After space shuttle Discovery returns from its last mission, NASA workers will start getting it ready for its next voyage — to a museum.NASA is retiring its shuttle fleet this year, and 21 museums across the country - including Chicago's Adler Planetarium - are vying for the chance to become a retir
A research study published this week offers a powerful reminder of the difficulty of using cutting-edge science in the courtroom.The study, reported in the latest issue of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, describes the genetic fingerprinting technique that the FBI relied
It probably comes as no surprise to most parents, and regular readers of our blog, that kids prefer the taste of cereals marketed with popular cartoon characters.But a new study suggests that a box sporting Shrek or Dora the Explorer may also make children forget their reservations about unhealthful
Could life have rained down on Earth from outer space? That tantalizing prospect has been raised in a new scientific paper by NASA scientist Richard B. Hoover of the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala.
We're in Siberia, shivering. It's November, November 11, 2003, and two boys, Kolya and Maksim Muravyev, are ice fishing along the Lena River, where it's 13 below zero. All of a sudden, up in the sky, they see what looks like a flamingo.
The space shuttle Discovery is set to land for the last time Wednesday at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. It will then be sent off to the Smithsonian for retirement as NASA shuts down the shuttle program.
While you were thumbing through your Feb. 4 issue of Physical Review Letters, perhaps you noticed the article titled "Viscoelastic Suppression of Gravity-Driven Counterflow Instability."OK, maybe not. But it was actually worth a look.