Russia loses a satellite in another setback to its space program
The Soyuz-2.1B rocket carrying two satellites was launched Dec. 5 from the Plesetsk cosmodrome in the Russian north-western Arkhangelsk region.
Watch this glacier shimmy and shake
As scientists study climate change, one of the areas of greatest interest is the ebb and flow of mountain glaciers.
Ancient 'wand' may be oldest example of lead work in the Levant
A lead and wood artifact discovered in a roughly 6,000-year-old grave in a desert cave is the oldest evidence of smelted lead on record in the...
Liftoff: 1st US shipment in months flying to International Space Station
A U.S. shipment of much-needed groceries and other astronaut supplies rocketed toward the International Space Station for the first time in months...
Colombia possibly discovers world's largest sunken treasure
President Juan Manual Santos on Saturday hailed the discovery of a Spanish galleon that went down off the South American nation's coast more than...
New Pluto photos show breathtaking views of dwarf planet
Get ready to be amazed: NASA today unveiled the best-ever images of Pluto, revealing the dwarf planet's varied and exotic landscape in amazing detail.
Boston library recovers stolen French map created in 1612
A centuries-old map compiled by French explorer Samuel de Champlain and believed to be among dozens stolen more than a decade ago from the Boston...
Cygnus spacecraft launch suffers second weather delay
For the second time, bad weather has forced NASA to delay the eagerly-anticipated launch of an Atlas V rocket and unmanned Cygnus spacecraft.
Check out this stunning Cassini image of Saturn's rings and its moon Enceladus
In the latest image from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, Enceladus can be seen floating above the rings of Saturn. Made up of water ice, the rings are...
Virgin Galactic will launch satellites from a Boeing 747
Virgin Galactic has announced an ambitious plan to launch satellites from a Boeing 747.
Seal found in ancient dump in 2009 turns out to be remarkable
Archaeologists in Jerusalem say they've made a first-of-its kind discovery: the seal of an ancient Israelite king—one that may have been made by...
Paleo campouts depicted in cave etchings
The world's oldest depiction of a campsite may have been unearthed outside a cave in Spain