SpaceX Dragon delivers supplies and upgraded solar panels to space station

After a flawless launch on Saturday, a SpaceX Cargo Dragon spacecraft successfully docked with the International Space Station on Sunday morning, delivering several tons of supplies and a second set…

Are science textbooks wrong? 525 Million Year Old Fossil Challenges Common Explanation of Brain Evolution

Artist’s impression of a 525 million year old Cardiodictyon catenulum on the shallow coastal seafloor, emerging from the shelter of a small stromatolite built by photosynthetic bacteria. Credit: Nicholas Strausfeld/University…

Mars once had so much water it could have been an ocean world, scientists say: ScienceAlert

Today, March is colloquially known as the “Red Planet” due to its dry, dusty landscape rich in iron oxide (aka “rust”). Additionally, the atmosphere is extremely thin and cold, and…

NASA Artemis I – Orion spacecraft exceeds Apollo 13 record distance from Earth

On flight day 11, NASA’s Orion spacecraft captured images looking down at Earth from a camera mounted on one of its solar panels. The spacecraft is currently in a distant…

What could go wrong?! A 48,500-year-old Siberian virus is resurrected

The oldest known frozen, dormant virus in the world has been revived in a French lab, leading many to worry about the dangers of bringing ancient microbes to life. The…

What if the dinosaurs had not disappeared? Why our world might look very different

Giant dinosaurs and mammals through time. Credit: Nick Longrich Sixty-six million years ago, an asteroid struck Earth with the force of 10 billion atomic bombs and changed the course of…

Octopus Brains has evolved to share a surprising trait with our brains: ScienceAlert

EMBARGO Friday 25 November 1900 GMT | Saturday 26 November 0600 AEDT Our glorious little blue marble of a planet is filled with a surprisingly diverse array of life forms,…

NASA’s Ingenuity Mars helicopter makes its first flight with new navigation software

This illustration shows Mars Helicopter Ingenuity during a test flight on Mars. Ingenuity was taken to the red planet strapped to the belly of the Perseverance rover (seen in the…

Humans and octopuses are descended from the same animal that lived 518 million years ago

Octopuses and humans are descended from the same primitive worm-like animal that lived 518 million years ago, and that could explain why eight-limbed creatures are highly intelligent. The creature, known…

Video captures the moon bombarding the sun

The moon made the ultimate photobomb this week when it moved past the sun and blocked the blazing surface with a dark silhouette under the gaze of a satellite. The…