'Area 51' exists, but no UFOs: CIA paper
A newly declassified CIA document confirms the existence of famed Area 51 in Nevada, but conspiracy theorists will be disappointed the spy agency offers no proof of alien spaceship landings in the desert.
Tropical zone expanding due to climate change: study
Climate change is rapidly expanding the size of the world's tropical zone, threatening to bring disease and drought to heavily populated areas, an Australian study has found.
Toronto teens send Lego man into space: video
A video posted on YouTube Wednesday appeared to show the amazing voyage of a Lego man sent into space on a homemade spacecraft by two Toronto students.
Solar panels, anti-freeze beetles in space
San Diego engineering students recently sent a weather balloon up 80,000 feet to near space to study the effects of solar power, climate change and even the survival rate of anti-freeze beetles. The launch, ...
MIT Student Takes Pictures from Space on Less Than $150 (w/ Video)
Russia sheds light on Gagarin death mystery (Update)
Russia on Friday declassified documents that shed light on Yuri Gagarin's mysterious death in a training flight in 1968, saying his jet likely manoeuvred sharply to avoid a weather balloon.
Public could 'travel' to space for $67 through new project
Researchers from the University of Surrey have launched a unique campaign that will enable the public to 'travel' to space for the cost of a pair of trainers.
Searching for balloons in a social network
In December 2009, 10 red weather balloons were launched from locations throughout the United States. The projects aim: testing the mettle of social media.
A 'cosmic weather balloon' at the center of the Milky Way
The radiation field at the centre of the Milky Way must be 1,000 times stronger than in the area surrounding our sun. Astrophysicists of the "Milky Way Galaxy" Collaborative Research Centre of Heidelberg University used computer ...
Researchers root out the limits of social mobilization
NASA releases report about Australia balloon mishap
(PhysOrg.com) -- A NASA panel that investigated the unsuccessful April 28 launch of a scientific balloon from Alice Springs, Australia, has released its report.
Google begins launching Internet-beaming balloons (Update)
Google is launching Internet-beaming antennas into the stratosphere aboard giant, jellyfish-shaped balloons with the lofty goal of getting the entire planet online. Eighteen months in the works, the top- ...
Hunting for high life: What lives in Earth's stratosphere?
What lives at the edge of space? Other than high-flying jet aircraft pilots (and the occasional daredevil skydiver) you wouldn't expect to find many living things over 10 kilometers up—yet this is exactly whe ...
Electric ash found in Eyjafjallajokull's plume, say UK researchers
In the first peer-reviewed scientific paper to be published about the Icelandic volcano since its eruption in April 2010, UK researchers write that the ash plume which hovered over Scotland carried a significant ...