Europe sets June 5 for launch of space freighter
The European Space Agency (ESA) on Thursday announced it would launch the fourth, and heaviest, in a series of hi-tech cargo vehicles to the International Space Station (ISS) on June 5.
'Chemical gardens' could hold the key to understanding the origins of life on Earth
The "chemical garden," a school classroom chemistry experiment, in which beautiful plant-like structures sprout in a test tube, has become the linchpin for real-world scientific experiments that aim to shed light on the origins ...
Canadian commands space station for first time
With the ringing of a ceremonial bell in space to mark a crew change, astronaut Chris Hadfield became the first Canadian to assume command of the International Space Station on Wednesday.
'Nebraska Ice' leads to three more discoveries
(Phys.org)—"Nebraska Ice" is the discovery that just keeps on giving for chemist Xiao Cheng Zeng and his research team at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
British team looks for life in Antarctica
Today, a British team of scientists and engineers will realise a 16 year ambition to drill down through over three kilometres of Antarctic ice into an ancient buried lake.
International Space Station salutes the Sun
(Phys.org)—This weekend the International Space Station will turn itself to position ESA's SOLAR instrument for a better view of the Sun. It will be the first time the Station has changed attitude for scientific ...
CU-Boulder hardware to fly on first-ever NASA-contracted resupply mission to space station
A University of Colorado Boulder space center is providing hardware and technical support for scientific experiments aboard the first-ever NASA-contracted resupply flight to the International Space Station, ...
China to launch manned spacecraft in June
China will launch a spacecraft this month to conduct its first manned space docking, state media said Saturday, the latest step in a plan aimed at giving the country a permanent space station by 2020.
Medical treatments from 200 miles up
In the hunt for cancer treatments, researchers have had some help from higher authorities -- way higher. The International Space Station, orbiting the Earth at more than 200 miles in the sky, houses scientific ...
China may send its first woman into space: Xinhua
China may send its first woman into space this year after including female astronauts in the team training for its first manned space docking, state media said Monday.
Texas vulture study upends forensics
(AP) -- For more than five weeks, a woman's body lay undisturbed in a secluded Texas field. Then a frenzied flock of vultures descended on the corpse and reduced it to a skeleton within hours.
NASA jet stream study will light up the night sky
High in the sky, 60 to 65 miles above Earth's surface, winds rush through a little understood region of Earth's atmosphere at speeds of 200 to 300 miles per hour. Lower than a typical satellite's orbit, higher ...
China's next space mission to carry 3 astronauts
China's next space mission will carry three astronauts who will dock with and live inside an experimental orbiting module launched last year, state media said Friday.
Staple diet: Christmas turkey nightmare is resolved at last
The table has been set, the wine has been poured and the Christmas turkey is brought out for everyone's approval.