Entertainment Archive
21 April 2014, 04:12 PM ET
The scientist who discovered the age of the Earth also helped end the use of lead in gasoline and other products in the United States.
19 April 2014, 06:30 AM ET
Fox has a new app for space fans who need more than their weekly dose of "Cosmos." Available for the iPhone and Android, the free app lets users carry the show's sleek CGI graphics in their pocket, with previews and clips of the 13 episodes.
15 April 2014, 12:52 PM ET
A newly released documentary brings the hunt for ripples in the fabric of space-time — called gravitational waves — into focus, and you can watch it live on Space.com.
15 April 2014, 09:35 AM ET
On Tuesday (April 15), Space.com will premiere a new documentary "LIGO, A Passion for Understanding" by filmmaker Kai Staats, which follows scientists using the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatories (LIGO) to hunt for gravitational waves.
12 April 2014, 08:00 AM ET
Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson had made appearances on television before filming "Cosmos," but co-creating and starring in a 13-episode TV show was an entirely different animal, Tyson said here at the American Museum of Natural History on April 9.
10 April 2014, 04:38 PM ET
A new Guardians of the Galaxy clip has debuted, showing a little closer look at Star-Lord.
10 April 2014, 07:00 AM ET
An astronaut in space recently made a giant leap into the social media world with the first Instagram photo ever sent from the International Space Station.
09 April 2014, 01:36 PM ET
Sci-fi junkies and warm-weather lovers, rejoice! A three-day science, sci-fi and fantasy conference will take place in September on Hawaii's Big Island.
08 April 2014, 04:45 PM ET
'Super Planet Crash' challenges the public to create a planetary system with various kinds of objects, ranging from Earth-size planets to gas giants to more massive dwarf stars.
07 April 2014, 12:18 PM ET
Secrets of the universe are hiding inside light. Sunday's (April 6) episode of "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" explored some of those secrets in stunning detail and animation.
07 April 2014, 11:00 AM ET
Teams of engineers are rushing to put a robotic spacecraft on the moon in the Google Lunar X Prize competition. This week, the Science Channel and Discovery Channel announced that they will cover the moon race.
07 April 2014, 11:00 AM ET
Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn has confirmed that Star Wars Episode seven has already started filming, but they haven't cast everybody yet.
05 April 2014, 07:01 AM ET
The newest episode of "Cosmos," airing Sunday (April 6) will delve into the mysteries of light and how it travels.
04 April 2014, 10:48 AM ET
In the next episode of the series, Neil de Grasse Tyson and the Ship of the Imagination looks back at the work of 10th and 11th century arab scientist Ibn al-Haytham and the foundation it has laid for discovery in different wavelengths.
03 April 2014, 12:11 AM ET
The inside story of how the dialect of 'Dark Eden' was created.
03 April 2014, 12:00 AM ET
Marooned on a planet far from Earth, what happens when the survivors' succeeding generations lose hope of rescue?
01 April 2014, 12:43 PM ET
From a billionaire to a respected science journal, everyone is getting in on the ridiculous April Fools' Day fun. A few of the more elaborate jokes flying around the internet today (April 1) involve spaceflight and astrophysics.
01 April 2014, 10:38 AM ET
A new movie premiering April 15 documents the science and people behind an amazing astronomical tool designed to catch sight of incredible, violent cosmic events trillions of miles from Earth.
01 April 2014, 10:18 AM ET
Calling all space cadets: Earthwatch wants volunteers to help search for life on Mars in what has to be the most entertaining April Fools' joke you'll see this year.
31 March 2014, 04:47 PM ET
The fourth episode of "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" let viewers encounter those celestial mysteries in a way that takes them beyond their own experience.
31 March 2014, 01:03 PM ET
Imagine a space colony cut-off from Earth for 160 years. All its citizens are the descendants of a white man from Brooklyn NY and a black woman from South London. Chris Beckett's "Dark Eden" guesses at how their language sounds after all that time.
29 March 2014, 11:09 AM ET
Veteran actor and former Starship Enterprise captain Sir Patrick Stewart will warp into Fox's 'Cosmos' Sunday night (March 30) as the voice of a famed astronomer who discovered Uranus.
29 March 2014, 08:00 AM ET
Astronauts, rocket-makers and other space leaders are set to descend on Southern California next week for the Space Tech Expo and Conference 2014. Now in its third year, the three-day trade show will take place April 1-3 in Long Beach.
28 March 2014, 12:09 PM ET
Ever wanted to be part of a Star Trek movie? A Kickstarter offering lets you join the team making an independent film about the Battle of Axanar – won by Starfleet Captain Garth – about 21 years before the original 'Star Trek' series' action.
28 March 2014, 12:03 PM ET
Set phasers to stunned: A Kickstarter campaign for the Trek fan film 'Star Trek: Prelude to Axanar' has quintupled its original $10,000 goal. As of March 28, the project raised $58,362 to fund the fan film by veteran science fiction actors.
27 March 2014, 11:59 AM ET
A new trailer for the movie "Jupiter Ascending" reveals an incredible space-age science fiction universe. The trailer features crazy looking spacecraft, beautiful shots of Jupiter and a destroyed world with rings of debris orbiting it.
26 March 2014, 07:00 AM ET
An indie rock band and a foundation created to protect the planet from hazardous asteroids might sound like an unlikely pair, but the band Broken Bells and the B612 Foundation are teaming up to raise money for planetary protection.
24 March 2014, 12:53 PM ET
Aired Sunday night (March 23), the third episode of the reboot of Carl Sagan's beloved TV show "Cosmos: A Personal Voyage" explains how knowledge of fthe workings of gravity, comets and the solar system changed the way that humans look at the stars.
23 March 2014, 10:00 AM ET
An astronaut has brought the taste of space down to Earth while elevating space food to new heights. Franklin Chang Diaz, a veteran of seven shuttle flights, and the chefs at the Four Seasons Resort in Costa Rica present 'Taste The Stars.'
22 March 2014, 07:01 AM ET
The new TV series "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" has been remarkably successful so far, and host Neil deGrasse Tyson has a few ideas why.
21 March 2014, 07:36 AM ET
Space books and science fiction put the depths of space in the palm of your hand. See Space.com’s latest space and science fiction book coverage here.