Some of the most innovative and challenging scientific research in human history is now underway in the Pahrump Hills, but not the ones 60 miles west of Las Vegas. These Pahrump Hills are at the base of a mountain in the bottom of a crater on the planet Mars.
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U.S. government researchers working with divers and sonar equipment have located the wrecks of what they dubbed “forgotten ghost ships” in waters just outside San Francisco’s Golden Gate strait.
It was a calm morning in Antarctica’s remote Ross Sea when Capt. John Bennett and his crew hauled up a creature with tentacles like fire hoses and eyes like dinner plates from a mile below the surface.
Scientists announced on Thursday the discovery in Moroccan desert cliffs of new fossil remains of Spinosaurus aegyptiacus, a 50-foot (15-meter) long, seven-ton African monster that breaks the mold for how a dinosaur predator looked and behaved.
Researchers have produced digital maps of what’s beneath Stonehenge, using ground-penetrating radar, high-resolution magnetometers and other techniques to peer deep into the soil beneath the famous stone circle.
The word “big” does not do justice to a massive, long-necked dinosaur that shook the Earth in Argentina about 77 million years ago.
Pilots and flight attendants may be at an increased risk of developing the most deadly form of skin cancer, suggests a new analysis.
A Maine lobsterman says he and his 14-year-old daughter caught a one-in-two-million crustacean: a blue lobster.
The beloved assistants to the hit Discovery series “Mythbusters” Kari Byron, Tory Belleci and Grant Imahara are leaving the show, according to E! Online.
Star gazing in Las Vegas isn’t limited to seeing celebrities on the Strip prancing around in their finest outfits. The College of Southern Nevada’s Planetarium and Observatory offers patrons a more astronomical experience.
Efforts to protect the newly endangered Mount Charleston blue butterfly could spoil plans to expand portions of Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort and open its slopes to mountain bikers during the offseason.
Three hundred miles from the glare of Las Vegas, Great Basin National Park is hard at work on plans to capitalize on its famously dark nights by playing host to a permanent research telescope.
Workers at a solar plant in the Mojave Desert have a name for birds that fly through the plant’s concentrated sun rays — “streamers,” for the smoke plume that comes from birds that ignite in midair.
A man who was having little luck catching salmon decided to look for fossils over the weekend and found a wooly mammoth tusk in the same Alaska location where his mother found one 22 years ago.
After a journey of 4 billion miles, Europe’s unmanned Rosetta probe reached its destination Wednesday, a milestone in mankind’s first attempt to land a spacecraft on a comet.
When Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen and his team reached the South Pole on Dec. 14, 1911, they had every reason to believe they were in a place untouched by mankind.
Students and teachers across South Carolina will be able to peer into space and view images of the sun, moon and stars using a remotely controlled telescope set up at a new observatory opening next month at the State Museum.
On the last day of STEM Camp, the plan was to use solar power to activate the Hydrocars the class had just finished making. But there was a slight glitch in the system.
It is Earth’s most abundant mineral, but it didn’t even have a name until a pair of researchers from UNLV and the California Institute of Technology gave it one last month.
Mayflies have begun emerging from the Mississippi River in swarms that show up on radar like thunderstorms, coat roads and leave behind slimy messes. They’ve already been blamed for at least one car crash this week in Wisconsin.
For the past four months, a team of researchers have been living in a mockup Mars habitat on a Hawaiian volcano practicing isolated living on the Red Planet.
For the first time in three decades, scientists are about to revisit one of North America’s most remarkable troves of ancient fossils: the bones of tens of thousands of animals piled at least 30 feet deep at the bottom of a sinkhole-type cave.
The globe is on a hot streak, setting a heat record in June. That’s after the world broke a record in May. Last month’s average global temperature was 61.2 degrees, which is 1.3 degrees higher than the 20th century average.