When our earliest ancestors first learned to manipulate perhaps the most powerful of natural forces by creating and harnessing fire, it set the human species on a trajectory towards global domination from which we, for better or worse,
In late September, NASA's Upper Atmospheric Research Satellite will crash into Earth. Weighing more than 1,300 pounds and roughly the size of a school bus, the satellite will likely land somewhere between Canada and South
Astronomers have discovered the largest mass of water known to exist. So we humans can go right on mucking up our frail planet's meager reserves of fresh water, we know where to find plenty more? But wait, there's a
If good design means longevity, Hubble is well on its way to redeeming the missteps that required high-tech space missions for vision correction before it could serve its purpose. Could it be a coinicidence that Hubble
It wasn't long ago that scientists were saying the Earth's moon may have more water than the Great Lakes. Now comes another study, also funded like the one last, by NASA, that says the moon may have 100 times as much water as
Although NASA's latest launch may spell the end of an era for soon-to-be retired space shuttle Endeavor, it marks a major leap forward for aquatic invertebrates. Sure, classic illustrations of animal evolution typically depict
We can now add space debris remediation with tungsten micro-dust to the many geo-engineering proposals on the table for cleaning up the mess humanity is making with our only planet. The proposal, penned by G. Ganguli, C. Crabtree, L.
As anyone who's seen It's a Wonderful Life or read A Christmas Carol knows, sometimes a new perspective on things is all it takes to truly appreciate what we have -- and there's no better time for this than around the holidays. For the six person crew