Dueling projections of population growth present different visions of the world's future.
Humble soil bacteria may help farmers grow more crops to feed the world.
A man attacked and killed by a bear in a remote forest in Wyoming is a reminder to always be prepared around the animals.
Shakespeare got it wrong. A new study shows Richard III died for want of a helmet, not a horse.
Artificial sweeteners might unexpectedly increase blood sugar levels in some people, a study of gut microbes suggests.
As the epic drought persists, the state decides to limit groundwater pumping—but not before the 2020s at the earliest.
After the nuclear disaster at Chernobyl in 1986, more than a thousand square miles were abandoned, inspiring the curious and adventurous to sneak into the exclusion zone.
Residents await a slow-moving threat from the Kilauea volcano.
Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have found a monster lurking in a very unlikely place. New observations of the ultracompact dwarf galaxy M60-UCD1 have revealed a supermassive black hole at its heart, making this tiny galaxy the smallest ever found to host a supermassive black hole. This suggests that there may be many more supermassive black holes that we have missed, and tells us more about the formation of these incredibly dense galaxies. The results will be published in the journal Nature on 18 September 2014.
Rosetta's lander Philae will target Site J, an intriguing region on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko that offers unique scientific potential, with hints of activity nearby, and minimum risk to the lander compared to the other candidate sites.
While scanning the sky to measure the positions and movements of stars in our Galaxy, Gaia has discovered its first stellar explosion in another galaxy far, far away.
The international Cassini mission has revealed hundreds of lakes and seas spread across the icy surface of Saturn's moon Titan, mostly in its polar regions. These lakes are filled not with water but with hydrocarbons, a form of organic compound that is also found naturally on Earth and includes methane. While most of the liquid in the lakes is thought to be replenished by rainfall from clouds in the moon's atmosphere, the cycling of liquid throughout Titan's crust and atmosphere is still not well understood.
Proposals are solicited for observations with XMM-Newton in response to the fourteenth Announcement of Opportunity, AO-14, issued 26 August 2014. This AO covers the period May 2015 to April 2016 and is open to proposers from all over the world.
Through this Call for Missions the Director of Science and Robotic Exploration solicits from the broad scientific community proposals for the competitive selection of mission concepts to be candidate for the implementation of a medium-size, or M-class, mission (M4) for launch in 2025.
The scientific community is invited to submit proposals for participation to the Cassini-Huygens mission through the Participating Scientists (PS) programme.
This Announcement of Opportunity (AO) is issued jointly by ESA, NASA, and ASI.
A brief statement of work is due on 28 July 2014; the full proposal is due on 26 September 2014.
The scientific communities in Europe and China are invited to present their ideas about a joint scientific mission at the 2nd ESA-CAS workshop that will take place in Copenhagen, Denmark, on 23-24 September, 2014.
It's official, Rosetta instruments are ready for action! The Rosetta team had a commissioning 'close out' review on 13 May where each of the orbiter and lander instruments were given a formal 'go' for routine science operations.
Report for the period 13 October to 9 November 2013This reporting period covers four weeks of Venus Express operations. It includes the continuation of quadrature operations, a temporary star tracker outage, start of the sixteenth occultation season, continuation of the first sulphur dioxide campaign, and the entire thirteenth Atmospheric Drag Experiment Campaign.
Report for the period 15 September to 12 October 2013.This reporting period covers four weeks of Venus Express operations. It includes the end of the twenty-fifth eclipse season, continuation of the first sulphur dioxide campaign, and the start of quadrature operations.