Antares rocket explosion raises questions about NASA's contract decision
Antares rocket explosion raises questions about NASA's contract decision
Although no one was injured in the blast, the flight facility for the launch caused heavy damage at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.
Deadly Asian fungus threatens to wipe out frogs across the world
Deadly Asian fungus threatens to wipe out frogs across the world
The virus is thought to have been spread by species imported as pets.
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.
NASA Hubble Space Telescope records light from 6-billion-year-old galaxy
Joseph Scalise - 4 minutes ago
Scientists working at NASA have just discovered light emitting from the Abell 2744 galaxy that exploded 6 billion years ago.
 
Climate change activists meet in Denmark to hash out issues
Joseph Scalise - 8 minutes ago
After the first failure in 2009, officials and scientists are meeting in Copenhagen for the second time in five years to discuss better, cleaner ways to tackle problems with the climate.
 
MIT researcher: Land humans on asteroid, then Mars
James Sullivan - 5 hours ago
Binzel estimates that rather than thinking of the nearby asteroids we detect as the "tip of the iceberg, they're more like just a snowflake on the tip of one iceberg."
 
Antares rocket explosion raises questions about NASA's contract decision
James Sullivan - 8 hours ago
Although no one was injured in the blast, the flight facility for the launch caused heavy damage at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.
 
Finally solved: The mystery of where Earth's oceans came from
Delila Ledwith - 9 hours ago
Earth was a wet planet from the very beginning, a new study says.
 
Is this piece of aluminium patching the key to Amelia Earhart's disappearance?
Joe Chivers - 20 hours ago
The patch, discovered off a Pacific island in 1991, appears to have been used as part of an impromptu repair job on the aviatrix's plane.
 
Hubble Telescope finds 'ghosts stars' from galaxy destruction
Sarah Sullivan - 21 hours ago
Just in time for Halloween, NASA has identified the eerie light from "ghost stars" 4 billion light-years away that were victims of a galaxy massacre.
 
Is your state hiding climate change data? It's likely, according to new report
Sarah Sullivan - 21 hours ago
Several states have passed laws or policies that actively deny climate change data. Is yours one of them?
 
NASA: Orion spacecraft will make interstellar space travel a reality
Delila Ledwith - 21 hours ago
NASA plans to send its new Orion spacecraft on a manned mission to an asteroid as early as 2021.
 
Lava flow from Kilauea volcano threatens homeowners in Hawaii
Joseph Scalise - 21 hours ago
Lava flow from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano is becoming an increasing threat to landowners in Pahoa village.
 
New frog species discovered in ... New York City?
Bret Smith - Oct 30, 2014
A scientist was looking for a different frog when he stumbled across the species on Staten Island.
 
Brains of liberals, conservatives react differently to gross photos: study
Joseph Scalise - Oct 30, 2014
A new study headed by Virginia Tech professor Read Montague shows that people's reactions to gross or disgusting photos can reveal a lot about a person.
 
NASA finally locates LADEE impact crater on far side of the moon
Dan Taylor - Oct 30, 2014
NASA had crashed the spacecraft into the lunar surface back in April.
 
NASA director says Antares rocket was purposely blown up
Sarah Sullivan - Oct 29, 2014
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 - Oct 29, 2014
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 - Oct 29, 2014
Scientists take a close look at the phenomenon of magnetic reconnection.
 
Google executive completes supersonic skydive
Bret Smith - Oct 29, 2014
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.