Mar 11, 2014 — Cash prizes await "citizen scientists" who can improve algorithms that help NASA find and identify asteroids in our solar system, the agency says. A contest begins next week.
Mar 10, 2014 — U.S. astronaut Mike Hopkins is expected to land in Kazakhstan, and despite diplomatic tensions the Russians plan to pick him up. It's another sign that U.S. and Russia remain tied at the hip in space.
Mar 7, 2014 — Sound expert Julian Treasure says we are losing our listening in a louder world. He shares ways to re-tune our ears for conscious listening — to other people and the world around us.
Mar 6, 2014 — An astrophysicist is using something called the Z machine at Sandia National Lab to recreate the conditions on a white dwarf star — only for a few nanoseconds, but still, enough to study.
Mar 5, 2014 — Relatively speaking, though, it will be close. The rock is expected to whiz by around 4 p.m. ET at a distance that's a bit closer than from Earth to the moon.
Mar 5, 2014 — A mysterious dark spot in downtown Tokyo. A flock of dancing dots in the Pacific. A town that's half orange, half green. Astronaut puzzlers seen from space.
Feb 28, 2014 — "It is just good luck," says astronomer Mark Thompson of the BBC's Stargazing Live. "The last time I have seen it this spectacular was probably 20 years ago."
Feb 27, 2014 — The astrophysicist says that participating in a "great unfolding of a cosmic story" should make us feel large, not small. This spring, Tyson hosts a TV series called Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey.
Feb 26, 2014 — The space agency announces a stunning discovery, as the Kepler mission identifies 715 new planets that orbit 305 stars. The finding boosts the verified number of such planets by around 70 percent.
Feb 25, 2014 — Our resident physicist, Adam Frank, likes to point out the great science happening around us all the time. Even there in your toilet bowl, that whirl of water is similar to a spiraling galaxy.