After two days of unexpected delays, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft took off aboard an Atlas V rocket headed towards Pluto Thursday.
NASA's New Horizons spacecraft took off aboard an Atlas V rocket on a 10-year, 3-billion-mile trip to Pluto. A scientist discusses the mission.
Scientists hope the interstellar dust recovered from NASA's Stardust capsule will help them learn more about the formation of the solar system 4.6 billion years ago -- and possibly the origins of life.
Residents in rural communities in Africa have begun purchasing mosquito nets with international aid money as an affordable, available and effective method of preventing malaria. An Indepedent Television News report from Uganda and Tanzania looks at the manufacturing and distribution…
In a review of 2005's science stories, two writers consider the stem cell controversy, global climate change and the threat of a bird flu pandemic.
A reporter from the New Orleans Times-Picayune discusses the slow and ongoing process of identifying the victims of Hurricane Katrina, four months after the storm hit the Gulf Coast.
Last week a panel from Seoul National University announced it had found deliberate deception in scientist Woo Suk Hwang's work, which claimed to have made a breakthrough in stem cell research. Three experts discuss the scandal and its implications.
The Department of Homeland Security has proposed spending up to $1 million per passenger plane to install a missile defense systems, but some believe cost of the program does not match the threat.
Nations around the world marked the first anniversary of the Indian Ocean tsunami, one of the deadliest natural disasters in history. Special correspondent Tom Hagler and producer Jonathan Silvers look at recovery efforts along Thailand's Andaman Coast.
The devastation caused by levee failures in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina has prompted other states, including California, to take a hard look at their own levee systems.
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