Europe’s Rosetta spacecraft will go out with a bang – or rather, a crash – on the surface of a comet it has followed faithfully for two years.
The legendary Skyros ponies, who have been running wild in Greece for 2,000 years and was even believed to have pulled Achilles’ chariot, is nearing extinction. The rare creature’s numbers have dwindled to 200 remaining individuals left on the planet.
Some damages cannot be undone, and the planet just recorded one of them. This month, Earth officially recorded its atmospheric carbon dioxide moving beyond the 400 parts per million (ppm) mark – permanently.
The world’s first baby to be born using a pioneer three-person fertility method has been born. Now five months old, the baby boy has DNA from three different people: father, mother and an additional donor.
The world is ready for takeoff now that Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1, the world’s first private orbital launch site, has completed construction in New Zealand.
For hobbyists of rare and vintage electronics, summers at the Massachusetts Instution of Technology (MIT) must be paradise. Swapfest, a kind of flea market in a small parking lot in campus, gathers together buyers and sellers of everything high-tech and obscure from massive telescopes to antique radios.
Think you’re breathing fresh air? Most likely not. World Health Organization (WHO) revealed that about 92 percent of people in the entire planet is inhaling poor quality air. The effects of air pollution on human health can be disastrous.
For now, the government has halted construction on the pipeline that the Standing Rock tribe and thousands of their allies are protesting. This is a temporary respite and the controversy is expected to stretch ahead. Here are a few facts to better understand the Dallas Access Pipeline project and its consequences on the Sioux and the greater population.
Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson showed that he is willing to think out of the box – or out of the world – to get through the environmental problems plaguing the planet. In an interview with ABC’s “This Week”, he explained how he thinks the future of the human race is in another planet.
Can monkeys be diagnosed with autism? It’s a condition that was believed to be exclusively found in humans, but a monkey in Japan is making scientists consider the possibility of the disorder in animals.
Meteorites speeding towards Earth often inspire visions of gloom and doom, but throughout history, most of them have missed actually hitting a person. In fact, only Ann Hodges is confirmed to have been physically struck by a meteorite. Spoiler alert: she survived.
The Salem witch trials remain one of the darkest examples of paranoia and injustice throughout history. Now, 325 years after this tragic period, here’s a look back at what happened and the political, religious and environmental factors that created a perfect storm for the accusations and death that followed.
Are foxes man’s new best friend? In Russia, there’s now a choice after geneticist Dmitry Belyaev began a breeding program 50 years ago.
Scientists have long known that there was a time water existed in the lakes and streams on Mars. New data recently revealed that the timing is a bit off by roughly a billion years; some of the bodies of water in the planet were found to have formed much later than initially believed.
Clothes that doubles as a power source? A new type of fabric that could harvest energy makes this possible in the foreseeable future. Best of all, scientists made sure this new renewable energy resource is completely eco-friendly; it produces power through solar and motion energy.