Astronomers discover 'Star Trek' force field protecting Earth
Astronomers discover 'Star Trek' force field protecting Earth
Star Trek-like invisible shield found thousands of miles above Earth.
Japan plans to resume whaling, but swears they have a good reason
Japan plans to resume whaling, but swears they have a good reason
Japan recently released a proposal to cut Antarctic whaling quota down by two-thirds next year, in an effort to prove that their whaling plans are scientifically - as opposed to commercially - influenced.
Scientists make stunning find of 1,700-year-old mythical Chinese carvings along Silk Road
Scientists make stunning find of 1,700-year-old mythical Chinese carvings along Silk Road
The carvings were found in a cemetery in Kucha, a powerful city-state in western China many years ago.
NASA totally remasters image of Europa, the Jupiter moon that could host extraterrestrial life
NASA totally remasters image of Europa, the Jupiter moon that could host extraterrestrial life
Researchers believe that under Europa's surface are huge oceans that could contain simple life forms.
James Watson's Nobel Prize medal to be auctioned off
James Sullivan - 12 hours ago
It will be the first one auctioned off by a Nobel recipient who is still alive, and is expected to net between $2.5 and $3.5 million.
 
Carbon market is the most important aspect of next year's climate deal
Joseph Scalise - 12 hours ago
According to reports, a new carbon market that would encourage emission restrictions in developing nations is the most important factor in next year's climate deal.
 
If Lima climate change talks are to be a success, India must get involved, experts say
Joseph Scalise - 12 hours ago
India must get involved in the upcoming climate change talks in Lima, Peru if the idea of global partners restricting their carbon footprints is to be a success.
 
Hawaii roads reopen despite hardened lava
James Sullivan - 12 hours ago
Both police and Hawaii National Guard troops were stationed near the area.
 
NASA's countdown clock, the world's second-most-watched clock, has been retired
James Sullivan - 20 hours ago
The clock contained 336 40-watt light bulbs and was first installed in November of 1969.
 
New species of flycatcher identified on remote island
James Sullivan - 20 hours ago
Recently, a number of new species have been found on Sulawesi, almost making it a 21st century version of Darwin's Galapagos.
 
ISS astronauts welcome the newest member of their crew: an espresso machine
Angelo Sayo - Nov 27, 2014
The first zero-g Certified Italian Espresso coffee machine was delivered to the International Space Station early Monday Morning.
 
Japan plans to resume whaling, but swears they have a good reason
Angelo Sayo - Nov 27, 2014
Japan recently released a proposal to cut Antarctic whaling quota down by two-thirds next year, in an effort to prove that their whaling plans are scientifically - as opposed to commercially - influenced.
 
Archaelogists unearth bones of Polish 'vampires' and discover the real cause of their illness
Delila Ledwith - Nov 26, 2014
In 1854, John Snow ushered in the science of public health when he discovered a new disease spread by contaminated water.
 
World's thinnest material is stronger than steel, and might be our new energy source
Delila Ledwith - Nov 26, 2014
Graphene sheets could be used to extract hydrogen from the atmosphere for use in fuel cells.
 
Auctioned woolly mammoth skeleton sells for $300,000
Joseph Scalise - Nov 26, 2014
A woolly mammoth skeleton selling at auction in West Sussex was purchased for $300,000 by a anonymous phone bidder.
 
Satellite creates most accurate map yet of ocean currents
Joseph Scalise - Nov 26, 2014
The satellite's data will be key ti understanding the way ocean currents effect the changing climate.
 
Warning: Trans fat could be attacking your memory as well as your waistline, study says
Dan Taylor - Nov 26, 2014
The study looked at 1,000 healthy men and found that those who consumed a lot of trans fat had noticeable memory problems.
 
Killer seals mutilate porpoises in UK waters, could threaten humans
Dan Taylor - Nov 26, 2014
Scientists believe they learned to attack porpoises that were stranded in fishing nets.
 
Blu-ray tests result in huge efficiency jump in solar panels, surprising scientists
Dan Taylor - Nov 26, 2014
Blu-ray discs allow solar panels to draw from the entire solar spectrum rather than just specific wavelengths.
 
Trading company fined by NOAA for coral reef damage in Hawaii
James Sullivan - Nov 26, 2014
The Denak Ship Management and Vogetrader Shipping Inc. has agreed to pay the sum of $840,000 to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
 
Scientists make stunning find of 1,700-year-old mythical Chinese carvings along Silk Road
Dan Taylor - Nov 26, 2014
The carvings were found in a cemetery in Kucha, a powerful city-state in western China many years ago.
 
Why did Stone Age inhabitants purposely leave weapons in the ocean?
Sarah Sullivan - Nov 26, 2014
A 5,500 year old stone axe has been unearthed in Denmark that was deliberately placed in a vertical position.
 
Incredible fossil discovery is ancestor of three separate modern species
Sarah Sullivan - Nov 26, 2014
Fossils belonging to an early ancestor of the horse, rhino, and hippo have been unearthed in India, suggesting a possible land bridge between the subcontinent and Madagascar.
 
Ancient Egyptian codex of love and money spells deciphered
Delila Ledwith - Nov 25, 2014
Newly deciphered Coptic book of spells contains references to Jesus and a mysterious divine figure called Baktiotha.
 
NASA kicks off CubeSat competition with millions of dollars in prizes
James Sullivan - Nov 25, 2014
In the contest, NASA hopes to find technology suitable for longer range carry -- capable of exploring deep space and transmitting data back to Earth.
 
Bees' favorite flowers are dying out, and this is a big problem for humans
Delila Ledwith - Nov 25, 2014
Researchers say declining bee populations can recover if their favorite flowers are replanted.
 
Drone ship offers landing pad for reusable rockets
Joseph Scalise - Nov 25, 2014
SpaceX is leading the way on developing a landing pad that could cost rocket costs by making them reusable.
 
Turtles genetically linked to dinosaurs and birds, new data shows
Joseph Scalise - Nov 25, 2014
The findings explain the mysterious lineage of the softshell turtle.
 
NASA totally remasters image of Europa, the Jupiter moon that could host extraterrestrial life
Dan Taylor - Nov 25, 2014
Researchers believe that under Europa's surface are huge oceans that could contain simple life forms.
 
World Bank: Devastating extreme weather from climate change is now unstoppable
Dan Taylor - Nov 25, 2014
The Earth now faces famine on a global scale due to humanity's carbon dioxide emissions over the past century, the World Bank stated in a new report.
 
500 sea lions found dead in Peru in latest string of wildlife deaths
Joe Chivers - Nov 25, 2014
A local governor blamed fisherman for the deaths, police are investigating.
 
Why are dogs messier drinkers than cats? Researchers look at sloppy habits
Sarah Sullivan - Nov 24, 2014
Researchers at Virginia Tech have uncovered why dogs are messier drinkers through tests of fluid dynamics.
 
First detailed 3D maps of Antarctic sea ice unveiled
Delila Ledwith - Nov 24, 2014
Deep sea-diving robot provides new improved measurements of Antarctic sea ice.
 
Sound recording of Philae lander's impact could reveal details of comet's surface
Joe Chivers - Nov 24, 2014
The lander used high-tech sensors to record mechanical vibrations.
 
Eastern hellbender may soon be listed as endangered species in New York
James Sullivan - Nov 24, 2014
"One could find a specimen under almost every suitable rock," one successful commercial collector recalled in an article from the 1940s.
 
Gray wolf spotted in Grand Canyon National Park gives conservationists hope
James Sullivan - Nov 24, 2014
Currently, an estimated 1,700 wolves are believed to live in the Rockies, with 300 established breeding packs, due to successful conservation efforts.
 
U.S., China and EU cooperation makes 2015 U.N. climate deal more likely
Joseph Scalise - Nov 24, 2014
The deal presents ambitious goals for reducing CO2 emissions worldwide.
 
Weather changes not enough to convince skeptics of global warming, study says
Joseph Scalise - Nov 24, 2014
Surveys show that, despite a shifting environment, increased climate change is not enough to convince skeptics of the existence of global warming.
 
Scientists stunned to find Antarctica sea ice much thicker than thought
Dan Taylor - Nov 24, 2014
Scientists are having difficulty explaining melting land ice along with growing sea ice.
 
Earth now has a plan to stop a massive near-Earth asteroid
Chiamaka Nwakeze - Nov 23, 2014
The Earth is suspended in a Solar System teeming with objects. These objects include comets, asteroids, debris, and meteoroids large enough to be tracked from solid ground on this planet.
 
Black hole or supernova? Mysterious object still leaves astronomers puzzled
Chiamaka Nwakeze - Nov 23, 2014
Ninety million light years away, a dwarf galaxy Markarian 177 and a mysterious source of light known as SDSS1133, are situated in the center of the galaxy, but scientists are unsure of the identity of this object.
 
Black seadevil captured on camera
Chiamaka Nwakeze - Nov 23, 2014
Recently, researchers from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute conducted a dive in the Monterey Bay area off the coast of California and captured video of the rarely seen black seadevil.
 
The next step in space for mankind? It could be asteroid mining
Dan Taylor - Nov 23, 2014
A satellite that would have been an initial step toward asteroid mining blew up with the Cygnus launch failure last month, but more test vehicles are planned.
 
Study: Crops likely contributing to global warming
Chiamaka Nwakeze - Nov 22, 2014
A study recently published in the prestigious journal Nature demonstrated the importance of crops and agricultural practices in the amount and cycling of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.