Articles by Alex Pasternack
A few years ago, the artist and filmmaker Laura Poitras began a documentary about spying. She couldn't have imagined what she would end up seeing.
Sixty-seven years ago this week, Chuck Yeager strapped himself into a rocket and flew directly against what was then known as a hard, fast limit.
Somehow, the guy who played "The Fly" became the most reliable (and most drunken) tech pitchman.
At hospitals around the country, doctors are scrambling to prepare for Ebola, but nurses say they are still unprepared.
In the footage, it's hard not to see eerie foreshadows of the events about to unfold.
Zephyr Teachout and Tim Wu are a long shot, but they've already changed the game.
It's worth remembering the late reporter for his motivation and dedication, not what ultimately happened to him.
Mariner I, a bit of missing mathematical notation, and why more doom by tiny mistakes is in our future.
A tree's rings are like the grooves of a record, in that they contain information. Bartholomäus Traubeck took this simile to its conclusion.
Torrents of big data can't stop mistakes—sometimes they make them more likely. The tragedy of Challenger, as with G.M. and others, was that some people had tried to stop it.