Watch NASA Launch TESS, Its Latest Planet Hunter
The orbiting satellite will search for planets around nearby star systems, advancing the search for other signs of life in the Milky Way.
Viking treasures discovered: 'Thor's hammer' among silver haul found on Baltic island
An incredible trove of silver treasure linked to the era of a famous Viking king has been discovered on an island in the Baltic Sea.
Huge solar 'tornadoes' don't spin after all, study shows
Giant plasma "tornadoes" raging across the surface of the sun don't actually spin like astronomers once thought, new research shows.
New planets may be forming around young nearby stars, dusty disks suggest
Diverse disks of dusty material have been spotted around nearby young stars, suggesting new planets are sprouting up around the alien stars.
NASA's TESS satellite will super charge search for nearby, Earth-like worlds
On Monday, April 16, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) will launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
Lung Cancer Patients Live Longer With Immune Therapy
Adding immunotherapy to standard chemo treatments can halve the risk of death for people with the most common type of lung cancer, a new study shows.
How NASA’s TESS Spacecraft Will Hunt Exoplanets
NASA’s TESS spacecraft will spend two years searching the sky for nearby alien worlds.
Freight Train Kills 4 Elephants in India, Including a Calf
As mining and development projects shrink the country’s forests, animals in search of food have been forced to wander farther from their natural...
Basics: You Share Everything With Your Bestie. Even Brain Waves.
Scientists have made astonishing discoveries about the nature and evolution of friendship. Without it, humans suffer significant physical and...
Friendship’s Dark Side: ‘We Need a Common Enemy’
Friendship generally is regarded as an unalloyed good. But scientists have found it also can be a conspiracy, a way to separate “us” from “them.”
Retro Report: A Drug to End Addiction? Scientists Are Working on It.
Researchers are studying a promising drug that could block the delivery of opioids from blood to brain, giving addicts a path to recovery.
More Than 200 Million Eggs Recalled Over Salmonella Fears
An egg farm in Hyde County, N.C., is the likely source of a salmonella outbreak that has sickened 22 people. Eggs from the farm may have reached...