multiply archive. Many of the posts were lost in transition, but click on this link for a 306-page Word document that offers a selection of writings we managed to save from the ether:
We’ll flesh out the early entries and republish them as month-by-month Web pages in an upcoming update of the archives.
December 2003 to June 2006
The Internet Archive preserves a week-by-week Cosmic Log Archive for this period. Here’s the full lineup, presented in reverse-chronological order for now because it’s easier to do it that way:
Cosmic Log: June 2-5, 2006
Andromeda Galaxy shines in a new infrared portrait … Fire your sasers.
Cosmic Log: May 27-June 2, 2006
Space Adventures’ CEO discusses the acquisition of a spaceship-building company. Plus: Egyptologists strike gold … Footprints on Mars … Bigelow’s big move … Seismic setback … Invisibility unmasked.
Cosmic Log: May 20-26, 2006
Readers weigh in on both sides of the longevity debate. Plus: A prize for Mr. X Prize … Name that rocket plane … Russia’s SpaceShipOne … Quasar quintuplets … Infrared eye in the sky.
Cosmic Log: May 13-19, 2006
A scriptural scholar says ‘The Da Vinci Code” raises interesting authority issues. Plus: An army of planet hunters … Time for Humans 2.0? … One-way trips to Mars … Worlds on your desktop.
Cosmic Log: May 6-12, 2006
The topic of rogue waves makes a big splash in “Poseidon.” Plus: Must-see comet TV, musings on Mars, the potato chip galaxy, Nigeria’s space program, “Idol” update, Hollywood rockets.
Cosmic Log: May 1-5, 2006
X Prize backer Anousheh Ansari surfaces as a backup cosmonaut in Russia. Plus: The future of space sails … Inside the rocket factory … Carl Sagan’s spiritual quest … H Prize on fast track.
Cosmic Log: April 22-30, 2006
A 6.5-ton robotic combat vehicle called Crusher gets a Hollywood-style rollout. Plus: Off-season ghost stories … A masked ball for galaxies … Broken-hearted comet … Hubble’s sweet sixteen.
Cosmic Log: April 15-21, 2006
Which robotic TV star is the People’s Choice? Plus: Inconstant constant … Regolith rush … “Idol” update … Space station test fizzles … Liftoff for space challenges … Spaceport setback in California … Watching for the Little Ones.
Cosmic Log: April 8-14, 2006
Readers weigh the promise and peril of nanotechnology. Plus: Iranian in space? … Good Friday feedback … Paparazzi at Mars … Small step for a space hotel … DARPA linked to rocket prizes … Remembering the shuttle’s first day.
Cosmic Log: April 1-7, 2006
The military X-37 plane lands autonomously after its first free flight but goes off the runway. Plus: “Idol” predictions 2.0 … More shuttle delays? … SpaceShot’s first stage … Religious science on thin ice … Dark matter of a different kind … Blue Origin update … Zero-G at KSC … Science in high-def … and more.
Cosmic Log: March 25-31, 2006
Researchers go beyond the oohs and ahhs in the eclipse zone. Plus: Blue Origin on the move … When black holes collide … Pros and cons of hydrogen … Silver linings in space.
Cosmic Log: March 18-24, 2006
Congressman calls for a $100 million “H-Prize” Plus: Countdown for SpaceX … Science “Idolized” … Mystery of the missing moon.
Cosmic Log: March 11-17, 2006
The Pentagon picks 10 technologies for rapid deployment. Plus: Your views on the problem with programming … Galaxy on fire … Starry river found … The science of office pools … See Mars on your desktop.
Cosmic Log: March 4-10, 2006
There are plenty of places to look for extraterrestrial life, but why should we bother? Plus: SpaceX raises its sights … The MPG Prize and other ideas for the auto industry … Mars of a different color.
Cosmic Log: Feb. 25-March 3, 2006
Colorized galaxy cluster rattled by sonic boom. Plus: Jupiter’s Little Red Spot … Proofs for pickup lines … See the 3-D sea … Round-the-moon rescue? … Visions of Venus … A grand galaxy … Asteroid alert … The Altair era … Olympic gold for economists … Deals in the space race.
Cosmic Log: Feb. 21-24, 2006
SpaceX’s fourth attempt to pull off its first launch is tentatively scheduled for March. Plus: Search engines for shapes … Take me to your funder … Rules for lunar landers … The neutrino hunters … GloveSat and more.
Cosmic Log: Feb. 11-20, 2006
Space Adventures confirms planned spaceport network will extend to Singapore and an Arab emirate. Plus: Kliper’s wings clipped … Play it again, SuitSat … The science of pickup lines … Next floor for the space elevator.
Cosmic Log: Feb. 4-10, 2006
NASA rocket contest planned for X Prize Cup. Plus: NASA and the Olympics .. Geeks bearing gifts … Predicting the Olympics … Olympics from space … Galaxy-go-round … Big Bang politics … Microscopic Mars.
Cosmic Log: Jan. 28-Feb. 3, 2006
Readers share insights on ethanol and other alternative-energy futures. Plus: The science of hibernation … Latest chapter in small-fish story … Microfossils mapped … Three years after Columbia.
Cosmic Log: Jan. 21-27, 2006
Maybe NASA’s next spaceship is deserving of the name from the space effort’s glory days. Plus: Mars movie update … Prime time for Saturn … A deal for Rocketplane … Spots on space shots … Feedback on methane and native languages.
Cosmic Log: Jan. 14-20, 2006
How a linguist reconstructed a language for “The New World.” Plus: Rocket home on the range … Powered by methane … Do astronauts and alcohol mix? … Testing the space hotel … Rocketplane’s pacts … Pluto’s lighter side.
Cosmic Log: Jan. 7-13, 2006
Take a virtual tour of the Saturnian moon’s surface. Plus: Agony and ecstasy, triskaidekamania, Pluto’s planethood, new constellations, galactic glories, hyperspace hype and “Survivor” spaceman.
Cosmic Log: Jan. 1-6, 2006
Hyperspace hype … Pluto pros and cons … Visit a celestial cavern … Farewell to a sea-watching satellite … The politics of stem cells … Still dry in space … Getting set for SpaceShot … Mummy mystery tour … Real sea monsters.
Cosmic Log: Dec. 24-31, 2005
NASA’s twin-rover mission to Mars gets the big-screen treatment in “Roving Mars.” Plus: Scientific hit parades for 2005, and a time-warp book list.
Cosmic Log: Dec. 17-23, 2005
A winter wonderland on the Web … E really does = mc2 … Feedback on intelligent design … The expanding podiverse … Our galaxy’s center in focus … Supernova hunters wanted.
Cosmic Log: Dec. 10-16, 2005
’Tis the season for name-a-star schemes. Plus: Stem cell snafu … Orbital movie review … Assessing the year in science.
Cosmic Log: Dec. 3-9, 2005
Snags could well rule out shuttle launch in May. Plus: Literary adventures … Dark matter in detail … Orbital prize studied … Moonstruck meteors … Rules for space winners … Seeing space storms … Hearing science.
Cosmic Log: Nov. 26-Dec. 2, 2005
Denizens of the hurricane zone strike back at those who think New Orleans is sunk. Plus: Crab feast for the eyes … Einstein-a-thon … Santa-tracking season … Science re-Seeded.
Cosmic Log: Nov. 19-25, 2005
Einstein’s “biggest blunder” may be the right answer to dark-energy riddle. Plus: Is New Orleans sunk? … Spirit’s Martian birthday … Moonrock memories … 3-D delights.
Cosmic Log: Nov. 12-18, 2005
Use those 3-D glasses to explore Mars. Plus: Lord of the Einstein rings, Deja vu spaceship, kids make space contact, Newton renewed, and more.
Cosmic Log: Nov. 5-11, 2005
How the Net helps vets … Plus: Silver space salute … Strange science explained … Watching the elections … Space dreams deferred … and more.
Cosmic Log: Nov. 1-4, 2005
A galactic supergroup gets rowdy…Look for meteors and Mars … The dunes of Titan … Sex and science … The tree of alien life … Ghost stories.
Cosmic Log: Oct. 22-31, 2005
Ghosts on the rise … Spooky space sounds … A telescope is born … Visit a virtual moon … It’s just a string theory … Getting mad isn’t that bad … Dispatches from the evolution debate.
Cosmic Log: Oct. 15-21, 2005
Titanic weather studied on Saturn’s moon … The road to Pittsburgh … Space station snags … A black hole’s banquet … Visual tricks and treats.
Cosmic Log: Oct. 8-14, 2005
Evolutionary turnabout … China’s place in space … Mars makeover … Galactic lady in red … Mining the moon … Tips for space tourists … Einstein in prime time.
Cosmic Log: Oct. 1-7, 2005
“Liftoff” for Interorbital venture … A sharper sunspot … Rocket reaction … Ghost of a supernova … To zap or not to zap?
Cosmic Log: Sept. 24-30, 2005
Debating intelligent design … Intelligent-bleep theory … How to zap a hurricane … Partying with Einstein … Questions about the space lift.
Cosmic Log: Sept. 18-23, 2005
“Cosmos” reborn at 25 … Unnatural disaster … Techies stand up to the storm … Brane food … A contest for robo-diggers … Re-creating the moon.
Cosmic Log: Sept. 10-17, 2005
Making sense out of a 10-dimensional puzzle.
Cosmic Log: Sept. 3-9, 2005
Solar activity on the upswing, forecasters say.
Cosmic Log: Aug. 27-Sept. 2, 2005
Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath spark questions.
Cosmic Log: Aug. 20-26, 2005
After three years off, rocket plane gets back in the game.
Cosmic Log: Aug. 13-19, 2005
PlanetSpace aiming to start escape-tower tests in fall.
Cosmic Log: Aug. 6-12, 2005
$100 million ride sounds ‘fantastic’ … or ‘absurd.’
Cosmic Log: Aug. 1-5, 2005
Aerodynamic effects add to space shuttle spectacle.
Cosmic Log: July 23-31, 2005
Rocket scientists test prototype for Red Planet flight.
Cosmic Log: July 16-22, 2005
Building a better space glove … and much more.
Cosmic Log: July 9-15, 2005
As NASA struggles, thoughts turn to SpaceShipOne.
Cosmic Log: July 2-8, 2005
Cometary crash created cloud of ‘talcum powder.’
Cosmic Log: June 25-July 1, 2005
125 questions reveal what scientists don’t know.
Cosmic Log: June 18-24, 2005
Scientists call for wind-hydrogen power play.
Cosmic Log: June 11-17, 2005
Statistics can be reassuring in wake of California’s quakes.
Cosmic Log: June 4-10, 2005
Trace Arlene’s path from hundreds of miles above.
Cosmic Log: May 28-June 3, 2005
Do-it-yourself DNA bank may be the best option.
Cosmic Log: May 21-27, 2005
Trainee may have had trouble with G-forces.
Cosmic Log: May 14-20, 2005
Definitions can be a matter of life or death.
Cosmic Log: May 7-13, 2005
How will the debate over Darwin evolve?
Cosmic Log: May 1-6, 2005
How consensus plays a role in research.
Cosmic Log: April 23-30, 2005
Blend old hands and new faces for success.
Cosmic Log: April 17-22, 2005
1927 footage shows scientific meeting of the minds.
Cosmic Log: April 9-16, 2005
Space telescope’s 15th birthday nears.
Cosmic Log: April 2-8, 2005
Enjoy a double dose of outer-space celebration.
Cosmic Log: March 26-April 1, 2005
Readers weigh in on big-screen science.
Cosmic Log: March 19-25, 2005
Your views on an unorthodox Easter.
Cosmic Log: March 12-18, 2005
Would you pay to send messages into space?
Cosmic Log: March 5-11, 2005
Rover spots whirlwind on Red Planet plain.
Cosmic Log: Feb. 26-March 4, 2005
Saturn probe captures close encounter.
Cosmic Log: Feb. 19-25, 2005
How to get the coolest cosmic images on the Web.
Cosmic Log: Feb. 12-18, 2005
Hubble scientists compared to Old West romantics.
Cosmic Log: Feb. 5-11, 2005
Maybe we should keep our interstellar mouth shut.
Cosmic Log: Jan. 29-Feb. 4, 2005
Beyond the Super Bowl, there’s plenty to watch online.
Cosmic Log: Jan. 22-28, 2005
Some casualties don’t show up on NASA’s list.
Cosmic Log: Jan. 15-21, 2005
Could space telescope be fixed? Should it?
Cosmic Log: Jan. 8-14, 2005
Ruling on textbook stickers reignites discussion.
Cosmic Log: Jan. 1-7, 2005
‘White Noise’ focuses attention on spooky sounds.
Cosmic Log: Dec. 25-31, 2004
Rocket scientists help assemble space float for Pasadena pageant.
Cosmic Log: Dec. 18-24, 2004
Take a look at some modern Christmas ‘stars.’
Cosmic Log: Dec. 11-17, 2004
Professor campaigns for day-and-date switch in 2006.
Cosmic Log: Dec. 5-10, 2004
SPIRIT would use space railway to study cosmic origins.
Cosmic Log: Nov. 28-Dec. 4, 2004
Red-nose alert: NORAD on heightened holiday status.
Cosmic Log: Nov. 21-27, 2004
Suggestions for fans of the final frontier.
Cosmic Log: Nov. 14-20, 2004
Private spaceflight legislation moves on to Senate.
Cosmic Log: Nov. 7-13, 2004
Darwin’s doubters and defenders have their say.
Cosmic Log: Oct. 31-Nov. 6, 2004
Alternative-energy prize could be a winner.
Cosmic Log: Oct. 24-30, 2004
Homegrown ghost stories for Halloween.
Cosmic Log: Oct. 17-23, 2004
Vote for your favorite political future.
Cosmic Log: Oct. 10-16, 2004
Cosmic Log: Oct. 3-9, 2004
Cosmic Log: Sept. 26-Oct. 2, 2004
Cosmic Log: Sept. 19-25, 2004
Cosmic Log: Sept. 12-18, 2004
Cosmic Log: Sept. 5-11, 2004
Cosmic Log: Aug. 29-Sept. 4, 2004
Cosmic Log: Aug. 22-28, 2004
Cosmic Log: Aug. 15-21, 2004
Cosmic Log: Aug. 8-14, 2004
Cosmic Log: Aug. 1-7, 2004
Cosmic Log: July 25-31, 2004
Cosmic Log: July 18-24, 2004
Cosmic Log: July 11-17, 2004
Cosmic Log: July 4-10, 2004
Cosmic Log: June 27-July 3, 2004
Cosmic Log: June 20-26, 2004
Cosmic Log: June 13-19, 2004
Cosmic Log: June 6-12, 2004
Cosmic Log: May 30-June 5, 2004
Cosmic Log: May 23-29, 2004
Cosmic Log: May 16-22, 2004
Cosmic Log: May 9-15, 2004
Cosmic Log: May 2-8, 2004
Cosmic Log: April 25-May 1, 2004
Cosmic Log: April 18-24, 2004
Cosmic Log: April 11-17, 2004
Cosmic Log: April 4-10, 2004
Cosmic Log: March 28-April 3, 2004
Cosmic Log: March 21-27, 2004
Cosmic Log: March 14-20, 2004
Cosmic Log: March 7-13, 2004
Cosmic Log: Feb. 29-March 6, 2004
Cosmic Log: Feb. 22-28, 2004
Cosmic Log: Feb. 15-21, 2004
Cosmic Log: Feb. 8-14, 2004
Cosmic Log: Feb. 1-7, 2004
Cosmic Log: Jan. 25-31, 2004
Cosmic Log: Jan. 18-24, 2004
Cosmic Log: Jan. 11-17, 2004
Cosmic Log: Jan. 4-10, 2004
Cosmic Log: Dec. 28, 2003-Jan. 3, 2004
Cosmic Log: Dec. 21-27, 2003
Cosmic Log: Dec. 14-20, 2003
Cosmic Log: Dec. 7-13, 2003
Cosmic Log: Nov. 30-Dec. 6, 2003
June 2006 to June 2013
The Internet Archive retains most of these posts in their various forms. Some individual posts have been listed to fill gaps, and there is some overlap between archived items. If a picture or video doesn’t work in one file, it may work in the overlapping file. And if the version you find isn’t up to snuff, do a search on the headline or a key phrase in the text and you may find a different version more to your liking.
Many of these archived files are twitchy, in that you have to wait for the full file to flow into your browser window … and then “stop” your browser (as in hitting the red X button) to follow links. If there’s a “Read More” link, you may want to click on that rather than clicking on the headline to read the full item.
- 12/1/2010 to 12/6/2010
- 12/6/2010: Daily dose of science on the Web
- 12/6/2010: Space skipper vs. the world
- 12/6/2010: SpaceX gets set for next giant leap
- 12/7/2010: ‘Weird life’ claims spark a backlash
- 12/7/2010: Help scientists go to the dark side
- 12/7/2010: Holiday calendar: Pearl Harbor from the heavens
- 12/7/2010: Viruses in your batteries?
- 12/8/2010: Holiday calendar: Listening for E.T.
- 12/8/2010: SpaceX gets set for Dragon launch
- 12/8/2010: First Dragon launch delayed
- 12/8/2010: SpaceX tracks down launch glitch
- 12/8/2010: Dragon capsule takes first space ride
- 12/8/2010: SpaceX success: ‘Dragon is in orbit’
- 12/8/2010: Dragon spaceship begins descent
- 12/8/2010: Dragon spaceship splashes down
- 12/8/2010: Splashdown! A sense of space deja vu
- 12/8/2010: Something wonderful happened here
- 12/8/2010: Dragon could visit space station next
- 12/8/2010: Will climate change change us?
- 12/8/2010: Real-life twist for sonic screwdriver
- 12/9/2010: Evolution book survives in Louisiana
- 12/9/2010: Mice created from two dads
- 12/9/2010: SpaceX success saluted
- 12/9/2010: SpaceX’s mystery payload revealed
- 12/9/2010: Holiday calendar: Blast from the past
- 12/9/2010: Must-see science on the Web
- 12/9/2010 to 12/16/2010
- 12/16/2010 to 12/23/2010
- 12/23/2010 to 12/31/2010
- 5/1/2012 to 5/11/2012
- 5/11/2012: $1.5 million NASA rover contest set for robo-showdown in June
- 5/11/2012 to 5/31/2012
- 6/1/2012 to 6/18/2012 (Venus transit)
- 6/18/2012: Feds file lawsuit to get tyrannosaur skeleton sent back to Mongolia
- 6/18/2012 to 6/30/2012
- 6/29/2012 to 7/4/2012 (Higgs discovery)
- 7/2/2012 to 7/6/2012 (Higgs aftermath)
- 7/6/2012 to 7/12/2012
- 7/12/2012 to 7/20/2012
- 7/20/2012 to 7/25/2012
- 7/25/2012 to 8/2/2012
- 8/1/2012 to 8/7/2012 (Curiosity lands on Mars Aug. 5)
- 8/8/2012 to 8/20/2012
- 8/21/2012 to 8/31/2012 (Neil Armstrong dies Aug. 25)
- 10/1/2012: Northern lights shine with the moon
- 10/1/2012 to 10/9/2012
- 10/9/2012 to 10/11/2012
- 10/11/2012 to 10/18/2012
- 10/18/2012 to 10/24/2012
- 10/24/2012 to 11/1/2012
- 12/2/2012 to 12/6/2012
- 12/6/2012 to 12/12/2012
- 12/12/2012 to 12/15/2012
- 12/15/2012 to 12/19/2012
- 12/19/2012 to 12/21/2012
- 12/20/2012 to 12/21/2012 (Maya doomsday)
- 12/21/2012 to 12/27/2012
- 12/27/2012 to 1/4/2013
- 2/27/2013 to 3/4/2013
- 3/4/2013 to 3/8/2013
- 3/9/2013 to 3/15/2013
- 3/15/2013 to 3/21/2013
- 3/21/2013 to 3/27/2013
- 3/27/2013 to 4/2/2013
- 4/3/2013: Space station’s antimatter detector finds its first evidence of dark matter
- 4/3/2013: Internet takes education to new level: Will universities make the grade?
- 4/3/2013 to 4/9/2013
- 4/9/2013 to 4/14/2013
- 4/15/2013 to 4/19/2013
- 4/23/2013 to 4/30/2013
- 4/30/2013 to 5/2/2013
- 5/3/2013: Air Force’s X-51A hypersonic aircraft sets record during its final test
- 5/4/2013: Solar-powered plane completes first leg of American odyssey
- 5/3/2013 to 5/10/2013
- 5/14/2013: In Dan Brown’s ‘Inferno,’ numeric riddles and controversial science mix
- 5/14/2013 to 5/21/2013
- 5/21/2013: Solar Impulse airplane set for trip to Dallas, if weather allows
- 5/22/2013: Pizza printouts? NASA funds project to make space meals with 3-D printer
- 5/23/2013: Cicada bugfest closes in on the East Coast’s cities: How loud will it get?
- 5/27/2013: Aloha, Mars! What we’ll eat, wear and play with to ease boredom in space
- 5/27/2013: Scientists identify the mystery killer behind Ireland’s potato famine
- 5/27/2013: Biotech meets DIY hacker culture, sparking new wonders and worries
- 5/28/2013 to 6/2/2013
June 2013 to February 2014
Posts from this period are hit-or-miss, so we’re providing links to every item as preserved by the Internet Archive and NBCNews.com. Some of the associated YouTube videos are hidden in the Internet Archive versions, but if you’re quick enough, you can figure out how to get to them on YouTube.
- 6/1/2013: Cicadas can survive a superstorm – but not changes wrought by humans
- 6/2/2013: Watch the northern lights dance in these surprising time-lapse videos
- 6/3/2013: Stratolaunch firms up its relationship with Orbital for air-launch system
- 6/3/2013: What is time? These grade-school explanations take the prize
- 6/3/2013: Cute or spooky? Underwater pictures earn seal of approval in contest
- 6/3/2013: Solar Impulse plane flies toward another first in storm-hit St. Louis
- 6/4/2013: 10 years after launch, missions to Mars just keep going and going
- 6/5/2013: With so many nice planets out there, why would aliens attack Earth?
- 6/5/2013: Missing link? Oldest primate skeleton tells new tale of our origins
- 6/5/2013: Turning point on Mars: Curiosity rover sets sights on mountain at last
- 6/6/2013: Justin Bieber signs up for trip to space, Virgin Galactic’s founder says
- 6/6/2013: Baby apes and humans teach lessons about evolution of language
- 6/7/2013: Opportunity rover finds traces left by ‘water you can drink’ on ancient Mars
- 6/7/2013: This ‘invisibility cloak’ could conceal satellites – or hide your kids
- 6/8/2013: Innovation vs. cheating on the battleground of golf science
- 6/10/2013: Watch for the comeback of Gamma Delphinid meteors after 83 years
- 6/10/2013: Cicadas hit their prime up north, but leave ‘stench of death’ down south
- 6/10/2013: This is how a lone rock rolls on Mars
- 6/11/2013: Science and sex: Everything you wanted to know about ‘doing it’
- 6/11/2013: Mystery meteor shower disappoints skywatchers, but wait till next year
- 6/12/2013: Duhh-WHAT-cho? Find out how a derecho packs its windy punch
- 6/13/2013: China’s Shenzhou 10 spaceship brings crew to orbital lab for practice
- 6/13/2013: Solar-powered plane set for D.C. trip (with Cincinnati stopover)
- 6/13/2013: From Superman saga to real-life science: It’s not an impossible leap
- 6/14/2013: Asteroid 1998 QE2 gets a close look from the world’s widest radio dish
- 6/15/2013: This is your brain on fatherhood: Dads experience hormonal changes too, research shows
- 6/15/2013: How duct tape patched up the world – and why we’re sticking with it
- 6/16/2013: Solar-powered plane lands in Washington after ‘pit stop’ in Ohio
- 6/18/2013: NASA wants you … to join Grand Challenge to hunt down asteroids
- 6/18/2013: Space station crew opens Europe’s Einstein cargo ship after fungus flap
- 6/19/2013: House GOP: Don’t grab an asteroid – let’s put bases on moon and Mars
- 6/19/2013: Take a billion-pixel tour of Curiosity rover’s surroundings on Mars
- 6/19/2013: Bill Nye the Science Guy brings his smarts to your smartphone
- 6/21/2013: ‘Human pollination’? Sting operation uses social media to benefit bees
- 6/21/2013: Happy Supermoon! Celebrate lunar largeness as a planetary holiday
- 6/21/2013: UFO over Stonehenge? Britain releases its last big batch of X-Files
- 6/21/2013: Bits of Arthur C. Clarke and ‘Star Trek’ celebs will sail in deep space
- 6/21/2013: Go to Mars! Neil Armstrong’s moonshot crewmates sound the call
- 6/21/2013: Suborbital rocket sends experiments – and ashes – into space and back
- 6/22/2013: Zombies roam the animal kingdom – and some of them may be after us
- 6/23/2013: Supermoon makes a big impression: Share your super snapshots
- 6/24/2013: Look back at the supermoon – and look forward to future sky wonders
- 6/25/2013: Beetles to blame for Colorado’s fires? Blame climate change instead
- 6/25/2013: Fusion energy dreams smash into hard economic realities
- 6/25/2013: Alpine observatory provides a peak experience
- 6/27/2013: Space bucks: PayPal begins work on an off-world monetary system
- 6/27/2013: How lemurs and monkeys exploit the social wisdom of crowds
- 6/27/2013: Glittering, unlooted 1,200-year-old royal tomb found in Peru
- 6/28/2013: Creature features: Add weird science to your summer reading list
- 6/30/2013: Month in Space: How to experience the overview effect
- 7/1/2013: Planetary Resources raises $1.5 million, commits to asteroid hunt
- 7/1/2013: In wildfires, shelters provide last resort – but not fail-safe protection
- 7/2/2013: Sorry, Trekkies: Pluto moons dubbed Styx and Kerberos (and not Vulcan)
- 7/2/2013: Future fireworks: Movie trailer previews ‘the comet of the century’
- 7/4/2013: NASA readies its rescue plan for planet-hunting Kepler probe
- 7/4/2013: A fireworks dynasty shoots for redemption after one bad blowup
- 7/5/2013: E.T., old chap? British astronomers launch SETI network to seek aliens
- 7/5/2013: Will forests flourish after fires? In a warming world, not always
- 7/6/2013: Solar Impulse plane ends American odyssey with fears, tears and cheers
- 7/7/2013: Antarctica’s hidden Lake Vostok found to teem with life
- 7/8/2013: $320,000 lab-grown burger due for a high-profile tasting in August
- 7/8/2013: After 66 years, the Roswell UFO incident belongs to the ages
- 7/9/2013: 2020 rover will look for signs of past life on Mars and store up samples
- 7/9/2013: Videos take a deep dive into our future worries about water
- 7/10/2013: Inscription dates back to King David – but what does it say?
- 7/10/2013: Scientists trace the payoff that moms get from ‘choosing’ boy vs. girl
- 7/11/2013: Bizarro in blue: Alien planet’s color detected for the first time
- 7/11/2013: Shampooing in outer space will make your hair stand on end
- 7/11/2013: Pluto and its biggest moon grow larger in NASA probe’s windshield
- 7/12/2013: New Yorkers hope the sun shows up for a Manhattanhenge encore
- 7/14/2013: Space for all: Small, cheap satellites may one day do your bidding
- 7/15/2013: Astronomer discovers Neptune’s smallest moon … on a whim
- 7/15/2013: Engineers juggle objects with levitating sound waves
- 7/15/2013: Double delight! Giant panda gives birth to twins at Atlanta zoo
- 7/16/2013: When spacesuits go wrong, it’s deadly serious in orbit
- 7/16:2013: Comet ISON gets its day in the sun
- 7/17/2013: Ancient monument adds spicy twist to Maya ‘Game of Thrones’ saga
- 7/17/2013: With Neil Armstrong gone, how will moonshots be remembered?
- 7/18/2013: Martian atmosphere points to an early, brief opening for life’s rise
- 7/19/2013: Wave at Saturn (and Mercury): Space probes are taking snapshots of Earth
- 7/19/2013: Amazon’s Jeff Bezos confirms: We got an Apollo 11 rocket engine!
- 7/19/2013: 3,000-year-old palace in Israel linked to biblical King David
- 7/20/2013: So long, Swarmageddon: The last cicada ends its 17-year run
- 7/20/2013: 44 years after the Apollo 11 moon landing: ‘We all miss you, Neil’
- 7/21/2013: Did you smile for the camera? Earth glitters in a new view from Saturn
- 7/22/2013: Scientists show off Earth and moon, as seen from Saturn and Mercury
- 7/23/2013: NASA telescope spots CO2 fizzing away from a ‘soda-pop comet’
- 7/23/2013: Bezos’ Blue Origin joins billionaire battle for NASA shuttle launch pad
- 7/31/2013: Month in Space: Check out these UFOs (unworldly fantastical objects)
- 7/31/2013: A piece of Jesus’ cross? Relics unearthed in Turkey
- 8/1/2013: The trouble with teleportation: It could take quadrillions of years
- 8/1/2013: Beyond Hollywood: How a real-life mission to Europa would go down
- 8/2/2013: Curiosity rover celebrates a year on Mars – and surprising successes
- 8/4/2013: It’s (not) alive! Franken-meat lurches from the lab to the frying pan
- 8/5/2013: ‘Intense flavor’: The $330,000 burger that was built in a lab hits the spot
- 8/5/2013: Mathemagician conjures up birthday tributes to Neil Armstrong
- 8/5/2013: Google’s Sergey Brin explains why he paid $330,000 for lab burger
- 8/6/2013: One year later, NASA looks back at Curiosity rover’s scariest moments
- 8/7/2013: Inside a Maya pyramid, mysterious carvings hint at superpower struggle
- 8/7/2013: Relive Curiosity rover’s triumphs … and find out what’s next on Mars
- 8/8/2013: MAVEN mission team / picks haiku for Red Planet / We’re green with envy
- 8/9/2013: ‘Mona Lisa’ skeleton and her kin’s remains are due for DNA testing
- 8/9/2013: Perfect Perseids: How to take advantage of a prime meteor show
- 8/12/2013: What is the Hyperloop? Billionaire Elon Musk is finally telling us
- 8/12/2013: Hyperloop revealed: Elon Musk foresees rapid transit in a tube
- 8/12/2013: Flash! Catch the Perseid meteors’ encore performance
- 8/13/2013: For dining on Mars, the couscous gets the most stars
- 8/13/2013: Why the Hyperloop transit system is far from a sure thing for Elon Musk
- 8/13/2013: Your parting shots from the Perseid meteor shower
- 8/14/2013: Elementary, my dear Fluffy: Cat DNA solves another homicide
- 8/14/2013: Bee-killing pesticide found in garden store plants: What does it mean?
- 8/14/2013: SpaceX’s Grasshopper test rocket flies sideways successfully
- 8/15/2013: Planet-hunting Kepler probe can’t be fixed, but alien search continues
- 8/15/2013: EPA issues new pesticide labels to warn about hazards to bees
- 8/16/2013: In love with olinguito? Feast your eyes on more cute new species
- 8/16/2013: Millionaire seeks an assist for Inspiration Mars mission
- 8/16/2013: Area 51 and its purpose declassified: No UFOs, but lots of U-2 spy planes
- 8/16/2013: Goodbye, midnight sun … hello, northern lights!
- 8/19/2013: Drones take to the air for archaeology in Peru
- 8/19/2013: Ancient wall in Israel matches up with Bible’s tale of Assyrian attack
- 8/19/2013: Astronaut spots UFO outside space station – but then it’s identified
- 8/20/2013: A new year every four hours? It’s possible with exoplanets
- 8/20/2013: NASA’s newest astronauts face the press – and the great unknown
- 8/21/2013: Top astronomers shift position in the planet-naming war
- 8/21/2013: Picture this: Thousands of Earthlings waving at Saturn
- 8/21/2013: ‘Blue moon’ makes a big impression
- 8/23/2013: One-way Mars trip attracts 165,000 would-be astronauts … and counting
- 8/23/2013: That horned sea monster? It’s ‘definitely a shark skeleton’
- 8/23/2013: Will Mars look as big as the moon? Sorry, that’s just a Facebook hoax
- 8/23/2013: $10 million Genomics X Prize canceled: ‘Outpaced by innovation’
- 8/26/2013: ‘Devastating’: California’s biggest wildfire of the year seen from space
- 8/26/2013: Yosemite blaze sparks burning questions about fast-moving fires
- 8/27/2013: Mind meld? Scientist uses his brain to control another guy’s finger
- 8/27/2013: NASA’s Curiosity rover finds its own way on Mars for the first time
- 8/28/2013: ‘We are all Martians’: Chemist’s otherworldly claim stirs debate
- 8/29/2013: Addicted to Facebook fame? Blame your brain’s nucleus accumbens
- 8/29/2013: ‘Cosmic caterpillar’ is getting squashed by starlight
- 8/30/2013: How Tomahawk cruise missiles may send messages to (and from) Syria
- 8/30/2013: A shark that walks! Discovery is a good sign for Indonesia
- 8/30/2013: Month in Space: Glowing reports are coming in from the aurora zone
- 9/3/2013: How Japan’s ice barrier will seal off Fukushima’s nuclear ruins
- 9/4/2013: Experts get set to write the next chapter of the climate change saga
- 9/4/2013: Reality check on King Solomon’s mines: Right era, wrong kingdom
- 9/5/2013: SpaceShipTwo goes supersonic, flips its wings in second powered flight
- 9/6/2013: Watch NASA’s LADEE moon launch on the East Coast – or online
- 9/6/2013: Is Comet ISON a UFO? Hubble’s scientists do a reality check
- 9/7/2013: Rocket launch lights up East Coast, sends NASA probe on moon trip
- 9/8/2013: Cuddly kitty or killer? Evolution explains why cats are grumpy
- 9/9/2013: More than 2,700 pay up for a chance to take a one-way trip to Mars
- 9/9/2013: NASA’s LADEE probe streaks over NY skyline on its way to the moon
- 9/10/2013: How Ground Zero’s supertower rose above New York’s 9/11 nightmare
- 9/10/2013: Six-clawed mutant lobster goes viral – and goes on display in Maine
- 9/10/2013: Jewish medallion found amid golden treasures near Temple Mount
- 9/11/2013: Bob Geldof wants to be first ‘rock astronaut’ and Irishman in space
- 9/11/2013: Toxic task: How to destroy Syria’s chemical weapons
- 9/12/2013: Ig Nobel Prizes put ‘beer goggle’ research in silly scientific spotlight
- 9/12/2013: Where does the solar system end? Voyager isn’t officially there yet
- 9/13/2013: Ancient Chinese tomb adds to tale of scandalous ‘female prime minister’
- 9/16/2013: Ice-blasting test proves that comet impacts can spark life’s ingredients
- 9/16/2013: Northern lights cast alien glow over Scandinavia
- 9/17/2013: Behold! Jerusalem dig turns up priestly bathtub from Jesus’ time
- Cygnus cargo ship set for its first trip to space station: Watch the skies
- Cygnus cargo ship flies for first time, heading for space station
- Mamma mia! ‘Bohemian Gravity’ turns string theory into a viral video
- Billionaires’ battle for historic launch pad goes into overtime
- Why Jerusalem still hangs onto ancient archaeological mysteries
- Mercury astronaut Scott Carpenter suffers stroke; full recovery expected
- DNA pioneer James Watson’s genetic prescription: Have kids early
- Archaeo-diplomacy: US gives million-dollar cup back to Iran
- Milky Way stars in 2013’s top astronomy photos
- 9/28/2013: The next big ideas from ‘Idea Man’ Paul Allen: A.I. and cell biology
- 9/30/2013: UFO over Indian Ocean? SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket sparks sightings
- 9/30/2013: Plastic stuff in space! Cassini probe finds propylene on Titan
- 9/30/2013: How astronomers mapped the patchy clouds of an alien world
- 9/30/2013: Month in Space: Slide through the space station’s coolest scenes
- 10/1/2013: SpaceX knocks down claim that Falcon 9 rocket exploded in orbit
- Ancient supervolcanoes on Mars? Claims set off a scientific rumble
- How to detect pseudo-science B.S.
- NBC teams up with Virgin Galactic for ‘Space Race’ reality TV show
- NASA’s Maven mission to Mars is back on track after shutdown holdup
- Movie tech: How ‘Gravity’ threw Sandra Bullock into zero gravity
- Archaeologists uncover a scene of horror at ‘Swedish Pompeii’
- High hopes for Higgs boson: Nobel Prize could set new precedent
- Green vs. red: Auroral views are a study in contrasts
- Scientists discover scores of species in Suriname’s ‘Tropical Eden’
- Space station life imitates art of ‘Gravity’ movie
- Nobel physics prize spotlights Higgs boson, plus Drs. Higgs and Englert
- How science-minded tweeters are getting around the #shutdown
- Green light for ISON: Comet blazes in stunning shots
- After the Nobel, what’s next for particle physics? Supersymmetry!
- Archaeologists want you to solve this 1,200-year-old Pictish puzzle
- 10/9/2013: Astronomers say they’ve spotted lonesome planet without a sun
- How Pluto found its five-moon mojo
- Godspeed: Mercury astronaut Scott Carpenter dies at age 88
- Videos set the northern lights in motion
- Spaceflight experts work on alternate vision for Mars trips
- Fusion milestone reached, but shutdown stymies further progress
- Must-see video: SpaceX Grasshopper rocket makes a half-mile hop
- UFO? Astro ghost? Find out what that spooky space cloud really was
- Solar eclipse fans donate spectacles for Africa’s young spectators
- Scientists say Otzi the Iceman has living relatives, 5,300 years later
- Wildlife photographer captures elephants – and wins a prize
- Why the odds of spotting E.T. are so slim: It’s the economy
- Saturn’s mysterious hexagon shows its true colors
- Yeti mystery solved? Geneticist links Abominable Snowman hairs to bears
- Did the human family tree just get simpler? Skull stirs up debate
- Tilt-a-whirl planets throw astronomers for a loop
- Asteroid threat in 2032? Don’t panic, but don’t brush it off
- Lunar eclipse! Comet! Meteors! See this weekend’s sky highlights online
- Rivers of northern lights flow over Swedish lake
- Herpes virus genome traces the ancient path of human migration
- How a teenager beat out the pros to find a weird baby dinosaur
- World View balloon aims to give you an outer-space view for $75,000
- NASA’s Jupiter-bound Juno probe fills out its portrait of planet Earth
- What’s the weather like on Titan? ‘Salt flats’ provide new clues
- Genomics pioneer Craig Venter warns about biohacker boo-boos
- 10/25/2013: Astronauts point to next frontier: Stopping killer asteroids
- 10/27/2013: Genetic quest by a descendant of slaves leads to African apology
- 10/27/2013: Dream Chaser prototype spaceship damaged after first free-flying test
- 10/29/2013: Dream Chaser mini-shuttle to be fixed after first free flight
- 10/29/2013: Why aliens won’t look like Flipper: The science of extraterrestrial tales
- 10/30/2013: Photographers celebrate the weirdness of the micro world
- 10/31/2013: Time for an exorcism? Demons are on the rise for Halloween
- 11/1/2013: Watch for Sunday’s strange solar eclipse on the East Coast – and online
- 11/4/2013: Virgin Galactic gears up for SpaceShipTwo’s next blastoff
- 11/5/2013: Super-snake ahead! Warming makes mammals smaller, reptiles bigger
- 11/6/2013: Russian meteor’s terrifying trek detailed in new studies
- 11/6/2013: Maven’s mysteries: An inside look at NASA’s next Mars mission
- 11/7/2013: Six-tailed comet or self-destructing asteroid? It’s a comsteroid!
- 11/7/2013: How loud does it hurt? Professor pushes alternative pain scale
- 11/8/2013: NBC to air Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson’s trek to space
- 11/8/2013: First family of space: Richard Branson and kids will blaze new trail
- 11/9/2013: Were first dogs our best friends, or mutant vermin? The tale wags on
- 11/11/2013: GOCE satellite falls to its fiery doom in South Atlantic Ocean, experts say
- 11/11/2013: Typhoon Haiyan pushed the limit, but bigger storms are coming
- 11/11/2013: Feast your eyes on a fake Martian iguana – and a brand-new panorama
- 11/12/2013: What are you doing for 11/12/13?
- 11/12/2013: Planets galore! Saturn probe’s big pic finally unveiled
- 11/12/2013: Astronaut Chris Hadfield airs his dirty laundry on late-night TV
- 11/13/2013: To the moon? NASA passes the torch for space commercialization
- 11/13/2013: Such deep roots you have: How Little Red Riding Hood’s tale evolved
- 11/14/2013: Ancient DNA suggests European hunters tamed the first dogs
- 11/14/2013: Looking for the ‘comet of the century’? Watch ISON online
- Cave women unearth skull of unknown human ancestor
- Inspector Feynman: ‘Challenger Disaster’ stars scientist-sleuth
- How to make the most of a low-key Leonid meteor shower
- Wow! Snapshot captures great detail in Comet ISON’s tail
- NASA launches Maven orbiter to probe mysteries in Mars’ air
- Comet ISON looks fantastic in latest pictures – maybe too fantastic?
- Crowdfunded nanosatellites unleashed in orbit
- NASA outlines the final steps in plan for next manned spaceships
- Hidden dinosaur fossil re-created with X-ray scanner and 3-D printer
- Millionaire revises plan for Mars flyby in 2018: Now it’s up to NASA
- Alien neutrinos reveal new frontier in astronomy at Antarctica’s IceCube
- Dancing chicken sperm take the prize in ‘Dance Your Ph.D’ contest
- NASA and Planetary Resources partner on asteroid-hunting contests
- Skywatchers excited as Comet ISON approaches its big day in the sun
- Religious roots of Buddha’s birthplace traced back 2,600 years
- Traffic tie-up: SpaceX’s landmark launch scrubbed until Thanksgiving
- Will Comet ISON beat the odds? Watch a superstar’s climactic scene
- Got geek? Sharing your gift ideas could earn you geeky glory
- Comet ISON is in solar probe’s sights – and a storm is coming
- Comet ISON brightens as it closes in on Thanksgiving’s solar climax
- Comet ISON leaves a mystery behind as it goes around the sun
- Only mostly dead: Astronomers puzzle over zombie Comet ISON
- Holiday gift guide: Science books for all sorts of tables (plus tablets)
- Endangered Species Act turns 40 years old – and faces midlife crisis
- 11/30/2013: Comet ISON’s leftovers fade away, right before a satellite’s eyes
- 12/1/2013: Holiday calendar: Farewell, Earth … Hello, Mars!
- ‘Angel of 9/11’: Steel visage tricks the eye – and touches the heart
- Holiday calendar: Where the rain in Spain goes
- Why did some dinosaurs have beaks? All the better to eat food with
- Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin space venture touts its new rocket engine
- Wolves can also be man’s best friend, scientists say
- Third time’s the charm: SpaceX launches big commercial satellite
- Holiday calendar: Syria’s medieval marvel marred
- 400,000-year-old human DNA adds new tangle to our origin story
- What’s dark matter? Find out about the new frontiers of physics
- Holiday calendar: Twin volcanoes act up in the Pacific
- It’s the Great Hexagon! Storm system shines in Saturn pictures
- How whales lose their way: Toxins, tides and other troubles
- 12/5/2013: Holiday calendar: NASA salutes Nelson Mandela
- 12/5/2013: Geek gift guide: Add a scientific twist to your holiday list
- 12/6/2013: Holiday calendar: Grand Canyon, seen and unseen
- 12/6/2013: Venus has its brightest night of the year
- 12/7/2013: Holiday calendar: Staring down into Mount Vesuvius
- 12/8/2013: Holiday calendar: Mount Etna makes its mark on Sicily
- 12/8/2013: Astronaut Mark Kelly joins World View’s near-space balloon team
- 12/9/2013: Holiday calendar: ‘Starry Night’ at sea
- 12/9/2013: Martian microbes? Ancient lake could have held life, rover team says
- 12/9/2013: A winter-proof cockroach!? It’s just New York’s latest invader
- 12/10/2013: Mars One unveils plan for private Red Planet robotic mission in 2018
- 12/10/2013: Holiday calendar: London and Paris light up the night
- 12/10/2013: NASA’s Juno video shows a starship’s view of Earth and the moon
- 12/11/2013: Space station’s coolant system crippled, but crew stays safe
- 12/11/2013: Holiday calendar: A fractal puzzle, seen from space
- 12/11/2013: Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo shows off its shine in gliding test
- 12/12/2013: Bezos’ Blue Origin space venture loses protest over NASA’s launch pad
- 12/12/2013: Holiday calendar: The island of love needs healing
- 12/12/2013: Space station’s coolant problem casts a cloud over cargo craft’s launch
- 12/13/2013: SpaceX wins NASA’s nod to take over historic Launch Pad 39A
- 12/13/2013: One giant leap for Kerbalkind: Spaceflight sim wins geek gift award
- 12/13/2013: Holiday calendar: Happy St. Lucy’s Day, from space
- 12/14/2013: Holiday calendar: A space farewell to Nelson Mandela
- 12/15/2013: Holiday calendar: Snaky Colorado River tricks the eye
- 12/16/2013: It’s a trap! Micro monster takes Olympus BioScapes photo prize
- 12/16/2013: Holiday calendar: Where the Middle East snow shows
- 12/17/2013: Holiday calendar: A child’s face, visible from space
- 12/18/2013: Holiday calendar: Red and green lights glow in space
- 12/19/2013: Holiday calendar: Japan’s baby island is here to stay
- 12/20/2013: Real-life ‘Gravity’? Drama builds over spacewalks to fix space station
- 12/20/2013: Holiday calendar: Christmas tree? No, it’s Iceland
- 12/21/2013: Holiday calendar: A scientific slant on winter’s start
- 12/21/2013: Spacewalkers do repairs more quickly than expected – and stay dry
- 12/22/2013: Holiday calendar: Alien-looking clouds swirl on Earth
- 12/23/2013: Joy to the world! Cassini probe delivers holiday goodies from Saturn
- 12/23/2013: Spacewalkers gear up for Christmas Eve wrapup on repairs
- 12/23/2013: Holiday calendar: ‘Earthrise’ updated, 45 years later
- 12/24/2013: Holiday calendar: Santa never had a view like this!
- 12/24/2013: Spacewalkers finish crucial space station repairs in time for Christmas
- 12/25/2013: Holiday calendar: A Christmas portrait of the planet
- 12/26/2013: Year in space: Meteor blows up, comet dies – and rovers are on a roll
- 12/27/2013: Sharks with frickin’ tweets set off alerts for swimmers – but how much good will they do?
- 12/27/2013: Year in science: Old bones yield new revelations about kings and genes
- 12/30/2013: Political divide over evolution is growing, new Pew survey shows
- 12/30/2013: How icebreakers work – and why they sometimes don’t work
- 12/31/2013: Bat sex? Doomsday bosons? Help us pick the year’s weirdest science
- 12/31/2013: Scientist shares secret formula for long-lasting bubbly: Keep it on ice
- 12/31/2013: Hubble spots hints of clouds in exoplanets’ atmospheres
- 1/2/2014: Internet search for time travelers turns up nothing … this time
- 1/2/2014: Bill Nye the Science Guy to debate evolution with creationist
- 1/2/2014: Watch a full-length blast for SpaceShipTwo’s rocket engine
- 1/3/2014: Do dogs possess a poop compass? (And other weird science questions)
- Ten years after landing on Mars, Spirit rover’s legacy lives on
- Physicist’s weird reverse-causality experiment goes in a new direction
- Nosebleed seats: After dramatic spacewalks, astronauts savor Olympic view from orbit
- Alien blue dot spotted: Imager opens new window on exoplanets
- Sunspot goes wild! X-class solar flare blasts in our direction
- After weeks of delay, Cygnus cargo spaceship blasts off for space station
- Success! SpaceShipTwo hits new heights during rocket test
- Check out SpaceShipTwo’s in-flight entertainment
- It’s all work and no play for SpaceShipTwo pilot on virgin flight
- Chinese moon lander and rover wake up after weeks of sleep
- Videos turn the science of the Olympics into smooth skating
- Dig this! Now is the time to plan your excavation expedition
- Planets are piling up in star clusters – and one orbits a ‘solar twin’
- Send your name to an asteroid on NASA’s OSIRIS-REx probe
- Genes suggest dogs descended from a now-extinct breed of wolf
- UFO over Arabia? It’s just the flash from Chinese space junk
- One week after blastoff, SpaceShipTwo flies free again
- Scientists create anti-atom beam – but use it for good, not evil
- China’s lunar rover takes a star turn in wide-screen extravaganza
- Is there life on Ceres? Dwarf planet spews water vapor into space
- Scientists add a plant virus to the causes of mass honeybee die-off
- Marvelous mosaics revealed inside 1,500-year-old church in Israel
- Who’s favored in $1 billion bracket challenge? That’s an easy bet
- Hello, Newton: Virgin Galactic unveils its ‘other’ rocket engine
- Opportunity rover finds fresh signs that ancient Mars was life-friendly
- How does a Mars rover last 10 years? The answer is blowin’ in the wind
- Ghost-ship cannibal rats are swarming over the Twitterverse
- 1/24/2014: Sierra Nevada strikes deal to put space plane in orbit in 2016
- 1/24/2014: Outer space is hazardous to your health, especially if you’re a fly
- 1/26/2014: Dark skin, blue eyes: Genes paint a picture of 7,000-year-old European
- 1/27/2014: Stephen Hawking shakes up theory (again): Black holes are actually gray
- 1/28/2014: How locked-in weather spreads woe from Alaska to Alabama
- 1/29/2014: Which parts of us are Neanderthal? Our genes point to skin and hair
- 1/31/2014: Why Chinese citizens are banned from buying SpaceShipTwo tickets
- 1/31/2014: Babylonian tale of round ark draws ire from some Christian circles
- 2/1/2014: Will evolution debate blow up in the Science Guy’s face? It’s debatable
- 2/3/2014: These northern lights get so bright they’re overexposed
- 2.4/2014: Evolution debate plays out on creationism’s home turf
- 2/4/2014: Who won Bill Nye’s big evolution faceoff?
- 2/5/2014: Bill Nye wins over the science crowd at evolution debate
- 2/6/2014: Visualization contest celebrates science’s stars of the show
- 2/10/2014: Virgin Galactic helps build the new space age in the Mojave Desert
- 2/11/2014: Faster, higher, smarter: Olympic inventions win gold medals
- 2/23/2014: China’s crippled lunar rover starts two-week-long snooze
February 2014 to July 2015
This period covers the unveiling of SpaceX’s Dragon 2.0 capsule, the buildup over SpaceShipTwo and the tragedy of its destruction, the weird flash on Mars, NASA’s mission to Pluto and lots of posts about “Game of Thrones.” The Cosmic Log Google+ page links to it all, if you’re willing to scroll down far enough.
To save you some effort, we’re adding links to postings, working backwards from Cosmic Log’s last day at NBC News on July 18, 2015. This is going to take a while…
- 6/12/2015: Study proves it: Dogs don’t like people who are mean to their owners
- 6/16/2015: NASA’s Dawn probe focuses on a different mystery spot on Ceres
- 6/17/2015: UrtheCast’s Ultra HD views shift space station videos into high gear
- 6/18/2015: Case closed? DNA links 8,500-year-0ld Kennewick Man to Native Americans
- 6/19/2015: Scientists build case for ‘sixth extinction’ … and say it could kill us
- 6/20/2015: Scientists say 8,500-year-old Kennewick Man still has much to teach them
- 6/20/2015: ‘Inside Out’ reflects the realities and fantasies of neuroscience
- 6/22/2015: NASA’s New Horizons probe gives us our first look at the ‘Person in Pluto’
- 6/22/2015: Astronomers discover hundreds of weird galaxies filled with dark matter
- 6/24/2015: Spaceport America launches a tourist operation that’s down to Earth
- 6/25/2015: OneWeb wins $500 million in backing for internet satellite network
- 6/28/2015: SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket breaks up after launch with space station cargo
- 6/29/2015: Asteroid Day takes aim at our cosmic blind spot: threats from above
- 6/29/2015: SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket failure adds to the pressure on space station
- 6/30/2015: Who’s your daddy? This worm injects itself with sperm to get pregnant
- 7/1/2015: Rocket Lab selects New Zealand site for low-cost orbital launches
- 7/1/2015: Pluto’s black spots and Charon’s dark pole grow in New Horizons view
- 7/1/2015: A drone airplane for Mars? Way-out Red Planet ideas are taking flight
- 7/2/2015: ‘Nominal!’ Russia launches crucial Progress cargo ship to space station
- 7/3/2015: After Virgin Galactic’s tragic setback, Spaceport America goes to Plan B
- 7/6/2015: Russian Progress ship makes space station delivery
- 7/6/2015: Pluto-bound New Horizons is getting back to normal after glitch
- 7/6/2015: Alien life on a comet? Microbe musings about Philae spark skepticism
- 7/6/2015: Glitch-B-Gone: All systems go for New Horizons’ final approach to Pluto
- 7/7/2015: It’s Tombaugh time: New Horizons mission thrills Pluto’s first family
- 7/7/2015: Mount Spock? New Horizons’ Pluto name list will please ‘Star Trek’ fans
- 7/7/2015: New Horizons mission team cheers official start of Pluto encounter
- 7/8/2015: Wendiceratops: Horned dinosaur fossil adds hooks to evolutionary tale
- 7/9/2015: NASA picks four astronauts to train for commercial U.S. spaceflights
- 7/9/2015: Bumblebees are being bumped off by climate change, scientists say
- 7/9/2015: New Horizons’ latest views hint at more mysteries on Pluto and Charon
- 7/11/2015: Pluto’s spots turn into weird splotches in new view from New Horizons
- 7/12/2015: New Horizons probe focuses on Pluto’s moon Charon … and Vader Crater?
- 7/13/2015: Prime time for Pluto: New Horizons probe closes in for historic flyby
- 7/13/2015: New Horizons probe finds out Pluto’s bigger (and icier) than we thought
- 7/14/2015: New from New Horizons: 5 things we just found out about Pluto and Charon
- 7/14/2015: NASA’s New Horizons probe phones home after historic Pluto flyby
- 7/15/2015: TV shows capture the story behind New Horizons’ Pluto discoveries
- 7/15/2015: New Horizons photos show Pluto’s ice mountains and Charon’s huge crater
- 7/16/2015: Will Pluto join the water worlds? New Horizons’ views spark speculation
- 7/16/2015: New Horizons team shares a fresh slice of Charon, Pluto’s biggest moon
- 7/18/2015: New Horizons’ latest: Fly over Pluto’s ice mountains and alien plains
July to August 2015
After the end of the MSNBC/NBC era, Cosmic Log became a clearinghouse for Alan Boyle’s contributions to GeekWire, Universe Today, Forbes and Science News. Here are GeekWire offerings from mid-July to the beginning of August 2015, when Cosmic Log was relaunched.
- 7/20/2015: Stephen Hawking and Russian tycoon Yuri Milner kick off new search for E.T.
- 7/20/2015: SpaceX’s Elon Musk traces Falcon 9 rocket failure to busted strut
- 7/28/2015: NTSB issues findings in Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo tragedy
- 7/29/2015: NTSB’s SpaceShipTwo findings put more pressure on FAA in commercial space
- 7/30/2015: NASA mission’s leader calls B.S. on Pluto haters: Will it make a difference?
- 8/4/2015: Three years after Mars landing, Curiosity rover faces new mysteries
- 8/4/2015: Seattle’s Museum of Flight to show off Apollo moon rocket parts recovered by Bezos Expeditions
August 2015 onward …
Cosmic Log postings since August 2015 are available by clicking on the month-by-month archive links at the bottom of this page.