Powerful solar flare produces dazzling lights for holiday season
Powerful solar flare produces dazzling lights for holiday season
The recent X1.8-class flare was powerful enough to disrupt GPS and communications signals.
Yellowstone's thermal pools are brightly colored because of trash, researchers find
Yellowstone's thermal pools are brightly colored because of trash, researchers find
Trash, coins, and other debris have partially blocked the magma vent, lowering the temperature and allowing microbes to thrive and change the color from deep blue to a rainbow-like hue.
Real-world doctors: Dr. Oz's medical claims are often nonsense
Real-world doctors: Dr. Oz's medical claims are often nonsense
Dr. Oz was grilled by Sen. Claire McCaskill during a hearing in June for making extravagant claims about products that were not backed up by evidence.
Drug plan manager takes a stand against high-priced hepatitis C drugs
Rina Shah - 21 hours ago
In the realm of hepatitis C treatment, there are three drugs priced at over $83,000 for a 12-week treatment.
 
NASA aims to study volatile Venus surface with new rocket
Kate Halse - 21 hours ago
 
FDA recommends lifting lifetime ban on blood donation by gay and bisexual men
Rina Shah - 21 hours ago
The new policy would allow men who have not had sex with any other men in the prior 12 months to donate blood.
 
Patients with heart disease felt better when the doctors were away
Rina Shah - 22 hours ago
Overall, the study found that patients were unlikely to be hurt by their doctors' absences.
 
Beware ebooks at nighttime, researchers warn
Rina Shah - 22 hours ago
Using these types of devices before bedtime may perpetuate sleep deficiency, adversely impacting performance, health, and safety.
 
NASA's Niki Werkheiser plows ahead with lofty goals, impressive acheivements
Kate Halse - 22 hours ago
 
Astronomers thrilled to discover dwarf galaxy right in Earth's backyard
Angelo Sayo - Dec 24, 2014
A Russian-American team of researchers recently discovered a dwarf spheroidal galaxy named KKs3, located seven million light years from Earth.
 
Most mainland U.S. cities will reach flood 'tipping point' by 2050, new study says
Delila Ledwith - Dec 23, 2014
Unless adaptations are made, coastal flooding could reach widespread nuisance levels by 2050 and cost trillions of dollars, scientists say.
 
300-million-year-old fish saw the world in color, new study says
Delila Ledwith - Dec 23, 2014
The well-preserved fossil of an ancient fish shows ability to see color evolved by at least 300 million years ago.
 
Study: Human bones became more fragile in shift from hunting to farming
Joe Chivers - Dec 23, 2014
Researchers have found that our bones are less dense than those of our hunter-gatherer ancestors due to a more sedentary, agricultural lifestyle.
 
Wildlife managers seek to make ruling on greater sage grouse
Joseph Scalise - Dec 23, 2014
In response to a ruling by Congress that restricted federal spending towards protecting the greater sage grouse, wildlife managers are collecting data to determine if the bird is indeed endangered.
 
Climate models have trouble predicting weather at Mount Rainier
Joseph Scalise - Dec 23, 2014
Due to the constantly shifting climate, current global climate models have a very difficult time predicting the weather at Mount Rainier.
 
NuSTAR space telescope produces stunning new image of the sun
Dan Taylor - Dec 23, 2014
Scientists hope the spacecraft, which was designed to examine black holes far away, could unlock some solar mysteries.
 
Powerful solar flare produces dazzling lights for holiday season
Delila Ledwith - Dec 23, 2014
The recent X1.8-class flare was powerful enough to disrupt GPS and communications signals.
 
Watch NASA's Orion spacecraft from inside as it plummets to Earth [VIDEO]
Dan Taylor - Dec 23, 2014
The video comes from the Dec. 5 test flight of the module, which will eventually take man to Mars.
 
NASA video shows Orion's hot, speedy descent at 4000 degrees Celsius
Joe Chivers - Dec 22, 2014
The craft made its first test flight on the 5th, and is set to carry people to a near-Earth asteroid and Mars in the coming decades.
 
Champagne bubbles may hold secret to more efficient energy production
Delila Ledwith - Dec 22, 2014
Researchers discover how bubbles in a liquid are formed--a discovery that could lead to more efficient ways of producing energy.
 
Cincinatti officials place bounty on nuisance beaver
James Sullivan - Dec 22, 2014
So determined are officials in Mason to stop the animal that they have offered a $2,000 bounty to a licensed trapper to humanely catch and transfer the beaver to another location.
 
Puna lava flow continues to slow as it reaches Pahoa Village
James Sullivan - Dec 22, 2014
Some businesses have already evacuated, but evacuation is an entirely voluntary choice at the moment for local residents,
 
New method may allow easier, cheaper travel to Mars
Joseph Scalise - Dec 22, 2014
A new method of space travel, called ballistic capture could allow easier, cheaper and more frequent trips to Mars.
 
Million-mummy cemetery claim refuted by Egyptian culture minister
Joseph Scalise - Dec 22, 2014
A claim by BYU archaeologists that they have discovered an ancient Egyptian cemetery holding a million mummies is being refuted by the Egyptian cultural minister, Yousef Khalifa.
 
Marine scientists spot deepest living fish ever found
Delila Ledwith - Dec 21, 2014
Deep sea exploration is essential for responsible stewardship of the oceans, marine scientists say.
 
Yellowstone's thermal pools are brightly colored because of trash, researchers find
Dan Taylor - Dec 21, 2014
Trash, coins, and other debris have partially blocked the magma vent, lowering the temperature and allowing microbes to thrive and change the color from deep blue to a rainbow-like hue.
 
Shocking discovery of new fish species at record-breaking depths in Mariana Trench
Dan Taylor - Dec 21, 2014
The previous record-holder was another species of snailfish found in the Japan Trench, also in the Pacific Ocean.
 
Stunning colors found in Yellowstone's famed thermal springs
Zane Foley - Dec 20, 2014
Putting the color in Yellowstone's famed thermal springs.
 
'Alarming study' finds that people don't know how to use inhalers, EpiPens
Dan Taylor - Dec 20, 2014
Even experienced users of inhalers find difficulty administering the medication correctly during a severe asthmatic attack.
 
Another Super Earth found; Does this one hold alien life?
Zane Foley - Dec 20, 2014
NASA Astronomers are happy to announce, after nearly 18 months since their last discovery, a new super-Earth has been discovered beyond our solar system.
 
Google sues Mississippi Attorney General over 'unconstitutional' requests
Craig Manning - Dec 20, 2014
Google says that the Mississippi Attorney General's requests are unconstitutional, and that handing over the requested information would be a betrayal of First Amendment rights.
 
Google Cardboard offers virtual reality for cheap prices
Craig Manning - Dec 20, 2014
Google has developed a cheap virtual reality headset, made out of cardboard, that can be used with smartphones to optimize the technology experience.
 
NASA e-mails socket wrench to ISS for first time
Delila Ledwith - Dec 20, 2014
Future space colonists will not need rockets to bring them everything they need--objects can be designed on Earth, emailed to the moon or Mars, then printed out layer by layer on a 3D printer.
 
Study: Maryland could be hit by at least 30 floods per year
James Sullivan - Dec 20, 2014
Much of Maryland's coastline is vulnerable, particularly the area that stretches around the Chesapeake Bay, driving home the point that not only do warmer temperatures cause the sea to rise, but the land to sink due to erosion.
 
Real-world doctors: Dr. Oz's medical claims are often nonsense
Dan Taylor - Dec 20, 2014
Dr. Oz was grilled by Sen. Claire McCaskill during a hearing in June for making extravagant claims about products that were not backed up by evidence.
 
Trash, coins thrown into Morning Glory pool responsible for its color, research says
Dan Taylor - Dec 20, 2014
The debris has lowered the temperature of the pool, allowing microbes to thrive, which explain the vivid colors.
 
Rosetta mission takes prize for many "Year in Space" reviews
James Sullivan - Dec 19, 2014
the project is far from finished - as scientists across the globe are seeking to revive the lander and send further on its journey across the comet
 
Explosion-damaged launch pad should be ready by end of next year
Joseph Scalise - Dec 19, 2014
An Antares rocket exploded on the pad in October, causing about $20 million worth of damage to the facility.
 
Kickstarter funds private moon-drilling mission
Joseph Scalise - Dec 19, 2014
Using Kickstarter, a private company now has the funds to go ahead with Lunar Mission One, a program that will be used to put a moon-drilling probe on the moon by 2024.
 
Cavemen didn't stick to the caveman diet, study finds
Dan Taylor - Dec 19, 2014
Cavemen simply ate what they could, and didn't have access to many of the hallmarks of a Paleo diet, such as bacon, eggs, and steak.
 
Water delivery experiment restores native vegetation to Colorado River Delta
Delila Ledwith - Dec 19, 2014
Scientists' attempt to restore the natural ecology and habitats of the parched Colorado River Delta produce promising results.
 
Troubling research foresees flooding will slowly envelope coasts by 2050
Angelo Sayo - Dec 19, 2014
A new study conducted by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows projections of 30 or more days of flooding in most coastal regions of the United States by 2050.
 
NASA envisions future humans living in floating cities above Venus
Angelo Sayo - Dec 19, 2014
Researchers from the Space Mission Analysis Branch of NASA's Systems Analysis and Concepts Directorate have been exploring the idea of residence on Venus, through NASA's High Altitude Venus Operational Concept (HAVOC) mission.