Milky Way Grew From Inside-Out
By tracking fast-produced elements, and specifically magnesium, astronomers have uncovered evidence that stars in the inner regions of the Milky Way's disc formed first.
Appearance of Mystery Mars Rock Baffles Scientists
Scientists are baffled over the sudden appearance of what appears to be a doughnut-shaped rock next to the Mars probe Opportunity.
Climate Change, Violence and Disease Contributed to Indus Civilization Demise
Climate change, violence and disease all contributed to the fall of the Indus civilization, whose cities grew quickly from 2200 to 1900 BC, at which point they were generally abandoned.
Water Cycle Magnifies Abrupt Climate Change, Study Suggests
Changes in the water cycle were major players in the large scale environmental change that occurred in western Europe during the Younger Dryas period some 12,680 years ago, a new study found.
Tidal Energy Could Power Half of Scotland, Study Finds
Half of Scotland could be powered by renewable tidal energy harvested from a stretch of water off the north coast of the country, according to a new study.
NASA Joins Rosetta Mission for Most In-depth Look at a Comet Yet
NASA is joining the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission for the most in-depth look yet at one of the least understood objects in the night sky: comets.
SpaceX Passes Yet Another Benchmark with Parachute System Test [VIDEO]
NASA and SpaceX safety specialists teamed up to test the space technology's parachute system designed to intervene should the company's Dragon spacecraft run into trouble either on the launch pad or during ascent.
Americans' Eating Habits Improving, USDA Report Finds
Efforts to improve Americans' eating habits are working, a report from the US Department of Agriculture suggests.
Researchers Create Rough Surfaces That Reduce Drag
Someone tell Michael Phelps to put down the razor: Smooth is not always better when it comes to reducing drag, researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles contend in their new study published in Physics of Fluids.
Megafloods May Have Formed Strange Rock Formations on Earth and Mars
Megafloods likely triggered the creation of unusual rock formations seen both here and on Mars, a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reveals.
More than 5.6 Million Children Will Die Prematurely Unless Smoking Rates Drop
One of out of every 13 children under the age of 18 alive today will die prematurely from smoking-related diseases, a new report from the Surgeon General states.
Black Hole Discovered Orbiting Spinning Star
Scientists have discovered the first ever binary star system comprised of a black hole and spinning, or Be-type, star.
Discovery of Previously Unknown Pharaoh Confirms Existence of Lost Dynasty
Archaeologists have uncovered the tomb of a previously unknown pharaoh in the Egyptian site Abydos, located more than 300 miles south of Cairo.
FDA Calls for Limits to Acetaminophen in Combination Pills
In an effort to reduce patients' risk of incurring liver injury, the Food and Drug Administration recommends that physicians no longer prescribe drugs with more than 325 milligrams of acetaminophen, the active ingredient found in Tylenol.