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Science fact: Astronomers reveal first image of a black hole

Scientists on Wednesday released the first image ever made of a black hole, revealing a fiery ring of gravity-twisted light swirling around the edge of the abyss.

Women highlight STEM-related careers on Pi Day

Female STEM professionals - including meteorologists - are wear purple Thursday to bring awareness to the need for more women in science, technology, engineering, and math careers.
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‘Teacher of the Week’ uses mousetraps to teach science

No doubt you've seen or used spring-loaded mouse traps but one Cape Fear teacher uses them to capture his students' attention about science.

Check your compass: The magnetic north pole is on the move

Earth's north magnetic pole has been drifting so fast in the last few decades that scientists that past estimates are no longer accurate enough for precise navigation.
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NASA spacecraft hurtles toward tiny, icy world beyond Pluto

The NASA spacecraft that yielded the first close-up views of Pluto hurtled toward a New Year's Day rendezvous with a tiny, icy world a billion miles farther out, in what would make it the most distant cosmic body ever explored by humankind.
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Scientist claiming gene-edited babies reports 2nd pregnancy

A Chinese researcher who claims to have helped make the world's first genetically edited babies says a second pregnancy may be underway.
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NASA spacecraft lands on red planet after six-month journey

A NASA spacecraft designed to burrow beneath the surface of Mars landed on the red planet Monday after a six-month, 300 million-mile journey and a perilous, six-minute descent through the rose-hued atmosphere.

Hubble Space Telescope sidelined by serious pointing failure

The Hubble Space Telescope has been sidelined by a serious pointing problem.

Kids Club: Jellyfish

Join the Wrightsville Beach Museum of History in learning about jellyfish! Kids will make their own pet "jellyfish" and learn about jellyfish anatomy, habitats,...

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