SpaceX's Dragon is launching a huge science haul to Space Station
SpaceX will attempt to launch a Dragon cargo spacecraft, carrying a bundle of awesome science experiments, toward the International Space Station.
Exploding stars leave radioactive clues beneath Earth's oceans
During the past 10 million years, a series of stars in the Earth’s neighborhood exploded, raining a radioactive form of iron onto our planet that...
Isaac Newton and the 'philosopher's stone': Manuscript reveals alchemy recipe
A 17th-century manuscript written by Sir Isaac Newton that was held in a private collection for decades is being placed online, offering a...
42 tombs and a shrine discovered in Egypt
Forty-two rock-cut tombs and a shrine decorated with a winged sun disc have been found along the banks of the Nile River in Egypt
Saturn is absolutely gorgeous in this photo from NASA's Cassini probe
Saturn, the jewel of our solar system, reigns supreme in this spectacular new photo from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, which also captured the...
'Bone scars' reveal the varied growth of dinosaur cousins
Focusing on fossils from a dog-sized cousin of the dinosaurs, paleontologists have learned more about the variable growth patterns between...
Christian saint's bones unearthed in monastery destroyed by ISIS
A Christian saint’s bones have reportedly been unearthed amid the rubble of an ancient Syrian monastery destroyed by Islamic State.
Archaeologists discover rare incense shovel in Israel
On the western shore of the Sea of Galilee in Israel, archaeologists report that they have uncovered a rare decorated bronze incense shovel and...
At Venus, a Japanese spacecraft is almost ready for big science
A Japanese spacecraft's long-awaited Venus campaign is finally about to begin.
Curse tablets discovered in 2,400-year-old grave
Five lead tablets that cursed tavern keepers some 2,400 years ago have been discovered in a young woman's grave in Athens, Greece
Weeks after its discovery in Borneo, rare Sumatran rhino dies
A rare Sumatran rhino has died just weeks after its discovery in the Indonesian part of Borneo was hailed as a milestone by conservationists.
World's most powerful X-ray laser gets upgrade
The fastest and most powerful X-ray laser in the world will soon be an astonishing 8,000 times faster and 10,000 times brighter, enabling...