Inspired by the revolting manner by which earthworms move, a team of researchers from MIT, Harvard, and Seoul National University have successfully created the most disgusting robot that has ever been looked upon.
A panoramic view of Mars sent back to Earth from NASA's Curiosity rover shows a terrain scientists describe as similar to the Mojave Desert in Southern California. Curiosity will begin a four-day software upgrade over the weekend.
In 2014, Curiosity and MAVEN are slated to team up to help scientists unravel the mystery behind Mars' vanishing atmosphere: How did a wet, warm planet lose that thin layer that can preserve the building blocks of life?
July 2012's average temperature of 77.6 degrees Fahrenheit for the continental United States beat the previous record holder, July 1936, by one fifth of a degree, reports the National Oceanographic Atmospheric Administration.
NASA's Mars rover, Curiosity, has taken its first color photo of the Red Planet. The photo acted as a thumbs-up to Earth, indicating that the rover's equipment is operational and that it is prepared for the mission ahead.