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.
Scientists believe a mysteriously bright object in a galaxy 90 million light-years away could be a rogue black hole evicted during the merger of two galaxies.
Human settlements couldn't last on the Tibetan Plateau, known for its harsh, frigid climate, until the rugged barley plant was introduced to the region, according to a new report.
Entomologists who have studied the glow worms, found in the Amazon rainforest by a nature photographer, believe they are actually larvae of a species of click beetle.
A team of researchers in Scotland have found that the acoustic tags that scientists attach to fish to track populations are also being used by predators like grey seals to locate potential meals.
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