A strange dark hole on the surface of the Sun was captured in an image by a NASA spacecraft, the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO),
Russian billionaire Yuri Milner spoke Tuesday at Brainstorm Tech 2016 in Aspen. He explained why he's investing in a $100 million scheme to send tiny space probes to Alpha Centauri. Milner wants to find intelligent alien life.
A new computer model for the origin of the universe lends credence to the idea that the Big Bang was actually more of a Big Bounce. That is, the universe undergoes a neverending cycle of contraction and expansion.
Super Typhoon Nepartak is no anomaly. Rising oceanic temperatures are intensifying major currents, which will result in hotter and stormier weather over the next one hundred years.
The largest solar roof array in the U.S. now sits atop the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. At full capacity, it can supply 25% of the electricity use of the whole Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino operation.
The spectacle of icebergs is this year's main summer attraction.at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC. They're not actual icebergs, but playful geometrical structures that can be enjoyed and explored by visitors.
What does science have to say about the benefits of silence? Preliminary research (done on mice) suggests that prolonged periods of silence may trigger new brain cell development and help improve memory.
Warming Arctic waters have cleared the way for the Crystal Serenity to be the first luxury cruise ship to traverse the Northwest Passage. It sets sail from Alaska on Aug. 16, on a voyage through the waters of the Canadian Arctic, continuing to Greenland.
A new dwarf planet has been discovered out in the far reaches of the solar system, past Neptune and Pluto. The discovery has been designated "2015 RR245" by the International Astronomical Union.
Dangerous varieties of fungus are responsible for some 1.5 million deaths a year, killing more people than TB or malaria. Yet there are no vaccines to protect people against fungal infections.
NASA released an image of “Martian Morse Code” as its Picture of the Day, explaining that the photo depicts dark dunes upon the planet's surface, captured by the HiRISE camera on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
Swedish researchers have discovered a way to get people to sense a “force field” around their bodies. Not an actual force field – this was an illusion demonstrating a fascinating psychological trait in humans.
A device using former KGB spy technology can equip companies with the means to eavesdrop on employees' mobile phone conversations in the office.
From July 11 to 15, Mongolia's Nadaam celebrates the sports of wrestling, archery and horse racing, These "three games of men" come from an 800-year-old warrior tradition set by Genghis Khan, who used the games to train his fighters.