Curiosity rover targets fourth rock for sample drilling
Curiosity rover targets fourth rock for sample drilling
Mount Sharp is the mission's long-term science destination.
Astronomers measure rare black hole
Astronomers measure rare black hole
The black hole is approximately 400 times the mass of our sun in a galaxy 12 million light years from Earth.
Jupiter and Venus conjunction Monday morning
Jupiter and Venus conjunction Monday morning
On Monday morning, Jupitar and Venus will align almost completely in the sky in the closest configuration of the two planets since 2000.
DigitalGlobe launches most powerful commercial imaging satellite
DigitalGlobe launches most powerful commercial imaging satellite
Riding atop a Lockheed Martin Atlas V rocket, the satellite launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
Fish can smell a bad coral reef, researchers say
Jonathan Marker - 1 hour ago
Some degraded reefs may have to be managed so that they produce the signals that attract new fish and coral larvae.
 
California landscape rising due to loss of groundwater, GPS records show
Delila Ledwith - 9 hours ago
The severe drought in California is literally changing its landscape, researchers say.
 
Atlantic Ocean current could be responsible for slowing global temperature increase
Joe Chivers - 10 hours ago
Since 1999, a very peculiar phenomenon has been occurring despite carbon dioxide levels rising, the earth's temperature has not.
 
Sunblock lotion poses threat to marine life, new study says
Delila Ledwith - 14 hours ago
Sunblock may have deadly consequences for aquatic life, according to a new study.
 
Scientists discover earliest evidence of snail-eating
Jonathan Marker - 19 hours ago
Although snails occurred frequently throughout the Late Pleistocene and Holocene, it is still not known when and how they were integrated into human diets.
 
Neanderthals and humans may have had sex for thousands of years
Jonathan Marker - 23 hours ago
Currently, there is no evidence to show that Neanderthals and early modern humans lived closely together.
 
Life confirmed under Antarctic ice
James Sullivan - Aug 21, 2014
A recent sampling made by microbiologists working in the region yielded nearly 4,000 different species of microbes that inhabit Lake Whillans.
 
Peanut butter recalled for salmonella risk
Lea Clay - Aug 21, 2014
Approximately 1.2 million illnesss, 23,000 hospitalizations and 450 deaths in the U.S. occur each year due to salmonella.
 
Curiosity rover spots strange bone-like object on Mars
James Sullivan - Aug 21, 2014
Even for a casual observer, the unusual structure resembles a thigh bone.
 
Researchers: Zombie ant fungus kills hosts at their 'doorstep'
Jonathan Marker - Aug 21, 2014
The researchers suggest that the parasite functions as a long lasting, though tolerable, condition for the ants.
 
Surprise: Spiders thrive better in urban environments, researchers say
Delila Ledwith - Aug 20, 2014
City-dwelling spiders fare better than those living in natural habitats, a new study says.
 
Vultures 'more threatened than rhinos,' conservationists warn following mass poisoning
Joe Chivers - Aug 20, 2014
Vultures are regularly the victim of poisoning by poachers, who fear that the sight of the birds flying above their kill will draw the attention of rangers.
 
Researchers create transparent solar energy concentrator
Joe Chivers - Aug 20, 2014
Researchers from Michigan State University have created a solar concentrator made from transparent plastic, with potential for use on buildings, cell phones, and more.
 
Researchers create cybernetic moth capable of being controlled remotely
Joe Chivers - Aug 20, 2014
The long-term goal is to potentially enable the use of moths as "biobots", which could be used to aid in search and rescue operations.
 
Dolphin adopts member of a different species
James Sullivan - Aug 20, 2014
Marine biologists have nicknamed the baby dolphin "Pee-Wee."
 
Stunning new photo reveals spectacular landscape of star formation
Jonathan Marker - Aug 20, 2014
Sir John Herschel first discovered the nebula in 1834.
 
Fukishima meltdown in 2011 causing significant genetic damage in animals and plants
Delila Ledwith - Aug 20, 2014
Genetic damage and mutations in plants and animals are the legacy of the Fukushima meltdown, scientists say.
 
Amazing high-speed video captures jellyfish's fearsome sting
Delila Ledwith - Aug 20, 2014
New YouTube video captures deadly jellyfish sting with high-speed camera.
 
Mysterious worm fossil is finally classified into proper family tree
Kristy Blackmon - Aug 19, 2014
The ancient Hallucigenia sparsa links creatures from the Cambrian age to modern-day velvet worms.
 
Suspect accused of killing bald eagle still at large
Kristy Blackmon - Aug 19, 2014
Officials are offering an increased reward in the case of a New Jersey Bald Eagle shooting.
 
Ancient winged 'dragons' were toothless and lived in habitats around the globe, scientists say
Delila Ledwith - Aug 19, 2014
A new study sheds new light on the little understood pteorsaur-- a giant winged reptile that dominated the skies 60 million years ago.
 
Curiosity rover targets fourth rock for sample drilling
Jonathan Marker - Aug 19, 2014
Mount Sharp is the mission's long-term science destination.
 
Iceland warns airlines: One of island's largest volcanoes may erupt
Ross Cronkrite - Aug 19, 2014
Iceland's other volcanoes are currently at the green risk level.
 
Brave, spacewalking astronauts deploy nanosatellites from ISS
Jonathan Marker - Aug 19, 2014
The latest spacewalk was the 181st in ISS history.
 
Rosetta takes stunning 3-D pictures of comet 67P
James Sullivan - Aug 19, 2014
These photos were taken 17 minutes apart with exposures 138 milliseconds long.
 
Astronomers measure rare black hole
Jonathan Marker - Aug 18, 2014
The black hole is approximately 400 times the mass of our sun in a galaxy 12 million light years from Earth.
 
Wonder pill may help restore hair in some bald patients
Jonathan Marker - Aug 18, 2014
Alopecia areata affects approximately two percent of the population overall, including more than 6.5 million people in the United States alone.
 
Jupiter and Venus conjunction Monday morning
Chiamaka Nwakeze - Aug 17, 2014
On Monday morning, Jupitar and Venus will align almost completely in the sky in the closest configuration of the two planets since 2000.
 
Oldest mummification practices date back to 4500 BC, researchers say
James Sullivan - Aug 16, 2014
As Egypt's harsh deserts allowed for preservation, little attention was paid to the age of the mummies, even after the advent of radiometric dating.
 
Memories of error are the secret to faster learning
Ross Cronkrite - Aug 16, 2014
Researchers had study participants sit in front of a joystick obscured by a screen.
 
New maps of Milky Way may solve long-standing stardust puzzle
Delila Ledwith - Aug 15, 2014
Scientists are a step closer to understanding the mysterious matter that fills the vast spaces between stars.
 
Lasers used to make atomic-force microscope probes 20 times more sensitive
Ross Cronkrite - Aug 15, 2014
Atomic-force microscopes obtain very precise measurements of microscopic characteristics by scanning a wire probe over a surface.
 
Arctic snowfall declines by a third, scientists say
James Sullivan - Aug 15, 2014
The reports reveal that the depths of snowfall receded from 14 inches to 9 inches in the west and declined from 13 inches to 6 inches over the Beaufort sea, which lies north of Alaska.
 
Cygnus spacecraft leaves ISS for destructive re-entry in Earth's atmosphere
Jonathan Marker - Aug 15, 2014
The Expedition 40 crewmembers onboard ISS plan to record Cygnus' reentry on Sunday as part of an engineering exercise to evaluate the mechanics of the breakup of a space vehicle.
 
Scientists discover new plant language
Jonathan Marker - Aug 15, 2014
By means of this newfound information, scientists can now study if other organisms such as bacteria and fungi also exchange information in a similar manner.
 
Specks of star dust likely first from beyond solar system, researchers say
Jonathan Marker - Aug 15, 2014
Additional tests must still be done before the team can say conclusively that these are pieces of debris from interstellar space.
 
Vampire plant actually feeds on other plants
Kristy Blackmon - Aug 14, 2014
The parasitic Cuscuta pentagona punctures its victims, drains their nutrients and transports genetic communications.
 
Invasive lionfish seems determined to hunt prey to extinction
Kristy Blackmon - Aug 14, 2014
Invasive lionfish stay in their hunting grounds long after native populations have shrunk to dangerous levels.
 
Glacial melting is mainly due to human activity, new study shows
Delila Ledwith - Aug 14, 2014
Human activities are the primary cause of glacial melting around the world, according to a groundbreaking study.
 
Researchers create self-organizing robot swarm
Joe Chivers - Aug 14, 2014
Researchers from the University of Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have created the largest robot swarm in history.