Elon Musk announces Hyperloop design contest winners

SpaceX has announced the winners of its competition to design pods for its conceptual...

New high-res images of Pluto reveal mysterious, floating hills...

According to new data from the New Horizons mission, nitrogen ice glaciers on Pluto...

These 5 extinct Australian megafauna will make you thankful...

People love to marvel over how everything living thing in Australia can kill you,...

The mystery of the bizarre, deep-sea 'purple socks' has...

Mysterious deep-sea creatures referred to as "purple socks" have baffled scientists for decades, but...

woolly mammoth

Did explorers really eat woolly mammoth in 1951? The mystery is solved

In 1951, a now-legendary dinner prepared for the Explorers Club was capped by an extraordinary treat: An actual portion...

A picture of the German fusion reactor

German scientists begin long-awaited nuclear fusion experiment

On Wednesday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel began a nuclear fusion experiment that could lead to cleaner, safer nuclear power. After nine years...

stony asteroid in a near-Earth orbit

Luxembourg wants to be the first European country to mine asteroids

Luxembourg may be a small country in Europe, but it has grand ambitions. The country announced on Wednesday that it...