American students fourth and eighth graders showed slight improvement in science education, according to the 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress, but there remains much room for improvement.
A new model suggests that Saturn's mysterious polar formation is responding to the slowly changing seasons of the planet's 29-year orbit.
Warming ocean waters are melting several Antarctic ice shelves faster than previously thought, a new study from NASA and the University of California, Irvine indicates.
Schiaparelli's failure may have come from a glitch that caused the probe to think it had already landed while still 2 to 4 kilometers above the surface.
The ISS crew will monitor the blazes remotely, in an effort to test the effects of microgravity and limited oxygen on flame size and the spread of fire.
A research paper in the journal Nature Plants explains how Begonia pavonina, or the 'peacock begonia' copes with low levels of sunlight by developing shimmering blue leaves. The key: iridoplasts which perform photosynthesis.
The International Space Station has successfully plucked its first cargo shipment launched from Virginia's Wallops Island via an Orbital ATK Cygnus capsule, following a nearly two-year pause in deliveries prompted by a 2014 launch explosion.
Google window: Monday marks the 384th anniversary of the birth of Dutch scientist Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, who is widely considered to be the first microbiologist.
Ask Me Anything: On Sunday, Elon Musk fielded questions from space-travel enthusiasts during a Reddit AMA session meant to supplement his previous SpaceX press conference.
AWI0005x3s was found with the help of 'citizen scientists' using the NASA-sponsored Disk Detective website.
A new study from researchers at Oxford may indicate that the universe is expanding at a constant rate, which means there is no need to posit a 'dark energy' that accelerates its expansion.