A new book whimsically examines 10 emerging technologies that could change everything
A new model suggests a major such event in 150 years could equal the current U.S. GDP
Astrophysicists searching for gravitational waves have finally learned what happens when you crash two neutron stars together--and it's very, very shiny.
Spacetime ripples from a stellar cataclysm in a distant galaxy help explain the cosmic origins of gold, and chart the course for a new age of “multi-messenger” astronomy
It is becoming as important to ask what laws will govern humans on Mars as it is to ask whether we could survive on the planet’s surface
Half of our home galaxy is terra incognita. That will soon change
A rare stellar alignment allowed scientists to determine the world’s size and shape—and to discover its rings
The stellar eruption created an auroral display 25 times brighter than any ever before seen on Mars
Satellite observations show possible signs of hydrothermal vents on ancient Martian seabed
Volcanic eruptions could have created a temporary lunar atmosphere billions of years ago
The Trump administration set NASA on a new course at the first meeting of the National Space Council
The microbes that live in and on our bodies will colonize a human-manned spacecraft to Mars—but will the spacecraft's microbiome be safe? Christopher Intagliata reports.
Orbiting dust could explain some—but not all—of the star’s bizarre behavior
Physicist Erik Verlinde will discuss his and others’ groundbreaking gravitational theories during a live webcast tonight at 7 P.M. Eastern time
The ruling could allow the project to move forward after years of delays and opposition
The Soviet Union launched the world’s first artificial satellite 60 years ago
In the search for watery abodes for extraterrestrial life, the subsurface oceans of Europa and Enceladus are only the tip of the iceberg
The Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded today to Rainer Weiss, Barry Barish and Kip Thorne for their contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves.
Fully opening this new window on the universe will take decades—even centuries
The Nobel Prize in Physics goes to Rainer Weiss, Barry C. Barish and Kip S. Thorne "for decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves".