Strong radiation from one of the most intense solar storms in the past five years has temporarily "blinded" a European spacecraft in orbit around Venus, and mission controllers are now racing to fix the problem.Full story
Our nearest planetary neighbors, Mars and Venus, have no oceans or lakes or rivers. Some researchers have speculated that they were blown dry by the solar wind, and that our Earth escaped this fate because its strong magnetic field deflects the wind. However, a debate has arisen over whether a magne Full story
New Jersey Senator Frank Lautenberg dies, Mother nature wreaks havoc on both coasts and a crash landing for After Earth at the box office.
Sathwik Karnik cruised to victory in the National Geographic Bee. To clinch the title, the 12 year old from Plainville, Mass correctly named Chimborazo as the mountain in Ecuador that represents the farthest point from the Earth’s center. NBC’s Ali Weinberg reports.