By drawing on issues at the core of contemporary archaeology and anthropology, we can be much better prepared for contact with an extraterrestrial civilization, should that day ever come.
Scott Carpenter was one of the icons of NASA's early efforts to explore the new frontier of space.
Excitement is building for fans across the globe with today’s first match of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) 2014 World Cup tournament.
Curiosity Mars Rover will analyze the dirt in CheMin, one of two inner mini-laboratories.
Like lifting a giant veil, the near-infrared vision of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope uncovers a dazzling new view deep inside the Tarantula Nebula.
Scientists may never know exactly how the moon and Earth were formed some 4.5 billion years ago, but...
A long-standing puzzle in the study of exoplanets is the formation of hot Jupiters, gas giant planets that snuggly orbit their host star.
Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla., was the place to be late last month for an unusual two-day competition: the DARPA Robotics Challenge Trials.
In subtle ways, information available to the general public about UFOs and other emerging scientific developments may be morphing.
Even though the world's most powerful atom-smasher was completed just six years ago, its makers are already looking ahead to the next one.
These days, it’s not just finding an exoplanet. It’s how you find that Earth-like body.
The Obama administration is drawing up plans to give all U.S. spy agencies full access to a massive database
To find a way of fending off global warming, scientists sometimes look to nature.
How did life on Earth get started?
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