NASA researchers just got lucky - they hit the science jackpot by discovering 715 new planets. Plus, four of these worlds have conditions that can support human life.
Scientists announced Sunday, via the journal Nature Geoscience, that they have dated a “tiny zircon crystal” to be about 4.4 billion years old.
United States scientists have warned about the outbreak of a rare infectious syndrome similar to polio, which has affected five children in western California.
Everyone knows that when we end a relationship we experiment different emotional and habit changes that can make us think that living through a breakup might as well be impossible.
An impressive video that caught the moment in which a marine biologist at the Faroe Islands attempts to cut open the stomach of a dead whale to inspect it has gone viral, with over 100,000 views on YouTube.
This weather phenomenon is characterized by the warming of the Pacific and happens every two to seven years.
The American Thomas Beatie, father of three children, is no longer the only transsexual man to have a pregnancy. Last April, a transsexual man gave birth to a baby in Germany, becoming the first in that country.
Imagine walking on a beach and coming across this huge milky white blob - what would you do? Try and touch it or just continue your leisurely stroll along the coast?
Vermont apiculturists face a new species of "zombie" bees which emerged last autumn due the collapse of colonies from extreme temperature changes.
The hunter-gatherers that inhabited Europe 7,000 years ago were dark-skinned and blue-eyed, according to a recent investigation carried out by specialists of the Institute of Evolutive Biology of the CSIC.
Although many historians and researchers have offered conjectures on where the island may be, the exact site of the legendary is Atlantis remain unknown. However, a recent discovery may very well change that.
Recent signs detected from the dwarf planet Ceres raised the possibility of the celestial body's capacities to hold life, even our own.
A mysterious occurrence on the surface of Mars has left scientists scratching their heads. After ten years of exploring the red planet, the Mars Exploration Rover named Opportunity came across a rock that puzzled experts.
Art and technology often draw inspiration from nature - it's how you get cool robots that run like cheetahs, for example. Recently, researchers from the University of Illinois took a page out of that book on a tiny scale, creating mini bio-bots that could one day swim through your bloodstream, intelligently delivering medicine right where you need it.
So who are these brave, adventurous, pioneering, and possibly outrageous individuals who could be representing our race in the vastness of space? The backgrounds of the shortlisted applicants range from astronomers, to high school teachers, to cab drivers.