| Jul 11, 2013
| 9:02 AM
After a pair of a historic arrested landings aboard an aircraft carrier, a U.S. Navy drone aborted a third landing because of a malfunction in one of its three redundant navigation computers.
The X-47B drone was four miles out Wednesday, with its...
| Jun 23, 2013
| 6:32 PM
When Jerome Karle learned he was to share the Nobel Prize in chemistry, the Brooklyn-born scientist was miles above the Atlantic Ocean and quite unaware that his flight was about to turn into a champagne fete.
Karle had left his hotel room in Munich,...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Before they were sedated and loaded into the nose cone of a stubby Jupiter missile, the monkeys Able and Baker were just the latest in a growing number of rocket-test animals who, more often than not, met a violent end.
But on May 25, 1959, after...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 5:04 PM
MOORESVILLE, N.C. — The dark-haired girl wearing an "American Girl" T-shirt blended in with the other giggling girls flopped on their bellies and watching cartoons inside a darkened classroom.
All that distinguished 11-year-old Farida was an eye...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 3:46 PM
Most Americans know Seaside Heights as the town made famous by Snooki and her ilk in MTV’s reality series “Jersey Shore.”
Mike Loundy simply knows the resort town as home. His grandfather came to Seaside Heights in 1932. The family...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 8:00 PM
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| Sep 3, 2013
| 10:52 AM
In Tuesday's Pictures in the News, swimmer Diana Nyad emerges from the Atlantic Ocean after completing a 110-mile swim from Cuba to Key West, Fla. Nyad, 64, is the first swimmer to cross the Florida Strait without the security of a shark cage. Koshigaya,...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 4:02 PM
Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. Leaders of the G20 nations made progress on tightening up on multinational company tax avoidance, but remain divided over the Syrian conflict at the summit in Russia. President Obama used the...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 6:30 AM
At a hearing of the presidential commission investigating the 1986 space shuttle Challenger disaster, Richard Feynman conducted an experiment of sorts in the media-packed room. The Caltech physicist and Nobel laureate clamped material from a shuttle O-...
| Sep 15, 2013
| 1:29 PM
Two Bahamian citizens were stranded for eight days on their capsized boat in the Atlantic Ocean before they were rescued Saturday by the U.S. Coast Guard off the Florida coast, officials said.
The Coast Guard, which located the boat east of Riviera...
| May 21, 2013
| 4:42 PM
A rapid shift in climate that brought wetter and warmer conditions in southern Africa during the Middle Stone Age helped propel innovation and cultural advances in early man, a study has found.
Paleontologists have long known that anatomically modern...