Science And Health

Cassini spacecraft ends 13-year odyssey with fiery plunge into Saturn


The U.S. space agency NASA received a final signal from its Cassini spacecraft on Friday as it ended a groundbreaking, 13-year Saturn mission with a meteor-like plunge into the ringed planet's atmosphere. | Video


U.S., Russian crew transfer to space station after Soyuz flight

BAIKONUR COSMODROME, Kazakhstan Two U.S. astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut arrived at the International Space Station on Wednesday, about six hours after their Soyuz spacecraft blasted off from Kazakhstan, a NASA TV broadcast showed. | Video

13 Sep 2017

Spectacular Northern Light display illuminates Finnish sky

Green, purple, pink and yellow lights danced across the sky in striking aurora displays over northern Finland early on Friday. | Video

08 Sep 2017

Drinks industry distorts alcohol cancer risk: scientists

LONDON, Sept 7 The alcohol industry uses denial, distortion and distraction to mislead people about the risks of developing cancer from drinking, often employing similar tactics to those of the tobacco industry, a study said on Thursday.

Health, 08 Sep 2017

Record-breaking U.S. astronaut and crew back on Earth

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson and two crewmates made a parachute touchdown in Kazakhstan on Saturday, capping a career-total 665 days in orbit, a U.S. record. | Video

03 Sep 2017

Arianespace aborts satellite launch seconds before lift-off

FRANKFURT European satellite launching firm Arianespace said it had called off the launch of two communications satellites seconds before lift-off on Tuesday, citing unspecified problems.

06 Sep 2017

India's eighth navigation satellite implodes on take off

NEW DELHI India's eighth navigation satellite imploded shortly after lift off on Thursday, state-run Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said.

31 Aug 2017

Famed T. rex 'Sue' getting a makeover at Field Museum in Chicago

The world's biggest T. rex is getting ready for a cutting-edge makeover.

30 Aug 2017

U.S. spacecraft readies for fiery plunge into Saturn after 13-year mission

WASHINGTON The U.S. space agency's Cassini spacecraft will end its 13-year mission to Saturn in mid-September by transmitting data until the final moment before it plunges into the ringed planet's atmosphere, officials said on Tuesday.

30 Aug 2017

Rare total solar eclipse spreads wonder across United States

CHARLESTON, S.C./SHERIDAN, Oregon As millions of awestruck Americans cast their gaze skyward on Monday at the extraordinary sight of a total solar eclipse, one Connecticut man had his eyes set firmly on a different prize. | Video

25 Aug 2017