Corals reefs are suffering a severe underwater heat wave this year for the third time on record, including a mysterious warm patch in the Pacific known as "The Blob", scientists said on Thursday.
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For most of us Earthlings, the photos of Mars taken by the Curiosity rover reveal little more than a desolate red landscape inhabited mostly by rocks. Lots and lots of rocks. But to the more, er, imaginative minds in our midst, these are no ordinary rocks. They're signs of alien life on the planet next door.
The life-saving bacteria from the guts of people with healthy fecal matter can help cure those with gut-wrenching bad bacteria. When their healthy microbes are placed inside the intestines of a sick person they can chase out harmful C. difficile bacteria. It's called a fecal transplant.
Want to know what happens after you pass through a black hole? Just look around you. You might land in another universe that is similar to our own, if Stephen Hawking is right. Or in a very different one.
A giant plume of plasma shot out from the surface of the sun, spraying streams of particles into the atmosphere before breaking into pieces over the course of two days in August.
NASA has released new images of its Curiosity rover on the surface of Mars, snapped by the rover itself using the ultimate selfie stick: its 7-foot-long robotic arm.
In a U.S. laboratory, a monkey arm is stripped down as far as its individual cells. All that's left behind is a bare, frail scaffold.
The annual Perseid meteor shower, which is known for being among the brightest of meteor showers, is happening near the tail end of summer.
A special treat is on the menu for NASA astronauts on the International Space Station on Monday -- lettuce. But this isn't just any lettuce. It's part of a crop of "Outredgeous" red romaine lettuce grown on the space station.
You can't call it "the dark side of the moon" based on a new NASA picture.
Now and again, marine scientists plumbing the dark depths of the sea pull out a new fish species that is just out-and-out ugly. The latest discovery looks like a hunchbacked, rotting old shoe with spikes, a scraggly mustache and a big mouth with bad teeth. And it has a long, angular fishing pole-looking thing growing out of its head.
It's the travel expense claim to top all others — $33.31 to go to the moon and back.
If anything unusual happens to you Friday, you'll be right to say it was "once in a blue moon."
The 46 years since Neil Armstrong stepped on the moon have not lessened the sense of wonder of that that moment. But the decades have deteriorated his iconic space suit, which has been locked away in climate-controlled storage.
A stunning silhouette of Pluto taken by NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft after it shot past the icy orb last week show an extensive layer of atmospheric haze, while close-up pictures of the ground reveal flows of nitrogen ice, scientists said on Friday.
A man in China may regain use of his hand after it was cut off in an industrial accident. Even more amazing is how the doctors saved the man's hand: They grafted it onto his leg.
A team of scientists accidentally discovered a shipwreck off the coast of North Carolina that could date back to the American Revolution.
Do you have a bit of space to spare? Is it big enough to house a truly vast visitor? If so, you could be in with a chance of bagging yourself a really big roommate. Dippy the Diplodocus, the most famous dinosaur in Britain, is looking for a new home.
A super glider is on track to fly to the edge of space. Crowds of aviation enthusiasts gathered Monday to get their first look at Perlan 2, an experimental glider on display this week at the Experimental Aircraft Association AirVenture air show in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
After wowing the world with the first-ever close-up images of Pluto, NASA has released another groundbreaking photo taken a little closer to home. This image is the first full view of the sunlit side of the Earth taken from one million miles away.
NASA says its New Horizons spacecraft completed a historic flyby of Pluto on Tuesday, becoming the first spacecraft to pass over the small, icy world.
NASA took a key step forward in the goal to eventually land a person on Mars on Thursday.
Wendy Sloboda’s knack for finding fossil beds got her name immortalized — and has handed science a missing link in dinosaur evolution.