Former Astronaut, Steve Nagel, Dead at 67 After Long Fight with Cancer

Steve Nagel, an accomplished astronaut and Air Force veteran who flew on four space shuttle missions, has died after a long battle with cancer. He...

Extreme Drought in U.S. Causing Earth’s Crust to Rise

The extreme drought plaguing western America has become so severe it is causing the Earth’s crust to rise. Around 63 trillion gallons of water has...

New Galileo Satellites Launched by European Space Agency

Europe has launched the next two satellites in the Galileo network - its version of the American Global Positioning System (GPS). The spacecraft - model...

First Poster for Stephen Hawking Biopic ‘The Theory of Everything’ Released

With everyone seemingly on the bandwagon to do the Ice Bucket Challenge, it is often easy to forget the people afflicted with ALS (aka...

Iceland Evacuates Tourists Amid Fears of Volcanic Eruption

Authorities have evacuated tourists from an area north of Iceland's largest glacier amid increased seismic activity around a volcano in the past few days. Iceland's...

Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta Seeking Federal Permission to Bring Beluga Whales to the U.S.

A Georgia aquarium went to court on Wednesday seeking federal permission to bring 18 captured beluga whales to the United States from Russia. The Georgia...

Transparent Solar Panels May be the Future of Energy

Clean solar power may be the future of energy. Transparent solar panels that seem just like normal glass may make that future real. Researchers at...

European Southern Observatory Takes Beautiful Photos of Star Clsuters in the Milky Way

A telescope from the European Southern Observatory took a beautiful photo of two star clusters in the Milky Way galaxy, NGC 3603 and NGC...

Researchers Create Remote-Controlled Moth

Researchers from North Carolina State University (NCSU) have created a cybernetic moth by implanting electrodes in the creature early in its life cycle. The...

Plans to Build New Walmart Store in Florida Puts Butterflies in Danger

A Florida real estate developer is putting on hold plans to build a Walmart store and hundreds of apartments after federal officials last week...

Twin Snow Leopards Born in May at Bronx Zoo Now on Display

A pair of cuddly snow leopard cubs have been born at the Bronx Zoo. The twin boys were born May 6 to a pair of...

Thousands of Small Earthquakes Shake Iceland Amid Concerns of Possible Volcanic Eruption

Thousands of small intense earthquakes are rocking Iceland amid concerns that one of the country's volcanoes may be close to erupting. Iceland has raised its...

Earth’s Fourth Hottest Month on Record Was July

Despite the cool July in much of the USA, the Earth as a whole had its fourth-hottest month on record in July, the National...

Iceland Volcano’s Chances of Eruption Increasing

Intense rumbling under Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano has prompted the country's Met Office to raise the volcano's eruption risk level to orange today (Aug. 18). The...

Study Shows Natural Earthquakes are More Powerful Than Man-made Earthquakes

Man-made earthquakes, a side effect of some energy drilling, cause less shaking and in general are about 16 times weaker than natural earthquakes with...

Cambridge University is Looking for a ‘Chocolate Doctor’ to Study Chocolate

Is there a doctor of chocolate in the house? Cambridge University in England is seeking a doctoral student to pursue what sounds like the sweetest...

Jupiter and Venus to Form “Double Star” on August 18

Jupiter and Venus will be seen close together in the sky, as seen from Earth, in the middle of the night, between 17 and...

Researchers Test Machine That Keeps Lungs Alive Outside of the Body

Creamy-pink and glistening, they lie on a stainless steel exam table — this pair of lungs inflating and falling in a rhythmic, ghostly pattern. At...

Study Says the Rapid Melting of the World’s Glaciers Can be Blamed on Humans

More than two-thirds of the recent rapid melting of the world's glaciers can be blamed on humans, a new study finds. Scientists looking at glacier...

Iranian Mathematician Becomes the First Woman to Win Fields Medal

An Iranian mathematician working in the US has become the first ever female winner of the celebrated Fields Medal. In a landmark hailed as "long...