A French and an American astronaut are scheduled to float outside the International Space Station Friday for a spacewalk aimed at upgrading the orbiting outpost for the arrival of future space crews.
The large earthquake that struck New Zealand in 2016 has been declared the most complex earthquake ever, according to scientists. This has implications for how earthquakes are monitored and responded to in the future.
Prosthetic limbs and bionics continue to advance, restoring mobility to patients who have suffered injuries. One new innovation is powering artificial limbs with energy derived from solar power.
Rising temperatures in the Canadian Arctic are causing the last remnants of the ice sheet that once covered much of North America to disappear. According to a new study, the Barnes Ice Cap will be gone in 300 years.
For many years, people have been saying that analyzing humor is pointless. That hasn’t stopped people trying, and failing, regularly. You also have to wonder why humor, of all things, needs an explanation.
Landslides are not unique to Earth, researchers revealed on Tuesday.In 2015, Europe's Rosetta spacecraft witnessed -- and photographed -- a big one on the surface of a comet in deep, dark space, they reported in the journal Nature Astronomy.
This week’s Essential Science looks at how scientists are using molecules to stop a corn-infecting fungus from producing a potent toxin and running crops. The fungus poses a major risk to food security, especially in the developing world.
The "flower" sticking out of a pile of brown leaves looked like one of the Truffula trees the Lorax would protect in a Dr. Seuss book. With its bumpy green stem and red polka-dotted fuzzy top, it was a fanciful and unusual creation.
In a major breakthrough scientists from University of California San Diego and the company Nanovision Biosciences Inc., are on the cusp of developing nano-sized implants that can restore sight to a blind person.
While the Ebola pandemic in West Africa was eventually tackled the risk remains that the viral disease will re-emerge. To better equipped a new diagnostic method has been developed to allow for the rapid detection of the disease.
A second commercial poultry farm in Lincoln County, Tennessee has tested positive for the highly contagious H7N9 avian flu virus. The farm is less than 2 miles (3 kilometers) away from another commercial breeder struck by the virus on March 4.
With the announcement that Canso, Nova Scotia will be host to a new satellite launching rocket pad in the not-too-distant future, it’s the perfect time to show off some of Canada’s noteworthy space exploration facts.