Latest stories
NASA Captures Images of Strong Solar Flares

Two high-intensity solar flares were emitted Wednesday, the second of which was the most intense recorded since the start of this sun cycle in December 2008, NASA said.

W140 Full Story
Loveless Monkey Adopts Chicken at Israeli Zoo

A lonely monkey at an Israeli zoo has found a way to soothe her maternal urges: by adopting a chicken.

W140 Full Story
Historic Eclipse Turns Day into Night across the U.S.

Millions of Americans gazed in wonder through telescopes, cameras and disposable protective glasses Monday as the moon blotted out the sun in the first full-blown solar eclipse to sweep the U.S. from coast to coast in nearly a century.

W140 Full Story
Millions Pour Into US Towns in Path of Total Eclipse

On Monday, when a total solar eclipse sweeps across the United States for the first time in 99 years, people gathering in Charleston, South Carolina, will be the last on the continent to experience it.

W140 Full Story
Of Demons and Dragons - the History of Solar Eclipses

A dragon eating the Sun. Make that a giant toad. A demon. No, a vampire! 

Depending on which ancient society you were part of, these were among the ravenous monsters blamed whenever the life-giving star at the center of our existence disappeared behind the Moon for a full solar eclipse.

W140 Full Story
Researchers Use Gene Editing on Human Embryo for First Time in U.S.

U.S. researchers have successfully carried out gene editing on human embryos using the revolutionary technique known as CRISPR, the first time the procedure has been performed in the U.S., a report said Thursday.

"The effort, led by Shoukhrat Mitalipov of Oregon Health and Science University, involved changing the DNA of a large number of one-cell embryos with the gene-editing technique CRISPR, according to people familiar with the scientific results," the MIT Technology Review said.

W140 Full Story
Could a Green Sponge Hold Cancer-Fighting Secrets?

A small green sponge discovered in dark, icy waters of the Pacific off Alaska could be the first effective weapon against pancreatic cancer, researchers said Wednesday.

W140 Full Story
Moon Could be Wetter than Thought, Say Scientists

The Moon, long thought to be a dry, inhospitable orb, hosts surprisingly large sub-surface water reserves, which one day may quench the thirst of lunar explorers from Earth, scientists said Monday.

W140 Full Story
Study Finds Our Sun is Like other Stars, Resolving Mystery

Our Sun is much like other stars, and not an anomaly because of its magnetic poles that flip every 11 years, scientists said Thursday.

W140 Full Story
3 Tigers Resettled in France after Lebanon Rescue

Three Siberian tigers rescued in Lebanon from an attempt to smuggle them into war-ravaged Syria were being resettled to France on Tuesday, an animal rights group said.

W140 Full Story