Afghan war strategy falters as Trump declares ‘we’re losing’ Afghan war strategy falters as Trump declares 'we're losing'
SpaceX successfully launches 12th resupply mission SpaceX successfully launches 12th resupply mission
Goldfish create alcohol to survive harsh winters Goldfish create alcohol to survive harsh winters
100-year-old fruitcake found in Antarctica in ‘excellent condition’ 100-year-old fruitcake found in Antarctica in 'excellent condition'
Curiosity mission celebrates fifth anniversary on Mars Curiosity mission celebrates fifth anniversary on Mars
Keystone pipeline might not get built after all Keystone pipeline might not get built after all
Diesel is now cleaner than gas, says study Diesel is now cleaner than gas, says study
New Jersey Bridgegate mastermind sentenced to probation New Jersey Bridgegate mastermind sentenced to probation
Enormous iceberg breaks off from Antarctica Enormous iceberg breaks off from Antarctica
Sixth mass extinction has begun, say scientists Sixth mass extinction has begun, say scientists
The rest of the G-20 makes pledge on climate change without the United States The rest of the G-20 makes pledge on climate change without the United States
G-20 countries continue to over-invest in fossil fuels, despite climate deal G-20 countries continue to over-invest in fossil fuels, despite climate deal
Unprecedented heat waves force southwest U.S. to burn unprecedented levels of electricity Unprecedented heat waves force southwest U.S. to burn unprecedented levels of electricity
Global plastics waste could be as destructive as climate change, ecologists warn Global plastics waste could be as destructive as climate change, ecologists warn
Forest fire in Spain forces more than 1500 people to evacuate homes and camp grounds Forest fire in Spain forces more than 1500 people to evacuate homes and camp grounds
TSA may start inspecting airline passengers’ reading materials TSA may start inspecting airline passengers' reading materials
New robot has unusually good grip New robot has unusually good grip
Tick that gives people meat allergies may be spreading Tick that gives people meat allergies may be spreading
Standing Rock Sioux claim win in latest pipeline ruling Standing Rock Sioux claim win in latest pipeline ruling
Humpback whale herds swim in NYC waters for the first time in a hundred years Humpback whale herds swim in NYC waters for the first time in a hundred years
EPA issues employee buyouts to induce early retirements EPA issues employee buyouts to induce early retirements
U.S. coral reefs heading for extinction by mid-century U.S. coral reefs heading for extinction by mid-century
Singer Mary Lambert reveals she was molested by her father as a child Singer Mary Lambert reveals she was molested by her father as a child
Trump and Xi Jinping leave summit optimistic Trump and Xi Jinping leave summit optimistic
Researchers wants to send a box into space and make it a house Researchers wants to send a box into space and make it a house
Nasa scientists have proposed an audacious plan that could give Mars its atmosphere back Nasa scientists have proposed an audacious plan that could give Mars its atmosphere back
Humana announces it will pull out of Obamacare Humana announces it will pull out of Obamacare
Obama creates new national monuments Obama creates new national monuments
Tim Cook explains meeting with Donald Trump Tim Cook explains meeting with Donald Trump
Trump taps Scott Pruitt as head of EPA Trump taps Scott Pruitt as head of EPA
Reports of Great Barrier Reef death greatly exaggerated Reports of Great Barrier Reef death greatly exaggerated
It's official: Goodbye, Philae It's official: Goodbye, Philae
India to sign Paris climate accord India to sign Paris climate accord
Air pollution may cause brain damage Air pollution may cause brain damage
New microscope shows corals much more complex than thought New microscope shows corals much more complex than thought
Genetics of first farmers shows that they were from diverse cultures Genetics of first farmers shows that they were from diverse cultures
Dangerous protozoan used as a basis to create life-saving microbots Dangerous protozoan used as a basis to create life-saving microbots
ESA readies environmental satellite for launch ESA readies environmental satellite for launch
'Frankenstein' dinosaur mystery finally solved
Now, the team from Cambridge believes it is one of the first ornithischians, a group that includes both Triceratops and Stegosaurus.
Ancient fruit cake 'still edible' after 100 years in Antarctica
Conservators working at the Antarctic Heritage Trust have found an intact, 100-year-old fruitcake tucked away in one of Antarctica's oldest buildings.
Fossils reveal evolution of early gliding mammals
Modern winged mammals glide using areas of skin membrane that stretches out between their fore and hind limbs. While the fossils exhibited that trait, they also had a wide range of other strange characteristics.
Marijuana farms' toxic waste taking a toll on west coast ecosystems
More pollution is coming from private lands, where the chemicals seep into groundwater or local rivers and streams and make their way into the forests.
California Gov. Jerry Brown says Democratic Party should be open to anti-abortion candidates
The Democratic Party's "big tent" should be big enough to include Democrats who oppose abortion rights, argued California Gov. Jerry Brown on "Meet the Press" on Sunday.
Report blames meat industry for massive "dead zones" in world's waterways
A dead zone the size of New Jersey has formed in the Gulf of Mexico and is growing even larger, and a new report says that meat industries are to blame for much of it.
Trump's border wall will cut through a major wildlife refuge
The first three miles of President Trump's border wall will cut straight through the Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge, a major Texas conservation site, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently told Texas environmental nonprofits.
Sperm counts way down in Western males, study finds
Scientists who looked at sperm counts of men from North America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand find that sperm count and sperm concentration have sharply declined over about a 40-year period.
Moon is wetter than previously thought, new study suggests
A new study from scientists at Brown University finds surprisingly large amounts of water trapped inside volcanic deposits on the moon. The research is published in the journal Nature Geoscience.
Infrared telescope reveals star formation in the Milky Way
Observations illustrate formation processes of both high- and low-mass stars.
Chinese researchers "teleport" particle into space
Chinese researchers have "teleported" a subatomic particle from a site in the Gobi Desert to a satellite up in space.
New Horizons' second target may be different than initially thought
Object could be a binary system or even a swarm of small bodies.
Court prevents EPA from suspending Obama's methane regulations
Oil and gas companies argue that the regulation is an unnecessary burden because many states have their own rules.
Microbes on ISS tracked regularly by NASA
Most bacteria and fungi found on ISS are the same harmless ones found in human environments on Earth.
Stephen Hawking calls for return to the Moon, future lunar base
A revitalized space program will "elevate humanity" and foster international cooperation.
House appropriators reject Trump's EPS budget cuts
Rep. Ken Calvert (R-Calif.) told Pruitt that the proposed budget cut is "untenable" and that it would overly compromise the agency's ability to serve their constituents.
Twenty percent of baby foods contain lead
Lead, a toxic metal, was found most often in fruit juices, root vegetables, and cookies.
China ramps up its space program
Through international partnerships, multiple missions will be launched in the next few years.
Workshop addresses social, psychological issues facing first Mars colonists
More research is needed on the effects of permanently leaving Earth.
China achieves 'spooky' quantum entanglement in space
The satellite, named Micius after an ancient Chinese philosopher, successfully transmitted entangled photons between three widely separated land-based stations.
Short-lived rule restricting journalists at Capitol draws fire
Later in the day, Senate Rules Committee Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) backed off the rules change and issued a statement denying any changes to existing protocols.
Radiation exposure poses significant cancer risk to astronauts on Mars
Curiosity rover was exposed to 1,000 times the level of radiation on Earth during its journey to Mars.
Trump throws environmental reviews to the ground in Infrastructure Week speech
President Trump denounced regulations and bureaucratic protocols governing construction projects in the United States in a press briefing promoting his vision for nationwide infrastructure development.
EPA under investigation for possible collusion with Monsanto
Some research also suggests that it causes cancer in humans.
NASA tested a large spacecraft fire in orbit
NASA conducted a large controlled cargo craft fire as part of its Saffire space fire experiment series.
French president invites American climate scientists to take refuge in France
Macron went on to openly invite the U.S. researchers to come to France and work with like-minded French colleagues on creating long-term solutions to climate change.
LIGO makes third detection of gravitational waves
Ripples in spacetime produced by energy released when two black holes merge into a single larger one.
Pittsburgh will follow Paris climate accord, with or without Trump
The United States may be out of the Paris climate agreement, but Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto said Thursday that his city is still in.
Rogue planet is surrounded by protoplanetary disk
Object confounds scientists by behaving like a young star.
"Urban heat islands" endanger city life and the Earth's climate, says study
The world's cities aren't just hotspots of population growth and commercial activity.
Great Barrier Reef succumbing to climate change more quickly than expected
The world's largest living structure shrank dramatically in the last two years and will continue to do so in the face of warming sea temperatures.
Donald Trump delays decision on Paris Climate Accords
The statement made it clear that all the G-7 nations except the United States remain determined to carry out the Paris agreement.
ISS astronauts replace computer during spacewalk
Whitson sets new record for third most time spent in extravehicular activity.
Asteroid that wiped out dinosaurs impacted at worst time and location
Dinosaurs might have survived had impact occurred in deep rather than shallow waters.
Oldest land fossils suggest where to hunt for Martian life
Australian rocks thought to contain the oldest land fossils ever found could inform the hunt for life on Mars.
The UN warns US will lose jobs if it quits Paris Climate deal
The United Nations Environment chief Eric Solheim warned on Thursday that the U.S would shoot itself in the foot if it quits the Paris climate accord.
New 'cyborg eye' could help the blind see
The retina is made of soft water droplets and biological cell proteins. Its components detect and react to light to create a grey scale image.
Proposal calls for drone to explore Saturn's moon Titan
Probe would use Titan's atmosphere to fly to and explore its many interesting sites.
EPA to take down climate data from website
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced on Friday that it will be taking down climate data from several websites.
Obama back in the limelight after leaving the White House
Three months after leaving the White House, former President Barack Obama stepped back into the spotlight Monday.
NASA develops inflatable greenhouse for survival on Mars
A newly developed inflatable greenhouse could provide food and air revitalization for future deep space explorers.
Instruments approved for joint NASA-ESA mission to Jupiter
Mission will complement Europa Clipper as part of a complete exploration of the Jupiter system.
New study: Salty food doesn't make you thirsty
A landmark scientific study has shattered the belief that salty food makes living organisms crave a drink.
Experiment suggests some Earth bacteria could survive on Mars
Studies are centered on preventing contamination of Mars by Earth microbes.
Sand grains on Titan are electrically charged
Sticky grains on the dunes could present a problem for future spacecraft.
Star formation observed near supermassive black holes
Discovery could provide new insight into the evolution of galaxies.
Impacting asteroid may have caused ancient tsunami on Mars
Patterns of sediment deposits indicate huge waves one flowed on Mars' surface.
Laser will speed up communication between Earth and ISS
Data transmission will occur between 10 and 100 times faster than with current technology.
Biofuels reduce emissions, says new NASA study
A study by NASA has shown that jet using biofuels have fewer particle emissions in their exhaust trails.
Janet Yellen defends interest hike
U.S. Federal Reserve chairwoman, Janet Yellen, justified their decision to implement an interest hike.