Starstruck Astronomers spot gas bursts that may disrupt star formation. For the first time, astronomers have spotted a critical moment in the life of galaxies: high-speed eruptions of gas that may halt
Just how old is H2O? A fascinating new study suggests that some of the water molecules we drink and bathe in are way old -- as in more than 4.6 billion years old. That's older than the solar system itself.
The Rosetta spacecraft has discovered all the elements of life in the gases jetting from a comet as it approaches the Sun. The ingredients that make up amino acids, life’s building blocks, are all contained
When I was a boy I had a globe. I could take it in my hands, rest it on my lap, give it a spin and look down on Africa, Europe, North America and Asia spinning by. In 1961 (I was 13), cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin
Nigella Lawson borrowed one of her recipes from the Grillo sisters for her recipe book. Here is how it turned out. One of the key revelations that attracted countless headlines in the Nigella Lawson saga
Our Milky Way galaxy has four arms instead of two, according to just published results of a 12-year study by scientists in the U.K. The findings, published in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical
Modeled after a Nerf gun--but with 200,000 volts under the hood While browsing a bookstore near his home in Seattle last year, Rob Flickenger came across a graphic novel titled The Five Fists of Science.
Artist's interpretation of the human ancestors who lived near Sima de los Huesos. A fossil discovered in a Spanish cave has given researchers the oldest human DNA found to date. According to The New York
Tony Blair grins for his photograph as he holds up his smartphone to take a selfie. He's delighted with himself and what he's done. Behind him, black smoke and hellish flames bloom over an arid landscape.
How Isaac Newton's encounter with that apple ended up helping send rockets into space Newton's equation first appeared in the Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica, July 1687. It describes why that
In this series, entitled Bobtail Squid, underwater photographer Todd Bretl documents the magnificent creatures in their natural habitat. The creatively composed shots transform eight curled arms and a