Scientists from the University of California at Berkeley use nature-inspired technology to transform search-and-rescue operations.
When Venus transits the sun, its thick atmosphere absorbs shorter wavelength light, making it look about 100 miles wider.
For the first time, scientists calculate water volumes in a young crater on Mars, revealing Earth-like conditions in the recent past.
Residents in Colorado, Georgia, Virginia, and Arkansas were treated to an unusual celestial display Monday night.
Researchers say new findings could help answer questions about life’s chemical origins.
Astronomers report finding nearly 1,000 'dark' galaxies at the heart of the Coma Cluster. Once dismissed as uninteresting, these 'tiny, fuzzy blobs' were, in fact, large galaxies some 321 million light-years away.
NASA photos released today show the glowing spots in unprecedented detail.
Genetic analysis of a 40,000-year-old jawbone found in a Romania suggests that early humans and Neanderthals intermingled more recently than previously thought.
New images from NASA's Dawn space probe provide more clues – and add more mystery – to the surface of the dwarf planet Ceres.
Animated photos taken by NASA’s New Horizons space probe reveals the orbital dance between Pluto and its largest moon, Charon.
Despite clear social hierarchies, baboons are capable of making decisions as a group, scientists say.
Saturn's largest moon is host to the solar system's only non-Earthly lakes and seas. A new study sheds light on how some of these may have formed.
Due to a fluke of the calendar, the third Sunday of June, celebrated in many countries as Father's Day, falls this year on the summer solstice.
Father's Day in the animal kingdom? Researchers find a connection between singing abilities and parenting skills in male nightingales.
Discovery of present-day volcanic activity on Venus would have "major implications" for understanding processes in the planet's interior, surface and atmosphere, scientists say.
Sixth extinction: Human beings are currently causing the greatest mass extinction of species since the extinction of the dinosaurs 65 million years ago, says a new study.
Moon jellyfish rearrange their bodies when a limb is lost. This "symmetrization" is a never-before-seen method of self-repair, and one that probably helps jellies stay alive in the wild.
Since 2009 the earthquake rate in the United States has more than sextupled. Two studies released this week by teams at the University of Colorado and Stanford University may show why.
A new study of the remains of Kennewick Man suggests he is most closely related to native Americans, opening a new chapter in a two-decade saga.
Saharan silver ants have hair that both reflects and refracts sunlight, say scientists, to withstand temperatures over 120° F.