Webb Telescope Will Look for Signs of Life Way Out There

The James Webb Space Telescope is prepared for launch at the European spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana in November 2021. (European Southern Observatory...

A pair of orcas are hunting great white sharks to eat...

People inspect the carcass of a great white shark.Carl Roets/Marine Dynamics, Dyer Island Conservation TrustA pair of orcas are preying on great white...

Humans are making it hard to listen for aliens

Dan Werthimer has spent more than four decades trying to eavesdrop on aliens.A pioneering researcher in the field of astronomy known as SETI,...

Mosquitos sniff out hosts infected with certain viruses, researchers find

Smell can be a powerful motivator. The fragrance of freshly baked cookies may compel a person to come to the kitchen, while...

China’s Mars spacecraft has photographed the entire red planet, state media...

China's Mars orbiter captured this top-down view of the 59,055-foot Ascraeus Mons volcano.CNSA/Handout via ReutersChina's mars orbit has pictured the entire red planet,...

Peru home build vexed by ‘the neighbors’ — Inca-era mummies

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Hipólito Tica had saved for decades to finally build himself a proper house in a working class neighborhood of...

New map of ancient trees an opportunity for conservation

Ancient trees can be cavernous, home to an array of wildlifeA new map shows there could be around two million trees with exceptional...

Nearly a quarter of Earth’s seafloor now mapped

The oceans cover 70% of the Earth's surface. Of that area, 23.4% is now mapped to modern standardsSlowly but surely the proportion...

Tokyo heat wave adds to sweltering temperatures in Northern Hemisphere

Millions of people in Japan are sweltering under oppressively high temperatures in the latest early-season heat wave to strike in the month of...

55-pound spacecraft heads to moon to test “halo” orbit for NASA

A microwave oven-size spacecraft took off on a four-month voyage to the moon Tuesday, the first step in a relatively low-cost pathfinder mission...

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