Sally Ride flew two missions aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger in 1983 and 1984, becoming the first American woman in space.
The Tara Oceans project is revealing new data on tiny ocean creatures and the critical roles they play in maintaining Earth as a livable planet. 'Life in the ocean is a little less murky than before,' says one scientist.
The rapidly aging star known as 'Nasty 1' may have been 20 times more massive than the sun before its layers were stripped away by a stellar event.
After a three-year research expedition, marine biologists describe scores of tiny, 'Seussian' creatures.
New research suggests that the demographic expansion of Europe, beginning about 3,300 years ago, involved fewer men than women.
New analysis suggests that the 'Egtved Girl,' found in Denmark in 1921, was actually born hundreds of miles away.
The newly refurbished particle accelerator under the Swiss-French border smashed the energy record ahead of schedule late Wednesday morning.
An analysis of a canine bone found in Russia suggests that dogs and wolves diverged far earlier than scientists had previously believed.
Scientists at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry have picked their favorite 10 of the 18,000 or so new species discovered last year.
Do you have an idea of how to communicate with other potential life forms in our galaxy or others? There's a website for that.
Stone tools discovered in Kenya and dating to 3.3 million years ago represent the first direct evidence that humanity's ancestors could make stone tools.
Musician Kenichi Kanazawa's 'Colour Sound' video offers a glimpse into how sound waves interact with the world around us.
Scientists have long thought that sharp-edged stone tools were made only by our own species, Homo sapiens. A new discovery found they were made by a 'much different kind of ancestor.'
A study of panda droppings and gut bacteria reveals that, pandas are not particularly good at digesting bamboo, their primary food source.
Insects such as the honey bee and monarch butterfly contribute as much as $15 billion to the US economy through pollination. Can the agriculture industry survive their decline?
On Wednesday NASA is set to launch the X-37B spacecraft from Cape Canaveral, on a mission to gather data on how materials endure space.
One scientist's idea would create a cost-effective way to increase the number of Mars landers per mission.
The Southern Tablelands region of Australia are covered in spiders this month due to an unusual weather phenomenon.
ISS laser: A laser mounted on the International Space Station could shoot down space junk, say scientists.
The federal government plans to make federal land bee friendly in hopes of reducing America's declining bee and monarch butterfly populations.
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