WEST OLIVE — For the first time, a public observatory has opened in West Michigan for all astronomy enthusiasts to use.
CHICAGO — Monty and Rose, who achieved local fame in 2019 as the first federally endangered piping plovers to raise a family in Chicago in almost 60 years, are gone from the North Side beach where they spent three summers.
Grand Haven High School’s Science Olympiad team had to wait four days to find the results of Saturday’s national championship competition. It was worth the wait.
GRAND HAVEN TWP. — The Buccaneers’ high school Science Olympiad team competed in the national competition Saturday, and while the team celebrated many successes, they’ll have to wait a while to learn how they finished overall.
NEW YORK — In a room as cold as a refrigerator, Dr. Maura Boldrini bends over a plastic box filled with pale slices of human brain, each piece nestled in its own tiny, fluid-filled compartment.
AUSTIN, Texas — Like the Texas Rangers of yore rounding up gangs of cattle rustlers and gunslingers, another Texas outfit led by Kathleen Berryman is after a different kind of outlaw: fraudsters in the wild, wild west of internet email scams.
CHICAGO — When Shirley Rounds Davis moved to her home on Chicago's Far South Side decades ago, she could see a maple tree through the window. Over the years, she watched it grow.
MANISTIQUE — One of Michigan's best-hidden gems just 12 miles from Manistique is covered in ice in a rare spectacle that's left tourists and geology experts shocked.
A sigh of relief regarding the COVID-19 pandemic finally came last week, as emergency distribution of FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccinations were shipped out to county health departments all over the country.
After a discussion raising concerns about the environmental status and remediation on Harbor Island, Board of Light & Power engineer Erik Booth assured that the environmental engineering firm can be trusted.
MIAMI — Science’s steady march to find a vaccine capable of ending the coronavirus pandemic may come at the expense of another species: sharks.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (AP) — A SpaceX rocket is ready to boost two NASA astronauts into orbit Wednesday, the first launch of Americans from the U.S. in nearly a decade.
Fifty years ago, NASA’s Apollo 11 crossed a vast chasm of empty space en route to the moon, and on July 20, 1969, at exactly 8:56 p.m. Central Time, Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the lunar surface. The last time humans visited the moon was in 1972 during the last mission of …
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — It was discovered nearly three decades ago. At the time, it was thought to be heavier than a blue whale, bigger than 23 football fields and more than 1,500 years old. The news of its discovery appeared in almost all the major media outlets and even made David Letterman's…
Over the past few decades tornadoes have been shifting — decreasing in Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas but spinning up more in states along the Mississippi River and farther east, a new study shows. Scientists aren't quite certain why.
North America won't be in the viewing area for Friday's total lunar eclipse and Blood Moon, but it doesn't mean you have to miss out on the celestial show.
Pieces of a meteor that ripped through the sky Tuesday night are "likely" on the ground in southeast Michigan, according to a verified NASA Facebook page.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The fireball that streaked through the Michigan sky put on quite a show but as far as potentially killer space rocks, it was merely a flash in the pan.
About midday on a plain old Monday, Aug. 21, a darkness will sweep across the United States — a darkness so deep that birds will chirp as if night suddenly fell, a chill will settle in, and the sky will fill with stars for those in its path.
Anyone who has been using online maps to decide where they intend to view the historic Aug. 21 total eclipse of the sun may want to take another look.
CLINTON TWP. — The remains of a 14-year-old British girl whose dying wish was to be cryogenically preserved with the hope of someday being brought back to life are being kept at the Michigan-based Cryonics Institute.
It was a spectacular discovery: Fossil remains in an Indonesian cave revealed a recent relative of modern humans that stood about 3 feet tall. The creatures were quickly nicknamed "hobbits."
WASHINGTON — Astronomers say they have discovered a hot, star-popping galaxy that is far, far away — farther than any previously detected, from a time when the universe was a mere toddler of about 400 million years old.