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Is Pluto home to nuclear-powered ice volcanoes?

New Images from NASA's New Horizons mission show what could be tall craters erupting not with lava, but with ice warmed by radioactivity.

By November 9, 2015


NASA spots real 'Death Star' vaporizing a mini planet

Maybe "Star Wars" isn't so fictional after all. NASA's Kepler space telescope discovers a dead star chowing down on a small rocky object.

By October 22, 2015


East Palo Alto: Life on the other side of Silicon Valley's tracks

Wedged between techie territories like Palo Alto and Menlo Park, this once down-and-out California town is trying to turn itself around while still keeping its identity. We paid a visit on Road Trip 2015.

By August 31, 2015


Tickets to Earth 'cousin' Kepler-452b now on sale

A Chinese site is already selling the right to migrate to the planet dubbed "another Earth." Unfortunately, you probably won't survive the trip.

By July 30, 2015


NASA: This planet is the closest thing to Earth yet

Data from the Kepler Space Telescope reveals a planet that hits the triumvirate of being just right: It's the right size in the right place, and is circling a star similar to our sun.

By July 23, 2015


See NASA's 'last, best look' at Pluto's mysterious dark spots

NASA's New Horizons probe gets one last glimpse at four strange dark spots along Pluto's equator as scientists puzzle over their origin.

By July 13, 2015


Teeny tiny robotic tentacles can grasp an ant without hurting it

Pneumatically powered tiny tentacles enable robots to grasp and handle tiny, delicate objects without damaging them.

By June 22, 2015


NASA creates ingredients of life in harsh simulated space conditions

New research might shed light on how we got here by demonstrating that chemical components of our DNA could be produced in the brutal conditions of space.

By March 4, 2015


The AME 2000, one of the world's most secure phones (pictures)

Motorola Solutions, the non-Google Moto division, creates an Android phone called the AME 2000 that's so secure, the NSA wants one. Well, more than one. See what makes this superspy phone so unique.

7 Images By March 1, 2013


Ancient Indian aircraft on agenda of major science conference

Indian Vedic myths tell of ancient pilots flying craft around the world and out of this world. But some think the myths were true, and that modern science has it all wrong.

By January 2, 2015