Most agree the BICEP2 South Pole experiment was heroic science. But did they just see a bunch of dust?
Some sunshine in the cubicle beneath the fluorescent lights.
The MH17 tragedy is felt around the world and high in the air
Dutch citizen Joep Lange was en route to Australia for an AIDS conference, his office said.
Several other delegates heading for a conference in Australia were believed to be aboard the Malaysia Airlines jet.
Carrier says it saw ‘major short-term reaction in consumer behavior’ after Flight MH370’s disappearance.
Here’s an update on the still missing Flight MH370.
Fear stalks a Whole Foods on Miami Beach.
An explanation for why our friends like the same scents we do.
Forty-five years after Apollo 11’s epic journey, the former astronaut says the Red Planet is the future.
This goes beyond superficial appearance: Your buddies share your sense of smell.
Sagan on the God question: “Why are you in such a hurry to make up your mind?“
Buzz Moonman says: To Mars and Beyond!
I got a good feeling about this team
Science is done on the edge of the knowable, where results can be ambiguous.
Defending the caveman in Plato’s Cave
Forget the opposable thumb; it’s all about the thumbs-up.
USA-Germany: Shake hands and say “good match” BEFORE the contest
The world is going up in flames. What can you do?
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Joel Achenbach writes on science and politics for the Post's national desk. He has been a staff writer for The Washington Post since 1990, started the newsroom’s first online column, "Rough Draft," in 1999, and started washingtonpost.com’s first blog, Achenblog, in 2005.
He has been a regular contributor to National Geographic since 1998, writing on such topics as dinosaurs, particle physics, earthquakes, extraterrestrial life, megafauna extinction and the electrical grid. A 1982 graduate of Princeton University, he has taught journalism at Princeton and Georgetown University.
Achenblog collects Joel's musings on politics, science and culture.