After an asteroid safely flew past Earth on Friday, another that's possibly larger than the Empire State building is expected to pass by Saturday night. 2000 QW7, the skyscraper-sized asteroid, should whiz past Early at 7:54 p.m. EST. NASA estimates the object to be 950 feet to 2,100 feet in size
Humanity may be able to save the northern white rhino after all, thanks to scientists who managed to create two in vitro embryos. When Sudan, the last male northern white rhino left at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya, died in 2018, the two female rhinos Fatu and Najin were the only ones left of their
New Canadian research has found that having a strong ability for learning languages may help to reduce an individual's risk of developing dementia. Carried out by researchers at the University of Waterloo, the new study looked at 325 Roman Catholic nuns in the United States who were taking part
A new large-scale US study has found that around one in five cyclists who are injured while on their bike are not wearing a helmet, with men and ethnic minorities the least likely to wear a cycle helmet to protect themselves. Led by researchers at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine & Science, and
New research has found, for the first time, evidence to suggest that drinking tea could have a positive effect on the structure of the brain, possibly helping to protect against cognitive decline as we age. The participants were classified into two groups according to how much they drank green tea,
Bigelow Aerospace opened up its ground-based prototype for a space station module — or perhaps even a Mars transport habitat — for inspection today at its headquarters in North Las Vegas. The open house centered on the Mars Transporter Testing Unit, an all-steel mockup of the company's expandable
Investigators don't know the cause and haven't identified a single common brand or drug across all of the cases. Here's what you need to know.
If the comet-like object has interstellar origins, "it's the next best thing to sending a probe to a different solar system," one astronomer said.
The U.S. Department of Energy is looking for experts to guide the White House and federal agencies through the weird world of quantum information science. Today's solicitation seeks nominations to the National Quantum Initiative Advisory Committee, a panel that gets its mandate from legislation that
These data should help NASA find ways that astronauts and aquanauts can improve physical and mental performance, while protecting the brain, in both genders during future undersea and deep space exploration missions.
The dinosaurs' extinction was spurred by an asteroid that struck Earth. By studying the crater, scientists now know what happened after the impact.
The CDC said there were 380 confirmed and probable cases of vape-related illnesses in 26 US states on Thursday. The illnesses have led to 6 deaths.
Extinct Australian kangaroos weighed more than 250 pounds and had powerful jaws to crunch through tough vegetation, much like today's giant pandas.
Just months after closing out the 15-year-long Opportunity rover mission on Mars, Cornell University astronomer Steve Squyres is taking advantage of a new opportunity: the post of chief scientist at Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin space venture. Today Blue Origin confirmed that Squyres
As our food supply faces more stress, behavioral scientist Magnus Söderlund said, humans might consider eating corpses.
Prostate cancer is one of the deadliest that men in the US get. A new study of 9/11 first responders with prostate cancers shows how it may evolve.
Former NYPD officer Johnny Walker is dealing with stage 4 colon cancer after responding to the call on September 11, 2001.
The so-called 'blob' covers an area of 4 million square miles, or three times the size of Alaska. It could result in the death of sea lions and salmon
A study published Tuesday identifies a total of three unique electric eel species that descended from one common ancestor millions of years ago.
The smaller of Mars' two moons, Deimos, was named after the Greek god of terror — but the way former NASA flight surgeon Jim Logan sees it, Deimos could be a comfort zone for space settlers. "The Mars-facing side of Deimos is probably the most valuable real estate in the solar system,"
India’s launch vehicle carrying Chandrayaan-2 lifted off from Sriharikota, India, in late July 2019.