space
Obama's Science Report Card
The Scientist Staff | Oct 1, 2012
A look at what the President achieved during his first term in the areas of health, space science, energy, environment, and science education
Space-bound Fish
Jef Akst | Jul 31, 2012
Japanese astronauts deliver an aquarium to the International Space Station to study the effects of microgravity on marine life.
Space Rocks
Cristina Luiggi | Jun 1, 2012
Orbiting ultrasound machines are being used to diagnose and treat astronauts' kidney stones.
Astronaut Worms Return from Space
Jef Akst | Dec 1, 2011
After 6 months in orbit, Caenorhabditis elegans return to Earth—alive and well.
Meteorite hints at life’s origins
Tia Ghose | Jun 9, 2011
As debate continues to swirl around arsenic-loving bacteria, a space rock yields new astrobiological clues.
Extremophiles explore galaxy
Cristina Luiggi | May 19, 2011
This past Monday, the Endeavor space shuttle was launched into space carrying six astronauts, brand new equipment for studying the universe and... a bobtail squid and a pack of extremophile bacteria.