We've rounded up 2014's most mind-blowing images for your viewing pleasure
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Nearly a decade ago, NASA built an Earth-monitoring satellite that could have observed global warming in action. Then the agency stashed it in a warehouse in Maryland, where it remains to this day.
Geologists are analyzing ancient clues to tell our origin story.
Plus, new Veil Nebula images from Hubble
Our August 1991 cover story, in honor of Harry Kroto's passing
Q&A;: Robert Ballard
A top-of-the-line motion tracking technology may give British swimmers an edge come summer
Controversial theorist Aubrey de Grey insists that we are within reach of an engineered cure for aging. Are you prepared to live forever?
The precise tuggability of a piece of mozzarella must not be left indeterminate
Tiny nanoparticles are a huge part of our lives, for better or for worse.
These pain-busters will leave you ouch- and itch-free ... instantly.
Cranking out plasma at 100 million degrees
Canada's Arthur B. McDonald and Japan's Takaaki Kajita will split the nearly $1M prize
Also useful for telescopes and microscopes
It's called body packing, it's dangerous and gross, and new technology makes gut-based drug smuggling harder to spot.
We've seen the future, and it is wonderfully weird here's 24 photos to prove it
Physicists had to compress the fuel to twice the density of the core of the sun.
Armed with better batteries and stronger materials, new submersibles aim to go deeper than ever before and open up the whole of the unexplored ocean to human eyes
Stories from the coolest day jobs in the world.
Our favorite science images of the week