In a first, SpaceX is set to launch a commercial communications satellite using a first-stage rocket booster …
SpaceX
A seven-armed octopus clutches an unusual type of prey: an egg-yolk jellyfish called Phacellophora. This …
octopus
In 1899, Nicola Tesla claimed he had tuned in radio broadcasts from the planet Mars, history's first …
Alien Life
WASHINGTON — On the fourth floor of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, the staff of the White House chief technology officer has been virtually deleted, down from 24 members before …
Trump Devaluing Science
NASA astronauts on a spacewalk Thursday accidentally lost a fabric shield needed for the International Space Station — a minor setback in what was otherwise a record-setting mission …
NASA astronauts
It has been more than eight decades since the last known Tasmanian tiger died. In that time, …
Tasmanian tiger
Martin Halliwell, CTO of SES, talks about flying their payload on a historic refurbished booster for the upcoming launch. Video by Malcolm Denemark All eyes are on SpaceX today as it …
SpaceX
It might be streaming by on April Fools' Day, but this comet is no holiday prank. On Saturday, the inelegantly named comet 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresák will make its closest flyby of Earth since …
Earth
NASA astronauts Shane Kimbrough (left) and Peggy Whitson (right) took a spacewalk on March 24, 2017. Whitson broke the record for the most total spacewalking time for a female astronaut …
Peggy Whitson
New research rules out a challenge to the accepted standard model of the universe and theory of how galaxies form by shedding new light on a problematic structure. Research conducted by …
Milky Way
Reusable rockets are one of the biggest potential boons to space exploration. If you could relaunch a rocket multiple times before discarding it, you could drastically cut down on the costs of …
Reusable Rockets
The mound in the center of this image — which was captured by the HiRISE camera aboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter in April 2009 — appears to have blocked the path of …
Red Planet
Humans are increasingly thirsty for the metal, because it’s an irreplaceable component in the lithium-ion batteries that are used to power most mobile devices. Novel battery designs may …
lithium
Lydia Villa-Komaroff, Bill Nye and Mona Hanna-Attisha are the honorary co-chairs for the March …
Bill Nye