The unmanned NASA balloon, designed to scan the sky for gamma rays, crashed during takeoff, smashing through a fence and flipping over an SUV.
Although cleanup methods for the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico are still somewhat low-tech, high-tech solutions are on the way.
Even though she had elevated progesterone levels, was sleeping a lot, and was building bamboo nests, it turns out that Mei Xiang, one of two giant pandas at the Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington, D.C., was not pregnant. Nobody knows why some animals – including humans – experience so-called pseudo-pregnancies.
Where is all the extraterrestrial life? NASA scientists are currently considering a list of 28 future science missions that could help discover signs of said extraterrestrial life.
A Facebook campaign is calling for Star Trek icon and Montreal native William Shatner to be appointed Governor General of Canada, a largely ceremonial role.
Scientists have found four or more killer whale species exist in the wild.
The oil spill that resulted from the explosion and sinking of an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico last week is becoming more worrying as it continues to spread and efforts at stemming the flow of the leaking oil are being met with difficulties.
A Chinese Christian filmmaker is the latest in a long line of religiously funded expeditions claiming to have found the final resting place of Noah's Ark on Turkey's Mount Ararat.
Fans of Star Trek and William Shatner now have a chance to bid on artifacts from the original series to the recent film re-launch of the franchise.
Discovered in Indonesia and known as the Torch lizard because of its distinctive orange head, the new species close relative of the Komodo dragon.
Oil spill: Gulf of Mexico spill has been seen by a NASA satellite as the slick expands from the site of last week's Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion.
Good news for fans of the smelly titan arum or the 'corpse flower' as it is better known. It is set to bloom later this week.
According to renowned British scientist Stephen Hawking, aliens could be more interested in exploiting our natural resources than sharing their technology with us.
So says renowned physicist Stephen Hawking: aliens should be avoided, lest we want to risk becoming an imperial outpost. Should we be going about the search for E.T. differently?
Want to celebrate the 'birthday' of the Hubble Telescope? Here's 10 things that amateur astronomers can find (even without the Hubble Telescope).
The Hubble Telescope was launched on April 24, 1990. NASA says the best is yet to come.
Air Force spokesman says X37-B space plane is not a "weaponization of space."
The secretive X-37B robot space plane was launched late Thursday. Destination unknown.
The US Dept of Defense has budgeted $54 million so far to develop the flying car and believes it will take four years to develop a prototype.
New WWF report details 123 newly identified species that have been discovered including ninja slugs, color-changing frogs and world's longest bug.