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.
China's top weather scientist warns against climate change's devastating effects
China's top weather scientist warns against climate change's devastating effects
While Guogang's statements indicate that the nation is willing to admit it has a problem, they have shied away from allowing the public to participate in the debate of what's to be done about it.
100 billion habitable planets may exist in our galaxy alone, many Earth-like
100 billion habitable planets may exist in our galaxy alone, many Earth-like
A new study suggests that the stars of the Milky Way may have 100 billion planets in the habitable zone, or the area far enough from the star to avoid getting scorched but close enough to become habitable.
What's the solution to space debris?
James Sullivan - 55 minutes ago
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.
 
Study shows that walking could improve health of prostate cancer survivors
Joseph Scalise - Apr 17, 2015
Recent research has found that prostate cancer survivors don't need vigorous exercise to improve their quality of life.
 
E-cigarettes may not help users quit smoking after all
Joseph Scalise - Apr 17, 2015
New research has found that e-cigarettes may be causing more harm than good.
 
Study gives insight into the peculiar way octopi move
Joseph Scalise - Apr 17, 2015
A new study reveals interesting new facts about the way octopi move about the ocean.
 
Archeologists find oldest tools ever made by ancient human ancestors
Delila Ledwith - Apr 17, 2015
Archeologists' new discovery of flaked stone tool technology in Kenya pushes back the tool-making ability of ancient human ancestors some 700,000 years.
 
Gazing into your dog's eyes strengthens chemical bonds, new study shows
Delila Ledwith - Apr 17, 2015
Humans and dogs are locked together by the same chemical feedback loop that occurs between mothers and their infants, researchers say.
 
Snoring, sleep apnea may be linked to early memory decline
Joseph Scalise - Apr 16, 2015
Researchers have found that older people with sleep apnea or other sleeping problems tend to suffer from dementia years before those that do not.
 
Study shows e-cigarettes may be exceeding chemical limits
Joseph Scalise - Apr 16, 2015
Flavors in e-cigarettes may have higher levels of chemicals, and cause more problems, than many realize.
 
Female chimps use tools more than males, study shows
Joseph Scalise - Apr 16, 2015
A recent study has found that chimpanzee females have been known to build and use spears, giving researchers further insight into how humans may have evolved.
 
Officials issue warning about tick-borne virus
Joseph Scalise - Apr 16, 2015
A surplus in tick populations have officials warning people about the deadly Powassan virus, which can be fatal if left untreated.
 
Study suggests that father's sperm may hold clues about autism risk
Joseph Scalise - Apr 15, 2015
Researchers hoping to find clues about autism looked into sperm to try and find any genetic modifications.
 
Scientists scan 100,000 galaxies, find no signs of alien life
Joseph Scalise - Apr 15, 2015
A team of researchers recently looking for signs of energy across the universe found nothing that they could link to other civilizations.
 
Acetaminophen could dull your emotions, study shows
Joseph Scalise - Apr 15, 2015
One of the most common pain relieving ingredients may dull more than just pain.
 
WHO demands results for all clinical trials
Joseph Scalise - Apr 14, 2015
In a move to stop misinformation in medical trials, the WHO has demanded a release of information for all drugs, vaccines and medical devices.
 
Gestational diabetes shown to increase risk of autism
Joseph Scalise - Apr 14, 2015
New data shows that diabetes contracted during pregnancy increases the autism risk in the unborn child.
 
Breath test may be able to detect stomach cancer
Joseph Scalise - Apr 14, 2015
A new form of technology called nanoarray analysis may be able to detect stomach cancer better than ever before.
 
Water may be present on Mars today, scientists say
Delila Ledwith - Apr 14, 2015
Liquid water may be present just beneath the Martian soil, scientists say, raising hopes that alien microorganisms may still be found on the Red Planet.
 
Study reveals marijuana may help with epileptic siezures in children
Joseph Scalise - Apr 13, 2015
A new liquid form of marijuana has been shown to be effective in treating epileptic seizures that do not respond to other treatments.
 
More than 200 fall ill on San Diego cruise ships
Joseph Scalise - Apr 13, 2015
A norovirus has been found on two cruise ships that docked in San Diego after traveling through Mexico.
 
Scientists look to dinosaur-killing meteor for extinction mysteries
Joseph Scalise - Apr 13, 2015
For the first time ever, scientists are going to extract sample from the Chicxulub crater in order to explore what happened to the dinosaurs.
 
Stunning: Scientists create map of dark matter
Delila Ledwith - Apr 13, 2015
Scientists used images from a 570-megapixel camera on a telescope high in the Andes to measure the shapes of some 2 million galaxies and create the first-ever map of dark matter.
 
HPV shots for boys could save millions on oral cancer costs
Joseph Scalise - Apr 13, 2015
Researchers are pushing for HPV vaccines in young boys as a way to reduce both the risk and cost of cancer.
 
Planets may be destroyed by their own host stars
James Sullivan - Apr 13, 2015
The sun coughed out a CME that was fairly unimpressive, but the planet reacted as if it had been hit by something massive.
 
Common pregnancy painkillers may be harmful to babies
Joseph Scalise - Apr 13, 2015
Researchers discovered that, while many pregnant women may use opioids during pregnancy, those pills may have adverse effects on their children's health.
 
Study reveals teens more likely to drink if they watch movies that involve alcohol
Joseph Scalise - Apr 13, 2015
New data shows that the more kids watch drinking in the movies, the more likely they are to do it in real life.
 
NASA: We'll find alien life by 2045
James Sullivan - Apr 12, 2015
Scientists will first search for the presence of liquid water and changes in molecules, to determine whether or not life at the molecular level is possible.
 
Cosmological surprise: Universe may not be expanding as fast as scientists thought
Delila Ledwith - Apr 11, 2015
Using date from the Hubble Space Telescope and NASA's Swift satellite, astronomers discover that accepted notions about the rate the universe is expanding and how much dark energy is in it may need some serious revising.
 
4-year-old boy discovers dinosaur remains near shopping center
James Sullivan - Apr 11, 2015
Nodosaurs enjoyed a wide range, with fossils discovered throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Antarctica, the latter of which was at one time a vast tropical region.
 
Apollo 13 mission happened this week, 45 years ago
James Sullivan - Apr 11, 2015
Apollo 13 first soared into space on April 11, 1970.
 
Paleontologists now know how prehistoric Mosasaurs gave birth
James Sullivan - Apr 11, 2015
Mosasaurus stayed around until the end of the Cretaceous, dying out only about 65 million years ago.
 
Exquisitely preserved giant carnivorous 'terror bird' unearthed in Argentina
Delila Ledwith - Apr 11, 2015
Beautifully preserved fossil skeleton of 'terror bird' has preserved anatomical features rarely seen in the fossil record.
 
Thousands of 1200-year-old mummies discovered in Peru
Delila Ledwith - Apr 11, 2015
The ancient Tenahaha people living in a remote Peruvian valley left little evidence of violence and painted their pottery with happy faces, archeologists say.
 
Ocean acidification triggered the greatest extinction event on Earth
James Sullivan - Apr 10, 2015
Acidification may have been a key factor in the worst extinction event the world has ever seen: the Permian-Triassic Extinction Event.
 
The Sun also has seasons
James Sullivan - Apr 10, 2015
McIntosh says these quasi-annual variations are not unlike regions on Earth that have two seasons, like rainy and dry seasons.
 
Mysterious methane cloud over southwestern US baffles scientists
Delila Ledwith - Apr 10, 2015
Enormous methane cloud likely comes from the Four Corners region's coal bed methane extraction operations, some say.
 
New research shows young sea turtles do swim with purpose
Joseph Scalise - Apr 10, 2015
Though scientists lost suspected that young sea turtles ride ocean currents, a new study shows that this is not true.