Talk about a long, strange trip. A NASA spacecraft called New Horizons has traveled 3 billion miles through space over the last nine years and now is approaching Pluto. Aboard: Ashes of the astronomer who discovered the distant orb in 1930.
You may have watched thousands of purebreeds compete at the Westminster dog show earlier this month, but don't be fooled by that name. A huge database of dog behavior data shows that even the purest breed has lots of variation among its canine cousins.
An earthquake in Kathmandu isn’t surprising: Many experts in the region have long expected a big quake. And while Nepali NGOs have worked on educating the public about what to do, it’s hard to prepare for the unknown when the daily pressures of poverty take priority.
In the 1940s, the first African American women entered NACA's “computing pools." Some later became managers or engineers at NASA, and all made crucial — but often little-known — contributions to the math that put Americans in space.
In her new book, "This is Your Brain on Parasites,” author Kathleen McAuliffe describes the numerous links between animals and parasites, how they've co-evolved, and how parasites may actually affect the behavior of humans and other animals.