The Arctic is changing fast, according to NOAA's report, showing record high temperatures and record ice melt over the past year alone.
Mars had complex chemical reactions of the kind that support life on Earth, NASA reports, and this window of habitability might have been open for tens, even hundreds of millions of years.
The passenger craft would achieve Mach 5 speeds – that’s five times the speed of sound – while flying just at the edge of space.
Researchers suggest that the unusual phenomenon could compromise the structural integrity of glaciers in the region.
Scientists have for the first time observed the formation of clouds on an exoplanet – and they just might be made of the same stuff of sapphires and rubies.
Radiation from the Japan Fukushima nuclear accident was detected on the US West Coast for the first time this year, although the levels are miniscule.
A new study may prove useful to authorities in China and other countries where coal-based air pollution remains a serious problem.
Astronomers at Queen's University in Belfast say that a light once assumed to have been an exploding star was actually a star ripped apart by a black hole.
NASA scrubbed the launch of a fleet of eight hurricane-monitoring satellites on Monday after discovering problems with the hydraulic system used to release the satellite-carrying rocket from its plane.
A device known as a biocompatible ferroelectret nanogenerator, or FENG, could one day be used to generate power all sorts of portable and wearable devices using human motion.
An Irish team of scientists' creation of highly sensitive G-Putty has expanded the technological possibilities for inventions using so-called 'wonder material.'
Dust on Saturn's icy rings can help scientists figure out how old the rings are. And Saturn's C ring hasn't been there long enough to gather much dust, say researchers from Cornell University.
The annual tradition began in 1900 as a social alternative to large-scale hunting events, which conservationists feared would decimate US bird populations.