The discovery of an octopus that lives in big groups is shattering even the most expansive ideas of known octopus behavior.
The Ebola virus has killed a Liberian doctor and infected two Americans in the worst-ever Ebola epidemic, which has now spread to Nigeria.
Amid volcanoes and climate zig-zags, an asteroid impact bumped off dinosaurs at a weak moment for the giant beasts.
Keeping tabs on polar bears, penguins, and other creatures via satellite can be cheaper, easier, and more accurate, scientists say.
Ten million men died during the 1914-18 conflict—and so did eight million horses.
Amelia Earhart's first-person account on becoming the first pilot to fly from Hawaii to California
Bloodshed in the Middle East today can be traced back to the war that began a hundred years ago tomorrow.
A teen and his father took on too much risk in trying to set a world flight record in 30 days, says Barrington Irving, a young pilot who set his own record in 2007.
ESA's Rosetta spacecraft has made its first temperature measurements of its target comet, finding that it is too hot to be covered in ice and must instead have a dark, dusty crust.
With the incredible images of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko's nucleus grabbing most of the attention over the last few weeks, we shouldn't forget about the comet's coma. Of course, you can still find the most recent image of the nucleus later on in this post, but first let's talk about coma and activity.
Following extensive in-orbit commissioning and several unexpected challenges, ESA's billion-star surveyor, Gaia, is now ready to begin its science mission.
ESA's Venus Express spacecraft has climbed to a new orbit following its daring aerobraking experiment, and will now resume observations of this fascinating planet for at least a few more months.
Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have mapped the mass within a galaxy cluster more precisely than ever before. Created using observations from Hubble's Frontier Fields observing programme, the map shows the amount and distribution of mass within MCS J0416.1-2403, a massive galaxy cluster found to be 160 trillion times the mass of the Sun. The detail in this mass map was made possible thanks to the unprecedented depth of data provided by new Hubble observations, and the cosmic phenomenon known as strong gravitational lensing.
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.
Report for period 3 June to 1 July 2013
On 17 June 2013 Herschel operations were concluded, following the last manoeuvre to deplete the spacecraft's fuel and the final passivation of the spacecraft. Herschel has been switched off and is in its final heliocentric orbit. The mission is now in its post-operations phase.
BEIJING (Reuters) - An explosion killed at least 65 people and injured more than 120 at factory in China that makes wheels for U.S. carmakers, including General Motors, state media said, as the country suffered its worst industrial accident in a year.