They may not be as well known as humpback whales, but humpback dolphins nonetheless have their fans.
As carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere creep upward, researchers looking to forecast climate change face a problem—we are now in unexplored territory.
When a pair of herpetologists in California set out recently to collect samples of legless Anniella pulchra lizards, they were sure they’d find a new species.
Given a choice, most of us would choose prefer to keep our youth and live forever. The mechanism behind the work of a protein already suspected in playing a role in longevity has recently been proved to do just that...
Comet ISON races toward the inner solar system across a backdrop of stars and galaxies in this image taken by the Hubble Space Telescope on April 30, 2013.
NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft, now en route to Pluto, got its first glimpse of the dwarf planet’s largest moon, Charon, in this image released July 10.
By truck, by crane and by barge, a 15-meter-wide particle physics apparatus is now making its way around Florida and up the Mississippi River to its new home.
Newborn stars light up the outskirts of our galactic neighbor in this stunning NASA image, released April 3.
New satellite images show the ebb and flow of Earth's vegetation over the course of a year. Starting April 2012 the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) collected satellite data for one year to monitor the green places on our planet...
An asteroid passed Earth last week, and with the Arecibo radio telescope astronomers got an unprecedented look—along with a couple surprises.