Buzz Aldrin had an unexpected bedside visit from NASA Deputy Administrator Dava Newman on Saturday as he continued to recover in a New Zealand hospital from his medical evacuation from the South Pole.
Thomas Edison's door key to the 19th century lab in New Jersey where he invented the phonograph goes up for auction this weekend, along with lightbulbs he perfected.
Consider it a cosmic carousel with countless rings up for grabs.
The sun is setting on Japan's clean-energy boom, despite projects like a massive floating solar farm near Tokyo, as the government cuts subsidies and bets on nuclear and coal-fired power, critics say.
This photo provided by National Taiwan Ocean University (NTOU) Friday, Nov. 25 shows a red fluorescent protein in hammer corals (Euphyllia ancora). A team of NTOU researchers discovered the protein, which can protect coral eggs, and the research findings have been published in the international journal Scientific Report, the university said.
It sounds like a great idea: Forget passwords, and instead lock your phone or computer with your fingerprint. It's a convenient form of security -- though it's also perhaps not as safe as you'd think.
The most advanced weather satellite ever built rocketed into space Saturday night, part of an US$11 billion effort to revolutionize forecasting and save lives.
The International Space Station gained three new residents Saturday, including the oldest and most experienced woman to orbit the world.
A 300-year-old lump of feces from a Danish bishop has shown researchers that he had a cosmopolitan diet that included grapes, figs and pepper, a Danish archaeologist said on Friday.
A trio of astronauts soared into orbit Friday bound for the International Space Station, with their Soyuz spacecraft delivering some fancy French food, a saxophone and the future female commander.