A number of prominent scientists have signed on to a letter warning that autonomous weapons should be banned.
Elon Musk's company has announced a new competition to build pods for the futuristic Hyperloop transit system.
A new way to reconcile quantum mechanics and general relativity could imply that the age of the universe is infinite, and that there was no true Big Bang that started it all.
New images from space reveal the storms that are bringing much needed rains to California. Though the storms will help, they won't make much of a dent in the historic drought.
Just a few fundamental physical constants that govern the physics of the universe can be used to predict everything from the size of the tallest mountain on a planet to the size of a neutron star.
Changes in plasma levels around Voyager I revealed that the 70s era spacecraft had entered interstellar space. But even in interstellar space, Voyager is still under the influence of the sun.
The incredible energy of comet impacts bombarding the early Earth could have helped create precursor molecules to life
Hollywood may create far-fetched apocalyptic movies, but scientists' visions of planet Earth's doom are even more terrifying
The movie “After Earth” takes plenty of liberties with science but may teach a wide audience about the human impact on the planet.
The world's first commercial spaceport hosted a massive event for one of the summer's biggest action movies, 'After Earth.'
A neat trick for efficiently folding paper could be used to fold and unfurl sails used by cubesats hunting for meteoroids
A space station particle detector has found hints of dark matter, but experiments deep below the Earth's surface may directly detect it.
A sudden drop in cosmic ray intensity suggests that NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft is in a new region of space.
Physicists have tentatively detected several particles that could reveal how radioactive heat inside the earth could influence earthquakes
Hypervelocity stars similar to our sun could shed light on star formation in the dust-shrouded center of the Milky Way.
At the current pace, it will take decades to find asteroids close enough to Earth to mine for resources.
From frogs and turtles to monkeys, chimps and rabbits, the animal kingdom has seen its fair share of space.