Reptile Fossils Hint at Wide Diversity of Dinosaur AncestorsFossils of a four-legged, meat-eating reptile are helping paint a more complicated picture of the ancestry of dinosaurs than scientists had understood.
SpaceX Makes Good on Space Station Delivery a Little LateSpaceX made good on a 250-mile-high delivery at the International Space Station on Thursday, after fixing a navigation problem that held up the shipment a day.
What Mackerel and a Volcano Can Tell Us About Climate ChangeWhat could an Indonesian volcanic eruption, a 200-year-old climate disaster and a surge in the consumption of mackerel tell us about today's era of global warming?
Freeze-Dried Food and 1 Bathroom: 6 Simulate Mars in DomeCrammed into a dome with one bathroom, six scientists will spend eight months munching on mostly freeze-dried foods — with a rare treat of Spam — and have only their small sleeping quarters to retreat to for solace.
NASA Study in Hawaii Paving Way for Human Travel to MarsA group of NASA-funded researchers is poised to enter an isolated geodesic dome on a remote Hawaii volcano to study human behavior in long-term space exploration, including a planned voyage to Mars.
Thanksgiving in Space: Turkey, Green Beans & Even FootballTurkey and football will be the main Thanksgiving headliners up on the International Space Station.
Why Tomatoes Lose Flavor in Fridge: Their Genes Chill OutWhy can tomatoes lose flavor in the fridge? A new study says it's because some of their genes are chilling out. And that discovery might help scientists solve the problem.
Obama Pushes US Goal to Send Humans to Mars by 2030sPresident Barack Obama sought Tuesday to reinvigorate his six-year-old call for the U.S. to send humans to Mars by the 2030s, a mission NASA has been slowly and quietly trudging away at.
Triple Sunrises, Sunsets at This Strange New WorldImagine a planet with triple sunrises and sunsets every day for part of the year, and nonstop daylight at other times. Astronomers revealed such a place Thursday: a strange new world in the Constellation Centaurus that has not one, not two, but three suns. What's more, a year there lasts half a millennium from Earth's perspective.
Unsolved Mysteries About the Solar System's Biggest PlanetGlimpses of Jupiter have been beamed back by robotic explorers since the 1970s. Most visits were brief and only one spacecraft spent time circling the planet.
California Pipeline Spills Thousands Of Gallons Of Crude OilThousands of gallons of crude oil spilled Thursday from a pipeline and flowed down a ravine in Southern California but did not reach the ocean, officials said.
Infiniti Recalls SUVs to Fix Electronic Steering ProblemNissan is recalling more than 28,000 Infiniti luxury SUVs because the electronic steering can malfunction and bring the steering wheel to rest at an off-center position.