Monday January 16, 2017 9:04AM ET
Searching for planets around other stars is a tricky business. They are so small and faint that it's hard to spot them.
Monday January 16, 2017 5:00AM ET
Sixty six million years ago, the sudden extinction of the dinosaurs started the ascent of the mammals, ultimately resulting in humankind's reign on Earth.
Saturday January 14, 2017 6:13AM ET
ESO has signed an agreement with the Breakthrough Initiatives to adapt the Very Large Telescope instrumentation in Chile to conduct a search for planets in the nearby star system Alpha Centauri.
Saturday January 14, 2017 5:13AM ET
Forests are potent carbon sinks, but also the oceans' seagrasses can store enormous amounts of carbon. A little bay in Denmark stores a record amount of carbon.
Friday January 13, 2017 7:35AM ET
A new analysis of lunar rocks brought to Earth by Apollo 14 astronauts in 1971 suggests that the moon formed 4.51 billion years ago — just 60 million years after the solar system itself took shape.
Friday January 13, 2017 5:52AM ET
Scientists have developed a new tool that can look for signs of life with 10,000 times more sensitivity than instruments carried on previous spaceflight missions.
Thursday January 12, 2017 7:10AM ET
Humans likely established permanent settlements on the high-altitude Tibetan Plateau between 13,000-7,400 years ago, according to new research.