Fifty years ago this month, the U.S.S.R. launched Sputnik 1, the world's first Earth-orbiting artificial satellite. Shocked into action, the U.S. ramped up its space program—and its science education.
A choreographer expresses the contemporary paradox of being a woman, Muslim, North African, Arab, and artist.
Multiple theories for the decline of Easter Island's civilization may be complementary.
Hover fly cuticles are covered in tiny spikes called nanopillars.
Conservation efforts have increased China's tree cover.