NASA is set to test launch its deep-space capsule on Thursday, sending it some 3,600 miles above the Earth's surface.
Also set to travel aboard the Orion spacecraft in its test flight on Thursday are a Captain Kirk action figure and a Tyrannosaurus fossil.
A genetic analysis of bones found in a car park strongly indicates that they belong to King Richard III of England, but the findings raise speculation as to the true identity of the king's father.
SpaceX is seeking a farmer to play a 'direct role in advancing the course of human history.'
NASA’s Orion spacecraft – set for a test flight on Thursday – is to include a touchscreen-enabled 'glass cockpit' that will save on fuel.
NASA's Orion space capsule is set for its first test launch on Thursday. If the flight is successful, the capsule will have traveled farther than any man-rated spacecraft in four decades.
Astronomers have made the first ever observation of an exoplanet using a ground-based telescope.
The gold Nobel Prize medal awarded to James Watson in 1962 for his work on the structure of DNA is set to be auctioned off at Christie's in New York on Thursday.
The Orion capsule is designed to take astronauts farther in to space than every before.
Stanford researchers have made strides toward developing a new cooling system that draws excess heat out of earthly structures and radiates it into outer space.
Researchers at the University of Sussex found that the brains of dogs seem to discern between the emotional and verbal components of human speech.
Researchers have produced a clay-like substance with triple the electrical capacity of its predecessor, an advance that could affect renewable energy storage.
What do Jurassic World and Thanksgiving have in common? The challenging science of dinosaur (and turkey) domestication.
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station will enjoy smoked turkey, candied yams, and green beans, and mushrooms, all without gaining a single pound.
Archaeologists uncovered ten tombs in a cemetery along part of the Silk Road trade route, but the identities of those buried in the tombs are still unknown.
Scientists have applied a new technique to measure the magnetic field of HD 209458b, a planet some 150 light years from our solar system.
Combining photos collected by the Gallileo probe in the 1990s with present-day image processing techniques, NASA has released an astounding new image of Europa, Jupiter's fourth-largest moon.
Using a submersible robot, scientists have measured the thickness of Antarctic ice.
Scientists, policymakers, and activists have been holding out hope that an increase in extreme weather events might prompt Americans to embrace policies that curb greenhouse-gas emissions. They may be waiting a long time, a new study suggests.
Scientists have taken video of a small, but fierce-looking anglerfish, also known as the Black Seadevil, off the California coast.
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