John Sulston, Scientist Who Decoded the Human Genome, Dies at 75

John Sulston, a Nobel Prize-winning British scientist who helped decode the human genome, has died. He was 75. The Wellcome Sanger Institute, the successor to...

NASA Delays Launch of Next-generation Space Telescope Until 2020

NASA has delayed the launch of its next-generation space telescope until 2020. Officials say they need more time to assemble and test the James Webb...

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...

Orbital ATK Rocket Launches Fresh Load of Supplies to International Space Station

One of NASA’s prime shippers, Orbital ATK, launched a fresh load of supplies to the International Space Station from Virginia on Monday. The Antares rocket...

See June’s Strawberry Moon and Saturn Together in the Night Sky on June 28

Skywatchers will enjoy a double treat Wednesday night and early Thursday morning, thanks to the full "Strawberry" Moon and our closest view of Saturn this year.  June's full...

Blood Moon to Appear on Friday in Total Lunar Eclipse Which Will Stretch for...

The moon will turn a stunning blood red this Friday for the longest total lunar eclipse this century lasting nearly two hours. Total lunar eclipses...

Smart Dog Saves His Owner’s Granddaughter from Drowning

This is the adorable moment a dog rescues a little girl from ocean waves after thinking she's in trouble of being washed away. Matyas was...

Nepal Doubles Its Tiger Population to 235

Nepal's Tiger population has gone up to 235 from 198 in 2013 as the country plans to increase the number of wild cats to...

‘Vampire Burial’ of Child Found in Italy Baby Cemetery

The skeleton of a 10-year-old with a rock lodged in its mouth found in an Italian cemetery of babies has been deemed a "vampire...

Rocket Lab’s Electron Rocket Launch is Good News for Small Space Business

A small rocket from a little-known company lifted off Sunday from the east coast of New Zealand, carrying a clutch of tiny satellites. That...

Scientists Say Rare Gift to Identify Musical Notes Shared by Musical Geniuses like Bach,...

If you sing so off-key that people run out of the room, you may want to blame your parents. Perfect pitch may be in the...

We Told You You Weren’t “Born This Way”: Researchers Find Scientific Proof That Brain...

In a scientific first, researchers claim to have found that differences between men’s and women’s brains start in the womb. The conclusion is likely to...

Giant Whirlpool Off East Coast of Africa is Bigger than Colorado

(Inside Science) -- A giant whirlpool off the east coast of Africa is even bigger than previously thought, on average larger than the state of...

NASA Telescopes Spot Planet Unlike Anything in Our Solar System

Two NASA space telescopes have teamed up to identify, for the first time, the detailed chemical "fingerprint" of a planet between the sizes of...

Research Group Discovers New Beaked Whale Species in Okhotsk Sea

In a collaboration between the National Museum of Nature and Science, Hokkaido University, Iwate University, and the United States National Museum of Natural History,...

Large Asteroid Expected to Make Its Closest Approach to Earth in More Than a...

A massive, 111-foot asteroid is expected to travel uncomfortably close to Earth Monday night, according to predictions from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Moving at about 22,500...

NASA Plans to Build Revolutionary Space Telescope Capable of Producing Images 1,000 Times Sharper...

  The concept of a telescope using a giant opaque disk half a mile across to focus light is currently being developed by NASA and...

The Greenland Shark Could be the Longest-Living Vertebrate in the World

The Greenland shark is a ludicrously late bloomer. This lazy-looking, Arctic predator reaches sexual maturity when it’s about 150 years old. Though more than a...

NASA is Testing Plan to ‘Redirect’ Asteroids On Collision Course With Earth

Humanity could face one less doomsday scenario if NASA has its way. On Friday, the space agency announced plans to redirect the course of a...

Dozens of Octopuses Wash Up on Welsh Beach After Recent Storms

An incredibly rare octopus invasion of a Welsh beach may have been caused by recent storms that battered the Irish Sea, experts fear. More than...