In the rocket’s first mission, planned for 2018, it will launch the unmanned Orion spacecraft on a three-week journey.
Its trip involved a push through the inner solar system, a slingshot around the sun, a flyby of Earth and a capture by Jupiter’s gravity.
China on Sunday recovered an experimental probe launched aboard a new generation rocket.
The findings demonstrate a powerful method of carbon storage that could reduce some of the human-caused greenhouse gas emissions.
Only the lightest elements — helium, lithium and hydrogen — are believed to have existed in the immediate aftermath of the Big Bang.
It’s known as “le Grand K,” and it’s afforded the security and scrutiny befitting such a fancy title.
The current diversity of feathers, fur and scales is part of what made their origins so mystifying to scientists.
The Energy Grid Research and Infrastructure Development Institute will promote off-campus efforts to modernize the power grid.
The findings may offer some insight into the development of gas giants such as “hot Jupiters” and the evolution of their planetary systems.
Philadelphia-area vaccine maker Inovio and South Korea’s GeneOne Life Sciences on Monday said they received approval from U.S. regulators.
Their new paper suggests that Greenland has already contributed enough water to the ocean to begin to freshen seas.
Because of the way the space rock wobbles in orbit, 2016 HO3 actually circles the Earth in addition to circling the sun.
The discovery hints that the unseen violence of the universe may be pretty common.
The MOVE UP program uses a combination of calorie counts and physical activity to help overweight seniors reach weight reduction goals.
Australian archaeologist Damian Evans said this mapping proves that human beings have terraformed the earth for thousands of years.
In addition, a whopping 83 percent of the world’s population lives under light-polluted skies.
After the official announcement of four new elements, filling up the periodic table’s seventh row, their proposed names have been unveiled.
The 2016 race downward in Arctic sea ice continued in May with a dramatic new record.
He led to influential advances in education and the development of the field of cognitive psychology.
The six-man station crew will deploy more sensors and other gear over the next few days.
“… the high manufacturing quality of [Tut’s] dagger blade is evidence of early successful iron smithing in the 14th C. BCE,” analysts said.
The fuzz that covers bees’ bodies allows the tiny critters to home in on their favorite plants to pollinate.
U.S. scientists have been on the lookout for MCR-1 since it was reported last year that it had been found in pigs and chickens in China.
The program is aimed at understanding the impact of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) on active-duty military members and veterans.
On Friday, Saturn and the sun will be on opposite sides of the sky. Throughout this “opposition,” the ring world will be visible all night.
Scientists examined swirling patterns left in ice topping the Red Planet’s north pole.
Woman’s particular strain of E. coli has shown a resistance to colistin, a drug used for difficult-to-treat infections.
Jeremy Berg, a chemistry professor, will serve a 5-year term as head of editorial content with the 136-year old science journal.
“You can have these very subtle changes in DNA that create dramatic effects,” said Douglas Cavener of Penn State University.
A study is pointing to geologic evidence of two tsunamis — each 3.4 billion years ago, just as life was first beginning to emerge on Earth.
Detections of comets outside the solar system could one day help researchers determine what systems are suited for life.
Teams from as far away as Puerto Rico bring in robots for gladiator-style battles that also teach them STEM-based skills.
Bishop Bickerton moves the "Imagine No Malaria" campaign into a new phase that imagines “abundant health for every child in every place.”
Just because something is possible doesn’t necessarily mean it is ethical to pursue, professors write.
New center will be part of the National Microbiome Initiative, and its research could have a practical effect on society in five years.
They deliberately infected developing mice pups and tiny clusters of lab-grown brain cells so they could measure the damage that ensued.
AAA said the limits can lead to unsafe drivers going free while others are wrongfully convicted.
The prosecution witness said that he was able to replicate his test after the error was discovered and it had no impact on his analysis.
Other scientists at the University of Pittsburgh discovered and reported the data in question.
They illuminate a theory in which our ancestors evolved in Asia, sailed to Africa, then were pushed to extinction on their home continent.
Responsibility lies in two far-flung regions of the brain: the cortexes responsible for rapid visual categorizations and recognizing faces.
Grauer’s gorilla populations have plummeted 77 percent over the last 20 years, with fewer than 3,800 of the animals remaining.
Peru and Colombia have banned live animals in circuses.
Matthew Lamanna, Carnegie Museum paleontologist, is on the team announcing the rare skull discovery with new insights about titanosaurs.
The findings confirm another study that suggests a large star in our galactic neighborhood went supernova about 2.3 million years ago.
White House symposium acknowledges organizations taking fresh approaches to early STEM learning and professional development.
The end result from eating asparagus has puzzled scientists and those who eat the spring vegetable from the time of the pharaohs.
Hatched at 6 pounds, they weighed 70 in just a few weeks.
A new special exhibitions gallery and learning labs are part of a $34.5 million capital campaign — the first major upgrade in 25 years.
The solar system’s elusive innermost planet is making its best appearance of the year in the evening sky.