Lyrid meteor shower begins April 22
Lyrid meteor shower begins April 22
You can still watch the event online, courtesy of the Slooh Community Observatory, which will run a live stream on April 22, broadcast from the Canary Islands at 8:00 EDT.
VIDEO: Messenger will soon crash on planet Mercury
VIDEO: Messenger will soon crash on planet Mercury
Another orbital maneuver has been planned for April 24.
What record high temperatures in the Antarctic Peninsula really mean
What record high temperatures in the Antarctic Peninsula really mean
Reports of record-high temperatures at the Antarctic Peninsula is sparking debate about whether or not they are further evidence of climate change or just to-be-expected warm days of summer in the Southern Hemisphere.
Neil deGrasse Tyson to host upcoming Hubble Telescope tribute
Neil deGrasse Tyson to host upcoming Hubble Telescope tribute
The Hubble Telescope brought us some unprecedented views of the universe, ones that could never possibly be achieved with a telescope on Earth.
Scientists discover 11 galaxies flung far from their homes
James Sullivan - 5 hours ago
What has transpired may be proof of an actual clash of the titans - galaxies colliding and absorbing each other.
 
Ethical dilemma: Chinese tampering with human embryos could spark resurgence of eugenics, some fear
Delila Ledwith - 7 hours ago
Many bioethicists are calling for a moratorium on the kind of technology used by Chinese researchers to modify human reproductive cells.
 
Cute but elusive pocket shark seen for only second time ever
Delila Ledwith - 7 hours ago
The only other recorded sighting of a pocket shark occurred 35 years ago in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Chile, scientists say.
 
Switzerland found to be happiest country on earth
Joseph Scalise - 8 hours ago
A new poll by the U.N. named Switzerland the happiest country on earth.
 
Researchers discover why ringing ears are hard to treat
Joseph Scalise - 8 hours ago
New research has found that tinnitus is hard to treat because the ringing may not actually be there.
 
Two Texas dogs sniff out Galapagos snails
James Sullivan - Apr 24, 2015
About 50 acres on Santa Cruz are threatened, including banana, pineapple, carrot, tomato, pepper, cassava and coffee crops, ruining the food supply for the island's residents.
 
Americans are guzzling more booze than ever, new report says
Delila Ledwith - Apr 23, 2015
American women are starting to match the drinking habits of men, researchers say.
 
Siberian woolly mammoth genomes tell poignant story of extinction
Delila Ledwith - Apr 23, 2015
Recreation of extinct species could be a possibility within decades, researchers say.
 
New drug may lead to cure for asthma
Joseph Scalise - Apr 23, 2015
Researchers, while working on a drug to better fight asthma, may have also uncovered the root cause behind the disorder.
 
Study shows yogurt has no positive health effects
Joseph Scalise - Apr 23, 2015
Despite what is commonly believed, a new study shows that yogurt may in fact have no benefits on health.
 
Many concerned over modification of human embryos
Joseph Scalise - Apr 23, 2015
Scientists in China have managed to create the first ever genetic modification of human embryos.
 
High fructose corn syrup, sugary drinks linked to risk of heart disease
Joseph Scalise - Apr 23, 2015
Researchers at the University of Davis have directly linked the syrup in soft drinks to higher rates of heart disease in consumers.
 
Pesticides may affect bees like cigarettes affect humans
Joseph Scalise - Apr 22, 2015
New research shows that insecticides which give bees a "high" are directly contributing to their collapse.
 
Mosquitos may be attracted to a person based on their DNA, study shows
Joseph Scalise - Apr 22, 2015
Researchers have found that DNA may be the reason some people get attacked by mosquitos while others don't.
 
Discovery of exoplanet by reflected visible light 'of great scientific importance,' astronomers say'
Delila Ledwith - Apr 22, 2015
The first-ever detection of an exoplanet by reflected visible light will open the way to the discovery of many more alien worlds than has so far been possible, say thrilled space enthusiasts.
 
Surprising cache of 43 dinosaur eggs uncovered by accident in China
Delila Ledwith - Apr 22, 2015
The city of Heyuan in southeastern China has the largest collection of fossilized dinosaur eggs on the planet.
 
SF bans smokeless tobacco at sports fields
Joseph Scalise - Apr 22, 2015
New measures will makes sure smokeless tobacco stays off of San Francisco sports fields.
 
New study has scientists one step closer to diabetes vaccination
Joseph Scalise - Apr 22, 2015
New research may very well lay the groundwork for a vaccine for the very common disease.
 
Archeologists find evidence of prehistoric Asia-America trade at Bering Land Bridge
Delila Ledwith - Apr 21, 2015
Exchange of both artifacts and ideas between the 'high civilizations" of China and Korea and the peoples of the northwestern American continent suggests "a pretty cosmopolitan people," researchers say.
 
New California vaccination bill will go a second round
Joseph Scalise - Apr 21, 2015
Despite initial opposition, the author of a bill requiring vaccinations plans to revive the plan.
 
Coffee may reduce return of breast cancer, study finds
Joseph Scalise - Apr 21, 2015
A new study has shown that many of the key ingredients in coffee may help at keeping breast cancer at bay once it has been treated.
 
Study finds no link between vaccinations and autism
Joseph Scalise - Apr 21, 2015
A recent study further backs up evidence against the theory that vaccinations cause autism.
 
Glorious anniversary: Hubble Space Telescope marks 25 years in orbit
Delila Ledwith - Apr 21, 2015
Among Hubble's many stunning achievements, it has confirmed the existence of supermassive black holes and provided evidence for the existence of dark energy.
 
VIDEO: 'Planetary' documentary reveals how important developing space travel was to us
James Sullivan - Apr 21, 2015
Planetary will make its premiere at select theaters and also at Vimeo On Demand in time for Earth Day tomorrow.
 
VIDEO: Messenger will soon crash on planet Mercury
James Sullivan - Apr 21, 2015
Another orbital maneuver has been planned for April 24.
 
Only some e-cigarettes may help users quit smoking, study shows
Joseph Scalise - Apr 21, 2015
A recent study shows the type and use of e-cigarettes directly affect how good they are at helping people quit.
 
Mars Curiosity is on the move again, still observing
James Sullivan - Apr 21, 2015
t Logan Pass, we hope to investigate the relationship between the Murray formation and the Washboard unit, to help us understand the ancient depositional setting and how environmental conditions were changing.
 
Kermit-looking frog discovered in Costa Rica
Joseph Scalise - Apr 21, 2015
A new glass frog, which looks uncannily like the popular Muppet, has been found in the mountains of Costa Rica.
 
Study shows insight into vampire squid reproduction
Joseph Scalise - Apr 20, 2015
Researchers studying the species have found, unlike traditional squid, it can spawn up to 100 times.
 
New study suggests women should not get yearly mammograms
Joseph Scalise - Apr 20, 2015
In an attempt to lower anxiety caused by false positives, a new group has released a study revealing that women should wait until they are older to get mammograms.
 
Adderall being abused by adults in the workplace, study finds
Joseph Scalise - Apr 20, 2015
Many workers are taking the drugs in order to raise their own productivity at work.
 
Abstain from sex, CDC tells Ebola patients
Joseph Scalise - Apr 20, 2015
The CDC, in conjunction with the World Health Organization, are telling Ebola patients to either abstain from sex or always use a condom.
 
170-year-old champagne recovered from shipwreck still delicious, tasters say
Delila Ledwith - Apr 20, 2015
Modern analysis shows the 170-year-old champagne contained a higher sugar content than modern bubblies and only 9 percent alcohol, compared to 13 percent in contemporary wines.
 
Mindboggling: Mysterious empty region of space defies scientific explanation
Delila Ledwith - Apr 20, 2015
Current models explaining events occurring after the Big Bang cannot account for a massive region of space from which some 10,000 galaxies are missing.
 
Only three wolves left on Isle Royale - future left uncertain
James Sullivan - Apr 19, 2015
Wolf predation on moose is now barely perceptible, with the latter's population size increasing by over 20 percent every year, meaning they could wipe out their own habitat and food supply within the next five years.
 
What's the solution to space debris?
James Sullivan - Apr 19, 2015
They propose blasting an estimated 3,000 tons of space junk out from its orbit using a fiber optic laser mounted aboard the International Space Station (ISS).
 
SpaceX will keep trying to land rocket on barge
Joseph Scalise - Apr 17, 2015
Though Elon Musk and his company will keep trying, their latest attempt to land a rocket in the ocean ended in flames.
 
Disneyland measles outbreak officially at an end
Joseph Scalise - Apr 17, 2015
After four months, officials have deemed the measles outbreak that started in Disneyland to finally be over.
 
Well-preserved skeleton yields oldest Neanderthal DNA ever found
Delila Ledwith - Apr 17, 2015
Oldest Neanderthal DNA ever extracted offers scientists a rare opportunity to better understand the evolutionary history of modern humans' closest extinct relative.
 
Climate change censorship moves are at odds with changing public attitudes, new research shows
Delila Ledwith - Apr 17, 2015
American attitudes about climate change and its cause are changing, with 63 percent of the population now acknowledging that global warming is real, Yale researchers say.