The Antarctic ozone hole reached its annual peak size in September. The size of this year’s hole was about the same as last year’s
The latest science media releases highlighting exciting news and research from around the globe.
Despite our fascination with screams, science knows relatively little about them. The psychology of screams …
Computer animation of Deinocheirus mirificus walking. The bizarre-looking dinosaur had unusually large forearms and features that seem cobbled together from other dinosaurs.
Scientists found dust and gas flowing from an outer disk around a star toward a possible second, smaller disk around a second star. Planets may be forming here!
If quasars weren’t so luminous, we couldn’t see them so far away in space and time. But how about modest quasars, also far away? Astronomers say they’ve found some.
Ebola’s first documented outbreak was in 1976. But the Ebola virus family has been around for 16 to 23 million years, says new research.
The Chinese Chang’e 5 spacecraft has now rounded the lunar far side and is on the return leg of its journey to the moon, due to land back on Earth on Friday.
Watch the NASATV live broadcast of the catastrophic launch failure. The rocket was bound for the International Space Station, loaded with supplies.
Researchers trace oil from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill to the Gulf of Mexico’s deep floor
A very good 7-minute film, called Ambition. It’s not like any film about space exploration you’ve ever seen. The Rosetta comet mission lies at its heart.
The biggest sunspot on the face of the sun in more than two decades erupted on October 26 with its sixth substantial flare in a week.
Hubble image of close passage of Comet Siding Spring near Mars. The comet passed Mars at about a third the distance between Earth and the moon on October 19.
Amazing double rainbow arcs across the sky. Lightning gets in on the act.
Astronomers have observed signals from a highly magnetized neutron star, indicating starquakes that set the neutron star ringing like a bell.
Get out your 3D glasses and watch a flyover of the weird landforms on Mars know as chaotic terrain.
Less solar activity indicates a weaker magnetic field on the sun. A weak field lets cosmic rays into the solar system, posing a radiation hazard for astronauts.
Two cool nighttime photos by astronauts aboard the ISS. Check out the bright city lights.
A team of astronomers has created the first three-dimensional map of the adolescent universe, just 3 billion years after the Big Bang.
Weather permitting, almost everyone in North America will be able to see the partial solar eclipse this Thursday.
A sight never seen before in recorded history … an encounter between Mars and a close-passing comet on October 19, 2014.
Scientists say that the tsunami that hit Japan in 2011 was a thousand-year event. A monster wave might strike Hawaii about as often.