Survey: 90 percent of people who get drunk aren't alcoholics
Survey: 90 percent of people who get drunk aren't alcoholics
The results mean it may be easier for health officials to reduce alcohol-related deaths.
UN: Cut CO2 emissions to zero by 2070, or experience a 'global catastrophe'
UN: Cut CO2 emissions to zero by 2070, or experience a 'global catastrophe'
The effects will be "severe, widespread, and irreversible" if the world fails to act.
Scientists pinpoint virus causing millions of starfish to literally fall apart
Scientists pinpoint virus causing millions of starfish to literally fall apart
Scientists at Cornell University recently identified the Sea Star Associated Densovirus, which may have been causing millions of starfish to disintegrate throughout the Pacific coast since 2013.
Scientists to use GPS constellation to find secret 'dark matter'
Scientists to use GPS constellation to find secret 'dark matter'
The idea is that when the Earth passes through an area of dark matter, it will knock the GPS constellation's clocks out of synchronization.
Study: Crops likely contributing to global warming
Chiamaka Nwakeze - 14 hours ago
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.
 
If it's so cold out, how could there be global warming? It's not about the weather, scientists say
James Sullivan - 19 hours ago
The wintry weather has been shown to correlate with a loss of Arctic ice, allowing streams of cold wind to break free and move southward.
 
Minnesota moose dies after leaving Northwoods habitat
James Sullivan - 19 hours ago
The animal entered their yard earlier this week and eventually approached a family's house.
 
'Most promising' black hole discovery could vindicate Einstein's theory of relativity
Delila Ledwith - Nov 21, 2014
An unusually bright object in a far-off galaxy could be a supermassive black hole that was ejected from the galaxy's center.
 
2014 races towards warmest year on record: 'This is truly global scale warmth'
Sarah Sullivan - Nov 21, 2014
2014 is set to be the warmest year on record due to warming ocean temperatures caused by manmade global warming.
 
The missing link: Horses and rhinos share distant relative, scientists say
Delila Ledwith - Nov 21, 2014
Modern horses, rhinos, and tapirs are 'odd-toed ungulates' that share a distinctive digestive system and have an odd number of toes on their hind feet.
 
New image of Rosetta's comet available in 3-D
Joseph Scalise - Nov 21, 2014
A new image of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko taken by the Philae Lander is available in 3-D for those who have the means to view it as such.
 
New NASA video captures Earth turning in stunning detail
Joseph Scalise - Nov 21, 2014
James Tyrwhitt-Drake took images taken from the satellite Elektro-L to create a stunning video of the rotating Earth.
 
Survey: 90 percent of people who get drunk aren't alcoholics
Dan Taylor - Nov 21, 2014
The results mean it may be easier for health officials to reduce alcohol-related deaths.
 
ESA nervously waits to see if sunlight will bring Philae back to life
Sarah Sullivan - Nov 20, 2014
The Philae rover is out of power, but may receive critical sunlight to charge its batteries.
 
Australia, Austria, and Belgium pledge nothing to UN Climate Fund
Sarah Sullivan - Nov 20, 2014
The United Nations climate fund, established to help developing countries deal with climate change, has fallen just short of its monetary goal.
 
Why did early humans willingly chose to live in frigid altitudes?
Delila Ledwith - Nov 20, 2014
Ancient humans roamed the freezing high altitudes of the Tibetan Plateau some 20,000 years ago but established permanent settlements only after cold-resistant barley was introduced to the region.
 
Mission not-so-Impossible: New 'glove' device lets humans crawl on walls
Delila Ledwith - Nov 20, 2014
The new Spiderman technology has many real-world applications useful for manufacturing and industry, Stanford reseachers say.
 
Massachusetts puts travel ban on lumber to combat beetle infestation
James Sullivan - Nov 20, 2014
The emerald ash borer, named for its distinct metallic color, is an invasive species accidentally imported from Korea.
 
New effort to investigate decline of sea turtles near Gulf of Mexico
James Sullivan - Nov 20, 2014
The Kemp's ridley, which had made some surprising gains over the last decade, is currently the most endangered species of turtle in the world.
 
Reports show the Louisiana black bear will not go extinct
Joseph Scalise - Nov 20, 2014
A recent report reveals that the Louisiana black bear is no longer in danger of extinction, and may even be removed from the threatened species list.
 
Farm crops may have significant impact on changing CO2 cycles
Joseph Scalise - Nov 20, 2014
A recent video from NASA has revealed that farm crops may be one of the biggest factors in the planet's shifting carbon cycles.
 
UN: Cut CO2 emissions to zero by 2070, or experience a 'global catastrophe'
Dan Taylor - Nov 20, 2014
The effects will be "severe, widespread, and irreversible" if the world fails to act.
 
Physicists generate whirlpool beam of energy
James Sullivan - Nov 20, 2014
The vortices have previously only appeared randomly, and always in pairs that swirl in opposite directions
 
A big entrance is not enough: what's next for our robotic comet explorer?
Angelo Sayo - Nov 20, 2014
The Philae probe, launched from the Rosetta spacecraft and successfully touched down on speeding comet 67P/C-G on Nov. 12, may provide crucial data to help explain the creation of the solar system.
 
Boeing struggles to produce custom combat planes for Air Force
Sarah Sullivan - Nov 19, 2014
Aircraft giant Boeing has struggled to meet deadlines in its development of the KC-46A refueling tanker.
 
Elon Musk fears our progress in artificial intelligence is 'seriously dangerous'
Sarah Sullivan - Nov 19, 2014
SpaceX founder Elon Musk predicted that artificial intelligence could pose a serious threat within five to 10 years.
 
Stephen Hawking shares his true opinion on 'The Theory of Everything'
Delila Ledwith - Nov 19, 2014
Spending time with ALS sufferers helped actor Eddie Redmayne give an authentic portrayal of Stephen Hawking, the famed astrophysicist says.
 
Scientists have a surprising ally in fight against global warming: volcanoes
Delila Ledwith - Nov 19, 2014
Sulfur dioxide gases from even small volcanoes combine with oxygen to form droplets that reflect sunlight away from Earth.
 
Volcano leaves Hawaiian village closed to public
James Sullivan - Nov 19, 2014
Only scientists and the press are allowed access to the village of Pahoa, where a trail of lava destroyed a home just ten days ago.
 
UN reports carbon emission cuts are not enough
Joseph Scalise - Nov 19, 2014
A recent report from the UN has shown that the current carbon emission cuts are not on track to meet the environmental goal set by world leaders four years ago.
 
Scientists use Hadron Collider to discover two new subatomic particles
Joseph Scalise - Nov 19, 2014
To make their discovery, scientists first used the collider to smash different particles together.
 
Why did millions of starfish die from a virus? Scientists left with unanswered questions
Dan Taylor - Nov 19, 2014
Researchers blame the SSaDV parvovirus for infecting millions of sea stars and causing them to "waste away."
 
Study: Volcanoes on Mars caused water to flow -- for a few hundred years, perhaps
Dan Taylor - Nov 19, 2014
The research would explain how water could flow on a planet that is always below freezing.
 
Watch CO2 emissions swallow the Northern Hemisphere in NASA simulation [VIDEO]
Dan Taylor - Nov 19, 2014
The simulation took 75 days for a supercomputer at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center to create.
 
Scientists pinpoint virus causing millions of starfish to literally fall apart
Angelo Sayo - Nov 19, 2014
Scientists at Cornell University recently identified the Sea Star Associated Densovirus, which may have been causing millions of starfish to disintegrate throughout the Pacific coast since 2013.
 
Philae lander beams back evidence of organic molecules on comet's surface
Delila Ledwith - Nov 19, 2014
Scientists hope that as comet 67P moves closer to the sun over the next few months, Philae's solar panels will get enough light to allow the lander to continue transmitting data back to Earth.
 
Mars One announces semifinalists in 2024 volunteer trip to the Red Planet
Angelo Sayo - Nov 19, 2014
Netherlands-based organization Mars One released their list of 663 semifinalists in the search for volunteers to travel to Mars in 2024.
 
ESA scientist's shirt stirs unexpected controversy during comet landing
Sarah Sullivan - Nov 19, 2014
ESA project scientist Matt Taylor has garnered support for his choice of shirt despite a general backlash in the press.
 
Global warming will trigger a huge influx of lightning storms
Sarah Sullivan - Nov 19, 2014
A UC-Berkeley team correlated rising temperatures with increased lightning, predicting an eventual 50% rise in lightning strikes by 2100.
 
Sexual predators: seals caught raping penguins before eating them
Delila Ledwith - Nov 18, 2014
The sexual harassment and rape of penguins by seals may be learned behavior, scientists say.
 
Japan unveils whaling plans, despite international regulations
James Sullivan - Nov 18, 2014
The new court ruling restricts hunting to 333 whales, down from the 900 whales that Japanese officials projected for 2015-2016.
 
'Dangerous' artificial intelligence in five years, SpaceX chief warns
James Sullivan - Nov 18, 2014
Musk said only those with direct exposure to DeepMind understand the true risks.
 
NASA reveals geologic map of asteroid Vesta
Joseph Scalise - Nov 18, 2014
NASA used their Dawn spacecraft to create the map.
 
Linux is still the most popular system in supercomputing
Joseph Scalise - Nov 18, 2014
Linux continues to dominate the world of supercomputering with 97 percent of computers on the most recent Top 500 list using it as their operating system.