Asteroid impact and volcanic eruptions might have been a one-two punch that killed off the dinosaurs. New dates suggest the catastrophes were nearly simultaneous.
The latest science media releases highlighting exciting news and research from around the globe.
Time will be 7 and 9 p.m. EDT this evening. People in a wide swath of U.S. mid-Atlantic states can see it, if skies are clear.
The long-lasting South Taurid meteor shower (September 10 to November 20) may produce a “swarm” of fireballs this month or early next month. Watch for them.
Real-life views of places on Mars where a fictional stranded astronaut, Mark Watney – from the Hollywood movie The Martian – undergoes his many trials.
If you want to imagine standing on the surface of the Red Planet Mars … look at this.
Roads washed out. People trapped in cars. Seven deaths as of Sunday evening. And it’s still raining, but the rain should taper off by Monday night.
There’s now a target date of 2030 for a manned mission to Mars. But how close are we, really, to becoming Martians?
Longest lunar month of 2015 starts with the October 13 new moon and ends with the November 11 new moon. Learn about the varying lengths of lunar months, here.
NASA has announced five investigations for further study in its latest competition for new, relatively small-scale, robotic missions into our solar system.
NASA video simulating a massive typhoon spinning toward China, with something extra added. Plus a word about the Gaia hypothesis.
Astronomers have “weighed” only the nearest supermassive black holes. Now, with a gravity lens and Einstein ring, they’ve weighed one 12 billion light-years away.
Despite climate change, sea ice will continue to make the Northwest Passage too treacherous to be a regular Arctic shipping route for decades, says study.
Beautiful and fascinating images from the New Horizons spacecraft reveal the large moon’s violent history.
In the fall, the leaves of some trees turn yellow, orange or red. The bright colors are wonderful to behold. But do they have some hidden purpose?
U.S. landfall looks increasingly unlikely. “Historical” flooding possible in parts of the U.S. Southeast and Mid-Atlantic.
October has two birthstones – opal and tourmaline.
Fossilized shells and bones uncovered at two sites in Colombia. Scientists date this ancient sea turtle’s remains at 120 million years old.
A satellite view from Monday shows wildfires still burning in Oregon, Idaho, and Montana. The fires started in August.
Sunday’s supermoon, combined with an 18.6-year lunar cycle, caused high tides on both sides of the Atlantic this week. There were many flood warnings and alerts in effect in the UK on Tuesday night. In eastern North America, Tropical Storm Joaquin might combine with high tides to cause flooding.
Scientists are studying the increasingly fast rate of summertime ice melt in Greenland. See a new NASA video, plus illustrations of the 2015 melt season.
India has reached for the stars with a successful launch of its first astronomy satellite. ASTROSAT carries India’s version of the Hubble Space Telescope.