On Monday, NASA plans to discuss 'surprising' new activity from Jupiter's ice-covered satellite, Europa – our solar system's primary candidate for harboring potential life.
FAST has already discovered a pulsar about 1,351 light years away. Could the radio telescope discover signs of alien life too?
Stephen Hawking once more warns that “meeting an advanced civilization could be like Native Americans encountering Columbus — that didn’t turn out so well.”
A breach in the helium system caused the explosion earlier this month, says SpaceX. The company - which aims to resume flights in November - says the lessons it learned from this explosion will produce a safer flight experience.
California houseboat residents in the 1980s thought the sound came from a Navy experiment or extraterrestrials. It was actually the plainfin midshipman fish's song, which, according to a new study, is caused by its circadian rhythms.
In a study published Friday, scientists reported that the fireworks captured by Rosetta spacecraft’s camera during its two-year, close-up study of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko were coming from the comet’s surface.
A newly confirmed star system helps validate the use of the microlensing technique in the search for other worlds.
A Swedish entomologist who collected bugs for seven years, an Egyptian professor who dressed rats in pants, and a British researcher who lived in a badger den are among those honored for their quirky scientific achievements.
For hundreds of years, our ancestors celebrated the equinox as a cosmic marker of the changing seasons.
Nearly all modern Eurasians are descended from an out-of-Africa migration about 60,000 years ago, but some have genetic markers of earlier divergences, suggesting a more complex story.
Scientists unfurled the previously unreadable En-Gedi scroll – an ancient carbonized text – using computer technology. Could this technology open new windows on humanity's past?