Americans hold science in high regard, but perceive risks and scientific theories very differently from scientists, a new study finds. The public is much more skeptical about the safety of genetically modified foods and pesticides than scientists.
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has located Beagle 2, a lander that was part of the European Space Agency's Mars Express mission but failed to phone home after it was released for landing on Mars on Christmas Day in 2003.
Laboratory simulations of interstellar ices have revealed two sugar-like molecules that if found in comets, asteroids, even meteorites could support the theory that comets delivered the ingredients of life to primordial Earth.
Saturday morning's launch of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket went flawlessly. It's the company’s fifth formal cargo flight under a $1.6 billion agreement with NASA to resupply the International Space Station.
NASA researchers have discovered eight new extrasolar planets, two of which are remarkably Earth-like. The discovery adds to a growing body of evidence that we do not live on the only habitable planet.