Wolves show empathy through yawning, researchers say
Wolves show empathy through yawning, researchers say
The results suggest that wolves may possibly experience yawn contagion.
Dragon fish could hold key information on crucial moment in evolution
Dragon fish could hold key information on crucial moment in evolution
A species of fish native to Africa could shed light on the evolutionary process that led fish to move on to dry land.
Reducing carbon emissions pays for itself, researchers say
Reducing carbon emissions pays for itself, researchers say
Researchers examined in contrast the health benefits of three climate policies and the economic costs of the policies.
Global warming has ended? Scientists warn
Global warming has ended? Scientists warn "Not so fast."
A new report suggests that missing atmospheric heat is stored in the deep waters of the Atlantic Ocean.
Misleading labels may hide trans fats, researchers warn
Lea Clay - 40 minutes ago
Trans fat is generally formed through hydrogenation which causes the oil to become solid at room temperature.
 
Passenger pigeons, which once filled the nation's skies, died out a century ago
Delila Ledwith - 13 hours ago
A new book by Mark Avery recounts the sad tale of how the most common bird in the U.S. - the passenger pigeon - was driven to extinction a century ago.
 
Eruption of Yellowstone supervolcano may not be as catastrophic as once thought
Delila Ledwith - 13 hours ago
The effects of a Yellowstone supervolcano eruption might not trigger the doomsday scenario previous studies predicted, a new computer simulation suggests.
 
Researchers discover world's oldest known muscles
James Sullivan - 22 hours ago
The creature discovered in Canada dates back to 560 million years ago, suggesting that animals with muscles existed over 700 million years ago.
 
Ancient DNA provides clues as to how the New World Arctic was populated
Delila Ledwith - Aug 29, 2014
Modern-day Native Americans are not descendants of the earliest people to settle the New World Arctic, a new study says.
 
Research raises fears of multi-decade megadrought for American southwest
Joe Chivers - Aug 29, 2014
The risk of such an event over the next century in certain parts of the region runs as high as 20-50%.
 
Humans, worms, and flies share more genetic code than you might like to think
Joe Chivers - Aug 28, 2014
Researchers examined over 67 billion gene sequences from flies, worms, and human beings, and found significant amounts of shared DNA.
 
Of mites and men: New study reveals which creatures are living on your face
Delila Ledwith - Aug 28, 2014
Human faces and bodies are teeming with mites, a new study suggests.
 
'Bonanza King' no longer a drilling target for Curiosity
Jonathan Marker - Aug 28, 2014
Bonanza King is on the northeastern end of 'Hidden Valley' where through, earlier this month, Curiosity began driving.
 
Researchers reveal how sheepdogs control unruly flocks
James Sullivan - Aug 28, 2014
For the dogs, it's a matter of active decision making.
 
MERS doesn't seem to spread easily, researchers say
Lea Clay - Aug 28, 2014
The Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), caused by the coronavirus, is not as contagious as has been commonly believed.
 
Ebola cases could exceed 20,000, WHO says
Lea Clay - Aug 28, 2014
In the coming week, pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline will begin the first safety trial of an Ebola vaccine.
 
Scientists look into the heart of the sun
Jonathan Marker - Aug 28, 2014
The solar neutrinos pass through matter virtually unaffected, which makes them very difficult to detect and distinguish from trace nuclear decays of ordinary materials.
 
Bronze Age wine cellar discovered in Israel
Jonathan Marker - Aug 28, 2014
The researchers discovered 40 large storage vessels in an enclosed room located to the west of the central courtyard.
 
Pot-smoking couples experience less domestic violence, study finds
Lea Clay - Aug 28, 2014
The researchers looked for a correlation between the use of marijuana in husbands and wives during the first nine years of their marriage and the occurrence of intimate partner violence perpetration.
 
Breakfast might not help you lose weight, researchers say
Lea Clay - Aug 28, 2014
Researchers found that when comparing the effects of skipping and eating breakfast in groups of obese and overweight adults there was no measurable difference in weight loss.
 
Wolves show empathy through yawning, researchers say
Jonathan Marker - Aug 28, 2014
The results suggest that wolves may possibly experience yawn contagion.
 
NOAA adds 20 species of coral to 'threatened' list under Endangered Species Act
Delila Ledwith - Aug 27, 2014
Endangered Species Act protection is now afforded to 20 species of coral, NOAA says.
 
Burning trash has even worse health effects than previously thought
Kristy Blackmon - Aug 27, 2014
New research shows that unreported emissions from garbage burning could impact air pollution estimations.
 
New study shows yawning contagious among wolves
Kristy Blackmon - Aug 27, 2014
New research suggests that the empathetic trigger which produces contagious yawning in humans is shared by wolves.
 
Climate change could trigger deadly disease epidemics, researchers say
Delila Ledwith - Aug 27, 2014
The world is likely to see a comeback of deadly infectious diseases as a result of global warming.
 
UN document states that climate change is man-made, and potentially highly dangerous
Joe Chivers - Aug 27, 2014
The report is an amalgamation of three previous documents, and paints a clearer picture of the daunting future potentially facing humanity.
 
NASA wants to unleash robot 'Swarmies' on alien worlds
James Sullivan - Aug 27, 2014
In the near future, engineers hope that these robots will be able to scan Martian soil for signs of water.
 
Are we living in a 2-D hologram? Fermilab aims to find out
Jonathan Marker - Aug 27, 2014
Researchers say that the information about everything in our universe could in fact be encoded in tiny packets in two dimensions.
 
Best view yet of distant colliding galaxies
Jonathan Marker - Aug 27, 2014
The researchers used a galaxy-sized magnifying glass – the galaxy H-ATLAS J142935.3-002836 - to reveal otherwise invisible detail.
 
Counseling seen as solution for overweight Americans with heart risks
Ross Cronkrite - Aug 27, 2014
Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death in the U.S.
 
Near-complete skeleton of mammoth discovered by North Texas family
Joe Chivers - Aug 26, 2014
Members of the McEwen family were digging a gravel pit on their ranch in Ellis County, just south of Dallas, when they made the discovery.
 
Another reason to stay inside: breed of fish-eating spider invades Wisconsin
Kristy Blackmon - Aug 26, 2014
Fishing-spiders can walk and run on water in pursuit of small fish, tadpoles and slugs.
 
New submarine technology may allow for supersonic travel
Kristy Blackmon - Aug 26, 2014
Chinese scientists are developing technology that would cut trips from Shanghai to San Francisco to 100 minutes.
 
Iceland volcano continues to shake ground in possible prelude to coming eruption
Delila Ledwith - Aug 26, 2014
A subglacial volcano in Iceland is causing hundreds of seismic events and could erupt at any time.
 
Three-million-year-old child skull had no soft spot
Jonathan Marker - Aug 26, 2014
The Taung Child has historical and scientific importance in the fossil record as the first and best example of early hominin brain evolution.
 
Major milestone: NASA's Pluto-bound spacecraft crosses Neptune's orbit
James Sullivan - Aug 25, 2014
New Horizons is expected to reach the dwarf planet on July 14, 2015.
 
U.S. Army destroys hypersonic test vehicle after launch failure
Delila Ledwith - Aug 25, 2014
The Army's new hypersonic test vehicle self-destructs after launch goes awry.
 
2,700-year-old Phoenician shipwreck near Malta yields oldest artifacts
Delila Ledwith - Aug 25, 2014
Scientists study ancient artifacts from a sunken 2,700-year-old Phoenician vessel, saying it could be the oldest shipwreck ever found in the Mediterranean.
 
New genome study finds honeybees originated from Asia, not Africa
Jonathan Marker - Aug 25, 2014
The honeybee is of vital importance for humanity, as one-third of the food we eat is dependent on the pollination of fruits, nuts and vegetables by bees and other insects.
 
Reducing carbon emissions pays for itself, researchers say
Ross Cronkrite - Aug 25, 2014
Researchers examined in contrast the health benefits of three climate policies and the economic costs of the policies.
 
Researchers: Sunlight, not bacteria, key to CO2 in Arctic
James Sullivan - Aug 24, 2014
It turns out, that in Arctic rivers and lakes, sunlight is faster than bacteria at turning organic carbon into CO2.
 
Rats to board ISS for scientific research
James Sullivan - Aug 24, 2014
This is hardly the first time that rodents have been flown into orbit.
 
Oldest known metal object in Middle East found in woman's grave
Ross Cronkrite - Aug 24, 2014
esearchers have also unearthed roasting ovens filled with animal bones, figurines of people and animals, as well as incredibly unique pottery.
 
Volcano activity begins in Iceland
Chiamaka Nwakeze - Aug 24, 2014
According to the Icelandic Meterological Office (MET), the country's biggest volcanoes have shown recent unrest and on Saturday, August 23, the organization announced that "small subglacial lava-eruption has begun under the Dyngjujokull glacier."