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.
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.
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.
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.
Data collected by scientists throughout the world are now telling us just how much carbon humans have put into the ocean and what that might mean for our future. Research published this week in the peer-reviewed journal Science analyzed more than 100,000 seawater samples worldwide collected from 1994 to 2007 and taken from nearly every corner and depth of ocean. The analysis found the oceans are absorbing about 31 percent of the carbon humans are spewing into the world, helping to significantly lower global temperatures. But that temperature buffering comes at a cost.
A Russian-American crew of three blasted off to the International Space Station early Friday, making a second attempt to reach the outpost after October's aborted launch. A Russian Soyuz rocket carrying NASA astronauts Nick Hague and Christina Koch along with Roscosmos' Alexei Ovchinin lifted off as planned from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 12:14 a.m. Friday (1914 GMT Thursday).