A lunar tetrad – four total lunar eclipses in a row – began a year ago. The next eclipse in this tetrad will take place on April 4, 2015.
The thing that got us off the hook? A big hot interception 200 million years ago.
The goal of the mission is to find out how the human body responds to a prolonged stay in space. Watch the launch, watch the arrival.
A new documentary film tracks the history and mission of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault – sometimes called the Doomsday Vault – and its founder Cary Fowler.
Ever wonder how high the highest points on Earth are, in contrast to the deepest manmade boreholes and ocean trenches? Check out this fascinating infographic.
Hominids didn’t spread across Africa, and then the entire globe, by utilizing just one foraging strategy or sticking to a precise mix of carbohydrates, proteins and fats
Web users help support the popular science website, citing “the value and impact of science education,” “science and beauty” and “sharing the wonder” as reasons.
The closest full supermoon will be in September, 2015. The next supermoon is a new moon, and it’ll cause a total eclipse of the sun!
In Chinese thought, spring is associated with the direction east – the sunrise direction as Earth spins us toward the beginning of each new day.
While capping off the science of previous centuries, Albert Einstein changed our notions of space, time and matter … and launched modern physics.
What are the Ides of March? We in modern times probably wouldn’t know, if it weren’t for William Shakespeare.
March 13, 2015 is the second of three Friday the 13ths for 2015. Here’s the story behind why 2015 has three Friday the 13ths.
Alaska’s famous Iditarod sled dog race traditionally runs from Anchorage to Nome. But this year, lack of snow forced a reroute and moved the kickoff 250 miles north.
This is Frankie, a German shepherd mix. He can sniff out thyroid cancer in patients’ urine samples with 88% accuracy, according to a new study.
Swiss plane Solar Impulse 2 landed Monday in Muscat, Oman, the first stopover in the attempt to fly around the world powered by the sun alone. Follow the flight.
Daylight Saving Time 2015 begins in the United States at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 8.
Look like your mother? Act like your mother? Maybe so, but a new study says we mammals are more genetically similar to our fathers.
At last … a wavicle! Who thought we’d ever see a single photo of light’s dual nature as both a particle and a wave?
Research suggests that our iconic view of snowflakes as “perfect” isn’t true.
Nimoy’s character Mr. Spock on Star Trek inspired generations of astronauts, space scientists and engineers, as well as space fans around the globe.