This Science Bedtime Story tells the incredible - and briefly, terrifying - story of the intrepid spacecraft that flew to Pluto and of Alice Bowman, a little girl who loved space and grew up to become one of the mission's…
By Nsikan Akpan
The Hubble telescope, the talisman space observatory, has captured fresh images of Jupiter’s auroras as Juno spacecraft makes its final approach to the planet.
On Independence Day NASA’s Juno spacecraft reaches the largest planet in our solar system and is expected to transmit pictures the 1.8 billion miles back to Earth. But even more interesting than pictures, scientists hope to collect tons of data…
A pair of 99 million-year-old fossils reveal Cretaceous baby birds with finger claws and adultlike feathers.
A decades-long scientific debate is finally resolved, thanks to a scaleless mutant lizard.
A weird chemical phenomenon called chirality, which is critical for life, has been observed in space for the first time.
By Nsikan Akpan, Matt Ehrichs
Smells are normally invisible, but this lab in Colorado uses lasers to bring odors to life. The research is part of a nationwide project to build a robot that can smell.
Astronomers find a supermassive black hole that stifles star formation by causing galactic warming.
By PBS NewsHour
By Nsikan Akpan
Bubbles buried in ancient lava on Earth may guide the search of habitable exoplanets.
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