Spanish researchers have sequenced the genome of Snowflake, an albino Western lowland gorilla that lived for 40 years at the Barcelona Zoo. His mutation, found the scientists was likely the result of a pairing between an uncle and a niece.
Geologists have spotted a new subduction zone off the coast of Portugal that is slowly tugging Europe toward the New World.
The eight new astronauts are expected to man some of NASA's boldest, most anticipated new missions, including travel to Mars.
China supercomputer: China's Tianhe-2 has bested its American counterpart in a semi-annual ranking of the world's most powerful supercomputers.
Researchers have invented a fast, cat-like robot that could be a prototype for fleet-footed search-and-rescue robots.
This 50-foot-wide magnet is going nowhere fast: It will take more than a month for scientists to roll the magnet across land and sea to its new home.
Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman in space, flew 50 years ago today. After her problem-plagued flight, it took almost two decades for another woman to go into space.
A distant, baby planet is challenging the reigning theory about how planets are made.
Scientists have discovered a unique quality of a protein in diving mammals that allows them to survive for long periods underwater.
Ice loss in Antarctica is largely driven by warm ocean currents, a discovery that could lead to more accurate predictions of sea level rise.
Poring over 13 years worth of X-ray telescope data, scientists have discovered 26 black holes in a neighboring galaxy.
A University of Miami anthropologist discovered a link between languages that possess a certain consonant sound and their altitude. Does geography shape how our languages sound?
Three Chinese astronauts docked at Tiangong 1, an experimental space module Thursday, the next step in China's pursuit of a space station. The team includes China’s second woman in space.
A study of wild cheetahs found that acceleration, agility, and maneuverability play a big role in the speedy felines' success as hunters.
A newly discovered group of 36 stars seems to be pulsating regularly, but only once every 2 to 20 hours – many times slower than any known pulsar.
Experiments with dry ice in Utah supported the theory that the narrow gullies spotted on some Martian dunes were caused by the annual spring thaw of chunks of frozen carbon dioxide.
'The world's first commercially available cyborg,' the RoboRoach is a cockroach fitted with a backpack that lets smartphone users control its movements.
Saturn's icy moon Dione may hide a subsurface ocean, researchers say. They found clues to the hidden sea in the way a mountain range warped the surface of the frozen moon.
A Chinese rocket carrying three taikonauts lifted off Tuesday to begin a 15-day mission. The mission is China's next step toward building a space station.
Scientists have long thought that the outer Milky Way is dotted with improbably lightweight galaxies - but until now, they haven't been able to find one.
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