Americans still consume too many bad fats, study finds
Americans still consume too many bad fats, study finds
Researchers reviewed the results from a series of six surveys as part of the Minnesota Heart Survey from 1980 to 2009.
Earth's magnetic fields are weakening 10 times faster than first thought
Earth's magnetic fields are weakening 10 times faster than first thought
Researchers have discovered that the Earth's magnetic fields are weakening 10 times more quickly than previously thought, which may lead to serious health issues in humans.
34-year-old white rhino dies in captivity, only six left in the world
34-year-old white rhino dies in captivity, only six left in the world
There are currently only six white rhinos left in captivity, with no populations known to exist in the wild.
Siding Spring nucleus is surprisingly small, scientists say
Siding Spring nucleus is surprisingly small, scientists say
Siding Spring sneaked up on NASA because it came from underneath the plane of Earth's orbit.
Watch chimps make daring nighttime raids into farmlands [VIDEO]
Jonathan Marker - 1 hour ago
The complete findings of this study of human-forced behavior in chimps appear in the latest issue of PLOS ONE.
 
6,000-year-old temple discovered in Ukraine
James Sullivan - 10 hours ago
Figurines resembling people were also found suggesting that the people of Eurasia were more sophisticated 6,000 years ago than was previously thought.
 
Researchers produce petroleum alternatives using waste materials
Jonathan Marker - 10 hours ago
Researcher developed two lines, depending on the type of waste, with one that uses biomass, and the other, plastics, tires, and similar waste.
 
Study: Bariatric surgery may be risk factor for severe headache
Jonathan Marker - 10 hours ago
During the study, the researchers found that gastric bypass surgery and gastric banding surgery were associated with later on developing a condition called spontaneous intracranial hypotension in a small percentage of people.
 
Amazing new microscope can image 3-D activity of molecules
Jonathan Marker - 10 hours ago
The developers of the new lattice light sheet microscope teamed with cell and molecular biologists to produce eye-catching videos of biological processes across a range of sizes and time scales.
 
Ancient humans had open-air workshops high up in the Peruvian Andes
Delila Ledwith - 11 hours ago
Archeologists find evidence showing Stone Age humans lived at much higher elevations than previously thought.
 
Wild chimps begin raiding crops under cover of darkness, researchers find
Delila Ledwith - 21 hours ago
Chimpanzees having a hard time finding the basic foods they need to survive.
 
Americans still consume too many bad fats, study finds
Jonathan Marker - Oct 23, 2014
Researchers reviewed the results from a series of six surveys as part of the Minnesota Heart Survey from 1980 to 2009.
 
Scientists studying atmosphere on Titan make 'potentially groundbreaking discovery'
Jonathan Marker - Oct 23, 2014
The researchers used ALMA's extreme sensitivity and resolution to track the atmospheric distributions of hydrogen isocyanide (HNC) and cyanoacetylene (HC3N), which initially appeared to be concentrated evenly over Titan's north and south poles.
 
Earth's magnetic fields are weakening 10 times faster than first thought
Kristy Blackmon - Oct 22, 2014
Researchers have discovered that the Earth's magnetic fields are weakening 10 times more quickly than previously thought, which may lead to serious health issues in humans.
 
Man walks again after reparative nerve procedure
James Sullivan - Oct 22, 2014
After the procedure, it took almost two years before the man regained his ability to walk.
 
NASA repair video photobombed by 'UFO'
James Sullivan - Oct 22, 2014
The astronauts featured in the video are NASA engineer Reid Wiseman and Alexander Gerst of the ESA.
 
ESA wants you to name Rosetta mission's landing site
James Sullivan - Oct 22, 2014
The site, currently identified as Site J, deserves a meaningful and memorable name that captures the significance of the occasion.
 
Tractor beam technology no longer science fiction, scientists say
Delila Ledwith - Oct 22, 2014
New tractor beam technology that can both attract and repel particles could be adapted on a large scale, researchers say.
 
Orca calf presumed dead in Pacific Northwest
James Sullivan - Oct 22, 2014
The baby orca's odds at survival to adulthood were gauged between 50 and 65 percent.
 
Scientists reveal how 3-D gaming affects video game players
Jonathan Marker - Oct 22, 2014
Half the study participants were instructed to play violently that is, to kill as many people as possible in the game - and half the participants played nonviolently - they went bowling.
 
NASA's James Webb telescope emerges unscathed after 116 days of deep-freeze testing
Jonathan Marker - Oct 22, 2014
Teams of engineers and technicians were on heart-monitoring duty around the clock since this complicated assembly went into the chamber for its summer-long test.
 
34-year-old white rhino dies in captivity, only six left in the world
James Sullivan - Oct 22, 2014
There are currently only six white rhinos left in captivity, with no populations known to exist in the wild.
 
Mummified dinosaur is one of the rarest discoveries ever made
Kristy Blackmon - Oct 21, 2014
An important mummified duckbilled dinosaur that roamed the earth 67 million years ago will stay at North Dakota's heritage center.
 
Scientists create Lego-like DNA crystals to build custom molecular structures
Kristy Blackmon - Oct 21, 2014
Researchers from Harvard have developed technology to allow the building of complex 3D DNA structures, and first for nanotechnology.
 
Huan Tran Telescope detects new evidence of primordial cosmic inflation
Delila Ledwith - Oct 21, 2014
Scientists make the most sensitive and exact measurements ever of the Big Bang's cosmic afterglow.
 
Hubble spots potential Kuiper Belt targets for New Horizons Pluto mission
Jonathan Marker - Oct 21, 2014
The New Horizons team began looking for suitable KBOs in 2011 using some of the largest ground-based telescopes on Earth.
 
Even fish like to play, researchers find
Jonathan Marker - Oct 21, 2014
The researchers studied and filmed three male fish individually over the course of two years.
 
The Orionid meteor shower is passing overhead: best methods for viewing
Joe Chivers - Oct 21, 2014
Viewing conditions for the US are patchy, but should you live in an area with clear skies tonight, a cosmic treat awaits.
 
Siding Spring nucleus is surprisingly small, scientists say
Jonathan Marker - Oct 21, 2014
Siding Spring sneaked up on NASA because it came from underneath the plane of Earth's orbit.
 
Debris pile reveals Hawaii's history of mammoth tsunami encounters
Jonathan Marker - Oct 21, 2014
Researchers report that a wall of water up to 30 feet high surged onto Hawaiian shores approximately 500 years ago.
 
Mars rovers and orbiters endure Comet Siding Spring's debris
Delila Ledwith - Oct 20, 2014
NASA gives Mars rovers and orbiters a clean bill of health following close comet flyby.
 
Invasive stink bug pest threatens crops, rankles homeowners
Delila Ledwith - Oct 20, 2014
The invasive brown marmorated stink bug congregates in the tens of thousands as it decimates U.S. fruit and vegetable crops.
 
Researcher has nighttime encounter with puppy-sized, bird-eating Goliath spider
Ross Cronkrite - Oct 20, 2014
Despite the spider's size, the brave entomologist made an effort to see his furry friend up close.
 
NASA orbiters survive close encounter with comet Siding Spring
Jonathan Marker - Oct 20, 2014
All three orbiters are part of a campaign to study Comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring and possible effects on the Martian atmosphere from gases and dust released by the comet.
 
Energy powerhouse mitochondria were originally parasitic bacteria, researchers say
Jonathan Marker - Oct 20, 2014
The study offers an alternative theory to two current theories of how simple bacterial cells were consumed by host cells and ultimately became mitochondria.
 
Child medication errors take place every eight minutes, researchers say
Jonathan Marker - Oct 20, 2014
The most frequent medication mistakes in children under the age of six occur in the children's home, or another residence, and at school.
 
Study: 1934 dust bowl was worst drought in 1,000 years
Jonathan Marker - Oct 20, 2014
The study used a reconstruction of North American drought history based on a tree-ring-based drought record from the years 1000 to 2005, in addition to modern records.
 
Additional Wisconsin wolf zones closing
Chiamaka Nwakeze - Oct 19, 2014
On October 17, Wisconsin's wolf hunt season was in its third day and already one of six wolf hunting and trapping zones (known also as "wolf zones") was closing.
 
Drone captures amazing footage of killer whales [VIDEO]
Ross Cronkrite - Oct 19, 2014
Researchers focused their efforts on the Northern Resident killer whales of British Columbia.
 
Sierra Nevada contests NASA's bid to Boeing, SpaceX
James Sullivan - Oct 18, 2014
The contracts for Boeing and SpaceX total $6.8 billion in value, enough to finance six operational missions for both carriers.
 
Strange signal hints at presence of Dark Matter
Jonathan Marker - Oct 18, 2014
Scientists estimate that the composition of the universe includes roughly 85 percent Dark Matter.
 
Earth's magnetic field could flip within our lifetime
Jonathan Marker - Oct 18, 2014
The discovery follows new evidence that indicates the intensity of Earth's magnetic field is decreasing 10 times faster than normal.
 
Rare, deadly Eastern Equine Encephalitis kills second person in NH
Ross Cronkrite - Oct 18, 2014
EEE is transmitted to humans by the bite of an infected mosquito.
 
Our Milky Way bullies dwarf galaxies for their hydrogen
Chiamaka Nwakeze - Oct 18, 2014
Recently, astronomers have discovered that our Milky Way has a tendency to steal hydrogen gas from other galaxies.