Remembering Apollo 1, NASA's First Major Disaster

46 years ago today, veteran astronaut Gus Grissom, first American spacewalker Ed White, and rookie Roger Chaffee were killed in a cabin fire during an Apollo 1 launch pad test. The first majorly fatal accident in NASA's history, the fire was caused in part by the cabin's pure oxygen atmosphere and a number of other… » 1/27/13 2:00pm 1/27/13 2:00pm

Former Reddit Co-Owner and Internet Activist Aaron Swartz Commits…

Former Reddit co-owner and founder of DemandProgress, Aaron Swartz committed suicide at the age of 26 in New York City yesterday, according to reports by The Tech. Swartz had been battling criminal charges related to his attempts to make JSTOR archives public and had been facing up to 50 years in prison and $4… » 1/12/13 11:26am 1/12/13 11:26am

Spin Magazine Is Finally Dead, Long Live Spin Online

Subscribers to Spin Magazine got a letter in the mail yesterday informing them that it had ceased publication. Wasn't Spin already kind of dead? Yes! We knew this was coming when the struggling rag was put on hold over the summer. Now it's officially gone forever, and we couldn't be happier to see Spin be relevant… » 12/21/12 1:41pm 12/21/12 1:41pm

RIP Sally Ride, the First American Woman In Space

Pioneering American astronaut Sally Ride died today after a battle with pancreatic cancer. She was 61. In 1983, she became the first American woman to travel to space. But that's not all. At 32 she was the youngest American to have travelled to space at all at that time. What an incredible life. Our condolences go out… » 7/23/12 5:13pm 7/23/12 5:13pm