Global Association of Scientists Seeking to Sequence DNA of All Complex Life on Earth

A global consortium of scientists is proposing a hugely ambitious project to sequence the genomes of all known complex life on Earth. The enormous initiative...

Scientists Say Uranus Smells Like Rotten Eggs

Uranus has been the butt of many jokes over the years. It likely won't get any easier for the seventh planet in our solar...

Study Shows Artificial Sweeteners Linked to Obesity and Diabetes

A new study indicates that artificial sweeteners are linked to obesity and diabetes, asserting they contain chemicals that change how the body processes fat...

Cracks Found on Mars Reveal Evidence of Ancient Lakes

A study published Thursday confirmed that the cracks identified on Mars' surface last year by the Curiosity rover are indeed evidence of ancient lakes...

Celebrate Hubble’s 28th Birthday With These Amazing Images of the Lagoon Nebula

This month marks the Hubble Space Telescope's 28th anniversary, and as a gift to us earthlings, NASA and the European Space Agency are celebrating...

Famed Oxford Dodo Was Shot in the Back of the Head

With its plump head and bulbous beak, the renowned remains of a dodo at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History have long captivated...

Scientists Engineer Plastic-Eating Enzyme That Could Help Fight Pollution

Scientists in Britain and the United States say they have engineered a plastic-eating enzyme that could in future help in the fight against pollution. The...

Boy Discovers Lost Treasure of 10th Century Danish King Harald Gormsson

A 13-year-old boy and an amateur archaeologist have helped to uncover a unique stash of lost treasure thought to be associated with the legendary...

Diamonds Found in Meteorite That Crashed to Earth May Have Come From Lost Planet

Fragments of a meteorite that fell to Earth about a decade ago provide compelling evidence of a lost planet that once roamed our solar...

11 Lions Dead From Suspected Poisoning at Uganda’s Queen Elizabeth National Park

Wildlife authorities found 11 lions dead from suspected poisoning in Uganda’s Queen Elizabeth National Park, in the southwest of of the country, on April...

ULA’s Atlas V Rocket Launches Payloads for U.S. Air Force

The United Launch Alliance's Atlas V rocket successfully launched a pair of payloads for the U.S. Air Force on Saturday night. Blast-off was at 7:13...

Fatou the Gorilla Celebrates 61st Birthday at Berlin Zoo

Fatou the gorilla, believed to be one of the world's oldest, is celebrating her 61st birthday at Berlin's zoo — nearly six decades after...
Viruses attached to a fragment of a bacterial cell wall. “Viruses modulate the function and evolution of all living things,” scientists wrote last year. “But to what extent remains a mystery.” (Credit: Biophoto Associates/Science Source)

NYT: Trillions of Viruses Fall From the Sky Every Day

High in the Sierra Nevada mountains of Spain, an international team of researchers set out four buckets to gather a shower of viruses falling...

Will Smith & NASA Host First-Ever Instagram Live from Space

NASA is once again poised to make history, and this time it’s taking Will Smith along for the ride. Currently on-board the International Space Station, astronaut Drew Feustel...

SpaceX Not to Blame for Top-Secret Zuma Satellite Failure

Just what happened to the top-secret Zuma satellite launched by SpaceX this past January is still a mystery -- but the investigation into its...

Solar Storm to Hit Earth This Week Thanks to ‘Hole’ in the Sun

A solar storm will hit Earth this week, thanks to a coronal hole in the surface of the sun – although it’s not worth...

Solar Storm That Could Knock Out Power Supplies, Damage Satellites and Trigger Auroras Slams...

Strong solar winds emanating from three massive 'holes' on the surface of the sun have begun to bombard Earth, scientists say. The storm could be...

Scientist Says Extraterrestrials Could Have Died Out Long Ago

“He's dead, Jim.” So sayeth Leonard “Bones” McCoy, the plainspoken doctor in the original "Star Trek" television series, to Captain James Kirk whenever an alien...

NASA Releases New Images of Jupiter’s Stormy Poles

NASA's Juno probe continues to whip around Jupiter and beam back incredible new color photos of the giant planet. But images that capture the planet's...

Antarctica Has Had Big Increase in Snowfall

Scientists have compiled a record of snowfall in Antarctica going back 200 years. The study shows there has been a significant increase in precipitation over...