Media are invited to see Vice President Mike Pence swear in Jim Bridenstine as NASA’s new administrator at 2:30 p.m. EDT Monday, April 23, at the agency’s headquarters in Washington.…

NASA has awarded a contract to the Manhattan Construction Company, of Arlington Virginia, for the construction of the Instrument Development Facility at the agency’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt,…

Students from Coral Gables, Florida, and the Texas Gulf Coast will talk with astronauts aboard the International Space Station next week as part of NASA’s Year of Education on Station. …

The treatment was fast-tracked for approval, and the first person to use the drug in the US was our writer’s son. Source: Science News

A report from the National Association of Scholars takes on the reproducibility crisis in science. Not everyone views the group’s motives as pure. Source: Science News

On a new health portal, 23andMe encourages customers to share how they manage common health conditions. It’s not hard to see who gets the better side of the deal. Source:…

The following are statements from Rep. Jim Bridenstine and acting NASA Administrator Robert Lightfoot on Thursday’s U.S. Senate confirmation of Bridenstine as the 13th Administrator for the National Aeronautics and…

A spandex-clad superhero keeps beating Atlanta Braves fans…even when they have a huge head start. Source: Science News

With tons of amenities, the DNA sequencing giant hopes to attract the Bay Area’s top life science talent. Source: Science News

Vinebot is part of the first generation of advanced “soft robots,” which promise to go where no traditional robot can tread—literally. Source: Science News

NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has launched on the first-of-its-kind mission to find worlds beyond our solar system, including some that could support life. Source: NASA

The only upside to Puerto Rico’s island-wide blackout is that engineers and aid groups could rethink it from the ground up. They may have to. Source: Science News

Texas regulator says "misunderstanding" is making millennials shun oilfield jobs

If you ask Wayne Christian, the biggest threat to the oil and gas industry in Texas is millennials — and a general public that’s been brainwashed into thinking that fossil…

Could you actually see invading Star Destroyers from the surface of a planet? Source: Science News

Researchers use off-the-shelf robot parts to piece together one of those Stefan Ikea chairs. Source: Science News

Media are invited to attend a news conference at NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland at 9:15 a.m. EDT Wednesday, May 2, to discuss a recent experiment to demonstrate a…

NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) now is scheduled for launch today at 6:51 p.m. EDT Wednesday, April 18, on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 40…

New results from a decades-old experiment were initially touted as further evidence for dark matter. But independent scientists have cast serious doubt on that claim. Source: Science News

This Earth Day, NASA invites you to create your own shareable views of our home planet, help combat mosquito-transmitted diseases, and watch our fleet of Earth-observing spacecraft as they circle…

Cargo-shipping regulators have struck a historic deal to set their dirty fuel-burning industry on a low-carbon course. Source: Science News