Israel to Launch Its First Privately Funded Moon Mission This Week

A team of Israeli scientists is to launch what will be the first privately funded mission to land on the moon this week, sending...

Photographer Uses Drone to Capture “Pollenpocalypse” in Durham, N.C.

#ThePollening. It sounds like an M. Night Shyamalan horror film. If you suffer from pollen allergies, just looking at the above photo may make you...

Rivals in Google’s Lunar XPrize Teaming Up for Moon Trip

Two rivals battling it out in Google's $30 million competition to land a private spacecraft on the moon are teaming up for a joint...

Omen? Total Solar Eclipse, Dubbed the ‘Big One’, is Coming in 2017

The “Big One” is coming. In astronomical circles there is no greater, more spectacularly stellar event than a total solar eclipse. And at long last, we...

Photo of Outlaw Jesse James Bought on eBay for $10 Could be Worth $2...

A mysterious 19th-century photograph bought on eBay for just US$10 ($13) could be worth US$2 million ($2.6 million) after experts identified it as an...

Milky Way Illuminates Oil Field in South Texas

The Milky Way illuminates a pump jack working at night in Texas. While oil fields through the state are well lit, this landscape shot...
Brother Guy Consolmagno (ARLEN REDEKOP / PNG)

Vatican Observatory Director Says Some Scientists Pretend to be Atheists for Credibility, but Many...

The director of the Vatican Observatory, Brother Guy Consolmagno, wears a Jesuit’s collar and a science graduate’s ring from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology...

NASA to Test ‘Flying Saucer’ in Hawaii

Never accuse NASA of lacking a sense of whimsy. This week, the agency is testing something called the low-density supersonic decelerator (LDSD). But they're...

New Study Finds Cheese Aged to Hip-Hop Music Tastes Better

People have been extolling the virtues of playing music to proto-babies and plants for ages. Typically, wombs and planters are soundtracked by the softer...

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...

Mars to Appear In the Sky Directly Below the ‘Blood Moon’ This Friday For...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpc9hB5AaX8 A 'blood moon' is coming, accompanied by Mars, the God of War, shining more fiercely than it has for years. The longest total lunar eclipse...

Leonardo DiCaprio Meets With Donald and Ivanka Trump on How Environmental Jobs Can Boost...

Leonardo DiCaprio and the head of his foundation met Wednesday with President-elect Donald Trump to discuss how jobs centered on preserving the environment can...

How Animals Lie, Cheat, Kidnap and Go to War to get their Wicked Way

It seems humans don't have a monopoly on bad behaviour when it comes to sex. The animal kingdom is full of lousy lovers that lie,...

Giant Invisible Gas Cloud Headed Towards Milky Way Galaxy at 700,000 Miles Per Hour

An invisible cloud of gas is speeding toward our Milky Way galaxy at 700,000 miles per hour. But don't worry: It will take about...

SeaWorld to Open First Park Without Orcas in Abu Dhabi in 2022

Months after SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment ended its orca-breeding program amid pressure from animal rights activists, company officials announced Tuesday that they will help...

Lava Flow in Hawaii Triggers Methane Explosions

An active lava flow on Hawaii’s Big Island gained speed as it spread toward a residential neighborhood late Sunday, prompting authorities to warn that...

First Ever Two-Headed Porpoise Found in North Sea

The first known case of a two-headed harbour porpoise was documented last month when Dutch fishermen in the North Sea accidentally caught the anomalous...

Coins, Jewelry Dating Back to Time of Alexander the Great Discovered in Cave in...

Cave explorers in northern Israel stumbled upon a secret stash of of silver coins and jewelry that date back to the time of Alexander...

Mars Simulation Experiment Ends After One Year

Six scientists who lived for a year inside a dome on a Hawaiian mountain emerged Sunday from the experiment, meant to simulate a trip...

High Definition Space Telescope Will be the Telescope of the 2030s

In what they termed “a call to arms,” an organization of American university astronomers said last week that NASA should begin planning now to...