Why swim when you can jump? An international team of scientists led by Seoul National University has designed a tiny mechanical water-strider – a robot that can leap off the water's surface the way the pond-skimmers do in real life.
Scientists with the European Space Agency’s Rosetta mission may have had a scare when the Philae lander bounced off of the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, but the bumpy touchdown actually had a silver lining: It allowed them to take measurements in two separate spots instead of one.
Mysterious molecules floating through interstellar space have been siphoning away shards of the starlight that reaches Earth, and scientists have long tried — and failed — to identify the culprits.
Get ready to see Pluto like you’ve never seen it before. Scientists with NASA’s New Horizons mission have released fresh images taken by the spacecraft, and these unprecedented views of the dwarf planet’s surface are nothing short of spectacular.
Astronomers digging through data from NASA's planet-hunting Kepler space telescope say they have discovered the closest Earth-like "twin" circling another star ever found.
Astronomers using a giant radio telescope in the Atacama Desert of Chile have sighted the star-forming hotspot in a lopsided galaxy that was still growing when the universe was just 800 million years old.
By examining dusty bones pulled from the bottom of an ancient tomb, researchers say they’ve identified the remains of King Philip II of Macedon, the father of Alexander the Great, in a tomb in Vergina, Greece, along with his wife and a child.
An Alaska Airlines jet that was reportedly struck by lightning after taking off from Los Angeles International Airport on Saturday returned to the airfield shortly after takeoff, officials said.