With the help of the VISTA Variables Telescope, astronomers have discovered 96 star clusters that were previously undetectable.
Floods in Charlotte, North Carolina, due to torrential rains that occurred around midday on Friday have prompted evacuations, rescue attempts and flash flood warnings.
The Juno spacecraft was launched Friday from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida and is currently en route to Jupiter.
NASA scientists said Thursday they have discovered the strongest evidence yet that there could be water on Mars.
The Earth once had two moons but they collided to form one moon, according to a new study by scientists looking at the Moon's landscape. Findings published in Nature journal suggest that a smaller moon also once orbited the Earth, but fused with our known Moon in a low-speed collision 4.4. billion years ago.
The lockdown of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University campus has now been lifted even though police have yet to find the alleged gunman described by three children attending a summer camp.
Muslim Americans and atheists are the more optimistic about their future than Protestants, according to a new Gallup poll.
Virginia Tech Police Chief Wendell Flinchum has updated the public Thursday morning on the lockdown status of the university after three campers reported seeing an armed man walking around campus.
Reports coming from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University detail that an armed man has been spotted roaming the campus.
Stephen Hawking is squaring off with God, saying that God did not have a hand in creating the universe and that the "laws of science" can explain how the universe created itself from nothing. In the premiere episode of The Discovery Channel’s latest series "Curiosity" set for Sunday at 8 p.m. ET, Hawking takes on the question: "Is There a Creator?"
The Planned Parenthood clinic in Overland Park, Kansas has been granted authorization by health officials to perform abortions at their facilities, a rule which went into effect on Wednesday.
The melatonin-enhanced brownie "Lazy Larry," formerly known as "Lazy Cakes," is in danger of being seized from shelves if their manufacturer, HBB LLC, does not recall the product.
In the major bust of an online child pornography ring that originated in Louisiana, the Department of Justice and Homeland Security have charged 72 people for their involvement in the an online bulletin where images and videos of child sexual abuse were traded.
President Barack Obama will be celebrating his birthday in his hometown of Chicago, Illinois at two parties, which will double as fundraising events for his upcoming reelection campaign.
Experts at McAfee Security Company released a report on Wednesday revealing the details behind a massive cyber attack that that lasted up to five years and targeted the United Nations as well as several governments and major corporations.
Researchers at Columbia University have developed a chip that could revolutionize disease diagnosis in third world countries. The scientists have created a plastic chip that can diagnose HIV and syphilis within 15 minutes.
The latest Facebook feature allows users to let their hundreds of friends know when they are having a baby by adding an "expected child."
Molecular oxygen has been discovered in deep space within the Orion nebula region. The mission, commissioned by the European Space Agency, was conducted at the Herschel Space Observatory.
The iPad version of Skype was officially released on Tuesday, after being prematurely released on Monday only to be pulled moments later for reasons unknown.
A federal judge issued an injunction Monday on a Kansas law that denies groups like Planned Parenthood federal funding for abortions, stating that the group will likely succeed in having the law overturned.
The United Nations estimates that the world population will reach seven billion this year, making the population almost quarter what it was in 1960. It is projected that the growth will continue to nine billion by 2050 and 10 billion by 2100.
Oregon physicist Richard Taylor says that the art of crop circles is advancing with modern technology.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced Monday that as of August 1, 2012 health insurance plans would be required to cover birth control as well as several other women’s preventative services without co-pay.
Francis Collins, chief of the National Institutes of Health, has expressed his distaste for how atheists view Christians in science fields at a USA Today editorial board meeting this week.
Warren Jeffs, leader of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, who has been silent since his trial began last Thursday, spoke for the first time with the jury present Friday.