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NASA’s Cassini Spacecraft Burns Up Over Saturn

NASA's Cassini spacecraft disintegrated in the skies above Saturn early Friday in a final, fateful blaze of cosmic glory, following a remarkable journey of...

Scientists Say Species of Ash Trees Have Been Driven to Edge of Extinction

Five prominent species of ash tree in the eastern U.S. have been driven to the brink of extinction from years of lethal attack by...

Cassini’s 13-Year Saturn Mission to End Friday

Prepare to say goodbye to Cassini. In the early morning hours of September 15, NASA's 13-year mission exploring Saturn and its moons will come to...

Sydney Aquarium to Release Baby Great White Shark Into the Ocean After It Washed...

It looks incongruous at first glance: a great white shark swims in a pool as relaxed-appearing sunbathers watch on. The unusual scene was part of...

Scientists Say DNA Tests Show Viking Warrior Was Female

Scientists say DNA tests on a skeleton found in a lavish Viking warrior's grave in Sweden show the remains are those of a woman...

2 US Scientists Awarded Balzan Prize for Cancer Research

Two U.S. scientists whose work has contributed to creating immunological treatments for cancer are among the winners of this year's Balzan Prizes recognizing scholarly...

Massive Black Hole Discovered Near Center of the Milky Way

An enormous black hole one hundred thousand times more massive than the sun has been found hiding in a toxic gas cloud wafting around...

Astronaut Peggy Whitson Returns to Earth After Record-Breaking Space Flight

Astronaut Peggy Whitson returned to Earth late Saturday, wrapping up a record-breaking flight that catapulted her to first place for U.S. space endurance. Whitson's 665...

Trump Nominates Rep. Jim Bridenstine as NASA Administrator

After leaving the space community waiting and wondering for months, the White House announced Sept. 1 that President Trump planned to nominate Rep. Jim...

Fossil of ‘Sea Dragon’ Discovered on Coast of England is Largest on Record

The fossil of a marine reptile ''re-discovered'' in a museum is the largest of its kind on record, say scientists. The ''sea dragon'' belongs to...

Sea Shepherd to Suspend Pursuit of Japanese Whalers

Sea Shepherd, the environmental group famous for tracking, exposing and occasionally ramming Japanese whalers, says it can no longer compete with them on the...

Minotaur 4 Rocket Launches Air Force Satellite Into Orbit

Lighting up the overnight sky with a brilliant streak of fire, an Orbital ATK Minotaur 4 rocket, powered by a mix of new motors...

Georgia School Collects Eclipse Glasses for Poor Students in Asia and South America

A Georgia school is collecting eclipse glasses for a group that plans to donate them to schools in Asia and South America, so students...

On Uranus and Neptune, It Rains Solid Diamonds

Consider this your daily reminder that the solar system is even more awesomely bonkers than you realized: On Uranus and Neptune, scientists forecast rain...

Happy National Dog Day!: Read These Quotes Celebrating Man’s Best Friend

Saturday is National Dog Day, observed every year to honor man's (and woman’s) best friend. The day is also celebrated to highlight the plight...

Ancient Babylonian Tablet May Contain First Evidence of Trigonometry

Trigonometry, the study of the lengths and angles of triangles, sends most modern high schoolers scurrying to their cellphones to look up angles, sines,...

Federal Researchers Investigating Deaths of Endangered Right Whales

Federal researchers are sharpening their focus on the recent deaths of endangered North Atlantic right whales. The animals are among the rarest marine mammals in...

Moon Blots Out the Sun in Historic Total Solar Eclipse Across US

Millions of Americans gazed in wonder through telescopes, cameras and disposable protective glasses Monday as the moon blotted out the sun in the first...

The Great American Eclipse Has Finally Arrived

America woke up Monday ready to turn its eyes to the sky. The day of the Great American Eclipse had finally arrived. But even as celestial...

Could a Hurricane Eclipse Occur This Year?

The grand spectacle of a total solar eclipse is traditionally accompanied by many other rare events. The midday air cools and stills. Birds stop...