NASA has issued The Asteroid Grand Challenge, an effort to solicit ideas for how to capture an asteroid and, later, send humans to asteroids.
A small earthquake hit Peru at 1:40 p.m. local time Tuesday, just off the coast near Lima, Peru's capital city. No injuries or damage have been reported.
A team of researchers have developed an algorithm that can map a room based on acoustic echoes, essentially using echolocation like a bat.
Scientists have located three Centaurs – asteroid-comet hybrids – in Uranus's orbit, including one that's moving oddly in the planet's wake.
Albino gorilla: A genetic study of Snowflake, the world's only known albino gorilla, found that he was likely the product of a pairing between an uncle and a niece.
One of the Curiosity rover’s designers has won a fan-based competition to create LEGO version of the Curiosity Mars rover.
With a powerful acoustic transmitter and receiver, researchers can take detailed and almost instantaneous pictures of ocean waves, currents, and the underwater structure of the sea.
NASA named its first new astronauts in four years Monday. Of the eight new recruits, four are women, and all are members of the 'space shuttle generation.'
A team of archaeologists from Australia has found an ancient city buried for more than 1,000 years beneath Cambodia's soupy jungles.
Spanish researchers have sequenced the genome of Snowflake, an albino Western lowland gorilla that lived for 40 years at the Barcelona Zoo. His mutation, found the scientists was likely the result of a pairing between an uncle and a niece.
Geologists have spotted a new subduction zone off the coast of Portugal that is slowly tugging Europe toward the New World.
The eight new astronauts are expected to man some of NASA's boldest, most anticipated new missions, including travel to Mars.
China supercomputer: China's Tianhe-2 has bested its American counterpart in a semi-annual ranking of the world's most powerful supercomputers.
Researchers have invented a fast, cat-like robot that could be a prototype for fleet-footed search-and-rescue robots.
This 50-foot-wide magnet is going nowhere fast: It will take more than a month for scientists to roll the magnet across land and sea to its new home.
Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman in space, flew 50 years ago today. After her problem-plagued flight, it took almost two decades for another woman to go into space.
A distant, baby planet is challenging the reigning theory about how planets are made.
Scientists have discovered a unique quality of a protein in diving mammals that allows them to survive for long periods underwater.
Ice loss in Antarctica is largely driven by warm ocean currents, a discovery that could lead to more accurate predictions of sea level rise.
Poring over 13 years worth of X-ray telescope data, scientists have discovered 26 black holes in a neighboring galaxy.