Bill Belichick brings physics into unscheduled press conference
Bill Belichick brings physics into unscheduled press conference
"We found that once the footballs were on the field over an extended period of time, in other words, they were adjusted to the climatic conditions, they were down approximately 1½ pounds per square inch," said Belichick.
Thumb bones in some pre-humans made them more like us
Thumb bones in some pre-humans made them more like us
This ape-like creature lived in South Africa between two to three million years ago.
Space-time tunnel might exist in Milky Way Galaxy
Space-time tunnel might exist in Milky Way Galaxy
Dark matter may be another dimension, perhaps even a major galactic transport system. In any case, we really need to start asking ourselves what it is.
Cone snail produces insulin to disable prey: exclusive interview
Cone snail produces insulin to disable prey: exclusive interview
Helena Safavi-Hemami, research assistant professor of biology at the University of Utah, provided more detail on how the venom works and how it affects humans.
Bill Belichick brings physics into unscheduled press conference
James Sullivan - 7 hours ago
"We found that once the footballs were on the field over an extended period of time, in other words, they were adjusted to the climatic conditions, they were down approximately 1½ pounds per square inch," said Belichick.
 
Astronomers may have found dimmer switch on quasars
James Sullivan - 15 hours ago
It may be the first opportunity scientists have to study both phases from one source - leading new insights into the lifespan of quasars.
 
Squids flash and flicker for camouflage and sending messages
James Sullivan - 17 hours ago
Monitoring the squid in their travels, the team were able to isolate two distinct patterns which the squid made use of.
 
Internet connectivity in the future could fundamentally alter mankind: Google exec
Dan Taylor - 18 hours ago
Schmidt said that the Internet as we know it will "disappear," by which he means it will fade into the background as something we simply depend on for everything without even realizing it.
 
Jellyfish stun scientists by showing world-class swimming abilities in new study
Dan Taylor - Jan 24, 2015
Instead of allowing currents to toss them about the ocean, jellyfish show a tendency to swim against the current to get where they need to go.
 
Watch a blind woman see her newborn child for the first time [VIDEO]
Dan Taylor - Jan 24, 2015
She was able to see her child using special glasses made for the legally blind, which the company that manufactures them loaned her for the day.
 
'Social distancing' may be the key to stopping the flu epidemic, study says
Dan Taylor - Jan 24, 2015
Simply staying indoors and avoiding interactions with other people could help slow the spread of the disease, which has thrived due to a vaccine that is only 23 percent effective against the flu.
 
Study shows video-based therapy can help reduce likely hood of autism in at risk babies
Joseph Scalise - Jan 23, 2015
A study out of Manchester University has linked video-therapy to helping reduce at risk babies from developing autism later in life.
 
Pregnant women turn to laughing gas as a way to help with birth
Joseph Scalise - Jan 23, 2015
 
Liberia set to receive first shipment of Ebola vaccines
Joseph Scalise - Jan 23, 2015
Vaccine maker GlaxoSmithKline is set to ship the first batch of Ebola vaccines to West Africa.
 
Officials report measles case in Nebraska
Joseph Scalise - Jan 23, 2015
Health officials have just reported that an individual in Nebraska has tested positive for measles.
 
Viruses may be large factor in inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn's, study says
Joseph Scalise - Jan 23, 2015
A new study has shown that viruses, in addition to gut bacteria, may have a large role to play in inflammatory bowel diseases.
 
Scientists surprised to find fish thriving in the dark underworld of Antarctica
Dan Taylor - Jan 23, 2015
After drilling through 2,500 feet of Antarctic ice, scientists were shocked to discover that creatures were investigating a submersible camera.
 
Surprising study says fish oil protects babies from mercury poisoning
Dan Taylor - Jan 23, 2015
Scientists found no developmental problems in fetuses that were exposed to a diet rich in fish, and scientists believe that omega 3 fatty acids may shield them from the ill effects of trace amounts of mercury in the fish.
 
'Doomsday Clock' moves closer to midnight, alerting danger to 'every person on Earth'
Angelo Sayo - Jan 23, 2015
The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Science and Security Board recently announced their decision to move the symbolic Doomsday Clock forward two minutes, now marked at three minutes to midnight.
 
California drought reaches critical level, killing unprecedented number of trees
Chiamaka Nwakeze - Jan 23, 2015
California large trees are disappearing at an astonishing rate.
 
Many resources for life in space will be harvested from asteroids, researcher says
Angelo Sayo - Jan 23, 2015
The upcoming flyby of asteroid '2004 BL86', which will safely pass Earth on the night of Jan. 26-27, opens discussion on how the space rocks will be useful in the future.
 
NASA stumbles upon identical twin astronauts, enlists them for unique experiment
Chiamaka Nwakeze - Jan 23, 2015
Genetic sequences from two twins should tell scientists much about the effects of space travel on the human body.
 
Walnuts may boost memory and even slow progression of Alzheimer's, study says
John Tyburski - Jan 22, 2015
A team of UCLA researchers found a significant positive association between walnut consumption and improved cognitive function.
 
New discovery suggests humans have been using tools for much, much longer than originally thought
John Tyburski - Jan 22, 2015
Evidence of tool use was found during an examination of hand bone fossils estimated to be over three million years old.
 
'Goosebumps' spotted by Rosetta provide new clues to comet formation
James Sullivan - Jan 22, 2015
The data paints a rather violent picture of the comet's history.
 
FDA approves new psoriasis medication
Joseph Scalise - Jan 22, 2015
Cosentyx, a new medication aimed at treating plaque psoriasis, has just been approved by the FDA.
 
Rare frilled "monster-shark" found off Australian coast
Joseph Scalise - Jan 22, 2015
Strange, scary-looking frilled shark caught off the coast of Australia.
 
Link between hormonal contraceptive use and brain tumors, study shows
Joseph Scalise - Jan 22, 2015
A new study out of Denmark reveals a link between hormonal contraceptive use and glioma, a rare brain tumor.
 
Space-time tunnel might exist in Milky Way Galaxy
James Sullivan - Jan 22, 2015
Dark matter may be another dimension, perhaps even a major galactic transport system. In any case, we really need to start asking ourselves what it is.
 
Study: Epileptic patients sleeping on their stomachs at greater risk of death
Dan Taylor - Jan 22, 2015
Researchers aren't sure why this is the case, but the study found a clear correlation between a prone sleeping position and sudden unexplained death in epilepsy patients.
 
750 lb black bear caught and killed in Florida
James Sullivan - Jan 22, 2015
The previous record for the largest black bear captured or killed in Florida was in Lake County - a 620 lb animal captured just over a year ago, in 2013.
 
Researchers discover school of fish living happily 1,000 meters below Antarctic sea
Chiamaka Nwakeze - Jan 22, 2015
Team of researchers at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln discover new marine ecosystems and never-before sampled grounding zone after drilling deep into the Antarctica ice sheet.
 
Biologists create 'self-destruct' genetic code to control spread of deadly bacteria
Angelo Sayo - Jan 22, 2015
Scientists from Harvard and Yale have developed a technique that alters the genetic code of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), in an effort to prevent them from escaping into the wild.
 
Scientists still cannot identify mysterious 'goo' that has killed hundreds of birds in San Francisco
Angelo Sayo - Jan 22, 2015
Scientists and California wildlife officials are investigating a colorless, odorless gooey substance that has been contaminating San Francisco Bay area waters since Friday and killing nearly 200 birds in the process.
 
Researchers program the 'mind' of a worm into robot made of Legos
John Tyburski - Jan 21, 2015
Researchers constructed a Lego robot and gave it the "brain" of a roundworm, reminding everyone that Artificial Intelligence is just around the corner.
 
Microsoft promises to develop hologram technology to be used on Mars
John Tyburski - Jan 21, 2015
Scientists will likely have the ability to work remotely on Mars in new, remarkable ways, thanks to holographic technology promised by Microsoft.
 
Taking it with a grain of salt: Oldest Christian gospel claim is still in doubt
Delila Ledwith - Jan 21, 2015
Scientists also ponder the ethics of destroying ancient Egyptian mummy masks to look for early gospel fragments.
 
Greenland's lakes are vanishing, worried scientists say
Delila Ledwith - Jan 21, 2015
The accelerated rate at which the Greenland ice sheet is melting raises serious concerns about the profound changes occurring both below and above the surface of the ice.
 
Meteorites act like a hard drive for asteroids
James Sullivan - Jan 21, 2015
Further analysis may lead us to a better prediction of how much longer the Earth and even our own solar system will exist.
 
Fisherman captures rare frilled shark off coast of Australia
Dan Taylor - Jan 21, 2015
Described as a "living fossil," it rarely encounters humans because it typically lives at great depths and has patchy distribution across the ocean.
 
Coffee intake may help fight skin cancer, new study shows
Joseph Scalise - Jan 21, 2015
According to a new study, coffee intake may be directly linked to helping reduce your risk of developing skin cancer.
 
End to Ebola outbreak may be in sight
Joseph Scalise - Jan 21, 2015
Increased aid and awareness has helped the people of Sierra Leone ban together to finally stop the Ebola epidemic.
 
Cone snail produces insulin to disable prey: exclusive interview
Dan Taylor - Jan 21, 2015
Helena Safavi-Hemami, research assistant professor of biology at the University of Utah, provided more detail on how the venom works and how it affects humans.
 
New study reveals dangerous results of too much sitting
Joseph Scalise - Jan 21, 2015
Canadian researchers have found that sitting, even if you exercise, can have many long-term health effects.