'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.
Researchers root out the limits of social mobilization
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.
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.
Launching balloons in Antarctica
They nicknamed it the "Little Balloon That Could." Launched in December of 2010 from McMurdo Station in Antarctica, the research balloon was a test run and it bobbed lower every day like it had some kind of ...
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 ...
MIT Student Takes Pictures from Space on Less Than $150 (w/ Video)
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.
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 ...
US physician who told of handling UFO debris dies
Dr. Jesse Marcel Jr., who said he handled debris from the 1947 crash of an unidentified flying object near Roswell, New Mexico, has died at the age of 76.
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- ...
Weather balloon takes solar cell experiment toward sun
(Phys.org) —How do solar cells behave at high altitudes? Do they perform better the closer they get to the sun? Those simple questions propelled four undergraduate students from Northwestern University's McCormick School ...
In the shadow of the Moon: Experience a solar eclipse from 37 kilometers up
On November 14, 2012, tens of thousands of viewers across northeastern Australia got a great view of one of the most awe-inspiring sights in astronomy—a total solar eclipse. Of course many fantastic ph ...
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 ...