Black Supermoon Expected to Appear Wednesday Night

A supermoon is ready to take center stage in the night sky this Wednesday, but with an added twist: it’ll be a new moon. During...

NASA Cancels Mars Practice Missions in Hawaii; Will Turn Facility Into Simulated Moon Base

For the last five years, a small Mars colony thrived in Hawaii, many miles away from civilization. The Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation, or...

Silicon Valley Billionaires Want to Build Lunar Colony on the Moon

The moon is all the rage these days. China wants to send people there. So too does the United States and NASA. In fact, just about...

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...

Bindi and Robert Irwin Celebrate Their Dad on Steve Irwin Day at the Australia...

Steve Irwin‘s love for animals is living on through his family. The late Crocodile Hunter’s family, including wife Terri and children Bindi and Robert, were...

Australia Has Lost Over a Tenth of Its Mammals in Last 200 Years

A new study from the Department of Parks and Wildlife in Wanneroo, Australia has revealed that the country has lost more than a tenth...

Archaeologists Discover World’s Oldest Axe in Australia

It’s less than half an inch long, but a small stone chip discovered in western Australia is a piece of the world’s oldest ground-edge...

Mysterious Sea Creature Washes Up on Georgia Beach

A man from Waycross, Georgia, has been left scratching his head after he discovered a “Loch Ness-type thing” washed up on a beach while...

Large Hadron Collider Reboots on Easter Weekend

The Large Hadron Collider is reborn — on Easter weekend, of course. After shutting it down for two years in February 2013, the world's...

41 of India’s Endangered Tigers Have Died This Year

India’s endangered tiger population has had no respite this year. Up to Aug. 9, 41 tigers have died across the country in 2015, according to...

World’s Last Male Northern White Rhino Dies in Kenya

The world's last male northern white rhino has died, leaving only two females left to save the subspecies from extinction. The 45-year-old rhino named Sudan...

Cassini Takes Closest-Ever Images of Saturn

NASA's Cassini spacecraft is giving earthlings their closest-ever views of Saturn's swirled atmosphere and its massive hurricane, beaming a trove of images and data...

4 New Super-Heavy Elements Given Official Names and Put on the Periodic Table

Ununtrium, ununpentium, ununseptium, and ununoctium — these were the temporary names given to four new super-heavy elements by the International Union of Pure and...

White House Seeks to Cut Energy Department Programs by 72 Percent

The Trump administration is poised to ask Congress for deep budget cuts in the Energy Department's renewable energy and energy efficiency programs, slashing them...

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...

Can SpaceX Successfully Land a Rocket on a Barge Off California Coast?

Elon Musk’s ambitions to corner the space cargo market via reusable rockets will stand a crucial test Sunday morning, when SpaceX engineers will attempt...

International Space Station Sends Christmas Greetings to Earth

Astronauts Barry "Butch" Wilmore and Terry Virts got into the Christmas spirit by sending holiday greetings from space to the rest of us here...

Researchers Develop Lithium-ion Battery That Won’t Overheat

Researchers at Stanford University have developed a lithium-ion battery that shuts down as it begins to overheat, potentially meaning the types of catastrophic fires...

Total Lunar Eclipse Expected to Happen on April 4

The morning of Saturday, April 4 will feature the shortest total lunar eclipse of the past century, which should be visible from the western...

Philae Finds Several Organic Molecules on Comet

The European Space Agency's probe Philae may be struggling to stay in touch, but its first finds on its new home are pretty special. Transmitting...