A new strain of rice produces more and larger grains and reduces methane emissions from rice farming, perhaps the largest human-based source of the greenhouse gas. But it's genetically modified, which could lead to a backlash.
Breakthrough Listen, a 10-year project announced Monday, is in the best position yet to make advances in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence. Here's how it aims to answer the question, Are we alone?
NASA is slated to unveil the first closest-approach image of Pluto Wednesday afternoon. The data that New Horizons returned just before it went radio silent for closest approach have left mission scientists eager for additional details.
The New Horizons spacecraft cemented its place in space-exploration history Tuesday – scientists think. The first hard evidence that the craft survived its flyby of Pluto won't come until shortly after 9 p.m.
NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is about to zip past Pluto at 31,000 miles an hour and just 7,750 miles above the surface. The craft will be taking the most detailed images of the dwarf planet, mapping features as small as a football field.
A Falcon 9 rocket bearing more than 2 tons of cargo bound for the International Space Station exploded Sunday morning 139 seconds after launch. How long will this delay progress toward a fully reusable rocket?
Astronomers report finding nearly 1,000 'dark' galaxies at the heart of the Coma Cluster. Once dismissed as uninteresting, these 'tiny, fuzzy blobs' were, in fact, large galaxies some 321 million light-years away.