An experiment to study the effects of microgravity on fish will bring 32 medakas, a small fish native to Southeast Asia, to the International Space Station in October.
A robotic Japanese spacecraft carrying food, equipment, and student science experiments for the International Space Station successfully docked with the orbital outpost.
The Mars Curiosity Rover scheduled to touch down on Aug. 5 represents mankind's 40th attempt to explore the Red Planet over the past 50 years. What is it about the Mars that keeps calling us back?
NASA is sending synthetic 'Martian' rocks to eight cities in its national 'Get Curious' campaign to promote the Curiosity Mars Rover, which is scheduled to touch down on the Red Planet on Aug. 6.
The brightest and hottest stars in our galaxy tend to have short, violent lives, often drawing gas from each other and frequently merging to form a single star, a new study indicates.
As it ages, a species of tropical termite develops a 'backpack' filled with toxic chemicals that explodes when the insect is threatened.
A recent study suggests that highly reactive chlorine and bromine molecules ejected by cumulonimbus clouds are punching holes in the ozone layer over the United States.
The discovery of sneezing monkeys, a rare, snub-nosed monkey species first spotted just two years ago, highlights the need to improve wildlife management in China.
If NASA's Mars Curiosity rover lands successfully, it will look for signs of habitability. The rover will also keep an eye on the weather.
An ice island about twice the size of Manhattan broke away from Greenland's Petermann Glacier last week, but the calving was likely caused by ocean currents, not global warming.
NASA announced the 11-year-old Mars Odyssey, which recently suffered a malfunction, has been successfully positioned to provide confirmation of Curiosity's August 5 landing.
A massive particle detector on the International Space Station (ISS) aims to find out where all the antimatter went after the Big Bang.
Researchers studying the star system Kepler-30, which is 10,000 light-years from Earth, found that its three known worlds all orbit in the same plane, lined up with the rotation of the star — just like the planets in our own solar system.
A humongous rift located under West Antarctica that provides a channel for warm ocean water to creep toward the interior of the ice sheet could be accelerating ice loss, say scientists.
A satellite photo reveals that the iceberg twice the size of Manhattan that recently broke away from the Petermann Glacier is now heading toward open waters.
A huge newly discovered rift, buried a mile beneath the ice in Antarctica, could be contributing to ice loss, according to researchers.
The three-mile-tall Mount Sharp is an inviting target for investigation by NASA's one-ton Mars rover, which is scheduled to touch down on the Red Planet on Aug. 5.
The rapid melting of 97 percent of the surface of Greenland's ice sheet in just four days has left scientists puzzled.
Astronaut Sally Ride, the first American woman in space, never hid her 27-year relationship with Tam O'Shaughnessy. But she didn't advertise it either.
The subtropical plankton in Arctic waters are likely the result of an isolated pulse of water that carried them outside their natural habitat, say scientists.