If star-hopping aliens ever visited our solar system, Saturn is probably the planet they'd remember.
Getting a flu shot is not the same thing as getting a COVID-19 vaccination. If it were, the world would be in a very different place right now.
After a year which resulted in over 1.7 million deaths and multiple lockdowns, many people are welcoming the news that COVID-19 vaccines are starting to be given to the public. Widespread vaccination may mean that life can return to pre-pandemic no
The first person to be cured of HIV, Timothy Ray Brown - known as the "Berlin Patient" - has died from cancer, the International AIDS Society (IAS) announced Wednesday.
NASA has released its first full plan for its Artemis missions, which aim to put the first woman on the moon and the first man since 1972.
A cloud of dust and gas swirling around an infant star system 1,300 light-years away is like no planet-forming disc we've seen yet. It consists of three rings, wrapped around three stars - and all three rings have different orientations, with the i
The International Space Station (ISS), in Earth orbit at hundreds of kilometres altitude, is not perfectly airtight. Every day, the cabin loses a minute amount of air, monitored carefully so that a liveable atmospheric pressure can be maintained, a
NASA is actively monitoring a strange anomaly in Earth's magnetic field: a giant region of lower magnetic intensity in the skies above the planet, stretching out between South America and southwest Africa.
Greenland's ice sheet may have hit a tipping point that sets it on an irreversible path to completely disappearing.
A cold you got years ago may prove helpful if your body has to fight the new coronavirus.
In the darkness of orbital night on July 5, a NASA astronaut floated up to a window on the International Space Station, gazed toward the limb of Earth, and patiently waited for a cosmic spectacle.
Its name was Kongonaphon kely, which means 'tiny bug slayer', and it was about the size of a coffee cup. But big things lay ahead for this little creature. Very big things indeed.
Blobs of hot, dense material that curl around Earth's core are much more widespread than previous research suggests.
This much we knew: some 66 million years ago an asteroid roughly twice the diameter of Paris crashed into Earth, wiping out all land-dwelling dinosaurs and 75 percent of life on the planet.
NASA just named a powerful new space telescope for the woman who masterminded the existence of such observatories in the first place.
Researchers say they've created a proof-of-concept bionic eye that could surpass the sensitivity of a human one.
Understanding the origins of the virus causing COVID-19 is one of the key questions scientists are trying to resolve while working out how to manage the pandemic. But in a fast-evolving situation, we're bound to point our fingers at a few innocent
The remains of a giant segment of a Chinese rocket crash-landed in the Atlantic Ocean this week, representing the most significant uncontrolled descent of a piece of human-made space debris in decades.
Jupiter is not a serene place. The giant planet is wracked with tempestuous storms, wide bands of roiling cloud that encircle the entire globe, extending to depths many times thicker than the atmospheric distance between Earth and space.
The US military's X-37B space plane is heading back into space in mid-May, and while the Air Force doesn't often say much about the mysterious aircraft, the service's top civilian outlined what it will be doing this time around.
The Universe is a wondrous place, full of vast numbers of planets to explore, unsolved mysteries, and even 'superbubbles' blown by black holes.
A comet only just discovered in December of last year has already met its demise. It didn't reach perihelion, or its closest approach to the Sun. It didn't even pass inside Earth orbit. Yet Comet C/2019 Y4 (ATLAS) has now absolutely shattered.
Oxford University is launching a human trial of a potential coronavirus vaccine, with the daunting aim of making a successful jab available to the public later this year.
Kīlauea was taking its time. In 1983, the volcano on the island of Hawaii began to erupt, and it didn't stop for 35 years, culminating in the longest-running eruption of its kind in centuries.
When the first known comet from interstellar space was spotted traversing the Solar System in late August of last year, astronomers snapped to attention. 2I/Borisov was an extraordinarily rare opportunity to study the formation of comets around oth
In 2004 and 2006, the Hubble Space Telescope captured something incredible. There seemed to be a planet orbiting a star called Fomalhaut 25 light-years away, and it was directly detectable in visible light: extremely rare for exoplanets, which are
Back when fearsome dinosaurs roamed the land, an unimpressive avian, about the size of a very small duck, somehow survived alongside them - eking out a life along a prehistoric European seashore.
We're in uncharted territory as the world faces the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. While the medical community is on the front lines of dealing with this, as well as others who provide critical services in our communities, the best thing many of
According to a study published in the journal Frontiers in Plant Science, lettuce grown in space isn't just delicious - it's also just as nutritious and safe to eat as boring old Earth lettuce.
When NASA's Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (Insight) lander set down on Mars in November of 2018, it began its two-year primary mission of studying Mars' seismology and interior environment.
When it was very young, the planet Earth looked rather different from the one we know and love today. For one, it had supercontinents - when the landmasses we currently live on were arranged in various configurations as they were pushed around by t