A satellite the size of a microwave oven successfully broke free from its orbit around Earth on Monday and is headed toward the moon, the latest step in NASA's plan to land astronauts on the lunar surface again. It's been an unusual journey already for the Capstone satellite. It was launched six days ago from New Zealand's Mahia Peninsula by the company Rocket Lab in one of their small Electron rockets.
The Earth’s geomagnetic field, which scientists have been warning about for hundreds of years, isn’t about to suddenly flip over after all, according to a new
Thousands of discarded wipes flushed down toilets end up on the river Thames banks, forming a mass dubbed 'wet wipe island.'
This month will mark a new chapter in the search for extraterrestrial life, when the most powerful space telescope yet built will start spying on planets that orbit other stars. Astronomers hope that the James Webb Space Telescope will reveal whether some of those planets harbor atmospheres that might support life. Identifying an atmosphere in another solar system would be remarkable enough. But there is even a chance — albeit tiny — that one of these atmospheres will offer what is known as a bi
Great white sharks off the coast of South Africa are being preyed upon by two killer whales, causing them to flee en masse, according to a new study.
French President Emmanuel Macron urged other world leaders Thursday to better protect the planet's oceans by adopting an international agreement modeled on the legally binding Paris climate accords. Macron traveled to Portugal after attending a NATO summit in neighboring Spain to make a speech at the U.N. Ocean Conference in Lisbon. Macron acknowledged the failure of world leaders to update an international treaty, known as the Convention on the Law of the Sea, High Seas, to include a mechanism that addresses ocean conservation and the sustainability of marine life.
Hipólito Tica had saved for decades to finally build himself a proper house in a working class neighborhood of Lima. The mechanic had known they were there since the day in 1996 when he tried to dig a latrine on the lot, which is a few yards (meters) from the El Sauce archaeological site on the eastern edge of the Peruvian capital. Taking a break from hefting bricks, Tica told The Associated Press that he had been working to loosen the earth with a metal rod when the ground suddenly began to collapse.
China's space agency released sharp images, revealing Mars craters, a volcano, and a canyon that's almost as long as the United States.
The deaths of dozens of migrants, who were found in a sweltering tractor-trailer, highlight how climate change can complicate migration.
The first images from NASA's James Webb Space Telescope will be released July 12 and the initial batch will include the deepest view of the universe yet taken.
Fossils of early human ancestors found in a South African cave system may be 1 million years older than first thought, according to a study published Monday.
Ancient wolf DNA spanning the last 100,000 years, points to the moment — possibly two moments — when dogs were domesticated.
The King's College study also says the UK public underestimates how much scientists agree on the link between human activity and climate change.
Heat records have fallen on every continent in the Northern Hemisphere in June — a worrying trend given that the hottest months of the summer are still to come.
“Left unchecked, if artificial intelligence reaches cognition … it will be fueled by some of the most inhumane impulses of humanity.”
“Now is the time to stop and think — before our technology outstrips us once again.”
“I don't want to talk about sentient robots, because at all ends of the spectrum there are humans harming other humans.”
“Minds can take different forms … We should avoid reducing questions about AIs to ‘Can AIs think and feel like us?’”
“To identify sentience, or consciousness, or even intelligence, we’re going to have to work out what they are.”