NASA finally locates LADEE impact crater on far side of the moon
NASA finally locates LADEE impact crater on far side of the moon
NASA had crashed the spacecraft into the lunar surface back in April.
'Catastrophic failure': new details emerge on effect of rocket explosion
'Catastrophic failure': new details emerge on effect of rocket explosion
The Antares rocket, en route to the International Space Station, exploded upon launch today at the Wallops Flight Facility in eastern Virginia.
Photos of recent comet fly-by taken by Mars rover have finally reached Earth
Photos of recent comet fly-by taken by Mars rover have finally reached Earth
NASA recently published images of the comet Siding Spring, which made its historic pass by the Red Planet last week on Oct. 19.
Massive sunspot is pointed directly at Earth, could cause disruptions
Massive sunspot is pointed directly at Earth, could cause disruptions
The sunspot could disrupt radio transmissions on earth.
NASA finally locates LADEE impact crater on far side of the moon
Dan Taylor - 2 hours ago
NASA had crashed the spacecraft into the lunar surface back in April.
 
NASA director says Antares rocket was purposely blown up
Sarah Sullivan - 14 hours ago
The 40-year-old refurbished Soviet engines of the Antares rocket are under investigation for Tuesday's launch mishap at Wallops Island, Virginia.
 
Landing humans on an asteroid could happen sooner than you'd think
Sarah Sullivan - 15 hours ago
MIT Professor Richard Binzel believes that asteroids could be a valuable halfway point for astronauts between the Earth and Mars.
 
Scientists uncover secrets of space weather that disrupts cell phones, power grids
Joseph Scalise - 22 hours ago
Scientists take a close look at the phenomenon of magnetic reconnection.
 
Google executive completes supersonic skydive
Bret Smith - 22 hours ago
He reached 822 miles per hour during his descent.
 
Giant tortoise has rallied from the brink of extinction
Ted Robinson - Oct 29, 2014
The Espanola giant tortoises, once numbering a mere 15 individuals, have now reached a stable population of around a thousand according to a study published in the scientific journal PLOS ONE.
 
Intact woolly mammoth on display in Moscow
Bret Smith - Oct 29, 2014
The mammoth is estimated to be 40,000 years old.
 
DNA molecule manages to carry electrical current
Joseph Scalise - Oct 29, 2014
The discovery could lead to advancements in the manufacturer of electronics.
 
'Catastrophic failure': new details emerge on effect of rocket explosion
Sarah Sullivan - Oct 29, 2014
The Antares rocket, en route to the International Space Station, exploded upon launch today at the Wallops Flight Facility in eastern Virginia.
 
Why are so many fish in the Chesapeake Bay suddenly intersex?
Sarah Sullivan - Oct 28, 2014
The University of Maryland just won a federal USGS grant to study the cause behind the rise of intersex fish in the Chesapeake Bay region.
 
Plan to protect Great Barrier Reef will not save it, experts warn
Delila Ledwith - Oct 28, 2014
Government plan to save Great Barrier Reef will not work because it fails to address climate change and coastal development, scientists say.
 
2,000 year old shipwreck contains pieces of Roman Empire
Joseph Scalise - Oct 28, 2014
Divers off the coast of Italy are working with researchers to uncover an ancient Roman ship that they hope could hold insight into the workings of ancient trade.
 
Wayward sailboat disrupts rocket bound for ISS
Bret Smith - Oct 28, 2014
The rocket is loaded with 5,000 pounds of experiments and supplies for the ISS.
 
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says African lions should be considered threatened
Bret Smith - Oct 28, 2014
The African lion faces "serious and continuing threats to its survival," according to the FWS.
 
Fossil-rich site in Idaho yields rare mammoth skeleton from Pleistocene era
Delila Ledwith - Oct 28, 2014
Paleontology students at the University of Idaho get a rare opportunity to excavate what may be a complete mammoth skeleton.
 
It's too late for population control to fix environmental problems, study says
Sarah Sullivan - Oct 28, 2014
Population growth control measures won't help the environment in the short-term, according to an Australian study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
 
Photos of recent comet fly-by taken by Mars rover have finally reached Earth
Sarah Sullivan - Oct 27, 2014
NASA recently published images of the comet Siding Spring, which made its historic pass by the Red Planet last week on Oct. 19.
 
Largest shark to ever exist died out 2.6 million years ago
Delila Ledwith - Oct 27, 2014
Extinction of mega-shark Megalodon 2.6 million years ago allowed then-small whales to reach the great sizes we see today.
 
Astronomers observe 'stellar atomic bomb' in action
Jonathan Marker - Oct 27, 2014
Observations suggest to scientists that these types of eruptions are more complicated than previously believed.
 
Dragon module returns home from the ISS
Bret Smith - Oct 27, 2014
Dragon's goal is to eventually carry humans.
 
Massive sunspot is pointed directly at Earth, could cause disruptions
Bret Smith - Oct 27, 2014
The sunspot could disrupt radio transmissions on earth.
 
Scientists: Rosetta smells like rotten eggs and horse pee
Jonathan Marker - Oct 27, 2014
Despite the fact that the comet is still over 400 million kilometers (248 million miles) from the Sun, the mixture of molecules detected in the comet's coma is surprisingly rich already.
 
Cocoa may help with memory loss, researchers say
Jonathan Marker - Oct 27, 2014
Earlier research showed that changes in a specific part of the brain, known as the dentate gyrus, are associated with age-related memory decline.
 
SpaceX returns to earth with 'mousetronauts'
Sarah Sullivan - Oct 26, 2014
Splashing down 300 miles off the Baja California coast, the spacecraft contains equipment and samples that it will return to NASA for further study.
 
57-year-old man breaks world record with 26-mile skydive
Delila Ledwith - Oct 25, 2014
Alan Eustace breaks Felix Baumgartner's skydiving record set two years ago, plunging to Earth from the upper stratosphere at 822 miles per hour.
 
Scientists film science fiction-like laser beam passing through air
Delila Ledwith - Oct 24, 2014
New laser bolt could provide better detection of pollutants in the atmosphere, scientists say.
 
Watch chimps make daring nighttime raids into farmlands [VIDEO]
Jonathan Marker - Oct 24, 2014
The complete findings of this study of human-forced behavior in chimps appear in the latest issue of PLOS ONE.
 
6,000-year-old temple discovered in Ukraine
James Sullivan - Oct 24, 2014
Figurines resembling people were also found suggesting that the people of Eurasia were more sophisticated 6,000 years ago than was previously thought.
 
Researchers produce petroleum alternatives using waste materials
Jonathan Marker - Oct 24, 2014
Researcher developed two lines, depending on the type of waste, with one that uses biomass, and the other, plastics, tires, and similar waste.
 
Study: Bariatric surgery may be risk factor for severe headache
Jonathan Marker - Oct 24, 2014
During the study, the researchers found that gastric bypass surgery and gastric banding surgery were associated with later on developing a condition called spontaneous intracranial hypotension in a small percentage of people.
 
Amazing new microscope can image 3-D activity of molecules
Jonathan Marker - Oct 24, 2014
The developers of the new lattice light sheet microscope teamed with cell and molecular biologists to produce eye-catching videos of biological processes across a range of sizes and time scales.
 
Ancient humans had open-air workshops high up in the Peruvian Andes
Delila Ledwith - Oct 24, 2014
Archeologists find evidence showing Stone Age humans lived at much higher elevations than previously thought.
 
Wild chimps begin raiding crops under cover of darkness, researchers find
Delila Ledwith - Oct 24, 2014
Chimpanzees having a hard time finding the basic foods they need to survive.
 
Americans still consume too many bad fats, study finds
Jonathan Marker - Oct 23, 2014
Researchers reviewed the results from a series of six surveys as part of the Minnesota Heart Survey from 1980 to 2009.
 
Scientists studying atmosphere on Titan make 'potentially groundbreaking discovery'
Jonathan Marker - Oct 23, 2014
The researchers used ALMA's extreme sensitivity and resolution to track the atmospheric distributions of hydrogen isocyanide (HNC) and cyanoacetylene (HC3N), which initially appeared to be concentrated evenly over Titan's north and south poles.
 
Earth's magnetic fields are weakening 10 times faster than first thought
Kristy Blackmon - Oct 22, 2014
Researchers have discovered that the Earth's magnetic fields are weakening 10 times more quickly than previously thought, which may lead to serious health issues in humans.
 
Man walks again after reparative nerve procedure
James Sullivan - Oct 22, 2014
After the procedure, it took almost two years before the man regained his ability to walk.
 
NASA repair video photobombed by 'UFO'
James Sullivan - Oct 22, 2014
The astronauts featured in the video are NASA engineer Reid Wiseman and Alexander Gerst of the ESA.
 
ESA wants you to name Rosetta mission's landing site
James Sullivan - Oct 22, 2014
The site, currently identified as Site J, deserves a meaningful and memorable name that captures the significance of the occasion.
 
Tractor beam technology no longer science fiction, scientists say
Delila Ledwith - Oct 22, 2014
New tractor beam technology that can both attract and repel particles could be adapted on a large scale, researchers say.