Comet Streaks Past Mars While Telescopes Watch
MSNBC Science Headlines, 18 minutes ago
A comet from the outer reaches of the solar system on Sunday made a rare, close pass by Mars while robotic science probes and telescopes watched.
Plate Tectonics Bring Quakes ... and Life on Earth?
MSNBC Science Headlines, 18 minutes ago
Plate tectonics, responsible for deadly quakes and volcanoes, may also be a key factor in the success of life as we know it, a study suggests.
New Clues: Whole-Gene Scan Analyzes Mystery Illnesses
MSNBC Science Headlines, October 18, 2014
It wasn''t the answer Audrey Lapidus wanted, but a new kind of all-gene scan diagnosed her toddler''s mystery illness.
Some Trees Prove No Match for Molten Lava
MSNBC Science Headlines, October 18, 2014
When lava flows come in contact with some trees in Hawaii, they create an amazing structure. The Weather Channel''s Matt Sampson reports.
How to Watch Next Week''s Partial Solar Eclipse Safely
MSNBC Science Headlines, October 17, 2014
Millions of people across North America could have a chance to observe a partial solar eclipse next week, weather permitting.
Rare Ancient Chinese Bronzes Go on Display
MSNBC Science Headlines, October 17, 2014
"China''s Lost Civilization: The Mystery of Sanxingdui" includes more than 100 ancient pieces, some never seen outside China.
Trees Beat Humans to Water In California Drought
MSNBC Science Headlines, October 17, 2014
Trees may be adding to the misery of California''s extreme drought, soaking up a lot more water that normally might fill reservoirs, researchers say.
Ch-ch-ch-changes: Scientists Consider New Epoch
MSNBC Science Headlines, October 17, 2014
Scientists met this week to decide whether to call time on the Holocene epoch after 11,700 years and begin a new age called the Anthropocene.
Mystery Space Plane Lands After Nearly Two Years
MSNBC Science Headlines, October 17, 2014
No one seems to know anything about the Air Force''s X-37B secret space plane except that it seems to be working exactly as designed.
Comet''s Close Encounter With Mars Has Scientists Abuzz
MSNBC Science Headlines, October 17, 2014
A comet''s close shave with Mars this weekend could reveal some key insights about the Red Planet and the solar system''s early days, researchers say.
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