The NYT just posted the coolest exoplanet infographic we've ever seen

Good grief, it's gorgeous. The New York Times just unveiled the slickest exoplanet animation/infographic we've laid eyes on. Go check it out. Now. » 4/18/13 3:38pm 4/18/13 3:38pm

Family Man Made Great Chili, Discovered Relativity

This weekend, The New York Times published an obituary for Yvonne Brill that began with praise for the acclaimed rocket scientist's "mean beef stroganoff." (An intro that was later removed, without mention.) Today at Last Word on Nothing, Jennie Dusheck responds by imagining how Einstein's obit might have read had it… » 4/01/13 2:40pm 4/01/13 2:40pm

The New York Times fails miserably in its obituary for rocket scientist…

Last Wednesday, acclaimed rocket scientist Yvonne Brill died. To honor her, the New York Times' obituary opened by remarking on her "mean beef stroganoff." » 3/31/13 8:23am 3/31/13 8:23am

The most viral media correction of 2012 combines My Little Pony with…

Over on Poynter, Craig Silverman has served up his excellent list of the best (and worst) media errors and corrections of 2012. The most viral correction of all was released by the New York Times after it ran this feature, which explores how people with autism spectrum disorders navigate the the uncertain emotional… » 12/13/12 9:40am 12/13/12 9:40am

Read the New York Times' 1969 account of the Apollo 11 Moon landing

On July 21, 1969, The New York Times' John Noble Wilford penned the newspaper's front-page article on humanity's first steps on the Moon. It is a tremendous piece of journalism — one that warrants revisiting today as we remember the late Neil Armstrong, who showed us what it means to dare mighty things. » 8/25/12 2:59pm 8/25/12 2:59pm

The New York Times Is Very Sorry For Getting Bilbo's Sword Wrong

If you were one of the many New York Times readers (understandably) frustrated with some of the inaccurate coverage in last week's sports section, fear not: The Times has apologized for writing that Orcrist the Goblin Cleaver was Bilbo's sword. » 5/08/11 5:40pm 5/08/11 5:40pm

The New York Times gets a new science fiction book review column

It's been a while since the New York Times Sunday Book Review had a regular science fiction book column. So it's great news that The Third Bear author (and io9 contributor) Jeff VanderMeer has launched a new, semi-regular book column called "Science Fiction Chronicle." The first outing covers a nicely diverse bunch of… » 9/09/10 9:00am 9/09/10 9:00am

Asteroids May Wipe Us Out, But Might Also Let Us Expand Beyond Earth

The New York Times hosts an asteroid discussion, including the upside:'s Susan Marie Groppi points out how often asteroids save our space-opera heroes. And astrobiologist Lewis Dartnell advocates expanding outwards by mining near-Earth objects. » 3/10/09 1:00pm 3/10/09 1:00pm

Is Young Adult Fiction the "Slum" of Scifi?

Over the weekend, NY Times science fiction columnist David Itzkoff wondered "how any self-respecting author of speculative fiction can find fulfillment in writing novels for young readers." This didn't sit well with the Boston Globe's Brainiac blogger Joshua Glenn, who writes: "I attempted to disprove . . . Itzkoff's… » 2/05/08 2:10pm 2/05/08 2:10pm