Rare Giant Shipworm Found Alive in the Philippines

Scientists have found live specimens of the rare giant shipworm for the first time, in the Philippines. Details of the creature, which can reach up...

Mars Rover Captures Photos of Dust Devil on the Red Planet

NASA's Mars rover Opportunity is no storm chaser. A photo snapped by Opportunity Friday (April 1) shows the six-wheeled robot's tracks in the foreground and...

MIT, Harvard Scientists Build Origami-Inspired Artificial Muscle That Lifts 1,000 Times Its Own Weight

Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University have developed a variety of origami-inspired artificial muscles that can lift up to a...

‘Ring of Fire’ Solar Eclipse to Treat Skygazers in South America, Southern Africa

A spectacular "ring of fire" solar eclipse Sunday will regale skygazers in South America and southern Africa, with seafarers in the nearby Atlantic getting...

8-Year-Old Girl Discovers Pre-Viking-Era Sword in Lake in Sweden

While swimming on her summer vacation, an eight-year-old girl wrested what she thought was a stick from a lake in Sweden. Instead, it turned...

NASA to Send Dragonfly Drone to Explore Saturn’s Largest Moon, Titan

Get ready to see another world from the eyes of a dragonfly — at least, a robotic one. NASA said Thursday that it’s sending a...

Mysterious ‘Rogue Planet’ Travels Through Space Alone

A strange 200 million-year-old object with the mass of a planet has been discovered 20 light-years from Earth, outside our solar system. The “rogue,”...

Scientists Find That Penguins Can Only Taste Sour and Salty Food

Taste is critical for survival in most animals, but may not matter in the penguin, which swallows fish whole, say researchers in China and...

DARPA Develops Bullet That Can Change Direction in Midair

The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) announced that it has developed a new bullet that can change direction in midair. According to the...

30,000-Year-Old Virus Discovered in Siberian Permafrost

French scientists are studying a 30,000-year-old virus after they discovered it in Siberian permafrost. In new research published in the journal, Proceedings of the National...

Jupiter Awaits Arrival of NASA’s Juno Spacecraft

A team led by Leigh Fletcher of the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom are presenting new images of Jupiter at the UK's...

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...

Estonian Construction Workers Thought they Rescued a Dog from an Icy River then Found...

Finally, a story out of Europe in which the wolf isn't the villain. Several men in Estonia who rescued what they thought might be a...

Kepler-452b: What Would It Be Like to Live on Earth’s Cousin?

Kepler-452b may be Earth's close cousin, but living on the newfound world would still be an alien experience. A group of pioneers magically transported to...

Image Captured by Team of Radio Amateurs Shows the Far Side of the Moon...

We may never be able to directly look upon the far side of the moon from our vantage points here on Earth, but a...

SpaceX to Keep Falcon 9 Rocket Grounded for a ‘Couple of Months’

SpaceX plans to keep its Falcon 9 rocket grounded longer than planned following a launch accident in June that destroyed a space station cargo...

Department of Energy and EPA Suggests Putting Thermostat at 78 Degrees or Higher to...

To keep your home cool with central air conditioning while also optimizing energy efficiency (and therefore cost), keep the temperature at 78 degrees Fahrenheit...

Hubble Captures Fantastic Photo of the Veil Nebula

See that diaphanous cylinder of gas above? That's the Veil Nebula -- the supernova remnant of a star that exploded 5,000 to 8,000 years...

NASA to Hold Press Conference on Mission to Touch the Sun

The corona is the outermost part of our closest star's atmosphere, and is hundreds of times hotter than its surface. Nasa is set to make a major...

Scientists Discover Habitable Planet Just 14 Light Years Away

Alien life could be closer to us than previously thought. Scientists have just discovered the nearest habitable planet to Earth. The new world is one...