Manned by a crash dummy, SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft will conduct a pad abort test on Wednesday.
The galaxy EGS-zs8-1 lies 13.1 billion light-years away, making it the farthest known galaxy yet.
On Wednesday, in a milestone as private companies aim to ferry astronauts, SpaceX is set to test a safety system designed to speed a Dragon crew capsule away from a badly malfunctioning rocket.
From Alaska to Norway, fjords play an important role in sequestering carbon, new research finds.
After four years of improving our understanding of the planet closest to the sun, on Thursday NASA's MESSENGER probe smashed into Mercury's surface.
The Axial Seamount, located some 300 miles off the West Coast, has awoken from its dormancy, say scientists.
The Michigan earthquake Saturday was the second most powerful in the state's recorded history. It points to deep, hidden faults, not only in Michigan but beyond.
Scientists are getting better at forecasting the location and magnitude of earthquake aftershocks.
Midwest commercial farmers have lost 21 million birds to the virus over the past five months. Yet researchers remain puzzled as to what caused it and how it spreads.
With 8,000 earthquakes detected off Oregon's coast, it appears the underwater Axial Seamount volcano may be erupting. Should coastal residents be wary, or are researchers taking notice for a different reason?
Bombardier beetles engage in some serious chemical warfare – and for the first time, researchers understand exactly how.
MESSENGER, the first spacecraft to orbit Mercury, has reached the end of its mission. A new NASA video celebrates the spacecraft's accomplishments.
A Russian cargo ship launched to deliver supplies to the International Space Station is doomed to burn up in the Earth's atmosphere, following a serious malfunction on Tuesday.
As it closes is on Pluto, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is snapping ever-sharper images of the dwarf planet, revealing clues about variations on the icy world's surface.
Chinese researchers have discovered the fossilized remains of a new dinosaur, Yi qi, or 'strange wing.' But it's not clear what the creature's wings were for.
Russia's space agency is trying to regain control of a malfunctioning robotic cargo ship that was destined for the International Space Station.
New studies from the American Academy of Pediatrics show how mobile devices impact people of all ages.
A complex subsurface network of briny water lies beneath Antarctica's Taylor Glacier, with a rust colored runoff that empties into Lake Bonney, say scientists.
A conservative think tank that rejects mainstream climate science is seeking to discredit statements by Pope Francis on the need to curb global warming.
The earthquake in Nepal is the latest event to highlight the challenges to and opportunities for reducing vulnerability to earthquakes that strike developing countries.
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