A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Cape Canaveral early Monday morning, and returned to land back on the ground a few miles from its launchpad.
The South African radio telescope MeerKAT, which is still under construction, has already spotted 1,300 new galaxies.
A gathering of young space professionals in Washington last week featured a discussion of how autonomous robots could build the next generation of space-exploration infrastructure.
New research suggests that the earliest humans to adopt farming had genetically diverse origins.
Researchers say the chances of finding an exact look-alike are slim. But the likelihood of meeting someone with relatively similar features is much higher.
An ancient volcano on the outskirts of Rome is showing signs of another enormous eruption – some time in the next 1,000 years or so, say scientists.
Scientists appear to have taken one step closer to creating a cloak of invisibility, making curved objects appear flat to electromagnetic waves.
To better understand the forces of dark matter and energy – and our expanding universe – scientists have created a 3-D map that spans 1.2 million galaxies.
During a Senate hearing Wednesday on the future of NASA, one official discussed the possibility of dedicating a special port on the International Space Station for private spacecraft.
NASA's mission to Pluto shattered any misconceptions that scientists or the public might have had about the complexity of dwarf planets.
According to a new study focusing on the western Antarctic Peninsula, they are critical. This research feeds into a growing body of evidence underscoring warmer oceans as a primary driver of the world's shrinking glaciers.
Is NASA covering up for aliens? Rumors fly after video feed on the International Space Station cuts out at critical time.
It’s an eerie sight, but is it a cause for alarm?
Duck. Duck. Duck. Goose! Researchers say ducklings use abstract thought to pick out the quality of sameness and difference in an experiment.
Earth's ecosystems are becoming more fragile, a study suggests, as biodiversity loss threatens their ability to preform functions vital to their survival and ours.
Strange as it may seem, great disks of snow and ice often orbit young stars, playing a crucial role in the formation of planets. For the first time, astronomers have caught one on camera.
A new list of trees reaches back to Europeans’ first efforts to collect specimens from the Amazon.
Conservationists worry that a genetically unique trout species may be lost to the still-raging Colorado wildfire.
Using folded DNA strands, scientists produced a fluorescent copy of Van Gogh’s famous painting.
How we can begin to think about the tangled web of water supply and demand?
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