African Tigerfish Seen Grabbing Bird Out of the Air in New Video [VIDEO]
In a stroke of fortune, a group of South African researchers surprised even themselves when they succeeded in documenting a bizarre behavior of the African tigerfish that, while reported for decades, had never been confirmed.
Arctic Atmosphere Contains Surprisingly High Levels of Molecular Chlorine
The atmosphere above the norther Alaskan town of Barrow has unprecedentedly high levels of molecular chlorine, according to researchers who say the trend could continue as seasonal variation in ice increases each year.
Hubble Reveals Tarantula Nebula's Busy, Complex World of Star Formation
Using the Hubble Space Telescope's near-infrared vision, scientists have uncovered a new look inside the massive Tarantula Nebula and its more than 800,000 stars and protostars.
'Nutcracker Man' Feasted on Tiger Nuts 2 Million Years Ago
By studying modern-day baboons in Kenya, researchers say they've solved the mystery behind an apparent skeletal discrepancy in an ancient hominin who roamed East Africa between 2.4 million and 1.4 million years ago.
Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo Reaches New Heights in Latest Test
Virgin Galactic's reusable space vehicle SpaceShipTwo reached record heights Friday during a key test flight in preparation of transporting customers into space this year.
Orbital Successfully Launches Space Station Resupply Mission Following Weeks of Delay
Orbital Sciences successfully launched its resupply mission to the International Space Station on Thursday at 1:07 p.m. EST after weeks of delay.
Fracking Wastewater's Radioactivity Reduced with Help From Acid Mine Drainage
Fracking wastewater's radioactivity is reduced when mixed with acid mine drainage, scientists found.
Elephant Shark Genome a Window into Bone Formation
By sequencing the elephant shark genome, researchers have gained a window not only into the genetic basis of bone formation, but the molecular origins of adaptive immunity - a key to a more sophisticated immune response to pathogens.
Magnetar at Galaxy's Center May Help Scientists Put Einstein Prediction to the Test [VIDEO]
The discovery of a rare celestial object located near the Milky Way's center could allow scientists to put Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity to the test.
Y Chromosome Not Going Anywhere, Study Suggests
The Y chromosome isn't going anywhere, researchers concluded after comparing the male chromosome in 16 African and European men.
Massive Black Holes Found Hiding Out in Dwarf Galaxies
Despite their small size, dwarf galaxies may be home to massive black holes, according to a new study that found more than 150 dwarf galaxies exhibiting signs of large black holes at their center.
Scale of Universe Measured to 1 Percent Accuracy
Using the most precise ruler yet, researchers have succeeded in measuring astronomical distances within 1 percent accuracy.
Space Station's Lifespan Extended to 2024
The Obama Administration has approved a 4-year extension on the International Space Station, ensuring the orbiting lab will stay open until 2024.
Countdown for Orbital's Space Station Resupply Mission Begins [VIDEO]
After weeks of delay, the countdown for the launch of Orbital Sciences' resupply mission to the International Space Station began early Thursday ahead of a 1:07 p.m. blast off.