Red side of the moon: ‘Blood’ eclipse sweeps sky

(Photo: Rhona Wise / EPA)

The first total lunar eclipse in more than two years turned the moon into a cosmic red ball early Tuesday.

View gallery and watch a time lapse

(Source: NBCNews.com)

Moon-day! Set your clock for the lunar eclipse

(Photo: Akira Fujii / Sky & Telescope file)

Monday night’s marvels are worth staying up late for: Not only will Mars be bigger and brighter than it’s been for more than six years, but you’ll also be able to see the first total lunar eclipse in more than two years.

Continue reading

(Source: NBCNews.com)

Scientific tests show ‘Gospel of Jesus’ Wife’ wasn’t faked

(Photo: Casey Kraft / Harvard)

Never has so much paper been devoted to such a little scrap of papyrus — a scrap that suggests some Christians thought Jesus was a married man.

Continue reading

(Source: NBCNews.com)

Massive U.N. report says climate risks go beyond red alert

(Photo: Mike McMillan / USFS via Reuters file)

Global warming is driving humanity toward a whole new level of many risks, a U.N. scientific panel reports, warning that the wild climate ride has only just begun.

Continue reading

(Source: NBCNews.com)

Hubble Telescope celebrates 24 years with a great wave

(Photo: NASA/ESA/Hubble Heritage Team)

Astronomers have caught a cosmic wave to celebrate the 24th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope’s launch.

Continue reading

(Source: NBCNews.com)

The science of selfies: how pictures help us claim our identity

(Photo: Museum of the City of New York)

This week’s selfie at the Oscars was a record-breaker for Twitter, but just a drop in the bucket for the traffic in smartphone self-portraits.

Continue reading

(Source: NBCNews.com)

Second baby gets early AIDS 'cure'

(Source: NBCNews.com)

Bill, Barack and Neil: Now that’s a super science selfie!

(Photo: Bill Nye via Instagram)

What do you get when you put Bill Nye the Science Guy and astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson in the same room at the White House with President Barack Obama? 

Continue reading

(Source: NBCNews.com)

Slap on a flu patch? New vaccine would skip the needle

(Photo: Georgia Institute of Technology)

A new patch could let people ditch needles and give themselves the flu vaccine — opening the possibility of getting your annual flu immunization in the mail instead of at the doctor’s office.

Continue reading

(Source: NBCNews.com)

Happy Birthday: World Wide Web to turn 25

(Chart: Pew Research Center)

In 1989, Bart Simpson made his television debut, Danielle Radcliffe was born and Sir Tim Berners-Lee proposed an “information management” system that would allow people to access pages hosted on computers across the globe.

Continue reading

(Source: NBCNews.com)

Want to name for a Mars Crater? It’ll cost you $5

(Photo: NASA / JPL-Caltech / MSSS file)

Uwingu, a commercial venture that raises funds for space science, is following up on its exoplanet-naming campaign with a new effort that’s closer to home: soliciting name suggestions for hundreds of thousands of Martian craters.

Continue reading

(Source: NBCNews.com)

Tiny crystal is oldest known piece of earth, scientists say

(Photo: Handout / Reuters)

Scientists using two different age-determining techniques have shown that a tiny zircon crystal found on a sheep ranch in western Australia is the oldest known piece of our planet, dating to 4.4 billion years ago.

Continue reading

(Source: NBCNews.com)

Color my world: Cats and dogs may see in ultraviolet

(Photo: Tim MacPherson / Newscom, file)

A housecat’s bizarre antics may be more than just feline folly. The kitty may see things you can’t. Unlike humans, many animals see in ultraviolet, and a study now suggests that cats, dogs and other mammals can, too. Knowing they see things invisible to us could explain a few things.

Continue reading

(Source: NBCNews.com)

Military scientists create pizza that lasts for three years

(Photo: Steven Senne / AP)

It’s not exactly fresh. But this pizza will probably be a big hit with soldiers in the U.S. military.

Continue reading

(Source: NBCNews.com)

Wow! Sochi’s Olympic lights look dazzling from space

(Photo: NASA)

The International Space Station’s astronauts are snapping fantastic pictures of the Sochi Olympics from 260 miles away.

Continue reading

(Source: NBCNews.com)