Barack Obama's mother was bright, generous, ambitious, naive, and chronically disorganized – an unusual woman who broke the mold long before her son made history.
Asteroid discovery record of 19 objects in one night was set on Jan. 29. The asteroid discovery record was accomplished using a powerful telescope on the Hawaiian island of Maui.
34,000-year-old bacteria: The microbes were discovered in trapped inside tiny bubbles in salt crystals buried in Death Valley, in a state of suspended animation.
A week's advance notice of an incoming rock would cost only $1 million per observatory, and could give people enough time to get out of harm's way.
The newfound failed star, known as a brown dwarf, has been dubbed PZ Tel B. It is separated from its sun-like companion star, PZ Tel A, by a distance similar to that between Uranus and the sun in our solar system.
Retired U.S. National Park Service workers formed Global Parks to share their expertise abroad.
Beyond the usual anti-American rhetoric, some analysts say that Iran is trying to avoid sanctions and resolve tensions with Washington over its nuclear program.
The two Japanese submarines – which were commandeered and scuttled by the US after World War II – were much larger, faster, and stealthier than US subs of the day. One included a float-plane that could attack New York.
The asteroid Apophis is very unlikely to smack Earth in 2036. That's the good news from a large group of planetary scientists meeting this week in Puerto Rico