Stephen Hawking recently described a runaway climate scenario in which Earth turns into a hothouse planet like Venus, but most climate experts say it is a gross exaggeration.
The world's most powerful X-ray laser has just created a molecular "black hole" – a molecule with such a strong positive charge that it sucks in electrons from neighboring atoms.
A massive California landslide that covered a huge swath of a coastal highway in rubble was captured in satellite images.
Mysterious flashes of light shown in images of Earth from space come from ice crystals lodged high in the atmosphere, new research suggests.
Some of the fastest-rising baby names of 2016 were inspired by Star Wars characters – even the evil ones.
Elon Musk posted a prototype of a super-fast electric sled to fast-track cars through underground tunnels in Los Angeles.
Despite decades of research and billions of dollars in investment, no one has a nuclear missile defense system that is remotely reliable, experts say.
Despite proposals by President Trump to drastically slash science budgets, the fiscal year 2017 budget provides funding at roughly the same levels as the prior year.
A mysterious superfluid has demonstrated a negative mass, meaning that if it's pushed to the right, it will move to the left.
An anomaly in the number of antineutrinos produced by nuclear power plants was a result of a modeling error, not a hint of new physics.
A new method could mix dust from the moon or Mars with a series of solvents to create flexible, tough 3D-printed tools.
Yves Meyer, a French mathematician who did pioneering work on a signal processing tool known as wavelet analysis, has won the Abel Prize, one of the top math prizes.
A new image of the James Webb Telescope appears to be filled with ghostly wraiths, thanks to the photo being taken in a darkened room with a long exposure time.
To aid in the search for life on Mars, people should look at the way primitive life on Earth modifies the environment around it.
A strange metal object that looks like it may have come from an aircraft or rocket launcher has landed in Myanmar.
The strange parallel universe on the show "Stranger Things" has some similarities to concepts physicists have proposed in the past.
NASA satellites have captured a stunning image of a massive algal bloom that has overtaken Lake Okeechobee in Florida for more than two months.
A massive asteroid bombarded the early Earth and left a crater hundreds of miles across, new evidence from an ancient rock formation suggests.
Black holes may have hair made up of zero-energy gravitons and photons, meaning they may preserve information, research suggests.
The mysterious disappearance of electrons in the atmosphere could be caused by meteors burning up in the sky, new research suggests.
Physicists have created a so-called magnetic wormhole that transports a magnetic field from one point to the other without being detected.