Stunning star system discovered by Kepler is nearly as old as the universe
Stunning star system discovered by Kepler is nearly as old as the universe
An international team of astronomers recently discovered a Sun-like star, named Kepler-444, and its five orbiting exoplanets, with varying sizes between those of Mercury and Venus.
'Aragoscope' could produce images 1,000 times sharper than Hubble
'Aragoscope' could produce images 1,000 times sharper than Hubble
A team from the University of Colorado is developing the ambitious space telescope with funding from NASA.
Enigma genius Alan Turing's notebook to be auctioned off
Enigma genius Alan Turing's notebook to be auctioned off
After his death, his papers were passed on to his friend, the mathematician Robin Gandy, who then donated most of them to King's College.
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 1 pounds per square inch," said Belichick.
Bizzare skull discovery raises questions on little-understood topic: Neanderthal sex
John Tyburski - 7 hours ago
A skull found in a cave near the Sea of Galilee and estimated to be 55,000 years old suggests that modern humans were in the area and possibly interbreeding with Neanderthals.
 
Space probe successfully launched directly into Aurora Borealis: Now what?
Angelo Sayo - 8 hours ago
NASA reports the successful launch of the Auroral Spatial Structures Probe (ASSP), on a NASA Oriole IV sounding rocket early Wednesday.
 
NASA reflects on advancements in space travel triggered by Challenger tragedy
Chiamaka Nwakeze - 8 hours ago
Twenty-nine years ago, the Challenger spacecraft disintegrated over the Atlantic Ocean; however, the terrible disaster promoted NASA to make serious changes in its safety protocols and organizational culture.
 
Strangle, ultra-thin spider webs in U.K. can use electricity to immobilize prey
John Tyburski - 8 hours ago
A common British spider gives up its secrets to spinning amazingly long, thin, electrically charged silk fibers.
 
Study: Our ancient ancestors benefited from chronic diarrhea, other diseases
Delila Ledwith - 9 hours ago
Genes for Psoriasis and Crohn's disease are extremely ancient and, though damaging in some cases, may also have conferred an evolutionary benefit.
 
'Super Saturn' discovered with gigantic rings, each one millions of miles in diameter
Angelo Sayo - 9 hours ago
Astronomers discover a young Sun-like star with a ring system 200 times larger than that of Saturn.
 
Mars rover Curiosity gets back to work after software upgrade
Delila Ledwith - 10 hours ago
As NASA's Mars Curiosity rover continues its exploration of Mount Sharp, it is expected to give scientists a wealth of new data about the ancient Martian environment.
 
New prehistoric human discovered in Taiwan
James Sullivan - 18 hours ago
"Penghu 1," the newly discovered human with large teeth, is another piece of critical evidence suggesting that other humans besides Homo sapiens lived in Asia from 200,000 to 10,000 years ago.
 
55,000 year old skull may provide clues about human evolution
James Sullivan - 18 hours ago
The fossil was found by accident in 2008, after a bulldozer working at a construction site in northern Israel accidentally disturbed a cave.
 
E-cigarettes contain harmful chemical formaldehyde, new study reports
Joseph Scalise - 18 hours ago
A new study reveals that e-cigarettes may contain as much formaldehyde as traditional ones.
 
Weight changes in older women linked to higher fracture risk
Joseph Scalise - 19 hours ago
A new study has found that weight changes in older women can lead to an increased risk for bone fractures.
 
New study shows soda intake may be linked to early puberty in girls
Joseph Scalise - 19 hours ago
A new study from Harvard suggests a link between early puberty in girls and the amount of soda those girls drink.
 
Millions of GMO mosquitoes to be released in Florida Keys? British company seeks FDA approval
Dan Taylor - 20 hours ago
To stop the spread of tropical diseases like dengue fever, the company wants to release the modified mosquitoes to mate with invading mosquitoes, killing the larvae.
 
Missouri set to use cheaper, alternative hepatitis C medication
Joseph Scalise - 20 hours ago
In response to the hepatitis C drug Solvaldi's high price tag, Missouri is replacing the drug with a cheaper, more affordable alternative.
 
The world can cut carbon emissions and still prosper, Global Calculator says
Dan Taylor - 21 hours ago
Although it would require massive changes in diet and transportation and other areas, mankind can reduce the global temperature rise and still maintain a high standard of living.
 
Will TESS revolutionize the search for new planets?
James Sullivan - 23 hours ago
TESS has been predicted by NASA to discover over 3,000 new exoplanets.
 
Medicare to reward value, not volume
Rina Shah - Jan 28, 2015
In 2014, the U.S. government shelled out $363 billion for payments under the fee-for-service model.
 
Stunning star system discovered by Kepler is nearly as old as the universe
Angelo Sayo - Jan 28, 2015
An international team of astronomers recently discovered a Sun-like star, named Kepler-444, and its five orbiting exoplanets, with varying sizes between those of Mercury and Venus.
 
Novel method used to 'unboil' egg could mean major cancer breakthrough
Delila Ledwith - Jan 28, 2015
The new 'un-boiling' technique could dramatically improve industrial and research production of proteins, scientists say.
 
Snakes have been slithering around planet Earth much longer than supposed, scientists say
Delila Ledwith - Jan 28, 2015
The discovery of four ancient snake fossils is pushing back their evolutionary timeline by some 70 million years.
 
Dawn spacecraft captures the sharpest image of Ceres ever taken
Angelo Sayo - Jan 28, 2015
NASA's Dawn spacecraft recently returned its sharpest images yet of Ceres as it makes its way toward the dwarf planet's orbit by early March.
 
World's first zebra sharks created through artificial insemination survive birth
John Tyburski - Jan 27, 2015
Two special 10-month-old zebra shark pups seem happy and health at the Long Beach aquarium where they were successfully conceived through artificial insemination.
 
Scientists unveil orbiting telescope that is 1,000 times sharper than Hubble
John Tyburski - Jan 27, 2015
U.S. researchers are working on a telescope that uses a half-mile-wide opaque disk to converge light onto a tethered telescope; images from the orbiting apparatus will be highest yet in resolution.
 
Millions of U.S. pets are overweight or obese, study shows
Joseph Scalise - Jan 27, 2015
A new report from the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention shows that half of U.S. pets are overweight.
 
White house seeks to double funding towards fighting antibiotic resistant diseases
Joseph Scalise - Jan 27, 2015
In an attempt to fight the growing number of antibiotic resistant bacteria, the Obama Administration is asking Congress to double funding toward fighting such bacteria.
 
NASA launches four rockets into northern sky
Joseph Scalise - Jan 27, 2015
As a way to better understand air turbulence, NASA scientists worked together to launch four rockets up into the Northern Lights.
 
Surprise: Asteroid that buzzed Earth has its own moon
Dan Taylor - Jan 27, 2015
The asteroid came with 1.2 million kilometers of Earth on Monday, allowing scientists to get a good luck at the rocky object.
 
Bill Nye, Neil deGrasse-backed LightSail project almost ready for launch
Dan Taylor - Jan 27, 2015
The spacecraft would use solar energy to essentially sail through space, and the first test launch is planned for this May.
 
'Aragoscope' could produce images 1,000 times sharper than Hubble
Dan Taylor - Jan 27, 2015
A team from the University of Colorado is developing the ambitious space telescope with funding from NASA.
 
Researchers figure out a way to 'unboil' an egg in mere minutes
John Tyburski - Jan 27, 2015
Researchers demonstrate a way to untangle denatured proteins and coax them to refold into their original configurations.
 
Why did SpaceX decide to drop their lawsuit against the Air Force?
Angelo Sayo - Jan 27, 2015
SpaceX will be dropping a lawsuit filed against the United States Air Force following an agreement to work collaboratively to expand competitive opportunities for space launch services under the EELV program.
 
Pollution is literally eroding the penile bones of polar bears, preventing species from mating
Angelo Sayo - Jan 27, 2015
New research suggests that high levels of the pollutant polychlorinated biphenyl in the environment can have a negative effect on the penile bone density of polar bears.
 
Heavy snowstorms in Northeastern U.S. further affirm climate change science
Delila Ledwith - Jan 26, 2015
Sixty-two percent of moderate Republicans believe regulations limiting carbon emissions are necessary to slow global warming.
 
Military develops flying robot to rescue humans during natural disasters
John Tyburski - Jan 26, 2015
Swiss researchers reveal efficient flying drone that can also walk around natural disaster areas to assist in rescue efforts.
 
Monster rings found around strange new planet
James Sullivan - Jan 26, 2015
If we could replace Saturn's rings with the rings around J1407b, they would be easily visible at night and be many times larger than the full moon.
 
Stunning: Iridescent blue algae lights up Hong Kong shoreline
Delila Ledwith - Jan 26, 2015
Algae blooms can create marine 'dead zones' by sucking up all the surroundng oxygen when they die and decompose.
 
NASA to use 'toy helicopter' for exploring Mars
James Sullivan - Jan 26, 2015
The vehicle will be fairly lightweight, expected to weigh about 2.2 pounds with a length of 3.6 feet
 
Did asteroid Vesta contain flowing water?
James Sullivan - Jan 26, 2015
Ice in Vesta's soil may have melted when it was struck by a meteorite.
 
Rosetta traces Earth's interplanetary dust to comets
James Sullivan - Jan 26, 2015
The grains are rich in reactive metals like sodium, similar to meteoroids found on Earth, which is hit with approximately 30,000 to 40,000 tons of interplanetary dust each year.
 
Global warming doubles risk of extreme weather, study says
Dan Taylor - Jan 26, 2015
El Nino and La Nina can result in active hurricane seasons and wild swings in temperatures and conditions.