The breach of a popular online service for science journalists calls attention to news embargoes.
Blue Origin launched and landed its unmanned New Shepard for the fourth time, but SpaceX promises to venture farther into space at a cheaper price.
'Bog butter' may have had semi-religious significance during the time in which it was buried.
It's unlikely to contain life, but the Jupiter-sized planet is the largest real-life version of Tatooine, the fictional world that boasts two suns from 'Star Wars.'
The periodic table of elements is to be graced by four new members, and the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry has just announced their proposed names.
NASA's mission to Pluto shattered any misconceptions that scientists or the public might have had about the complexity of dwarf planets.
Google celebrates the 155th birthday of Nettie Stevens, the biologist who discovered that sex is determined by X and Y chromosomes, at a time when women are seeing their greatest scientific success in biology.
There have only been three emergency evacuations at the Amundsen-Scott station since 1999, and rescuers on this occasion had to brave the pitch dark and extreme cold of Antarctic winter.
Researchers say K2-33b, the youngest fully formed exoplanet ever detected, could offer valuable insights into how planets are formed.
Oliver Kelly cries as he is carried off the sheriff's airboat during his rescue from rising flood waters in the aftermath of hurricane Florence in Leland, N.C., Sept. 16.
The space agency has released more than 50 previously patented technologies that could be adopted by innovators to spur America's economy.
The littlest planet's journey isn't just a rare viewing opportunity for astronomers and amateur skywatchers.
The launch is a point of success for Russia's challenged space industry.
The influential mathematician and scientist was also a prominent figure in the British suffrage movement and a staunch advocate for women's work to receive due credit.
In an interview, the famed Dutch biologist discusses themes of animal cognition, empathy, and morality – subjects he explores in his newest book, "Are We Smart Enough To Know How Smart Animals Are?"
In 1951, we reported that members of the Explorers Club dined on a 250,000-year-old extinct mammoth. Science has proven us wrong.
A group of researchers have developed new lie-detecting software, and it doesn't involve being hooked up to a polygraph machine.
The success of the COP21 talks will hinge on the creation of a transparency-and-review mechanism to ensure that countries are meeting their voluntary emissions-reduction targets.
Ridley Scott partnered with NASA scientists to make 'The Martian' as realistic as possible. 'The more that happened, the more I got excited,' says NASA's Jim Green.
This weekend the moon will reach its full phase while also nearing its closest point to Earth in its orbit, creating views of a 'supermoon.'