A new study of ancient bristlecone pine trees, including some specimens high on Mount Charleston, shows they are highly resistant to damage from mountain pine beetles, which have killed millions of other pine trees across the West as the climate has warmed over in the past decade.
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Europe’s experimental Mars probe hit the right spot — but at the wrong speed — likely ending up in a fiery ball of rocket fuel when it struck the surface at high speed, scientists said Friday.
The search for life on Mars took a giant leap on Wednesday when a space lander touched down on the red planet in Europe’s first attempt to land a craft there since the Beagle 2’s “heroic failure” more than a decade ago.
On Tuesday, the Defense Department took another significant step toward monitoring all of the cosmic junk swirling around in space, by delivering a gigantic new telescope capable of seeing small objects from very far away.
President Barack Obama sought Tuesday to reinvigorate his 6-year-old call for the U.S. to send humans to Mars by the 2030s, a mission NASA has been slowly and quietly trudging away at.
Emelie Eriksson has a bond with her son that hardly seems possible: She and her son were born from the same womb.
A new study has found that great apes show some key abilities to see the world from someone else’s point of view — a trait that once was considered uniquely human.
An analysis of mortality and population data covering about 40 countries indicated humankind may already have hit its longevity ceiling.
Frenchman Jean-Pierre Sauvage, British-born Fraser Stoddart and Dutch scientist Bernard “Ben” Feringa on Wednesday won the Nobel Prize in chemistry for developing minuscule machines at the molecular level.
Japanese scientist Yoshinori Ohsumi was awarded this year’s Nobel Prize in medicine on Monday for discoveries related to the degrading and recycling of cellular components.
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