A Southern California aquarium has built what is believed to be one of the world's largest habitats for the surreal sea dragons, whose native populations off Australia are threatened by pollution, warming oceans and the illegal pet and alternative medicine trades.
You've heard about the International Space Station for years. Want to visit?
NASA announced Friday that the orbiting outpost is now open for business to private citizens, with the first visit expected to be as early as next year.
The world is losing monarch butterflies at a startling rate, as logging, herbicides and other human activities destroy natural habitats. But the biggest threat yet has only recently come into focus. Climate change, with its extreme storms, prolonged droughts and warming temperatures, is poised to eradicate the Central Mexico forest that serves as the butterfly's winter refuge. To save the butterflies, local farmer Francisco Ramirez Cruz and a group of scientists are trying to move the entire forest 1,000 feet up a mountain.
A treatment that helps the immune system fight deadly blood cancers is showing early signs of promise against some solid tumors, giving hope that this approach might be extended to more common cancers in the future.
The treatment, called CAR-T therapy, involves genetically modifying some of a patient's own cells to help them recognize and attack cancer.
The first all-female spacewalk — featuring a graduate from N.C. State University — has been canceled by NASA for an odd reason.
They couldn't find a space suit the right size in the closets of the International Space Station.
In the past two years, scientists, politicians and professionals have increasingly been willing to touch the taboo subject of UFOs — and perhaps lend a little credence to those who still believe.
In December 2017, The New York Times uncovered that the U.S. had gone so far as to fund a secret, $22 million, five-year project to study UFO claims.
Since then, respected researchers, from the chairman of Harvard University's astronomy department to at least one scientist at NASA, have come out with theories, albeit controversial ones, that suggest closer study of the role extraterrestrials may play in certain phenomena.