Scientists Use Light and Nanoparticles to Split Water into Hydrogen and Oxygen
Researchers discovered a catalyst capable of quickly creating hydrogen from sunlight. Published in the journal Nature Nanotechnology, the finding could lead the way to a clean and renewable source of energy, according to those behind it.
Orbital Cargo Launch Delayed While NASA Works to Solve ISS Malfunction
NASA and the aerospace firm Orbital Sciences Corp. announced the delay of an unmanned resupply mission to no earlier than Dec. 19 while engineers continue to work to solve an equipment failure aboard the International Space Station.
Blind Cavefish Evidence of Expedited Evolution Triggered by Stress
A tiny, eyeless fish found deep within Mexican caves may be on its way to becoming the next big star of evolutionary research. According to the authors of a new study published in the journal Science, they have used the cavefish, known as Astyanas mexicanus, to demonstrate for the first time in nature the unveiling of so-called cryptic genetic variations in an animal.
SpaceX on Tract to Lease Historic NASA Launchpad
NASA announced Thursday plans to begin negotiations to lease Kennedy Space Center's historic Launch Complex (LC) 39 to the space technology company SpaceX.
Resurrected Spacecraft Captures Portrait of Unlikely Group
A new portrait released by NASA combines an unlikely group of space bodies each located in entirely separate regions of the universe.
Geminid Meteor Shower Set to Peak Friday Night, Saturday Morning
The Geminid meteor shower is set to light up the sky Friday night and into Saturday morning, shinging brightly despite a nearly full moon.
Crab Nebula Home to First Noble-gas Based Molecule Ever Seen in Space
Deep inside the Crab Nebula, researchers have discovered the first evidence ever of a noble gas-based compound in space.
ISS Crew and NASA Officials Work to Solve Glitch Aboard Station [VIDEO]
NASA officials are working with the International Space Station crew to address a malfunction that occurred Wednesday in one of the station's two external cooling loops.
40-year-old Stone Fetus Removed from Woman's Abdomen
A petrified fetus uncovered in an 84-year-old woman's stomach has been there for some 40 years, according to the doctors who discovered it.
Leaked Document Highlights Disconnect Between Corporations, Environmental Activists
A leaked document written by the global intelligence company Stratfor is a poignant lesson in the deep disconnect between environmental activists and corporations on the ongoing controversy of tar sands oil extraction.
Ancient Supervolcanoes Discovered in Utah Spread Magma, Ash Throughout West [VIDEO]
One of the largest volcanic eruptions in Earth's history spread ash from from central Nevada to Nebraska, casting a cloud throughout the modern-day Western United States.
Ozone Hole Hasn't Begun to Heal Yet, Studies Show
More than 20 years after the Montreal Protocol introduced limits to the emission of ozone-depleting substances, the hole in the ozone layer has yet to heal.
Water Vapor Found Venting off Europa
Water vapor detected near the south pole of Jupiter's moon Europa represents the strongest evidence yet of water plumes erupting off the surface of the space body long believed to possess an ocean beneath its icy surface.
Researchers Discover the Most Potent Greenhouse Gas Yet
A greenhouse gas recently uncovered by University of Toronto researchers is the most potent greenhouse gas ever discovered.