Astronauts completed the first of three spacewalks outside the International Space Station to lay cables for new docking adaptors that are expected to arrive in 2017.
A study of archeological data from ancient Mexican settlements reveals remarkable similarities between pre-Colombian cities and modern ones, lending support to the idea that urban spaces are shaped by universal social behaviors.
Forget spider silk or man-made Kevlar. Scientists declare limpet teeth the strongest known natural material, which could aid in better engineering for high-performance vehicles.
On Saturday, two NASA conducted a space walk to start laying 764 feet of cable. NASA considers this the most complicated cable-routing job in the 16-year history of the space station
Stanford researchers have compiled data that seems to support Cope's rule – the notion that evolution 'favors' size.
A supermassive black hole at the center of galaxy PDS 456 has 'belched up' cosmic winds powerful enough to alter the fate of the galaxy.
A diving club accidentally uncovers a priceless, thousand-year-old trove of gold coins in the Mediterranean.
The National Park Service published a map that depicts the loudest and quietest locations in the Lower 48.
Mysterious plumes rising from the Martian surface, first spotted by amateur astronomers, have left the professionals puzzled for now.
Spotted by amateur astronomers, the huge plumes erupting from the surface of Mars have left scientists bewildered.
New research suggests that cold climates suppressed penguins’ ability to taste.
No, this is not an episode of The Twilight Zone. Non-profit organization Mars One just announced the 100 finalists for its 2025 mission to colonize the Red Planet.
A new study suggests that drought conditions in the American West will be more severe than those that doomed the Pueblo culture a millennium ago.
Packed with astronaut trash, the unmanned European space ship's fifth and last Automated Transfer Vehicle will undock from the International Space Station on Saturday morning.
The discovery of two new species in China suggests that early mammals were 'surprisingly diverse.'
Researchers trained a group of dogs to distinguish between human expressions of emotions like happiness and anger, and their ability to do so may lie in their co-habitation with owners.
New research suggests that the end of the last ice age could have been induced by carbon dioxide 'burps' from oceans.
Delayed multiple times by bad weather and an Air Force radar glitch, the launch of the space weather satellite ultimately took place on Wednesday evening.
Researchers at MIT have gleaned new understanding of a centuries-old musical instrument.
A SpaceX Dragon cargo ship is back on Earth after a month at the International Space Station
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