World timekeepers will add one extra second on June 30, 2015. Meanwhile, a proposal to dump the leap second has been deferred until October.
It feels instantaneous, but how long does it really take to think a thought?
Not just any loud sound will shatter a glass. It has to be the right resonant frequency.
Scientists have cooled a molecule down to 500-billionths of a degree above absolute zero, a million times colder than interstellar space.
We are entering a mass extinction that threatens humanity’s existence, says a new study
Why do people gather at Stonehenge in England on the solstice? Info and photos here.
When Sony stopped manufacturing replacement parts for its Aibo pet robot, owners scrambled to save the robot-dogs that had become part of their families.
Studies had suggested that global warming slowed or paused since 1998. More thorough research shows the global warming “hiatus” likely never happened.
An astronaut aboard the ISS prepares one of her favorite meals – quinoa salad with tomato, mackerel and leek cream in a warm tortilla. Here’s how it’s done in space.
These currents can flow faster than humans can swim. This video explains what to do if you get caught in one.
Food labels say how many calories a food contains. But what they don’t tell you is how many calories you actually get out of your food.
How to watch online as the saucer-shaped Low Density Supersonic Decelerator, or LDSD, test is broadcast beginning at 7 a.m. HST, 1 p.m. EDT, 1700 UTC.
CERN in Switzerland announced today that a new research season has begun for the Large Hadron Collider, following a $150 million overhaul.
Atlantic hurricane season officially begins June 1 and lasts through November. Preparing in advance saves lives. Some tips to help you plan, here.
“Love the earth and sun and the animals … ” – Walt Whitman
According to scientists who made the discovery, the find provides conclusive evidence that, millions of years ago, there was more than one human species.
Imagine setting global warming to music. That’s what a student at University of Minnesota has done, basing his composition on actual temperature data since 1880.
$1.5-billion project halted last month, following demonstrations. Gov. David Ige said to continue, but that one-fourth of telescopes on Mauna Kea should be removed.
A deadly heatwave has gripped India since April. The death toll has now risen to more than 1,100. Cooling monsoon rains are not expected for several more days.
Recorded live by the doom metal band Hamferð during the March 20, 2015 total eclipse of the sun above the village of Kvívík in the Faroe Islands.
On May 25, 1961, President John F. Kennedy gave a stirring speech to a joint session of Congress declaring his intention to land humans on the moon with a decade.