Saturday, October 31, 2015
NASA astronaut Scott Kelly will Thursday set a new record for the longest single stretch of time spent in space by an American, with 216 consecutive days at the International Space Station (ISS).
Thursday, October 29, 2015
The Cassini spacecraft is about to get an icy shower as it orbits Saturn.
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Russia will exhume the remains of Tsar Alexander III as part of a probe into the century-old murder of his son, the country's last emperor Nicholas II, and his family, investigators said Monday.
Once upon a time, when NASA's shuttles were still flying, an astronaut read a children's story from space.
American archaeologists in Greece have uncovered the skeleton of an ancient warrior that has lain undisturbed for more than 3,500 years along with a huge hoard of treasure, the Greek Culture Ministry announced Monday.
Monday, October 26, 2015
A tanker barge found on the bottom of Lake Erie near the U.S.-Canadian border may be the remains of a vessel loaded with oil or some type of solvent when it sunk nearly 80 years ago and now is on a federal list of wrecks that could pose a pollution threat, shipwreck hunters said Saturday.
Saturday, October 24, 2015
Saltwater crocodiles can rest with one eye open to watch for threats, Australian scientists said Friday, with further research likely to show half of the mammal's brain could be conscious even while asleep.
Friday, October 23, 2015
A team of Ecuadoran and international scientists said Wednesday they have identified a new giant tortoise species on the Galapagos Islands.
A white dwarf star in the Constellation Virgo turns out to be a "death star" worthy of "Star Wars."
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Scientists have found fossil-like hints that some kind of life existed on Earth 4.1 billion years ago -- when the planet was a mere volcanic toddler. That's 300 million years earlier for life to pop up than previously thought.