CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — One of NASA’s main delivery companies made a triumphant comeback seen up and down the East Coast on Monday night, launching its first space station shipment from Virginia since a rocket explosion two years ago.
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NEW YORK — Why can tomatoes lose flavour in the fridge? A new study says it’s because some of their genes are chilling out. And that discovery might help scientists solve the problem.
PAICINES, Calif. — A California condor chick has hatched in the wild, survived and flown out of its nest at Pinnacles National Park for the first time since the 1890s, officials said Wednesday.
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. — Researchers with the University of California, Santa Cruz say an elephant seal has set a record by swimming farther west than any other tracked elephant seal.
SAO PAULO — Brazilian scientists on Wednesday announced the discovery of what they say is the largest dinosaur ever found in South America’s biggest country.
BOSTON — A privately funded great white shark research group has confirmed the waters off Long Island’s Montauk Point are a “nursery,” a first in the study of great whites in the northwest Atlantic Ocean, the organization and other leading scientists say.
STOCKHOLM — Three scientists won the Nobel Prize in chemistry on Wednesday for developing the world’s smallest machines, work that could revolutionize computer technology and lead to a new type of battery.
FRESNO, Calif. — A native California frog once on the brink of extinction is making an encouraging comeback in Yosemite National Park, raising hopes for amphibians like it worldwide that are dying off at an alarming rate, researchers said Monday.
BERLIN—Europe’s comet-chasing space probe Rosetta performed its final task today—dipping out of orbit for a slow-motion crash onto the icy surface of the alien world it’s been following for more than a decade.
HONOLULU — Federal researchers have just returned from an expedition to study the biodiversity and mechanisms of an unusually rich deep-sea ecosystem off the coast of Hawaii’s Big Island.