Cassini spots of 101 geysers on icy Saturn moon
Cassini spots of 101 geysers on icy Saturn moon
The geysers cause small hot spots to form, creating condensation on the surface of Enceladus.
'Thunder' helps neuroscientists analyze 'big data'
'Thunder' helps neuroscientists analyze 'big data'
Thunder can operate on a private cluster or on Amazon's cloud computing services.
'Turtle cam' captures Loggerhead turtle hatchlings
'Turtle cam' captures Loggerhead turtle hatchlings
On Friday evening, approximately 100, 3-inch-long loggerhead sea turtles were seen traveling toward the ocean after hatching in Key West, Florida.
Communication with Russian satellite restored
Communication with Russian satellite restored
On Thursday, the Russian space agency, Roscosmos or the Federal Space Agency, reported that it had lost communications with the satellite, Photon-M. Earlier today, however, experts from the agency restored communication with the satellite.
Delta Aquarid meteor shower set to peak at 15-20 meteors per hour
Ross Cronkrite - 2 hours ago
The Delta Aquarids are believed to come from comet 96P/Machholz.
 
Florida authorities ban import of lionfish
James Sullivan - 4 hours ago
At this time, the ban only extends to Florida, where conservationists hope that the new law will encourage people looking for lion fish to catch theirs in local waters
 
Cassini spots of 101 geysers on icy Saturn moon
James Sullivan - 7 hours ago
The geysers cause small hot spots to form, creating condensation on the surface of Enceladus.
 
Surgeon general slams indoor tanning: I am 'vehemently' against it
Ross Cronkrite - 7 hours ago
Skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the U.S.
 
Higher sea levels causing more flooding, NOAA report says
Delila Ledwith - 17 hours ago
Global warming is causing an increase in so-called 'nuisance' flooding on all three U.S. coasts, U.S. weather agency says.
 
'Fist bump' healthier than a handshake, research shows
Jonathan Marker - 19 hours ago
As direct contact is needed for most microbes to move, minimizing the parts of the hand that touch gives bacteria less chance to spread.
 
New method of building materials using light could lead to cloaking devices
Jonathan Marker - 19 hours ago
The method entails using unfocused laser light as billions of needles, stitching gold nanoparticles together into long strings, directly in water for the first time.
 
'Thunder' helps neuroscientists analyze 'big data'
Jonathan Marker - Jul 28, 2014
Thunder can operate on a private cluster or on Amazon's cloud computing services.
 
Earth's 6th mass extinction event is underway, biologist warns
Jonathan Marker - Jul 28, 2014
Since the year 1500, over 320 terrestrial vertebrates have gone extinct, and populations of the remaining species show a 25 percent average decline.
 
Researchers achieve the 'holy grail' of battery design
Ross Cronkrite - Jul 28, 2014
A pure lithium anode would allow for longer-lasting cell phones and electric cars.
 
Justin Bieber sends birthday card to six-year-old cancer patient
Ross Cronkrite - Jul 27, 2014
Danny received more than 100,000 birthday cards.
 
'Turtle cam' captures Loggerhead turtle hatchlings
Chiamaka Nwakeze - Jul 27, 2014
On Friday evening, approximately 100, 3-inch-long loggerhead sea turtles were seen traveling toward the ocean after hatching in Key West, Florida.
 
Lack of sleep may increase likelihood of false memories, researchers warn
Ross Cronkrite - Jul 27, 2014
The researchers found that getting five hours of sleep or less was linked with the development of false memories.
 
Shift work linked to type 2 diabetes
Lea Clay - Jul 26, 2014
Past studies have published on the negative health effects associated with shift schedules.
 
Communication with Russian satellite restored
Chiamaka Nwakeze - Jul 26, 2014
On Thursday, the Russian space agency, Roscosmos or the Federal Space Agency, reported that it had lost communications with the satellite, Photon-M. Earlier today, however, experts from the agency restored communication with the satellite.
 
If solar superstorm of July 2012 had hit, 'we would still be picking up the pieces'
Ross Cronkrite - Jul 26, 2014
Powerful solar storms can impact the Earth in numerous ways.
 
Researchers move one step closer to a probiotic that prevents obesity
Ross Cronkrite - Jul 26, 2014
Previous research has shown that the natural gut microbiota has a role in obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular.
 
Air traveler spreads deadly Ebola to Africa's most populous country
Lea Clay - Jul 26, 2014
Common signs and symptoms of the virus include "sudden onset of fever, intense weakness, muscle pain, headache and sore throat."
 
Cloudy planets have better chance at supporting alien life, researchers say
Kristy Blackmon - Jul 25, 2014
Scientists have found that planets with heavier cloud cover have better chances of supporting life, even those previously thought too close to a star's heat to support life.
 
NASA provides 3D printing files of space objects free to the public
Kristy Blackmon - Jul 25, 2014
NASA is providing cutting-edge resources in 3D printing free of charge to the public, allowing visitors to its beta site where they can download 3D printing files, images, textures, and visualizations.
 
Beer-loving mayflies swarm over Wisconsin, cause at least one traffic injury
Delila Ledwith - Jul 25, 2014
Massive mayfly swarms in Wisconsin this year coat roads and bridges with a slimy goo.
 
Astronomers create most precise mass map of a distant galaxy cluster yet
Jonathan Marker - Jul 25, 2014
The total mass within MCS J0416.1-2403 was found to be 160 trillion times the mass of the sun.
 
New discovery adds to growing evidence that all dinosaurs had feathers
Jonathan Marker - Jul 25, 2014
The new dinosaur exhibits complex, compound feathers on its arms and legs.
 
NASA doesn't have the budget for big rockets, audit shows
Kristy Blackmon - Jul 24, 2014
A new report from the Government Accountability Office says that NASA has a high probability of missing the target December 2017 launch date for its Space Launch System rockets, designed for deep space exploration.
 
CDC: The HPV vaccination rate is still too low
Lea Clay - Jul 24, 2014
The study estimates that in 2013, 57.3 percent of girls and 34.6 percent of boys received at least one dose of the vaccine
 
Americans are the biggest non-believers in climate change
Kristy Blackmon - Jul 24, 2014
A new worldwide survey from UK polling firm Ipsos MORI shows that, worldwide, Americans rank last among people who believe in the science of climate change.
 
Soft landing brings SpaceX closer to reusable rocket booster
Holly Martin - Jul 24, 2014
Landed in ocean at near-zero velocity.
 
Tyrannosaurs were social animals and ran in packs, new research reveals
Delila Ledwith - Jul 24, 2014
Discovery of tyrannosaur footprints sheds light on dino social life, scientists say.
 
Photographer captures extraordinary images of galactic collision
Joe Chivers - Jul 24, 2014
Far away from Earth, around 50 million light years away, the antenna galaxies are creating a light show like no other.
 
Wyoming cave with fossil treasure trove to be reopened to scientists
Delila Ledwith - Jul 24, 2014
Ancient fossils from Wyoming's Natural Trap Mountain may give scientists a better understanding of the Pleistocene extinction that occurred at the end of the last glacial period.
 
Drugmaker one step closer to producing world's first malaria vaccine
Lea Clay - Jul 24, 2014
If the EMA's assessment of the new drug is positive, the WHO predicts a potential release of the drug by 2015.
 
Blue whales risk grave danger in coastal feeding grounds
Jonathan Marker - Jul 24, 2014
Between 10,000 and 25,000 blue whales are believed to still swim the world's oceans.
 
Hubble locates three nearly dry exoplanets
Jonathan Marker - Jul 24, 2014
The planets were chosen because they orbit moderately bright stars that supply enough radiation for an infrared-light spectrum to be taken.
 
Kepler finds exoplanet with longest known year
Jonathan Marker - Jul 24, 2014
The Kepler spacecraft was distinctively suited to make this discovery.
 
Dogs get jealous, too
Jonathan Marker - Jul 24, 2014
Dogs in the study got jealous when their owners displayed affectionate behaviors towards what appeared to be another dog compared to random objects.
 
Most overweight kids don't think they're overweight, survey finds
Lea Clay - Jul 23, 2014
While health professionals express the need for change, many express concerns about creating more complications.
 
6th grader may have plagiarized viral science project
Holly Martin - Jul 23, 2014
Father defends project after publicity backlash.
 
Large portion of population does not buy climate change
Kristy Blackmon - Jul 23, 2014
A worldwide survey on climate change released by Ipsos MORI indicates mistrust of science and government, conflicting views on the reality of global warming and a higher degree of support for pro-environmental regulations in China.
 
Large portion of population does not buy climate change
Kristy Blackmon - Jul 23, 2014
A worldwide survey on climate change released by Ipsos MORI indicates mistrust of science and government, conflicting views on the reality of global warming and a higher degree of support for pro-environmental regulations in China.
 
After '787-year storm' botanical center rebuilds from the ground up
Holly Martin - Jul 23, 2014
Flood-ravaged garden soon to be home of largest collection of native plants in the Southeast.