The X Prize Foundation announced this week that it will launch three new prize competitions before 2020. All of them, for the first time ever, will be crowdfunded, a possible game-changer in how the foundation's projects are selected.
Giant pandas, an endangered species, may be more resilient to environmental change than previously thought, scientists say. A diverse genetic pool facilitates greater immunity than some endangered species, say researches.
Comet ISON isn't brightening up as fast as expected, but it isn't breaking apart, either. A new study compares Comet ISON to two historical comets: one that survived its brush past the sun, and one that disintegrated during approach.
Hurricane Raymond remained nearly stationary off Mexico's southern Pacific coast Monday, with maximum sustained winds of about 125 mph. Experts disagree as to whether hurricane Raymond will stay off the coast or make landfall Tuesday.
Last month's discovery of a sealed 6th century BC tomb in Italy's Tuscany region continues to offer surprises: An analysis of the bones of what is thought to have been a warrior reveals that they belonged to a woman.
Asteroid 2032: Asteroid 2013 TV135 has a 1 in 49,000 chance of hitting Earth in 2032, says NASA. Of course, that's based on just one week of data out of a 4-year orbit, so don't start digging your bunker yet.
That's the conclusion of a research team studying measurements from the Mars rover Curiosity. Those measurements also indicate that the planet has lost at least half its atmosphere over the past 4 billion years, the team says.