Corn-waste fuels no better than gas, study says

Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term.


In after-school program, girls link elegance of dance and math

Through hours of tutoring on hip-hop moves and fractions, the program seeks to help girls with math skills and their mindset.

Altered habitats

Jeff Bingaman foresees little action on climate change

The former US senator told a Harvard audience that Washington will not combat climate change until Americans take more concern.

This artist's rendering provided by NASA shows an Earth-sized planet orbiting a star 500 light-years from Earth.

Astronomers spot most Earth-like planet yet

Astronomers have discovered a distant planet that’s similar in size to our own and exists in a “Goldilocks” zone.

Two NASA astronauts aboard the International Space Station conducted a spacewalk.


Spacewalking astronauts complete urgent repair job

Astronauts replaced a computer outside the International Space Station and got their orbiting home back up to full strength.

Doctoral student Chris Marks braving the ocean in February to collect samples for the Marine Science Center in Nahant.

Researchers collecting DNA from the ocean’s depths

The Ocean Genome Legacyproject at Northeastern’s Marine Science Center in Nahant is mapping the genome of creatures of the sea.

The moon glowed a red hue during a total lunar eclipse.

Blood moon eclipse delights Americas

For some, the moon appeared red-orange because of all the sunsets and sunrises shimmering from Earth, thus the name ‘‘blood moon.’’