Million naturally mummified bodies may be located in single ancient burial site
Million naturally mummified bodies may be located in single ancient burial site
Nearly 2000 bodies have already been discovered at the site, located south of Cairo.
Alarming report: the Arctic is warming twice as fast as anywhere on Earth
Alarming report: the Arctic is warming twice as fast as anywhere on Earth
The research blames amplification, which is what happens when the bright layer of snow and ice melts away to reveal darker areas that trap more sunlight.
Unhackable Credit Cards? 'Quantum encryption' may be the key
Unhackable Credit Cards? 'Quantum encryption' may be the key
Hackers typically just rip off information stored in a credit card and copy it; that would be impossible with quantum encryption.
Evidence suggests that dinosaurs were likely killed by volcanoes, not an asteroid
Evidence suggests that dinosaurs were likely killed by volcanoes, not an asteroid
For approximately 150 million years, dinosaurs dominated the Earth until they vanished 65 million years ago; scientists have found recent evidence for 'why.'
Rosetta mission takes prize for many "Year in Space" reviews
James Sullivan - 9 hours ago
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 - 11 hours ago
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 - 11 hours ago
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 - 12 hours ago
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.
 
Rapid warming of Arctic may trigger dangerous solar radiation feedback loop
Delila Ledwith - Dec 18, 2014
Since 2000, NASA has been using the satellite instrument CERES to measure the amount of solar energy being absorbed by planet Earth.
 
Minnesota kicks off this year's Christmas Bird Count
James Sullivan - Dec 18, 2014
Last year's numbers for Minnesota were 242,797 birds, amounting to 131 different species.
 
Orbital Sciences to use Russian developer for new rockets
James Sullivan - Dec 18, 2014
Many other rocket launching companies are either looking for alternatives closer to home, or in the case of SpaceX, designing their own -- the Merlin 1D.
 
SpaceX delays space station launch until January
Joseph Scalise - Dec 18, 2014
Due to a number of setbacks, SpaceX had delayed their launch to the International Space Station until January.
 
Golden-winged warblers may be able to sense storms before they happen
Joseph Scalise - Dec 18, 2014
Scientists researching the golden-winged warbler have postulated that the small bird can detect violent storms before they happen, which allows them to stay out of harms way.
 
Mothers exposed to air pollution more likely to give birth to autistic child, study finds
Dan Taylor - Dec 18, 2014
The study also found that fetuses were at the greatest risk of damage from air pollution during the third trimester.
 
Suprise: Low-glycemic diets don't help with blood sugar, cholesterol levels, study finds
Dan Taylor - Dec 18, 2014
The results were a shock to scientists, as low-glycemic foods have long been championed as ways to combat obesity and diabetes.
 
What will happen to NASA's $349 million tower?
James Sullivan - Dec 18, 2014
The structure, based in Mississippi, may require up to $700,000 a year to maintain and secure.
 
The US Navy creates robot that looks and swims like a shark
James Sullivan - Dec 18, 2014
This week the U.S. Navy announced testing of the new design, which is capable of diving 300 feet below the ocean surface.
 
Russian miners stumble upon bizarre rock with 30,000 diamonds packed in it
Dan Taylor - Dec 18, 2014
The rock contained 30,000 diamonds, all much too tiny to be used as gems and all with a perfect octohedron shape.
 
Alarming report: the Arctic is warming twice as fast as anywhere on Earth
Dan Taylor - Dec 18, 2014
The research blames amplification, which is what happens when the bright layer of snow and ice melts away to reveal darker areas that trap more sunlight.
 
Scientists make huge breakthrough in stroke treatment, hailed as 'game changer'
Dan Taylor - Dec 18, 2014
In the study, doctors used a new stent that is fed from the groin to the brain through an artery, and actually removes the clot from the blood vessel.
 
Confirmed: Curiosity rover discovers organic matter on Mars
Angelo Sayo - Dec 18, 2014
NASA's Mars Curiosity rover has detected organic chemicals in the atmosphere and in rock-powder samples on Mars, marking the first confirmed findings of organic material on the planet.
 
Why is this rock containing 30,000 'perfect' diamonds virtually worthless?
Angelo Sayo - Dec 18, 2014
The rock was unearthed at ALROSA's Udachnaya in Russia.
 
Signs of life? Philae lander finds organic molecules on comet 67P
Joe Chivers - Dec 17, 2014
The image was taken shortly after the lander's first bounce following touch-down.
 
Venus Express set for fiery demise as fuel runs out: What has it found?
Delila Ledwith - Dec 17, 2014
In a major discovery, the ESA's Venus Express mission found evidence that Venus may still be geologically active.
 
Mars rover Curiosity beams down one stunning discovery after another
Delila Ledwith - Dec 17, 2014
As Curiosity rover continues to explore Mount Sharp, it will continue to sniff the air for additional signs of methane--a gas that on Earth is strongly associated with living organisms.
 
Deep sea snail named after Clash legend Joe Strummer
Joseph Scalise - Dec 17, 2014
A new deep sea snail, due to its spiky appearance and the harsh condition under which it lives, has been named after punk icon Joe Strummer.
 
Moon rover "Andy" helps Team Astrobiotic net Google's $750,000 XPrize award
Joseph Scalise - Dec 17, 2014
In accordance with Google's $30 million Lunar XPrize Competition, XPrize has just handed out their first "milestone prize" award of $750,000 to Team Astrobiotic.
 
Robo-tuna: U.S. Navy's newest underwater spy drone
Delila Ledwith - Dec 17, 2014
Robotic tuna fish, designed for espionage, can move quietly, make tight turns, and is virtually undetectable.
 
Unhackable Credit Cards? 'Quantum encryption' may be the key
Dan Taylor - Dec 17, 2014
Hackers typically just rip off information stored in a credit card and copy it; that would be impossible with quantum encryption.
 
Want to name one of Mercury's craters? Now's your chance
Dan Taylor - Dec 17, 2014
MESSENGER is reaching the end of its life, and scientists are hoping to bring attention to the important work it has done in mapping out the entire surface of the planet.
 
Astronomers witness bizarre phenomenon: planets 'squished' by stars
Angelo Sayo - Dec 17, 2014
New research shows that rocky exoplanets near red dwarf planets may be easier to detect during transit events due to the planets' gravitationally locked rotations.
 
Researchers find magic ingredient that keeps Roman monuments so durable
Angelo Sayo - Dec 17, 2014
Analysis of 1,900-year-old Roman concrete samples from Trajan's Market shows that crystalline binding has prevented microcracks from forming through the years.
 
BioScapes competition has breathtaking images of microscopic worlds
Delila Ledwith - Dec 16, 2014
This year's BioScapes winner is a breakthrough video showing fruit fly embryos as they emerge from a mass of trembling cells.
 
Bill Nye uses emojis to explain evolution
Joseph Scalise - Dec 16, 2014
The goal was to help people better understand evolution and its importance.
 
Massive study gives in-depth look at Greenland's loss of ice
James Sullivan - Dec 16, 2014
The new study demonstrates that, in fact, certain areas actually thicken with ice due to increasing temperatures
 
Experts make last-ditch effort to save white rhinos
James Sullivan - Dec 16, 2014
The latest plan is to extract eggs from Nabire, a 31-year-old female, living in the Dvur Kralove Zoo of the Czech Republic and fertilize them in vitro with rhino sperm.
 
U.S. military looking into direction-changing bullets
Joseph Scalise - Dec 16, 2014
In pursuit of greater sniper accuracy, the U.S. military is developing bullets that can change direction in midair.
 
Scientists crack the genetic code on horse domestication over the last 5,500 years
Dan Taylor - Dec 16, 2014
Scientists made the discovery despite the fact that studying horse genetics is difficult, as only one wild population of horses still exists on the planet.
 
Scientists develop 'fraud-poof' credit card by manipulating photons
Angelo Sayo - Dec 15, 2014
Researchers from the Netherlands have developed quantum-secure authentication that utilizes quantum mechanics to help prevent false authentication in credit card frauds and identity thefts.
 
Study finds that a now-extinct species helped man domesticate horses
Angelo Sayo - Dec 15, 2014
Whole genome sequencing from an international team of researchers is used to characterize the genetic footprints of domestication in horses.
 
Denmark asserts sovereignty over North Pole to exploit energy resources
Delila Ledwith - Dec 15, 2014
Denmark and other Arctic nations compete for a region believed to contain 30 percent of the world's undiscovered natural gas.