The Shift: As Self-Driving Cars Near, Washington Plays Catch-Up
Congress is taking its first steps to regulate autonomous vehicles, as the technology moves closer to fruition.
Solar Eclipse day craziness could resemble the zombie apocalypse — Are you ready?
One month from today, the total solar eclipse of Aug. 21 will make its way across the U.S. from Oregon to South Carolina.
Terrifying great white shark attacks in California: Predator targets kayaker, paddle boarder
A kayaker and a paddle boarder were involved in terrifying great white shark attacks off the coast of Santa Barbara Thursday.
Bag of NASA moon dust sells for $1.8M at auction
A bag of moon dust from NASA’s Apollo 11 mission – which a woman bought for $995 in 2015 -- sold for $1.8 million at a Sotheby’s auction this week...
SpaceX's big new rocket may crash on 1st flight, Elon Musk says
Elon Musk is tamping down expectations about the maiden launch of SpaceX's huge new Falcon Heavy rocket.
Australia Seeks to Extend Commercial Fishing in Protected Waters
The government wants to allow fishing in 80 percent of the country’s protected maritime reserves, up from the current 64 percent.
Red Dots campaign hunts planets at nearby Barnard's star
The Red Dots campaign, in which astronomers scan the night sky to discover planets around some of the nearest stars to Earth, began focusing on one...
How experiments in space can lead to better treatments for nerve-gas poisoning
Chemical weapons such as sarin gas and VX nerve gas can have horrifying effects on the human body, but now, scientists are hoping to develop better...
A Cheap Fix for Climate Change? Pay People Not to Chop Down Trees
A new experiment showed a simple way to save endangered chimpanzees in Uganda and slow the rate of global warming and carbon dioxide emissions.
Something Strange in Usain Bolt’s Stride
Bolt is the fastest sprinter ever in spite of — or because of? — an uneven stride that upends conventional wisdom.
Trilobites: A Sensor on Your Skin That Looks and Feels Like a Temporary Tattoo
Researchers have developed a new breathable, wearable sensor that can monitor vital signals without irritating skin.
Humans were in Australia 20,000 years before previously thought alongside giant wombats
What you need to know about the new discovery in Australia that has global significance and changes the way we look at our history.