Some suns gobble up the planets revolving around them, creating unique chemical signatures that could help astronomers in their planetary hunt.
Identifying distant planets that might be able to support life turns out not to be as straightforward as we might think, new research finds.
Crave's Eric Mack recently trekked to the top of Hawaii's Mauna Kea volcano to visit one of the most advanced observatories on Earth, the "eyes of humanity" in the middle of the Pacific.
Observations made with the Hubble Space Telescope show how our galaxy has grown over billions of years.
Researchers in Vienna have developed a technique to quickly distinguish between strains of staph infection bacteria that can cause chronic infections and those that cannot.
Researchers say they have determined the precise chemical structure of the HIV capsid, a protein shell that protects HIV's genetic material and enables it to debilitate the immune system.
Scientists say their tech is inspired by the canine olfactory mucus layer, which absorbs and then concentrates airborne molecules.
The mission's Chemistry and Camera instrument, or ChemCam, hit a fist-size rock with 30 pulses of its laser during a 10-second period. Each pulse delivers more than a million watts of power for about five one-billionths of a second.
In another milestone for NASA's Curiosity Mars rover, a powerful laser fires on a nearby rock, vaporizing its outer layers for spectroscopic examination.
It doesn't quite read your mind, but the experimental Brainput device tracks brain activity to recognize when users are multitasking to offload work.