Curiosity rover targets fourth rock for sample drilling
Curiosity rover targets fourth rock for sample drilling
Mount Sharp is the mission's long-term science destination.
Astronomers measure rare black hole
Astronomers measure rare black hole
The black hole is approximately 400 times the mass of our sun in a galaxy 12 million light years from Earth.
Jupiter and Venus conjunction Monday morning
Jupiter and Venus conjunction Monday morning
On Monday morning, Jupitar and Venus will align almost completely in the sky in the closest configuration of the two planets since 2000.
DigitalGlobe launches most powerful commercial imaging satellite
DigitalGlobe launches most powerful commercial imaging satellite
Riding atop a Lockheed Martin Atlas V rocket, the satellite launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
Amazing high-speed video captures jellyfish's fearsome sting
Delila Ledwith - 2 hours ago
New YouTube video captures deadly jellyfish sting with high-speed camera.
 
Mysterious worm fossil is finally classified into proper family tree
Kristy Blackmon - 3 hours ago
The ancient Hallucigenia sparsa links creatures from the Cambrian age to modern-day velvet worms.
 
Suspect accused of killing bald eagle still at large
Kristy Blackmon - 4 hours ago
Officials are offering an increased reward in the case of a New Jersey Bald Eagle shooting.
 
Ancient winged 'dragons' were toothless and lived in habitats around the globe, scientists say
Delila Ledwith - 5 hours ago
A new study sheds new light on the little understood pteorsaur-- a giant winged reptile that dominated the skies 60 million years ago.
 
Curiosity rover targets fourth rock for sample drilling
Jonathan Marker - 14 hours ago
Mount Sharp is the mission's long-term science destination.
 
Iceland warns airlines: One of island's largest volcanoes may erupt
Ross Cronkrite - 16 hours ago
Iceland's other volcanoes are currently at the green risk level.
 
Brave, spacewalking astronauts deploy nanosatellites from ISS
Jonathan Marker - 18 hours ago
The latest spacewalk was the 181st in ISS history.
 
Rosetta takes stunning 3-D pictures of comet 67P
James Sullivan - 19 hours ago
These photos were taken 17 minutes apart with exposures 138 milliseconds long.
 
Astronomers measure rare black hole
Jonathan Marker - Aug 18, 2014
The black hole is approximately 400 times the mass of our sun in a galaxy 12 million light years from Earth.
 
Wonder pill may help restore hair in some bald patients
Jonathan Marker - Aug 18, 2014
Alopecia areata affects approximately two percent of the population overall, including more than 6.5 million people in the United States alone.
 
Jupiter and Venus conjunction Monday morning
Chiamaka Nwakeze - Aug 17, 2014
On Monday morning, Jupitar and Venus will align almost completely in the sky in the closest configuration of the two planets since 2000.
 
Oldest mummification practices date back to 4500 BC, researchers say
James Sullivan - Aug 16, 2014
As Egypt's harsh deserts allowed for preservation, little attention was paid to the age of the mummies, even after the advent of radiometric dating.
 
Memories of error are the secret to faster learning
Ross Cronkrite - Aug 16, 2014
Researchers had study participants sit in front of a joystick obscured by a screen.
 
New maps of Milky Way may solve long-standing stardust puzzle
Delila Ledwith - Aug 15, 2014
Scientists are a step closer to understanding the mysterious matter that fills the vast spaces between stars.
 
Lasers used to make atomic-force microscope probes 20 times more sensitive
Ross Cronkrite - Aug 15, 2014
Atomic-force microscopes obtain very precise measurements of microscopic characteristics by scanning a wire probe over a surface.
 
Arctic snowfall declines by a third, scientists say
James Sullivan - Aug 15, 2014
The reports reveal that the depths of snowfall receded from 14 inches to 9 inches in the west and declined from 13 inches to 6 inches over the Beaufort sea, which lies north of Alaska.
 
Cygnus spacecraft leaves ISS for destructive re-entry in Earth's atmosphere
Jonathan Marker - Aug 15, 2014
The Expedition 40 crewmembers onboard ISS plan to record Cygnus' reentry on Sunday as part of an engineering exercise to evaluate the mechanics of the breakup of a space vehicle.
 
Scientists discover new plant language
Jonathan Marker - Aug 15, 2014
By means of this newfound information, scientists can now study if other organisms such as bacteria and fungi also exchange information in a similar manner.
 
Specks of star dust likely first from beyond solar system, researchers say
Jonathan Marker - Aug 15, 2014
Additional tests must still be done before the team can say conclusively that these are pieces of debris from interstellar space.
 
Vampire plant actually feeds on other plants
Kristy Blackmon - Aug 14, 2014
The parasitic Cuscuta pentagona punctures its victims, drains their nutrients and transports genetic communications.
 
Invasive lionfish seems determined to hunt prey to extinction
Kristy Blackmon - Aug 14, 2014
Invasive lionfish stay in their hunting grounds long after native populations have shrunk to dangerous levels.
 
Glacial melting is mainly due to human activity, new study shows
Delila Ledwith - Aug 14, 2014
Human activities are the primary cause of glacial melting around the world, according to a groundbreaking study.
 
Researchers create self-organizing robot swarm
Joe Chivers - Aug 14, 2014
Researchers from the University of Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have created the largest robot swarm in history.
 
New species of ancient winged lizard uncovered in mass grave
Delila Ledwith - Aug 14, 2014
A rare cache of some 47 fossilized pterosaur skeletons turns out to be an entirely new species.
 
Novel discovery may potentially protect the world from future collisions with asteroids
Jonathan Marker - Aug 14, 2014
If an astronaut were to attempt to stand on this surface, he would fly off into space unless he were somehow anchored.
 
DigitalGlobe launches most powerful commercial imaging satellite
Jonathan Marker - Aug 14, 2014
Riding atop a Lockheed Martin Atlas V rocket, the satellite launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
 
Northern Hemisphere has best seat in the house for annual meteor shower
Jonathan Marker - Aug 14, 2014
According to NASA, the Perseids have been observed for no less than 2,000 years and are associated with the comet Swift-Tuttle, which orbits the sun once every 133 years.
 
Massive Amazonian fish now locally extinct in some areas
James Sullivan - Aug 14, 2014
In some tributaries of the vast South American river system, the giant fish is already extinct.
 
No endangered species protection for wolverines
Jonathan Marker - Aug 13, 2014
The wolverine is the largest terrestrial member of the family Mustelidae.
 
Airport tests new way to prevent deadly bird strikes
James Sullivan - Aug 13, 2014
Hopefully, if the new program proves successful, Dayton will be able to keep its humane policy of refusing to kill birds at the airport.
 
FDA approves extremely accurate at-home colon cancer test
Jonathan Marker - Aug 13, 2014
Through the use of a stool sample, Cologuard detects hemoglobin, a protein molecule that is a component of blood.
 
Researchers face climate 'conundrum' in light of conflicting claims
Joe Chivers - Aug 12, 2014
Data gathered from simulations does not match that from samples taken across the world.
 
Two butterfly species placed on endangered species list
Kristy Blackmon - Aug 12, 2014
Development plans are stalled as thousands of acres are designated as protected habitat to two butterfly species
 
Scientists develop first self-assembling robot
Kristy Blackmon - Aug 12, 2014
Researchers at Harvard and MIT have developed an Origami-like robot that can assemble itself and walk away.
 
Scientists learn secret of how geckos cling to vertical walls
Delila Ledwith - Aug 12, 2014
Geckos stick to surfaces by the tiny hairs on their toes, new research reveals.
 
Study: Trapped atmospheric waves trigger more weather extremes
Jonathan Marker - Aug 12, 2014
Scientists hypothesize that the increased incidence of severe weather events is linked to processes in the Arctic.
 
Far-off earthquake triggered 'icequakes' in Antarctica
Jonathan Marker - Aug 12, 2014
The researchers used the same technology that allowed them to listen to the seismic response at large distances for the magnitude 9 Japan earthquake in 2011 as it vibrated through the Earth.
 
Two-headed dolphin found on Turkish beach
James Sullivan - Aug 12, 2014
The unusual animal was believed to be a year old at the time of its death.
 
Blacks, women face greater burden from CVD risk factors, researchers say
Jonathan Marker - Aug 12, 2014
Cardiovascular disease generally refers to conditions that involve narrowed or blocked blood vessels that can lead to a heart attack, chest pain or stroke.
 
Rosetta mission has big challenges ahead after successful rendezvous with comet 67P
Delila Ledwith - Aug 12, 2014
Landing on comet 67P is a risky business, Rosetta team says.