NASA needs new astronauts: Would you have what it takes?

As NASA starts its search for the next space explorers, and potential travelers to Mars, Mexican-American astronaut José Hernández shares his experience.
Man performing with hula hoop (Courtesy photo)

Dance video contest spices up science [video]

The annual "Dance Your Ph.D." contest invites scientists and Ph.D. students to explain complicated research and projects through dance.
People raising smartphones to capture an SXSW.2017 banner (© Bloomberg via Getty Images)

What’s the big deal about the South by Southwest festival in...

Movie stars, tech moguls and music artists are converging in Austin, Texas, as part of the 2017 South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference and Festivals.
Hands outstretched, holding tobacco seedling (L. Brian Stauffer/University of Illinois)

U.S. researchers find novel way to produce bigger plants

Photosynthesis is key to the air we breathe and the food we eat, but it doesn't work as efficiently as it could. Scientists say they've found a remedy.
Gloved hands holding bare hand and lancet (© Tatan Syuflana/AP Images)

By the numbers: U.S.-ASEAN health support

The United States has supported the health and medical needs of the ASEAN region for decades. Learn about a new U.S.-ASEAN health initiative.
Buggy-like vehicle in rough terrain (© Halldor Kolbens/AFP/Getty Images)

To prepare for Mars, NASA travels to Iceland

To prepare for NASA's Mars 2020 rover, scientists tested technology in a terrain that is similar to environments on Mars.
Artist's conception of two small spaceships orbiting moon (NASA)

U.S. and Japan partner on future moon mission

Cooperation between NASA and Japan's space agency aims to return humans to the moon in preparation to land on and explore Mars.
Man holding up a petri dish containing a virus (© Shawn Rocco/Duke Health)

Poliovirus therapy is being used to combat brain cancer

Experimental poliovirus therapy developed by Duke University researchers shows early promise for treating aggressive brain cancers.
Illustration of exploration vehicle on moon's surface (© AP Images)

To the moon! Private company cleared for takeoff.

A private company has gotten permission from the U.S. to launch into space and return to the moon. The first of many trips is scheduled for late 2017.