Thanks in part to a fossil discovered by an eight-year-old, scientists have new insights into the mystery of why turtle shells evolved.
It's unlikely to contain life, but the Jupiter-sized planet is the largest real-life version of Tatooine, the fictional world that boasts two suns from 'Star Wars.'
The periodic table of elements is to be graced by four new members, and the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry has just announced their proposed names.
The space agency has released more than 50 previously patented technologies that could be adopted by innovators to spur America's economy.
The littlest planet's journey isn't just a rare viewing opportunity for astronomers and amateur skywatchers.
Researchers say K2-33b, the youngest fully formed exoplanet ever detected, could offer valuable insights into how planets are formed.
This year's solstice will be the brightest in decades, thanks to unusual timing of a Strawberry Moon.
Blue Origin launched and landed its unmanned New Shepard for the fourth time, but SpaceX promises to venture farther into space at a cheaper price.
A recovered hedgehog is held in gloved hands before its release near Kecskemet, Hungary, on Wednesday. Some forty previously injured and rehabilitated animals belonging to the protected species were released into the wild as a result of the joint efforts of the Kecskemet Zoo and Kiskunsag National Park.
ExoMars, a joint program of European and Russian space agencies, was supposed to send the first European rover to Mars in 2018. Now technical problems have forced the agencies to delay that mission.
The launch is a point of success for Russia's challenged space industry.
The influential mathematician and scientist was also a prominent figure in the British suffrage movement and a staunch advocate for women's work to receive due credit.