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Mars makes closest approach to Earth in 6 years monday ahead of lunar cclipse

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 10:00am
A huge night for stargazers is nearly here: On Monday evening, Mars will make its closest approach to Earth in six years, just ahead of a total eclipse of the moon.

Ancient daddy longlegs had extra eyes

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 9:25am
A 304-million-year-old fossil discovered in Eastern France shows primitive living harvestmen -- more commonly called daddy longlegs -- had one more pair of eyes than they do today.

5 weird things launching into space on SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft Monday

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 9:03am
When private spaceflight company SpaceX launches its newest mission to the International Space Station it will carry some strange cargo to space.

NASA approves Mon space station supply launch despite computer outage in orbit, deemed safe

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 8:00am
A space station supply shipment is on for Monday.

'Space Cherry' Tree Stumps Botanists

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 12:13pm
Usually, it takes about 10 years for a cherry tree to bloom after it's sprouted.

Gunsmith gives American twist to Russian-made AK-47s

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 2:00am
One small gun shop owner in New Hampshire is bringing back the Kalashnikov rifle, customizing the legendary gun known as the AK-47 for well-heeled firearms enthusiasts.

Space station computer outage may force spacewalk

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 8:26am
A computer outage at the International Space Station may require a spacewalk by astronauts and threatens to delay next week's launch of a commercial supply ship for NASA.

Space station computer outage may require spacewalk

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 11:00pm
A computer outage at the International Space Station may require a spacewalk by astronauts.

Bee fossils provide rare glimpse into Ice Age environment

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 6:58pm
A new analysis of rare leafcutter-bee fossils excavated from the Rancho La Brea Tar Pits in Southern California has provided valuable insight into the local environment during the last Ice Age.

Space legs for NASA's Robonaut 2 to ride SpaceX Dragon into orbit

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 12:22pm
A robotic humanoid astronaut on the International Space Station is about to get its legs.

Scientists: We can make ethanol without corn

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 8:45am
Could ethanol someday essentially be produced out of thin air?

Dino-killing asteroid impact dwarfed by earlier space rock crash

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 8:19am
Scientists have reconstructed a long-ago asteroid impact that makes the strike that wiped out the dinosaurs 65 million years ago look like a playful chuck on the chin.