Is the Global Warming slowdown over? Dire warnings from new studies
Is the Global Warming slowdown over? Dire warnings from new studies
The studies suggest that the global warming "hiatus" is due to trade winds causing the seas to bury heat, but those trade winds are about to subside, which could cause surface temperatures to start accelerating upward.
Ancient Britons imported wheat 8000 years ago, new archeological evidence suggests
Ancient Britons imported wheat 8000 years ago, new archeological evidence suggests
New archeological evidence suggests ancient Brits were less isolated than previously believed and were in contact with Neolithic farmers 2,000 years before agriculture was established in the British Isles.
Largest black hole ever found will serve as 'lighthouse' in exploring unknown universe
Largest black hole ever found will serve as 'lighthouse' in exploring unknown universe
Largest and brightest black hole ever found is 12 billion times more massive than the sun.
No reason to resist cancer-preventing HPV vaccine
No reason to resist cancer-preventing HPV vaccine
Sources of false information could be the reasons so many parents are choosing not to vaccinate their kids with Gardasil.
Missing link to black hole evolution may have been discovered
James Sullivan - 3 hours ago
As the jet bursts through it draws a deep cavity within, choking off the gasses that are the stars' life supply.
 
Is the Global Warming slowdown over? Dire warnings from new studies
Dan Taylor - 18 hours ago
The studies suggest that the global warming "hiatus" is due to trade winds causing the seas to bury heat, but those trade winds are about to subside, which could cause surface temperatures to start accelerating upward.
 
NASA shows off array of new sensors for tracking extreme weather and climate change
Delila Ledwith - Feb 27, 2015
NASA's new climate sensors should, among other things, generate better measurements of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and produce more accurate flood and drought predictions.
 
Human intelligence sparked by a single tiny gene, new study suggests
Delila Ledwith - Feb 27, 2015
When a single gene was injected into the brains of mice, they grew larger neocortices and even started forming the characteristic folds seen in the human brain, a new study says.
 
New study shows inevitability of leukemia mutations
Joseph Scalise - Feb 27, 2015
Research reveals that almost everyone will develop signs for leukemia as they enter old age.
 
Decision on Ebola vaccines will not happen until August at earliest
Joseph Scalise - Feb 27, 2015
Due to many factors, such as clinical trials and the evolution of the Ebola outbreak, the World Health Organization will not make a decision on administering a vaccine for the deadly disease until August.
 
New study once again questions safety of e-cigarettes
Joseph Scalise - Feb 27, 2015
The popularity of e-cigarettes has health officials worried about just how much damage they are doing.
 
Study shows bumblebees forget just like humans
Joseph Scalise - Feb 27, 2015
Bumblebees, much like humans, have been shown to have false memories.
 
Ancient Britons imported wheat 8000 years ago, new archeological evidence suggests
Delila Ledwith - Feb 27, 2015
New archeological evidence suggests ancient Brits were less isolated than previously believed and were in contact with Neolithic farmers 2,000 years before agriculture was established in the British Isles.
 
Half a world apart: A gigantic great white shark and one record-size catfish
Delila Ledwith - Feb 26, 2015
Statistically, the risk of being eaten by a great white shark is only one in 264 milion.
 
Tiny worm vs. giant snail: Parasitic nematodes pose real threat to snails in Florida
John Tyburski - Feb 26, 2015
A roundworm parasite that infects a few different species of snails has been found to be more widespread in Florida than experts realized.
 
Shell of tiny mollusk may inspire new developments in augmented reality
John Tyburski - Feb 26, 2015
A mollusk's striking shell pattern was found to possess differential light absorption and reflection properties that may guide transparent display technology development.
 
Study shows new health benefit to coffee
Joseph Scalise - Feb 26, 2015
Drinking coffee may help reduce the risk of multiple sclerosis.
 
Scientists photograph mysterious bright spots on dwarf planet's surface
Joseph Scalise - Feb 26, 2015
New images from the Dawn spacecraft show two mysterious bright spots on Ceres' surface.
 
Weight-loss surgery linked to both risks and benefits for pregnant women
Joseph Scalise - Feb 26, 2015
A new study has shown that pregnant women can experience both good and bad effects from bariatric surgery.
 
Too much sleep may be bad for your health, study reports
Joseph Scalise - Feb 26, 2015
A new study finds a correlation between increased stroke risk and increased hours of sleep.
 
Largest black hole ever found will serve as 'lighthouse' in exploring unknown universe
John Tyburski - Feb 26, 2015
Largest and brightest black hole ever found is 12 billion times more massive than the sun.
 
Study uncovers true evolutionary purpose and optimal length of eyelashes
John Tyburski - Feb 26, 2015
Despite the popular belief that eyelashes protect the eye from objects and debris, researchers suggest the answer lies in the role of moisture and air.
 
New artificial intelligence program can teach itself to play Atari games
Delila Ledwith - Feb 26, 2015
Like humans, Deep Q Network not only learns from experience, it applies what is has learned from one context to another.
 
What makes Old Faithful so faithful? Scientists discover the reason for geyser eruptions
Angelo Sayo - Feb 26, 2015
New research shows how underground plumbing passageways allow geysers to spew water and steam hundreds of feet into the air.
 
Researchers finally discover the last missing link in mysterious hippo origins
Angelo Sayo - Feb 26, 2015
A newly discovered species, E. lokonensis, helped fill a gap in the evolutionary history of the hippopotamus, also confirming that whales and dolphins are their closest living cousins.
 
Greenhouse gas effect from CO2 measured directly for the first time
Delila Ledwith - Feb 25, 2015
Global warming is more than just a theory--it is a fact, say scientists in a new breakthrough study.
 
Astronaut is unharmed after water leak during today's spacewalk mission
James Sullivan - Feb 25, 2015
NASA found that the accident was due to blockage in the fan and pump assembly.
 
Scientists uncover big, bright quasar from ancient universe
James Sullivan - Feb 25, 2015
The quasar is incredibly ancient -- coming into being back when our universe was only about 875 million years old.
 
No reason to resist cancer-preventing HPV vaccine
Joseph Scalise - Feb 25, 2015
Sources of false information could be the reasons so many parents are choosing not to vaccinate their kids with Gardasil.
 
Sea level surge explains reason behind high tides in 2009 and 2010
Joseph Scalise - Feb 25, 2015
An unexpected surge of sea levels, most likely due to global warming, were behind flooding on the East Coast.
 
Younger women more likely to ignore heart attack symptoms
Joseph Scalise - Feb 25, 2015
After surveying women between the ages of 30 and 55, researchers at Yale found women were more likely than men to ignore signs of a heart attack.
 
When it comes to eyelashes, longer does not mean better
Joseph Scalise - Feb 25, 2015
Researchers have found that eyelashes that are one third of the width of the eye is best for preventing it from drying out.
 
VIDEO: Watch a Martian sunset
James Sullivan - Feb 25, 2015
 
NASA explains how dust from Sahara makes trans-Atlantic journey to Amazon
Angelo Sayo - Feb 25, 2015
New research shows that roughly 27.7 million tons of Saharan dust travels across the Atlantic Ocean and settles in the Amazon rainforest each year, bringing with it phosphorus and other fertilizers.
 
Mysterious new craters appearing in Siberia are a 'serious problem,' scientist says
Delila Ledwith - Feb 25, 2015
Safety concerns rise as dozens of additional new craters open up across the Siberian landscape.
 
VIDEO: You can see the second ISS spacewalk live
James Sullivan - Feb 25, 2015
The event will be taking place on the 53rd anniversary of John Glenn's first trip into space.
 
Researchers create custom electrolyte for use in hyper-efficient batteries
Angelo Sayo - Feb 25, 2015
Researchers have developed a new electrolyte that allows lithium batteries to operate at 99 percent efficiency without growing hazardous dendrites.
 
Researchers uncover evidence of ancient crocodile 'mega-wetland' paradise
John Tyburski - Feb 24, 2015
Recent discoveries indicate that what is today Peru was once a paradise for crocodiles millions of years ago.
 
Stephen Hawking's ALS appears to have 'almost burnt out', says neurologist
John Tyburski - Feb 24, 2015
Hawking, the world's top living physicist, has lived with ALS decades longer than doctors anticipated.
 
Cheeseburgers in space: What ISS astronauts eat for lunch
James Sullivan - Feb 24, 2015
Eating from a toothpaste tube is hardly new, however. Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin ate pureed meat from a tube on one of his space voyages back in 1961.
 
Latte lovers rejoice: New study finds that foam reduces coffee spillage
Delila Ledwith - Feb 24, 2015
Foam on top of a latte reduces spilling by as much as 10 times, researchers find.
 
NASA launches three suborbital rockets
James Sullivan - Feb 24, 2015
These rockets will eventually attain altitudes that allow them to be visible from the southern portion of New Jersey, well towards the northeastern corner of North Carolina.
 
New wasp named after goalie of the Boston Bruins
Joseph Scalise - Feb 24, 2015
An entomologist in Nairobi named a new wasp in honor of one of his favorite sports players.
 
Small plastics may be detrimental to coral, Australian reefs
Joseph Scalise - Feb 24, 2015
Coral in the Great Barrier Reef has been found to eat small pieces of plastic debris, leading scientists to have concern for the overall health of the rich environment.