A machine will help monitor the muscles of astronauts on board the International Space Station (ISS). The Muscle Atrophy Research and Exercise System or MARES is a muscle measurement machine on the ISS that will observe the crew's muscles as they work out.
A laser-based remote-sensing equipment called lidar, which is used in observing planets, moons and asteroids, could provide help archaeologists in finding fossils and bones hidden below Earth’s surface.
Geologists have discovered the largest exposed fault in eastern Indonesia. The discovery will help researchers predict future tsunamis and earthquakes in the region.
A team of adventurers is preparing for a mission to the edge of space on a solar-powered aircraft.
Scientists have discovered a new cluster of stars that could provide more insights on how the Milky Way galaxy had evolved.
The waning crescent moon joined Jupiter in the predawn sky on Nov. 25. Skywatchers all over the world captured stunning photos of the celestial rendezvous.
Scientists have discovered a cloud of gas and dust giving birth to stars reflecting X-rays from the binary X-ray Cygnus X-3.
After years of study, the first HIV vaccine efficacy clinical trials will begin in South Africa, with thousands of local adult volunteers.
The International Astronomical Union (IAU) has formalized the first set of 227 new star names.
A phenomenon called “thunderstorm asthma” caused the death of six Australians and plagued thousands more. What causes it and why is it dangerous?
NASA is testing a prototype of the largest plant greenhouse ever built for the ISS, which will be delivered to the space station by 2017.
Scientists discovered a mineral far below the Earth’s surface that could be able to store water farther down the Earth’s mantle.
The European Space Agency’s (ESA) ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter is making its first scientific observations on Mars. Science teams are calibrating their instruments and are about to make the first test observations.
NASA is seeking proposed solutions for fecal, urine and menstrual management systems to be used in the crew’s launch and entry spacesuits.