Scientists fear for survival of newly discovered species of poison dart frog
Scientists fear for survival of newly discovered species of poison dart frog
Habitat loss and collecting for the pet trade are major threats to its existence.
Online tutorial promises a path to your own version of Harry Potter's invisibility cloak
Online tutorial promises a path to your own version of Harry Potter's invisibility cloak
Harry Potter's invisibility cloak has inspired a number of science groups to try to design their own. However, a new method known as the "Rochester cloak" has become quite popular because the cloak uses inexpensive and readily available optical lenses in order to do the trick.
Curiosity Mars rover collects its first taste of Mount Sharp
Curiosity Mars rover collects its first taste of Mount Sharp
The next step on Mount Sharp will be to transport the rock-powder sample into a scoop on the rover's arm.
New discovery moves evolutionary needle back 60 million years
New discovery moves evolutionary needle back 60 million years
Researchers recovered three-dimensionally preserved multicellular fossils that exhibited qualities of complex multicellular eukaryotes such as animals and plants.
Researchers make water droplets move on their own
Jonathan Marker - 3 hours ago
Future technological applications based on this finding may allow for the delivery of medicines, and other applications.
 
Genetic 'arms race' helped shaped human genome
Jonathan Marker - 3 hours ago
The repressors recognized in the new study belong to a large family of proteins known as "KRAB zinc finger proteins."
 
Dominant Triassic predators may have fought each other on land and in water
Joe Chivers - 4 hours ago
New fossil evidence suggests that the Phytosaur, a large aquatic predator, may have preyed upon the Rauisuchids, a dominant land predator.
 
Mysterious case of vanishing honeybees still unsolved
Delila Ledwith - 5 hours ago
The decline of the world's honeybee populations could have a disastrous effect on food crops, scientists say.
 
Researchers: Stone age toolmaking technique began in Eurasia, not Africa
Joe Chivers - 6 hours ago
It is long thought that the Levallois technology had spread around the world from an original development in Africa, but new research suggests this is not the case.
 
Scientists fear for survival of newly discovered species of poison dart frog
Jonathan Marker - 16 hours ago
Habitat loss and collecting for the pet trade are major threats to its existence.
 
Researchers detect early sign of pancreatic cancer
Jonathan Marker - 18 hours ago
The researchers used blood samples collected years earlier from 1,500 people participating in large health-tracking studies.
 
Red light, green light: Curiosity sees a 'traffic signal' on Mars
Ross Cronkrite - 18 hours ago
This traffic signal and other unusual rock formations will help scientists learn more about the Martian landscape.
 
Online tutorial promises a path to your own version of Harry Potter's invisibility cloak
Chiamaka Nwakeze - Sep 28, 2014
Harry Potter's invisibility cloak has inspired a number of science groups to try to design their own. However, a new method known as the "Rochester cloak" has become quite popular because the cloak uses inexpensive and readily available optical lenses in order to do the trick.
 
Underwater drone might revolutionize port autority
Chiamaka Nwakeze - Sep 28, 2014
A recent development by MIT scientists revealed at the International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems might one day revolutionize the security of American ports.
 
NASA Commercial Resupply Services proposals get a due date
Chiamaka Nwakeze - Sep 27, 2014
On February 21 of this year, NASA issued a "request for proposals" for companies interested in obtaining a Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) contract. Proposals are now due on November 14.
 
India's Mars milestone
Chiamaka Nwakeze - Sep 27, 2014
India has made remarkable gains in the past century and this week, a probe from India arrived at Mars marking a new milestone for the world's largest democracy.
 
We drink more on gym days
Ross Cronkrite - Sep 27, 2014
Earlier work found that physically active people are apt to drink more alcohol -- a finding this study did not confirm.
 
India's Mars-bound spacecraft ready to rendezvous with Red Planet
Delila Ledwith - Sep 26, 2014
India is set to become only the fourth country ever to send a spacecraft to Mars.
 
For cat lovers: Agile kitty narrowly escapes jaws of alligator
Delila Ledwith - Sep 26, 2014
Pussycats kill more than 2 billion birds and 12 billion mammals every year.
 
Bird feces fever made world's largest marine reserve possible
Delila Ledwith - Sep 26, 2014
President Obama creates largest marine preserve in the world.
 
New filtering technology could prolong battery life in mobile devices
Jonathan Marker - Sep 26, 2014
Harnessing the inimitable and subtle behavior of a single electron is the most energy-efficient way to transmit signals in electronic devices.
 
Natural gas usage will do little to reduce harmful U.S. emissions
Jonathan Marker - Sep 26, 2014
After analyzing a range of climate policies, the researchers found that high gas usage could actually boost cumulative emissions between 2013 and 2055.
 
Robotic octopus takes to sea for the first time
Joe Chivers - Sep 26, 2014
"Roboctopus" could be used to discreetly observe aquatic life.
 
Curiosity Mars rover collects its first taste of Mount Sharp
Jonathan Marker - Sep 26, 2014
The next step on Mount Sharp will be to transport the rock-powder sample into a scoop on the rover's arm.
 
Innovative Stone Age tools were not African invention, study finds
Jonathan Marker - Sep 26, 2014
The research team discovered at an archaeological site in Armenia that these types of tools already existed there between 325,000 and 335,000 years ago.
 
Smallest known exoplanet containing water discovered
Joe Chivers - Sep 26, 2014
A small planet, about the size of Neptune, HAT P-11B, has been found to contain water vapor inside its boiling atmosphere.
 
Strange 600-million-year-old microfossils could be oldest known animals
Delila Ledwith - Sep 25, 2014
Newly discovered fossils of multicellular organisms are unrelated to any creature living today, say researchers in a new study.
 
Evolution of birds from dinosaurs was both a slow and a fast process, new study shows
Delila Ledwith - Sep 25, 2014
In a comprehensive new study, researchers find there is no single missing link between dinosaurs and birds.
 
Skirt size increase linked to breast cancer risk, researchers say
Jonathan Marker - Sep 25, 2014
Ultimately, the analysis revealed that going up one skirt size every 10 years was associated with a 33 percent increased risk of developing breast cancer after menopause.
 
Working long hours linked to increased risk of type 2 diabetes
Jonathan Marker - Sep 25, 2014
People working for over 55 hours per week doing manual work or other low socioeconomic status jobs have a 30 percent increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
 
Obama pledges new type of weather forecasting in response to climate change
Delila Ledwith - Sep 25, 2014
President says that new longer-range weather forecasts are being developed to address "the urgent and growing threat" of global warming.
 
EPA touts new plan to continue Great Lakes cleanup
Joe Chivers - Sep 24, 2014
The new plans, which are expected to extend through 2019, are a continuation of an existing initiative started in 2010.
 
Strange coincidence: Mysterious butterfly-shaped radar image turns out to be swarm of butterflies
Delila Ledwith - Sep 24, 2014
Monarch butterflies show up on radar as a butterfly-shaped image, according to the National Weather Service.
 
From cosmic inflation to galactic dust: The scientific method at work
Delila Ledwith - Sep 24, 2014
New data from the ESA's Planck spacecraft calls into question once-touted evidence for cosmic inflation.
 
Diabetes rates appear to be leveling off, CDC says
Lea Clay - Sep 24, 2014
Study findings suggested a large increase in rate of diabetes between from 1990 to 2008, but an overall plateau in development from 2008 to 2012.
 
This is why keeping a chimpanzee as a pet is a terrible idea
Jonathan Marker - Sep 24, 2014
Chimpanzees' experiences during the first four years of life can shape behavioral and welfare outcomes well into adulthood.
 
Researchers: 'Topological insulator' is the key to superfast computing without overheating
Jonathan Marker - Sep 24, 2014
The material behaves like an insulator on the inside but conducts electricity on the outside, and could pave the way for quantum computers and fast spintronic devices.
 
It's a blustery day around this T Tauri star
Jonathan Marker - Sep 24, 2014
T Tauri stars are those thought to resemble the Sun at a formative stage.
 
MAVEN spacecraft enters Red Planet orbit
Jonathan Marker - Sep 24, 2014
After orbit insertion, MAVEN will commence a six-week commissioning phase that includes maneuvering into its final science orbit and testing the instruments and science-mapping commands.
 
Utah researchers create new material, may allow development of superfast computers
Joe Chivers - Sep 23, 2014
The material, known as a topological insulator, works as both an insulator and a conductor, and allows computers to run at very high speed in room-temperature environments.
 
New research highlights health risks of climate change
Jonathan Marker - Sep 23, 2014
The study reviews the science behind some of the current and projected climate-related health risks.
 
Scientists determine how to produce ultra-thin 'diamond nanothreads'
Jonathan Marker - Sep 23, 2014
Scientists have discovered how to construct ultra-thin "diamond nanothreads" that promise extraordinary properties.
 
Healthy lifestyle choices can prevent 80 percent of heart attacks in men
Jonathan Marker - Sep 23, 2014
The researchers discovered a clear reduction in risk for heart attack for each individual lifestyle factor the participants practiced.
 
Surprised researchers find carbon emissions are not cause of warmer temperatures along US West Coast
Delila Ledwith - Sep 22, 2014
A new study finds that shifting wind patterns are the sole cause of warming coastal temperatures along the West Coast.