Legendary lost Civil War gold may have been found in Pennsylvania
It's the stuff of legend: A wagon from the Union Army supposedly lost a huge cache of gold bars while en route from Wheeling, West Virginia, to the...
Jesse James jackpot: Outlaw photo bought on eBay for $10 could be worth $2 million
A mysterious 19th-century photograph bought on eBay for just $10 could be worth $2 million after experts identified it as an extremely rare...
China's Tiangong-1 Space Lab expected to fall to Earth in 2 to 3 weeks
The European Space Agency’s (ESA) Space Debris Office in Darmstadt, Germany, has issued a new update on the expected re-entry of China’s Tiangong-1...
Is astronaut Scott Kelly still an identical twin after his year in space? Yes, says NASA
Two years after his historic return from the International Space Station astronaut Scott Kelly’s year on the orbiting space lab continues to be a...
She Was the Only Woman in a Photo of 38 Scientists, and Now She’s Been Identified
At a whale biology conference in 1971, one attendee was photographed but not named. Internet sleuths tracked her down.
'Star Wars' droids point the way to NASA repair robots
The "Star Wars" robots R2-D2 and BB-8 are the droids that NASA is looking for — "astromechs" that can help repair spaceships on the fly, a NASA...
Deep-Space Radiation may be getting more dangerous for future astronauts
Space radiation may be a bigger worry for voyaging astronauts than scientists had thought, at least in the near future, a new study suggests.
The Struggle to Build a Massive ‘Biobank’ of Patient Data
At a cost of $1.4 billion, the N.I.H.’s All of Us program may help scientists discover new links between diseases, genes and lifestyle. But the...
Built to Flood: As Harvey Raged, Their Homes Were Swamped on Purpose. Six months later, they face a terrible choice.
A Texas suburb was intentionally flooded to save the city of Houston. We followed homeowners as they decided whether to cut their losses or rebuild.
Bizarre stunted galaxy found in our own cosmic backyard
Astronomers are hunting down the cause of a nearby galaxy's "arrested development" with the help of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.
Take This App and Call Me in the Morning
A new category of prescription medical treatments, what executives call digital therapeutics, comes in the form of mobile apps.
AIDS Researcher Top Candidate to Lead the C.D.C.
The administration is vetting Dr. Robert Redfield, a founder of the University of Maryland’s Institute of Human Virology, for C.D.C. chief.