| Oct 8, 2009
In the predawn hours Friday, while those on the West Coast still snooze, a rocket is scheduled to punch a 13-foot-deep hole in a crater at the moon's south pole that hasn't seen sunlight in billions of years. The purpose: to find out whether ice lies...
| Oct 10, 2009
As entertainment, NASA's moon punch mission was more "Heaven's Gate" than "Raiders of the Lost Ark." As science, however, it might still qualify for blockbuster status.
Huddled in sleeping bags and tents, hundreds of people had gathered on a chilly Bay...
| Oct 17, 2009
Is 2012 the end of the world?
If you scan the Internet or believe the marketing campaign behind the movie "2012," scheduled for release in November, you might be forgiven for thinking so. Dozens of books and fake science websites are prophesying the...
| Oct 17, 2009
NASA's recent lunar-punch mission apparently was not the high-profile flop it first appeared.
Officials at Ames Research Center in Northern California, which managed the mission, released images Friday that clearly show a plume of debris from the...
| Jan 31, 2010
Everyone thought the tall, strange white man was some kind of genius. But to teenage Ernestine De Soto he was a giant pain in the neck, a nosy, "Ichabod Crane-like" character who drew her mother's attention from its rightful place -- on her.
| Oct 22, 2009
Scientists have identified the fossilized remains of the smallest dinosaur yet discovered in North America, a house-pet-sized creature that would have scurried between the legs of its larger relatives.
The new species, Fruitadens haagarorum, weighed less...
| Oct 24, 2009
Caves were some of the earliest refuges for human beings on Earth. Could the same be true for future pioneers on Mars?
Glen Cushing, a space scientist with the U.S. Geological Survey, thinks so. He said he has found evidence of an extensive cave system...
| Oct 31, 2009
On Friday, only days after NASA tested its next big-ticket rocket, a ragtag group of space junkies in the Mojave Desert flew a bargain-basement rocket ship that could be the real future of spaceflight in the 21st century.
| Nov 13, 2009
NASA scientists said Thursday that they had come up with a plan to free the stalled rover Spirit from its Martian sand trap but also warned that the plan might not work. If it doesn't, the popular robot could finally reach its end.
Rover managers will...
| Nov 14, 2009
Scientists have found "significant" amounts of water in a crater at the moon's south pole, a major discovery that will dramatically revise the characterization of the moon as a dead world and likely make it a more attractive destination for future human...
| Nov 14, 2008
by Frank James So which magazine was the first to get a sit down interview and photo shoot with President-elect Barack Obama? Ebony Magazine, which was visited by the president-elect at its Chicago offices in the Michigan Ave. headquarters building......