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There's only one thing standing between most of the United States and a great view of the Perseid meteor shower beginning Friday night -- but it's a big one. Our moon, 2,100 miles in diameter, will rise full early evening on Friday and be directly overhead just after midnight, exactly when the annual meteor shower is predicted to hit peak intensity for the night.
Science produces lots of amazing things, the atom bomb, gene sequencing, and now, an artificial mouse sphincter grown from human cells.
Eyeballing the leftover heat from the aftermath of the Big Bang, an Israeli physics team reports more signs the early universe may have some unexpected features.
Don't cue the end of the world just yet - scientists at NOAA's Alaska Fisheries Science Center's Auke Bay Laboratories have identified the mysterious orange goo that washed up on beaches in northwest Alaska last week.
NASA has posted some fascinating videos of Tropical Storm Emily from August 3 through August 8 as it forms east of Hispaniola and moves west over the Dominican Republic, Haiti and eastern Cuba.
A stunning photo of the Martian North Pole at Martian summer solstice. The image was captured by the Mars Express High-Resolution Stereo Camera on May 17, 2010 and newly made available by the European Space Agency.
An explanation of dark lines that appear on the steep slopes of Martian hills in the spring and summer could suggest some interesting possibilities for life, exobiologists say.
An Irish-headed expedition reports the discovery of a deep sea vent field almost 10,000 feet down in the Atlantic Ocean.
The first-ever drug approved as a scorpion bite antivenom was given the thumbs-up by the Food and Drug Administration today.
The moon once had a moon, suggest space scientists, and its crash landing may explain the lunar highlands on the moon's far side.
Like something out of a horror movie, vampire bats can find prey even in the dark. Not only that, but they've got special infrared organs on their faces that allow them to locate veins under the skin so they know just were to bite.
Hey folks, here's one more reason not to eat an African crested rat -- biologists report the rodents possess poison-tipped strips of fur.
Micronesian resolution begins process of creating world's largest shark sanctuary.
Losing weight didn't help one planet orbiting a nearby star, report astronomers, whose re-analysis shed pounds but added a belt size to the distant world.
NASA's Dawn mission team Monday revealed new views of Vesta, the second-largest asteroid.
Battling nomads earned you a lot of trouble around 2,500 B.C., reports an international archeology team, at least judging from an ancient tomb in the cradle of civilization.
Physicist Jack Marburger III, who steered a national lab and served as the presidential science advisor, died Thursday at age 70 after four years of treatment for non-Hodgkins lymphoma.
Neanderthals, the extinct human species that throve for half a million years and then died out about 30,000 years ago, were crowded out by modern humans who were not only technologically and culturally more advanced but who also outnumbered them ten to one, a new paper suggests.
Cosmetic surgeons may inject soft tissue implants for facial injury victims and mold them with green light treatments, suggests an experimental study on three human patients.
Calling conflicts between religion and science "overstated', National Institutes of Health chief Francis Collins complained Tuesday that vocal atheists are giving the U.S. public a false impression of science.