WWII submarine built by Japan to transport bomb-carrying planes to within striking distance of New York was captured by the US. The WWII submarine was studied and scuttled before the Soviets could get a good look.
Scientists have discovered a bone unearthed in northern Spain that is apparently 400,000 years old. Analysis of its DNA suggests that it belongs to an extinct human lineage whose members had previously been found only in Asia.
Merriam-Webster reported a 176 percent increase in look-ups of the word 'science' on its website this year. A Merriam-Webster editor says that the most looked-up words in the dictionary reflect the big ideas that are lurking behind the headlines.
Comet ISON never lived up to its early hype as the 'Comet of the Century,' and now astronomers are debating whether it can still be classified as a comet at all. Comet ISON – or what's left of it – will be closest to the Earth on December 26.
Jade Rabbit is the name China has given its robotic lunar rover. The Jade Rabbit is designed to collect soil samples and send photos back to Earth. If the Chang'e 3 spaceship successfully soft-lands on the moon, China will become only the third country to land on the moon.