Netherlands UFO: On May 25th, a woman snapped a photo of a UFO floating above a Netherlands castle. Why did it go viral?
Three Chinese astronauts are set to visit an experimental orbiting space module this week for 15 days, in the latest step toward a Chinese space station.
Almost 10 years into what was originally supposed to be a 90-day mission, NASA's Mars Opportunity Rover is doubling down on its recent triumph, beaming home 'some of the most important findings of our entire mission.'
A new report from the WFF has identified the most dangerous oceans for ship wrecks imperiling underwater life.
Scientists find that hard-to-track fires in forest ‘understory’ have done even greater damage to rainforest than traditional deforestation
A rock analyzed by the rover Opportunity has signs of clay-mineral composition, hinting at abundant fresh water – perhaps a habitable environment – in Mars’ past.
Scientists have discovered how to cloak information so that it appears to have never been sent at all, offering hopes of eventual ultra-secret communications schemes.
Comet Lovejoy's unlikely trip close to the sun's surface has given scientists a wealth of new information about our sun.
Scientists have found an explanation for the periods of extreme cold described in the writings of Irish monks: volcanic eruptions, some very far away.
An analysis of nearly 8,000 species of fish found that the speed at which new species emerge is strongly correlated with the speed at which changes in body size evolve.
A new study suggests that planets form from dust that gathers in vortexes in the disk of dust and gas surrounding a young star.
What a lonely world. Curiosity is set to begin the next part of its mission, leaving behind the rat-shaped rock that has prompted speculation of alien rodents.
Scientists reported the discovery of the oldest known primate fossil. The species is not a direct ancestor of humans, but it lived relatively close to the time when the two groups split.
Phosphorus, a key ingredient in all living things, travelled to Earth via meteors, a new study has found.
Named for the Doors baritone, B. Morrisoni was one of the largest lizards that ever walked the Earth.
NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy recently demonstrated the fine art of shaving your head in space. It's more complicated than you might think.
A tiny helicopter responds to the pilot's whims and impulses. Imagine lifting your right hand and the plane banks to the right.
The Saturn-like planet has a well-studied cousin – the first alien planet found using the transit approach – to which it can be compared, right down to the makeup of its atmosphere.
The galactic spiral arm where our solar system resides may be a big deal after all, according to a new analysis.
An alien planet with an orbit twice as wide as Neptune's was spotted with direct imaging, making it one of only a handful of alien planets ever seen with a telescope.
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