Seal hitches a ride on the back of a whale

Sometimes, you just hitch a ride on a whale.

Americans believe climate change is happening, but they aren’t aware of the scientific consensus

There’s a definite rift between science and the American people.

Scientists find water clouds and exotic, primitive atmosphere on a “warm Neptune”

We didn’t even know this kind of planet can exist.

This is why space armor is becoming more important

Things are getting pretty dicey in outer space.

Nanoribbons pave the way for switching graphene ‘on-off’

A novel and better way to make graphene into a semiconductor.

NASA releases breathtaking gallery of Jupiter photos

Aside from delivering a trove of valuable information about Jupiter and its nearby environment, the Juno probe has also sent back a number of spectacular photos

Astronomers create the most accurate map of dark matter in the Universe

Seeing the unseeable.

In 2015, record temperatures in Antarctica were 17.5°C (63.5°F). Yes, you read that right

Next time you go to Antarctica, pack your shorts.

European Space Agency makes all its pictures and videos free to share and use

It’s time to get your space on!

NASA satellite spots mile-long iceberg breaking off from Antarctic glacier

NASA’s satellites witnessed the dramatic breaking of the iceberg.

The science of uptime: How big websites manage huge traffic loads 24×7

Behind the hood, there’s a lot going on to keep your favorite websites alive.

You can search for your own exoplanets — Researchers make huge dataset available

The search for extraterrestrial life is about to get some new recruits — us.

Astronomers discover the first “middleweight” black hole

Many more might be lurking in the galaxy.

European Space Agency gets 9.5% budget increase in 2017

It’s good news for space exploration.

Blood-repelling surface might finally put an end to clotting in medical implants

The resulting material could spare thousands from having to deal with blood clots.

New NASA phone app is basically ‘Plant Sims in Space’

Take a trip on the ISS and grow some plants.

Rare prediction: Star collision will be visible with the naked eye in 2022

It’s an unprecedented prediction.

Hubble Telescope maps Voyager’s road trip

As Voyager continues to go where no other mission has gone before, it receives a bit of help from the Hubble Telescope.

Cancer death rate down 25% since its 1991 peak

This translates into 2.1 million averted deaths, showing that cancer research and prevention screening works.

The surprisingly colorful underwater ecosystem beneath Antarctica’s sea ice

Simply stunning!