Invasive fire ants have been a thorn in the sides of Southerners for years. But another invasive species, the so-called "crazy" ant — that many describe as being worse — has arrived and is displacing fire ants in several places. More »'Crazy' Ants Driving Out Fire Ants in Southeast
The moon has a new hole on its surface thanks to a boulder that slammed into it in March, creating the biggest explosion scientists have seen on the moon since they started monitoring it. More »Huge Rock Crashes Into Moon, Sparks Giant Explosion
By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - An automated telescope monitoring the moon has captured images of an 88-pound (40 kg) rock slamming into the lunar surface, creating a bright flash of light, NASA scientists said on Friday. The explosion on March 17 was the biggest seen since NASA began watching the moon for meteoroid impacts about eight years ago. So far, more than 300 strikes have been recorded. ... More »Meteoroid impact triggers bright flash on the moon
The peak period for baby-making sex in ancient Egypt was in July and August, when the weather was at its hottest. More »Cemetery Reveals Baby-Making Season in Ancient Egypt
Fracking Can Be Done Safely, but Will It Be? More »Fracking Can Be Done Safely, but Will It Be?
A huge explosion on the sun will deal Earth a glancing blow today (May 17) but should not pose a threat to the planet, scientists say. More »Fallout from Huge Solar Flare Sideswipes Earth Today
NASA conducted a successful test of its next-generation spaceship last week, in an exercise designed to simulate two different types of parachute failures during landing. More »NASA Tests Orion Spaceship's Parachutes with Mock Glitch
The organizers of a private plan to send two people on a round-trip flyby of Mars in 2018 are choosing between a variety of commercial rockets and a NASA booster for the mission. More »Private Mars Flyby Mission Ponders NASA & Commercial Rockets
Think your computer is pretty fast? Think again. More »Why Are Google & NASA Getting a Quantum Computer?
If the Starship Enterprise's warp drive looks especially realistic in the new "Star Trek" film, that's because it was shot in a real-life laboratory for nuclear fusion research: The National Ignition Facility in California. More »'Star Trek' at Fusion Lab: When Fantasy Meets Real Life
The Earth is a pretty bleak place for humans in the new science fiction movie, "After Earth." More »Sci-Fi Film 'After Earth' Presents Dark Future for Humanity
The new "Star Trek" film warped into on Thursday (May 16) and space enthusiasts may find something familiar in the opening scenes of the fictional universe: a made-up planet named Nibiru. More »'Doomsday Planet' Nibiru Has Cameo in 'Star Trek Into Darkness'
The moderate magnitude-4.4 earthquake that rattled Canada and the Northeast this morning (May 17) made a big impact thanks to old bedrock. More »Why Was the Ottawa Earthquake Felt So Widely?
College guys may outdrink women on any given night, but new research finds that the ladies are more likely than their male counterparts to exceed weekly alcohol limits. More »College Women Don't Need to Binge to Over-Drink
Doing computer puzzles may improve thinking skills in women who've undergone chemotherapy, according to a Stanford study. More »Computer Games May Improve 'Chemo Brain' in Cancer Patients
NECKER ISLAND, British Virgin Islands (AP) — Surrounded by a turquoise sea and a menagerie of exotic animals on a billionaire's private island, political and business leaders gathered Friday to back an initiative aimed at expanding protection for the Caribbean's imperiled coasts and waters. More »Caribbean talks conservation on Branson's island
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — One of Alaska's most restless volcanoes shot an ash cloud 15,000 feet into the air Friday in an ongoing eruption that is visible for miles when the weather allows. More »Alaska volcano shoots ash 15,000 feet into the air
Why Manhattan's Green Roofs Don't Work--and How to Fix Them More »Why Manhattan's Green Roofs Don't Work--and How to Fix Them