Apollo 8 Earthrise photographer killed in plane crash

Apollo 8's William Anders captured the iconic "earthrise photo" on Christmas Eve, 1968. Anders was killed Friday, when the plane he was piloting alone crashed.

Celebrate World Oceans Day today, June 7, 2024

World Oceans Day has been honored since 1992. It's a day to raise awareness about how we're connected to the oceans and how we can protect ocean habitats.

D-day secret weapon: wetland science at Normandy

Wetland science and covert raids helped Allied forces gather critical information prior to the D-Day landing in Normandy, France on June 6, 1944.

June birthstone: Pearl, moonstone or alexandrite

For June babies, pick any of these as your June birthstone: a gleaming pearl, a glowing moonstone, or a colorful and exotic alexandrite. All are lovely choices.

Manhattanhenge in 2024: When and where to see it

Each year around May 29 and July 12, New Yorkers watch for Manhattanhenge, an alignment of the sunset along city streets. Get your cameras ready!

Meteor ducks artwork inspired by Portugal meteor

The meteor ducks - ducks caught on camera witnessing a fireball fall in Portugal on May 20 - have now been memorialized via art.

How to see the International Space Station in your sky

The International Space Station has been orbiting our planet since 1998. Here's how to spot the ISS soaring overhead in your nighttime sky.

Egyptian pyramids new finding: Just add water

Egyptian pyramids are marvelous constructions. But how could the ancient Egyptians transport the tons-heavy blocks there? Now, a new explanation.

The Egyptian sky goddess and the Milky Way

Learn how the ancient Egyptian sky goddess, Nut, is linked to the Milky Way. And read about other myths associated with the goddess Nut.

Scientists discover a nitroplast, the 1st of its kind

Scientists announced the discovery of the first nitroplast, a nitrogen-fixing organelle. It's just the 4th example in history of primary endosymbiosis.