Spiders help to control the insect population by eating up to 800 million tons of them every year.
Located just 15,000 light-years from our solar system and imaged by the Hubble Space Telescope, Westerlund 1-26 is so big that, if it were to replace our own sun, it would extend beyond the orbit of Jupiter.
Atomic-scale storage of information on computers has long been considered a holy grail for computer technology.
The International Spacecraft Working Group met to discuss possible designs for humanity's next outpost in space.
In pinpointing the Indian spacecraft, NASA honed a technique for tracking errant objects that’s likely to see action again soon.
A new paper uncovers a number of coincidences suggesting that recently discovered radio bursts are consistent with advanced civilizations using light sails for transportation.
Aboriginals settled Australia 50,000 years ago, establishing geographic patterns that persist to this day, report scientists citing hair samples as evidence.
An experiment in Peru simulating conditions on Mars demonstrated that the hearty tubers can thrive even under the harsh conditions similar to those found on the Red Planet.
Two teams have created a new form of matter, opening up a whole new realm of physics.
While astronomers crave more powerful telescopes and planetary scientists demand orbiters, landers, and rovers, quantum physicists want lower temperatures and microgravity.
Scientists say the light emitted from this dust likely traveled some 13.2 billion light-years to reach Earth.
While SpaceX pursues an accelerated path to the moon and beyond, Jeff Bezos maintains that small, incremental progress will help Blue Origin prosper in the long run.
Experts say China's space-exploration plans are part scientific ambition, part symbol of national prowess.
The relative visibility of yellow cabs make them 9 percent less likely to be rear-ended than blue ones, a large-scale study of taxis in Singapore has found.