Antimatter research took a significant step forward when scientists for the first time created and briefly corraled antihydrogen. The experiment could help scientists probe why the universe has less antimatter than prevailing theories suggest it should.
The Eyjafjallajökull volcano in Iceland caused numerous flight delays earlier this year across Europe. A group of scientists has looked at the cause of the Iceland volcano's eruption.
Comet 55P/Tempel-Tuttle is responsible for the annual November show. The Leonid meteor shower 2010 is expected to be a modest affair, in terms of meteor sightings per hour.
Giraffe-sized pterosaurs could have pole-vaulted with their arms to launch themselves into the sky, scientists say.
Researchers say X-rays emitted from the site of a supernova observed in 1979 could be the result of matter falling into the voracious maw of a baby black hole.
Evidence of perhaps the youngest black hole in the galaxy has been found, following a cosmic explosion over 30 years ago.
Ammerman has been hunting alligators in the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's (FWC) annual statewide alligator harvest for the past seven years. But it wasn't until the last day of this year's season that he found what he later learned was the state's longest documented alligator, breaking a 13-year record.
One study says that people who stay up late have higher IQs than 'morning people.' But night owls may not make smart choices.
The more time NBA players spend touching each other ⎯ slapping backs, bumping chests and exchanging high fives ⎯ the more successful they are, both as individuals and as a team, the research reveals.
Ford's Mustang Boss 302 can be turned into a competition-ready track car with the turn of a second, red key.
A person's chronotype indicates how a person may perform at different times of day. Some people ('larks') find themselves most alert earlier in the day, and will go to bed early. 'Owls' may be most alert at night and prefer to go to bed late. Recent research from the London School of Economics suggests that 'owls' tend to have higher IQs, but a 2006 study by psychologist Marina Giampietro found that late risers may be more likely to suffer from depression. Studies at the University of Bologna have shown that 'larks' may be more conscientious people. Early birds, of course, also get the worm. Where do you fall on morning-evening spectrum? Are you a lark or an owl? Take the quiz and add up your points to find out:
Samples taken from the US site of the Trinity atomic bomb test allow scientists to better understand how to track the source of a detonated nuclear weapon.
Wandering minds are less happy, say Harvard researchers studying happiness. They're using an iPhone app for their research.
Veterans Day: On board the International Space Station, a pair of US astronauts salute a Medal of Honor recipient. The astronauts, both veterans themselves, take time on Veterans Day to remember those who have and are serving in the US military.
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope will need $1.5 billion added to its $5 billion budget to live up to its scientific promise, a review panel estimates. But the prospects for Congress granting the money are dim.
Europe is ramping up efforts to detect incoming asteroids. Scientists and astronauts met for the first time in Germany to discuss options for defending the Earth from asteroids.
A team of scientists, using NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope, says a pair of puzzling bubbles gets in the way of their quest to search for dark matter at the core of the Milky Way.
Water that flows through crevasses in the Greenland ice sheet has a greater warming effect than scientists previously thought, causing warming on the order of decades instead of centuries.
The primordial haze theory competes with the primordial soup theory in a new scientific debate.
Mount Merapi volcano eruption in Indonesia can be watched on a live webcam feed.