Science

Drosera magnifica, or magnificent sundew. (Paulo Gonella/Facebook)

Strange New Carnivorous Plant Species Discovered With Help From Facebook

Facebook is a great tool for sharing baby photos, making birthday party plans and stalking high school friends, but an amateur botanist demonstrated how the social network has gone a step further in the name of science.

07/30/2015

Blue moons are actually gray or silver, but can sometimes be perceived as blue depending on atmospheric conditions. (Getty Images)

Rare Blue Moon Returns Friday After 3-Year Hiatus

Skywatchers are in for a rare treat this Friday as a Blue Moon takes center stage for a show that happens once every three years.

07/29/2015

Terminator robot 'T-800' (credit: YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images)

Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking Warn Killer Robots Could Destroy Humanity As We Know It

From self-driving cars to mobile personal assistants, the conveniences of technology seamlessly fold into our everyday lives — which is why three luminaries are warning humanity: beware of the killer robots.

07/27/2015

The brightest spots on dwarf planet Ceres are seen in this image taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on June 6, 2015. (NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA)

Detectable Haze On Dwarf Planet Ceres Bolsters Top Theory For Bizarre Bright Spots

New information about the mysterious bright spots on Ceres is giving scientists new leads about the dwarf planet’s history.

07/27/2015

New Horizons captures Pluto's icy atmosphere (NASA)

NASA Discovers Eerie-Looking Veil Of Ice Haze Floating Over Pluto

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft has given humanity a spectacular new look at Pluto, with each photo divulging fresh information about the mysterious icy world 4.67 billion miles away from Earth.

07/24/2015

Kepler-452b (NASA)

Earth 2.0? NASA’s Kepler Mission Finds New World In Habitable Zone 1,400 Light Years Away

NASA’s Kepler Mission may have found our cousin with the confirmation of the first Earth-size planet in the “habitable zone” around a sun-like star.

07/23/2015

An asteroid in outer space. (NASA/CBS)

Asteroid Passing By Earth May Be Worth $5.4 Trillion

An asteroid that could contain trillions of dollars’ worth of precious platinum is set to zoom past Earth Sunday.

07/19/2015

In this handout provided by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), a close-up image of a region near Pluto's equator shows a range of mountains rising as high as 11,000 feet (3,500 meters) taken by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft as it passed within 7,800 feet of the dwarf planet on July 14, 2015. (Photo by NASA/APL/SwRI via Getty Images)

Dazzling Photos Reveal Giant Peaks On Pluto, Canyons On Charon

Mankind’s first close-up look at Pluto did not disappoint Wednesday: The pictures showed ice mountains on Pluto about as high as the Rockies and canyons on its big moon Charon that appear deeper than those on Earth.

07/15/2015

Pluto sent a love note back to Earth via NASA's New Horizons. This is the last image taken before today's #PlutoFlyby. (NASA)

Pluto Flyby: Spacecraft Reaches Icy, Mysterious World 9.5 Years Later

We’ve made it to Pluto by NASA’s calculations, the last stop on a planetary tour of the solar system a half-century in the making.

07/14/2015

Image of Pluto only from the New Horizons’ Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI), July 8, 2015. Most of the bright features around Pluto’s edge are a result of image processing, but the bright sliver below the dark “whale,” which is also visible in unprocessed images, is real.
Credits: NASA-JHUAPL-SWRI

NASA Releases First Clear Photos Of Pluto With Its Largest Moon

As NASA’s unmanned New Horizons spacecraft closes in on a nine-year journey to Pluto, the first clear picture of the icy dwarf planet with its largest moon has made it back to earth.

07/10/2015

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