Category: Science News

SpaceX, NASA Send 4 Astronauts to ISS in First Commercial Crew Mission

NASA and SpaceX launched a rocket over the weekend carrying a group of astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS). This wasn’t the first time the Dragon...

Asteroid Bennu Might Be Hollow and Doomed to Crumble

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft has successfully scooped up a bucket-full of the asteroid Bennu, and it’ll begin its journey back to Earth soon. Scientists will learn a...

Scientists Find Planet Where It Rains Molten Rock

You could argue that Earth hasn’t been an ideal place to live lately, but it could be worse. Scientists from Canada’s McGill University have released a new analysis...

Astronomers Might Finally Know the Source of Fast Radio Bursts

We know much more about how the universe works today than we did just a few decades ago, but there will always be new mysteries to solve. In recent years, scientists...

NASA Discovers Vital Organic Molecule on Titan

Titan might be just one of dozens of Saturnian moons, but it’s one of the most fascinating objects in the solar system regardless. Astronomers often refer to Titan as...

NASA: Asteroid Could Still Hit Earth in 2068

Earth has been bombarded by space rocks throughout its history, but we’re lucky no large ones have slammed into the planet lately. Astronomers keep a careful watch on...

Researchers Make ‘Super-Tomatoes’ With Genetically Stressed Root Grafts

Humans have been grafting plants onto other plants for thousands of years, but only in the last few generations have we understood the genetic implications of the...

NASA Awards Nokia $14.1 Million to Bring 4G LTE to the Moon

Companies have been building cell towers all over Earth for decades, and yet, you still don’t have to look hard to find dead zones. Some people even live in places...

Astronomers May Have Detected a Planet in Another Galaxy

Humanity spent years wondering if there were planets outside our solar system, and now we know the answer: very much yes. There are thousands of exoplanets in just our...

Scientists Sequence Genome of Mold That Gave Us Penicillin, the First Antibiotic

(Credit: CABI)The discovery of antibiotics by Scottish scientist Alexander Fleming is one of humanity’s greatest achievements. Suddenly, diseases that plagued humanity...