Global crops of the yellow Cavendish banana, ubiquitous in the fruit bowls of the Western world is being menaced by a fungal disease, and scientists say genetic engineering could be the answer.
An unidentified noise has confounded hunters in Canada's remote north who say the pinging sound is scaring away game.
The new Long March 5 rocket launched successfully on Thursday. The rocket could be used to support a Chinese space station and send an uncrewed mission to Mars.
Climate scientists have calculated just how fast humans' carbon emissions are melting Arctic sea ice in a new study. Just 75 miles in a fossil-fuel powered car equals one square foot of ice melted Arctic ice.
This month's supermoon will be the largest since 1948, as the moon swings closer to the Earth than it has been in nearly 70 years.
The Curiosity mission team is studying the so-called 'Egg Rock' – a metallic nickel iron-rich meteorite – glimpsed by the Mars rover.
The biggest space telescope ever built is now complete despite previous financial setbacks and delays. After testing it is expected to launch in 2018.
There's no magma in the volcano's peak. In a new study, researchers suggest that the volcano actually siphons magma from a distant source.
NASA has released a 4K video of footage filmed inside the ISS, perhaps a preview of the space tourism that's to come in the near future.
Scientists have discovered a briny pool - including a waterfall - in the Gulf of Mexico that has higher temperatures and salinity than the surrounding water.
Building on technology used by the US military, researchers have developed a sensor that could efficiently pick up signs of life on Mars.
Fueling with humans on board? A NASA advisory committee says that SpaceX's unorthodox fueling procedures could spell trouble for the company's plans to hoist humans into space.
An analysis of the bones, tusks, and teeth of the remains of an ice age mammoth found in a farmer's field in 2015 has the potential to change perceptions of prehistory.
A new study suggests that the creation of the moon slowed down the rotation of Earth and altered its tilt.
Ice monster in Alaska? When video appeared online of an ice-covered object that appeared to be swimming in the current of Fairbanks Alaska’s Chena River, viewers came up with theories ranging from sturgeon to shark to river monster. What is it really?
The Thirty Meter Telescope International Observatory Board spent years working through bureaucratic red tape to secure government approval to build the telescope on Hawaii's Big Island. But that work may have been for naught.