Record-breaking cosmic magnifying glass discovered
Record-breaking cosmic magnifying glass discovered
Gravitational lensing is caused by the gravitational field of a massive object bending and refocusing light.
'Thunder' helps neuroscientists analyze 'big data'
'Thunder' helps neuroscientists analyze 'big data'
Thunder can operate on a private cluster or on Amazon's cloud computing services.
'Turtle cam' captures Loggerhead turtle hatchlings
'Turtle cam' captures Loggerhead turtle hatchlings
On Friday evening, approximately 100, 3-inch-long loggerhead sea turtles were seen traveling toward the ocean after hatching in Key West, Florida.
Communication with Russian satellite restored
Communication with Russian satellite restored
On Thursday, the Russian space agency, Roscosmos or the Federal Space Agency, reported that it had lost communications with the satellite, Photon-M. Earlier today, however, experts from the agency restored communication with the satellite.
An Earth-like planet more likely to host life if it has a companion planet
Delila Ledwith - 7 hours ago
The chance for extraterrestrial life to exist increases on an Earth-like exoplanet with an outer companion planet, study reveals.
 
Fancy new instruments to be aboard next rover to Mars, NASA says
Delila Ledwith - 8 hours ago
NASA announces the Mars 2020 mission, saying an updated rover will carry an array of sophisticated new scientific instruments.
 
Research links some birth control pills to breast cancer
Lea Clay - 12 hours ago
It was found that the risk of breast cancer differed based on formulation.
 
Giant asteroids pummeled early Earth
Jonathan Marker - 13 hours ago
These events likely played a major role in the subsequent evolution of life on Earth.
 
New hummingbird research could lead to more powerful, bird-inspired robotic vehicles
Jonathan Marker - 13 hours ago
Researchers estimated that there is potential to improve micro-helicopter rotor power by up to 27 percent.
 
Researchers reveal the recipe for birds
Jonathan Marker - 19 hours ago
A number of previous studies looked at the considerable size change dinosaurs underwent to become birds.
 
Record-breaking cosmic magnifying glass discovered
Jonathan Marker - 19 hours ago
Gravitational lensing is caused by the gravitational field of a massive object bending and refocusing light.
 
NASA hopes to produce oxygen on Mars with next rover
Ross Cronkrite - 21 hours ago
NASA selected seven instruments out of 58 proposals.
 
Spanish scientist-turned-chef creates color-changing ice cream
Joe Chivers - Aug 01, 2014
The ice cream reacts to the acidic nature of your saliva, as well as the heat of your tongue by changing color, changing from blue, to pink, to purple, as you eat it.
 
Scientists may have found cause of mysterious sinkholes in Siberia
Kristy Blackmon - Jul 31, 2014
Scientists may have determined the cause of three large, deep chasms discovered in northern Siberia this month. Melting permafrost, they say, played a critical role.
 
Strange blue-sailed creatures invade Monterey Bay
Kristy Blackmon - Jul 31, 2014
After a notable absence of several years, thousands of velella velellas have sailed into Monterey Bay.
 
Inexpensive new catalytic method turns carbon dioxide into fuel
Delila Ledwith - Jul 31, 2014
New catalytic method turning carbon dioxide into fuel could mean a healthier environment.
 
Dinosaurs survived mass extinction by shrinking into birds, new study reveals
Delila Ledwith - Jul 31, 2014
It took 50 million years of evolution for dinosaurs to transform into birds, scientists say.
 
Rare pangolins may be eaten to extinction
James Sullivan - Jul 31, 2014
The IUCN lists all eight species of pangolin as being either "critically endangered," "endangered" or "vulnerable."
 
Blood test could reliably predict risk of suicide attempt
Jonathan Marker - Jul 31, 2014
Using these findings, researchers could predict future suicide attempts in those who are ill.
 
Extreme weather kills thousands each year in the U.S., CDC says
Lea Clay - Jul 31, 2014
Researchers examined 10,640 weather-related deaths with documented U.S. occurrences in the U.S. from 2006 to 2010.
 
Nasty mosquito-borne Chikungunya virus spreads in the U.S.
James Sullivan - Jul 31, 2014
The disease is not contagious, and can only be spread by the mosquitoes.
 
Unprecedented giant waves roll through Arctic Ocean
Kristy Blackmon - Jul 31, 2014
Melting sea ice in the Arctic Ocean perpetuates the warming of ocean waters, setting off a destructive cycle that results in uncharacteristically huge waves in the Beaufort Sea.
 
Monterey Bay octopus sets new record for brooding period
Joe Chivers - Jul 30, 2014
A female of the species Graneledone boreopacifica, watched over her eggs for 53 months, the longest egg-brooding period ever recorded.
 
Most unhealthy meals in America revealed
Lea Clay - Jul 30, 2014
The Signature Deep Dish Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza at BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse was included with its 2,160 calories.
 
Ancient grasshopper locked in amber sheds light on evolutionary process
Delila Ledwith - Jul 30, 2014
A tiny pygmy grasshopper, trapped in ancient amber, is giving scientists new insight into the evolutionary past.
 
House-size waves detected in once-frozen Arctic Ocean
Ross Cronkrite - Jul 30, 2014
The appearance of bigger waves could spell trouble for shipping companies working in once-frozen Arctic waters.
 
Five servings of fruits and vegetables per day may be enough to reduce risk of early death
Jonathan Marker - Jul 30, 2014
A growing body of research shows that fruits and vegetables are critical to promoting good health.
 
101 active geysers spotted on Saturn's moon Enceladus
Jonathan Marker - Jul 30, 2014
Owing to recent analysis of Cassini gravity data, the researchers concluded the sea now known to exist beneath the ice shell is the source of the geysers.
 
Running five minutes a day could add years to your life, study finds
Jonathan Marker - Jul 30, 2014
During this study, researchers evaluated 55,137 adults between the ages of 18 and 100 over a 15-year period to determine a potential relationship between running and longevity.
 
Mystery deepens as two new giant craters are found in Siberia
Delila Ledwith - Jul 29, 2014
Two more unexplained craters are found at 'the end of the world' in Siberia.
 
Worldwide water shortage projected by 2040
Jonathan Marker - Jul 29, 2014
One of the key recommendations issued by the researchers is to replace aged power systems with wind and solar systems.
 
Mars Opportunity rover sets off-world driving record
Jonathan Marker - Jul 29, 2014
The Soviet Union's Lunokhod 2 rover held the previous record.
 
Alaskan fishing industry under threat from climate change
Joe Chivers - Jul 29, 2014
Alaska's fishing industry could soon be threatened by increasing ocean acidity, says an NOAA-led study.
 
California could convert to all renewable energy by 2050, a new study says
Delila Ledwith - Jul 29, 2014
A new study shows how California could convert entirely to renewable energy sources within just 35 years.
 
Origins of mysterious World Trade Center ship uncovered
Joe Chivers - Jul 29, 2014
Ship from the 1700's may have been built in the Eastern United States.
 
Delta Aquarid meteor shower set to peak at 15-20 meteors per hour
Ross Cronkrite - Jul 29, 2014
The Delta Aquarids are believed to come from comet 96P/Machholz.
 
Florida authorities ban import of lionfish
James Sullivan - Jul 29, 2014
At this time, the ban only extends to Florida, where conservationists hope that the new law will encourage people looking for lion fish to catch theirs in local waters
 
Surgeon general slams indoor tanning: I am 'vehemently' against it
Ross Cronkrite - Jul 29, 2014
Skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the U.S.
 
Higher sea levels causing more flooding, NOAA report says
Delila Ledwith - Jul 28, 2014
Global warming is causing an increase in so-called 'nuisance' flooding on all three U.S. coasts, U.S. weather agency says.
 
'Fist bump' healthier than a handshake, research shows
Jonathan Marker - Jul 28, 2014
As direct contact is needed for most microbes to move, minimizing the parts of the hand that touch gives bacteria less chance to spread.
 
New method of building materials using light could lead to cloaking devices
Jonathan Marker - Jul 28, 2014
The method entails using unfocused laser light as billions of needles, stitching gold nanoparticles together into long strings, directly in water for the first time.
 
'Thunder' helps neuroscientists analyze 'big data'
Jonathan Marker - Jul 28, 2014
Thunder can operate on a private cluster or on Amazon's cloud computing services.
 
Earth's 6th mass extinction event is underway, biologist warns
Jonathan Marker - Jul 28, 2014
Since the year 1500, over 320 terrestrial vertebrates have gone extinct, and populations of the remaining species show a 25 percent average decline.
 
Researchers achieve the 'holy grail' of battery design
Ross Cronkrite - Jul 28, 2014
A pure lithium anode would allow for longer-lasting cell phones and electric cars.