NASA spacecraft barreling toward a Mars landing (Update)
After an 8 1/2-month voyage through space, NASA's souped-up Mars spacecraft zoomed toward the red planet for what the agency hopes will be an epic touchdown.
New Mars rover to land in intriguing giant crater
The latest Mars destination is a giant crater near the equator with an odd feature: a mountain rising from the crater floor.
A peek at what NASA's new rover packed for Mars
If you were packing for Mars, what would you bring?
India clears mission to Mars
India's government has cleared plans to put an orbital probe around Mars next year to study the red planet's climate and geology, a report said Saturday.
Seeing Mars through the eyes of a geologist
John Grotzinger is leading a march up a mountain near Death Valley, the rocks around him streaked red, brown and purple-gray.
Review: I'm not charged by Ford's Focus Electric
I love the idea of electric cars. But I wasn't enamored with the Ford Focus Electric.
Swiss sheep to warn shepherds of wolf attacks by SMS
Using sheep to alert shepherds of an imminent wolf attack by text message might sound fanciful, but testing is already under way in Switzerland where the predator appears to be back.
European backup for NASA's nailbiting Mars mission
Europe's Mars Express spacecraft will lend its eyes and ears to NASA next week for the so-called "seven minutes of terror" in which the US agency will seek to land a rover on Mars.
At half-price, Facebook still faces doubts
Facebook shares have lost nearly half their value since a highly-touted public offering in May, but it's still not a bargain for some.
Australian spider named after David Attenborough
A newly discovered Australian spider measuring little more than a millimetre in length has been named after celebrated British scientist and broadcaster David Attenborough, reports said Saturday.
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