This year's Breakthrough awards go to string theory physicists, gravitational wave researchers, and RNA experts.
2015 TC25 will likely never hit Earth, but researchers hope that studying it may lead to better understanding about asteroids that may one day be on a collision course with our planet.
Mysterious, tiny, freezing Pluto could harbor some kind of aquatic life, researchers say. But it would likely be much different than the life we know on Earth.
After the ESA's Schiaparelli lander crashed to the surface of the Red Planet in October, some wondered about the project's future. But experts say they can fix the problem – and new funding is a sign of confidence.
Four new elements have been added to the periodic table, though each of the synthetic metals can only exist in reality for fractions of a second.
The Russian cargo ship broke apart six minutes into flight meant to deliver food and fuel to the crew of the International Space Station.
The eruption of the North Korean volcano in AD 946 was likely the biggest in the last couple thousand years, but ice cores and tree rings show little evidence of climatic effects.
After months offline, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) is up and running again.
The German automaker is supporting an entry into Google's Lunar XPRIZE space travel competition. It's a race to reach the Apollo 17 landing site and send photos back to Earth – with a $20 million prize for the first team to get there.
Scientists propose a new model for the formation of the ice-filled crater that is Pluto's iconic heart.
The ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO), which entered orbit in mid-October, is testing onboard technologies – among them, the Colour and Stereo Surface Imaging System (CaSSIS).
Prominent members of the scientific community hope to impart the importance of scientific understanding in policy decisions, especially concerning topics such as climate change, in an open letter to the president-elect and the 155th Congress.
Final ground tests are being performed on the James Webb telescope, which will need to fold like origami in order to launch.
Tomorrow NASA's Cassini spacecraft will slip through the gap between Saturn and its rings and begin its plunge to termination.