NASA rover finally bites the dust on Mars after 15 years

Published Feb. 13 2019

NASA's Opportunity, the Mars rover that was built to operate for just three months but kept going and going, rolling...

Telemedicine's challenge: Getting patients to click the app

Published Feb. 6 2019

Walmart workers can now see a doctor for only $4. The catch? It has to be a virtual visit.

Check your compass: The magnetic north pole is on the move

Published Feb. 5 2019

True north isn't quite where it used to be.

Five reasons why autonomous cars aren't coming anytime soon

Published Feb. 4 2019

In the world of autonomous vehicles, Pittsburgh and Silicon Valley are bustling hubs of development and testing. But ask those...

Northwest measles outbreak revives debate over vaccine laws

Published Feb. 4 2019

A measles outbreak near Portland, Oregon, has revived a bitter debate over so-called "philosophical" exemptions to childhood vaccinations as public...

Long johns to short sleeves: Rapid thaw follows polar blast

Published Jan. 31 2019

In Illinois, temperatures could rise by 80 degrees within days. In Michigan, melting snow and rain and a 17-mile ice...

Where's my robot lawn mower? Roomba-maker now has an answer

Published Jan. 30 2019

Robot vacuums have now been around long enough that you might watch one bump around a living room and think,...

Blue Origin breaks ground on Huntsville rocket engine plant

Published Jan. 25 2019

A rocket company founded by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos broke ground Friday on a new $200 million engine plant in...

On Twitter, a limited number of characters are spreading fake info

Published Jan. 24 2019

A tiny fraction of Twitter users spread the vast majority of fake news in 2016, with conservatives and older people...

Telescopes capture moment of impact during eclipse of moon

Published Jan. 24 2019

Astronomers managed to capture the moment of an impact during this week's eclipsed moon.

Researchers come face to face with huge great white shark

Published Jan. 18 2019

Two shark researchers who came face to face with what could be one of the largest great whites ever recorded...

Total lunar eclipse meets supermoon Sunday night

Published Jan. 17 2019

Here comes a total lunar eclipse and supermoon, all wrapped into one.

Less beef, more beans: Experts say world needs a new diet

Published Jan. 17 2019

A hamburger a week, but no more - that's about as much red meat people should eat to do what's...

EPA criminal action against polluters hits 30-year low

Published Jan. 15 2019

The Environmental Protection Agency hit a 30-year low in 2018 in the number of pollution cases it referred for criminal...

Antarctica is losing ice 6 times faster today than in 1980s

Published Jan. 14 2019

Antarctica is melting more than six times faster than it did in the 1980s, a new study shows.

U.S. cancer death rate hits milestone: 25 years of decline

Published Jan. 8 2019

The U.S. cancer death rate has hit a milestone: It's been falling for at least 25 years, according to a...

China begins first surface exploration of moon's far side

Published Jan. 4 2019

A Chinese space rover explored the lunar terrain on Friday in the world's first mission on the surface of the...

Detecting depression: Phone apps could monitor teen angst

Published Jan. 3 2019

Rising suicide rates and depression in U.S. teens and young adults have prompted researchers to ask a provocative question: Could...

China lunar probe sheds light on the 'dark' side of the moon

Published Jan. 3 2019

China's burgeoning space program achieved a lunar milestone on Thursday: landing a probe on the mysterious and misnamed "dark" side...

NASA: Icy object past Pluto looks like reddish snowman

Published Jan. 2 2019

A NASA spacecraft 4 billion miles from Earth yielded its first close-up pictures Wednesday of the most distant celestial object...

NASA spacecraft hurtles toward tiny, icy world beyond Pluto

Published Dec. 31 2018

The NASA spacecraft that yielded the first close-up views of Pluto hurtled toward a New Year's Day rendezvous with a...

EPA targets Obama crackdown on mercury from coal plants

Published Dec. 28 2018

The Trump administration on Friday targeted an Obama-era regulation credited with helping dramatically reduce toxic mercury pollution from coal-fired power...

Elon Musk's new underground transportation tunnel 'a little rough around the edges'

Published Dec. 19 2018

Elon Musk unveiled his underground transportation tunnel this week, allowing reporters and invited guests to take some of the first...