Top NASA Executive Hired for 2024 Moon Mission Resigns After Six Weeks

A top NASA executive who was brought in to guide strategy for the 2024 Moon mission “Artemis” has resigned after Congress failed to support...

Hong Kong’s Pollution Creates Glow-in-the-Dark Algae Blooms

The trippy indigo glow lighting up Hong Kong’s darkened shores doesn’t look like the handiwork of pig manure, fertilizer, and sewage. But that nutrient-packed...

Hubble Telescope Captures Rare Photo of Galaxies Colliding

Using the best space telescopes on Earth and in Space, scientists have been able to capture a rare photo of galaxies colliding and creating...

WATCH: Siberian Tiger Gives Birth to Quintuplets at Park in Northeast China

An 11-year-old Siberian tiger gave birth to quintuplets at the Hengdaohezi Feline Breeding Center in Hailin City, Heilongjiang Province, China. The mother, also known as...

NASA Lays Out Three-Phase Plan for Putting Astronauts on Mars

The path to Mars goes through the moon — or the region of space near the moon, anyway. NASA aims to put boots on Mars...

Indonesia “Sea Monster” Identified as Decomposing Baleen Whale

Monster of the deep? Or just a really funky dead whale? A monstrously huge creature that washed ashore on a remote Indonesian beach, oozing a...

World’s Oldest Brewery Found in Prehistoric Cave in Israel

Researchers say they have found the world's oldest brewery, with residue of 13,000-year-old beer, in a prehistoric cave near Haifa in Israel. The discovery was...

Rusty-Patched Bumblebee Designated an Endangered Species by U.S. Government

The Obama administration, rushing to secure its environmental legacy, has increased protection for a humble bumblebee. The rusty-patched bumblebee, once common across the continental United...

Baby Giraffe Dies at Central California Zoo

A baby giraffe born at a Central California zoo last month has died after running into a fence in an exhibit. KFSN-TV reports that the...

Rare Albino Panda Spotted in China Reserve

A rare all-white panda has been caught on camera at a nature reserve in southwest China, showing albinism exists among wild pandas in the...

Colo, First Gorilla to be Born in a Zoo, Dies at 60

An Ohio zoo says the country's oldest known gorilla, and the first in the world to be born in a zoo, has died. Colo...

Geminid Meteor Shower Peaks December 13

The Geminid meteor shower will be in full swing the nights of Dec. 13 and Dec. 14, and experts are saying it's going to...

EU Agrees to that Greenhouse Gas Emissions Will be Down 40% by 2030

European Union leaders patched over their differences to agree new long-term targets for emissions of greenhouse gases. At a summit meeting that dragged on until...

Scientists Discover Atmosphere Around Earth-like Planet

Scientists say they have detected an atmosphere around an Earth-like planet for the first time. They have studied a world known as GJ 1132b, which...

Hubble Spots Evidence of Water Vapor Plumes on Jupiter’s Moon Europa

Astronomers on Monday said they have spotted evidence of water vapor plumes rising from Jupiter's moon Europa, a finding that might make it easier...

Apple Reportedly Asked TV Showrunners Not to Criticize China

As Apple endures intense scrutiny for its decision to remove an app that seemingly enabled Hong Kong protesters track police movement, another deferential gesture...

NASA to Launch Robotic Spacecraft to the Sun in 2018

NASA is set to launch a spacecraft to the sun in 2018. The Solar Probe Plus is intended to fly within 4million miles (6 million...

NASA’s TESS Mission Discovers New Saturn-Sized Planet

NASA's planet-hunting TESS mission just launched last April on a Space X Falcon 9 rocket, but it's already making promising discoveries. According to asteroseismologists at Iowa State...

Ailing Orca Whale in Pacific Northwest Believed to be Dead

Teams are searching for an ailing, critically endangered orca that a scientist who tracks the whale population in the Pacific Northwest says is likely...

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...