NASA aims to continue their space exploration with their Asteroid Redirect Mission.
Comets are like movie stars—always more glamorous with their makeup on. A new spacecraft is about orbit and land on what might be the homeliest one ever
A Beverly Hills auction house has an unusual fossil for sale. It's not an ancient animal. It's something an ancient animal left behind — and it's very, very long.
Dog owners don't doubt that their pooch has feelings. But scientists aren't so sure. An experiment found that dogs act upset, dare we say jealous, when their owners ignore them for a stuffed animal.
Princeton University’s annual science art contest shines a light on the research world, adding a video element this year
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Chinese and Australian scientists find pandas migrate long distances to maintain a balanced diet which helps them breed
On the morning of March 15, 2000, 17 beaked whales stranded themselves on beaches in the northern Bahamas. It was an terrible and extraordinary event: beaked whales are the world's deepest-diving mammals, and these creatures had spent most of their lives in deep undersea canyons.
The UN's seabed authority issues exploration licences that accelerate a search for valuable minerals on the ocean floor.
Bone marrow grafts have helped both patients stay all but virus-free for three years. But the disease has come back before in others, and a simpler treatment is needed
Low levels of alcohol can improve your ability to discriminate between different odours, but be warned, the effect is reversed if you drink too much
Modified mozzies will be raised and released on a commercial scale for the first time, but critics warn that this biotech has not been sufficiently tested
Locally acquired cases of chikungunya virus have been identified in the US for the first time, while cases soar in Europe and Central America
More than 100 locations on the human genome may play a role in a person’s risk of developing schizophrenia, according to a new study.
Two security experts who a year ago exposed methods for hacking the Toyota Prius and Ford Escape say they have developed technology that would keep automobiles safe from cyber attacks.
The average human today is bigger and lives longer than people at any other time in history
Human eyes don't know half of what they're missing. But the Chandra Observatory, with its x-ray vision, gives us a stunning peek.
Some bats rely on polarized light to calibrate their internal compass
Researchers have stumbled on an ingenious idea: Use bubble wrap as a cheap test tube and petri dish. They've even run tests on blood that's sitting inside the poppable packaging. So how does it work?
For one month every summer, hundreds of thousands of purple martins stop by an abandoned shopping mall parking lot in Austin, Texas, on their way to the Amazon Basin. Reporter Luke Quinton visited this year's roosting and offers a glimpse of the phenomenon.
A significant percentage of obese kids think their weight is just fine. But do they need to know the truth to get healthier?
Researchers say the right mix of erosion and stress creates Earth’s natural sandstone arches and columns
Augmented and virtual reality games may help crack the code of getting humans to do something about the environment
Cancer-fighting drug romidepsin has been shown to expose hibernating HIV, making it susceptible to attack
Some, like dolphins or chimps, are sophisticated communicators. But do they have their own languages? Its a question that misses the point
Oversleep causes a feeling similar to feeling hung over and it's caused by the same biological function that gives you jet lag.
Astronomers in the US have discovered a distant world with the longest year of any planet outside our Solar System.
The Gaia satellite is being hit by far more micrometeoroids than anticipated, which might spell trouble for spacecraft headed to the same orbital position
Early results of a drug combination called PaMZ offer the best hope in decades of bringing the pernicious, drug-resistant form of tuberculosis under control
Grey and harbour seals in the North Sea weave in and out of offshore wind farms in search of fish, which gather around turbines