Five rocky planets orbiting an 11.2-billion-year-old star are the latest discoveries using data from of NASA's Kepler space telescope.
A National Weather Service meteorologist apologized for 'a big forecast miss' in New York and New Jersey, but snowfall predictions held true for New England. What happened?
The fossils of four previously undiscovered snake species, the earliest known snakes, could challenge biologists' perception of reptilian evolution.
Those who doubt that humans are changing the climate are calling attention to the huge amounts of snow being deposited on the Northeast. Do they have a point?
NASA's Kepler spacecraft has detected a star that's twice the age of our sun with at least five Earth-sized planets orbiting it.
A 'super Saturn' some 116 light years away from our solar system appears to have a massive and complex ring system.
Conditions are just about perfect for snowfall and wind over the East Coast on Tuesday and Wednesday, thanks to a sudden drop in pressure produced by colliding air masses.
The European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft, currently in orbit around Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, is examining the dust being shed by the comet as it hurtles toward the sun.
Radar images of the mountain-sized asteroid 2004 BL86, which zoomed past our planet at a comfortable clearance of 750,000 miles, reveal that it has a companion.
NASA researchers are developing a small, helicopter-style drone that could someday aid rovers in Mars explorations.
Swiss researchers based their new land-air robot on the common vampire bat.
Do you know your winter weather terms? What's 'bombogenesis'? Will this week's winter storm be a true blizzard?
Roughly 1,800 feet wide, Asteroid 2004 BL86 will whiz past our planet with a comfortable 745,000 miles of clearance, scientists say.
NASA's Opportunity rover may have a bit of amnesia, but that didn't stop it from capturing a spectacular vista from the rim of a crater.
Scientists drilling deep into the ice in Antarctica have spotted a colony of fish, crustaceans, and jellyfish inhabiting the dark, frigid waters below.
The makeup of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, which is currently being orbited by Europe's Rosetta spacecraft is much more heterogeneous than previously thought.
New research suggests that the ancestors of modern day humans evolved humanlike hands long before the advent of toolmaking.
The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists decided to move the minute hand of their iconic Doomsday Clock.
The Rosetta mission has yielded some of the closest observations of a comet ever. Findings unveiled Thursday are 'completely changing' the way scientists think about comets.
Of course, from the shark's perspective, it's probably we humans who are the crazy-looking ones.