Astronomers create most precise mass map of a distant galaxy cluster yet
Jonathan Marker - 38 minutes ago
The total mass within MCS J0416.1-2403 was found to be 160 trillion times the mass of the sun.
 
New discovery adds to growing evidence that all dinosaurs had feathers
Jonathan Marker - 2 hours ago
The new dinosaur exhibits complex, compound feathers on its arms and legs.
 
NASA doesn't have the budget for big rockets, audit shows
Kristy Blackmon - 12 hours ago
A new report from the Government Accountability Office says that NASA has a high probability of missing the target December 2017 launch date for its Space Launch System rockets, designed for deep space exploration.
 
'Defaunation' may point to 6th mass extinction
Holly Martin - 13 hours ago
Loss of habitat has decreased invertebrate population by 45 percent.
 
CDC: The HPV vaccination rate is still too low
Lea Clay - 13 hours ago
The study estimates that in 2013, 57.3 percent of girls and 34.6 percent of boys received at least one dose of the vaccine
 
Americans are the biggest non-believers in climate change
Kristy Blackmon - 13 hours ago
A new worldwide survey from UK polling firm Ipsos MORI shows that, worldwide, Americans rank last among people who believe in the science of climate change.
 
Soft landing brings SpaceX closer to reusable rocket booster
Holly Martin - 13 hours ago
Landed in ocean at near-zero velocity.
 
Tyrannosaurs were social animals and ran in packs, new research reveals
Delila Ledwith - 14 hours ago
Discovery of tyrannosaur footprints sheds light on dino social life, scientists say.
 
Photographer captures extraordinary images of galactic collision
Joe Chivers - 14 hours ago
Far away from Earth, around 50 million light years away, the antenna galaxies are creating a light show like no other.
 
Wyoming cave with fossil treasure trove to be reopened to scientists
Delila Ledwith - 14 hours ago
Ancient fossils from Wyoming's Natural Trap Mountain may give scientists a better understanding of the Pleistocene extinction that occurred at the end of the last glacial period.
 
Drugmaker one step closer to producing world's first malaria vaccine
Lea Clay - 20 hours ago
If the EMA's assessment of the new drug is positive, the WHO predicts a potential release of the drug by 2015.
 
Blue whales risk grave danger in coastal feeding grounds
Jonathan Marker - 23 hours ago
Between 10,000 and 25,000 blue whales are believed to still swim the world's oceans.
 
Hubble locates three nearly dry exoplanets
Jonathan Marker - 23 hours ago
The planets were chosen because they orbit moderately bright stars that supply enough radiation for an infrared-light spectrum to be taken.
 
Kepler finds exoplanet with longest known year
Jonathan Marker - Jul 24, 2014
The Kepler spacecraft was distinctively suited to make this discovery.
 
Dogs get jealous, too
Jonathan Marker - Jul 24, 2014
Dogs in the study got jealous when their owners displayed affectionate behaviors towards what appeared to be another dog compared to random objects.
 
Most overweight kids don't think they're overweight, survey finds
Lea Clay - Jul 23, 2014
While health professionals express the need for change, many express concerns about creating more complications.
 
6th grader may have plagiarized viral science project
Holly Martin - Jul 23, 2014
Father defends project after publicity backlash.
 
Large portion of population does not buy climate change
Kristy Blackmon - Jul 23, 2014
A worldwide survey on climate change released by Ipsos MORI indicates mistrust of science and government, conflicting views on the reality of global warming and a higher degree of support for pro-environmental regulations in China.
 
Large portion of population does not buy climate change
Kristy Blackmon - Jul 23, 2014
A worldwide survey on climate change released by Ipsos MORI indicates mistrust of science and government, conflicting views on the reality of global warming and a higher degree of support for pro-environmental regulations in China.
 
After '787-year storm' botanical center rebuilds from the ground up
Holly Martin - Jul 23, 2014
Flood-ravaged garden soon to be home of largest collection of native plants in the Southeast.
 
NASA dedicates historic building to Neil Armstrong
Kristy Blackmon - Jul 23, 2014
NASA dedicated the historic Operations and Checkout Building at the Kennedy Space Center to Neil Armstrong, first human to walk on the moon, in a ceremony on Monday.
 
New home of the Minnesota Vikings strongly condemned by Audubon
Joe Chivers - Jul 23, 2014
Audubon first met with the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority (MFSA) and representatives of the Vikings in May last year, after the design of the stadium was unveiled.
 
Error detected in Antarctic sea ice calculations, new paper says
Delila Ledwith - Jul 23, 2014
A satellite software glitch introduced an error into sea-ice calculations, researchers say.
 
U.S. leads world in lack of concern over climate change, new poll says
Delila Ledwith - Jul 23, 2014
The U.S. has the smallest percentage of people who believe climate change spells environmental disaster, according to a comprehensive new poll.
 
Bill Clinton deflates protesters at AIDS conference
Lea Clay - Jul 23, 2014
Clinton currently helps to provide healthcare access through his family charity, Health Access Initiative, to low-and-middle-income countries.
 
African elephants' sense of smell superior to dogs, researchers say
Jonathan Marker - Jul 23, 2014
The study researchers traced the evolutionary histories of OR genes using a new computational tool to work out ancestral genes, and then examined their duplication or loss in each species.
 
Fruit recalled over listeria concerns, FDA says
Jonathan Marker - Jul 23, 2014
The risk may be reduced by recommendations for safe food preparation, consumption, and storage.
 
Bats might not be as blind as previously thought
Holly Martin - Jul 22, 2014
Bats found to use the sun's polarization patterns as guides during flight.
 
To protect bees, wildlife services will phase out Neonicotinoids
Kristy Blackmon - Jul 22, 2014
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is looking to help our six-legged friends by completely cutting out the use of certain pesticides.
 
Are record-breaking temperatures the new normal?
Holly Martin - Jul 22, 2014
With both May and June showing some of the hottest temperatures ever, many wonder if there is an end in sight.
 
Parasitic Fly Inspires New Development in Sound Detection
Kristy Blackmon - Jul 22, 2014
Researchers develop a new line of hearing aids based on the hearing capabilities of insects.
 
Bats are first mammals known to navigate using polarized light
Delila Ledwith - Jul 22, 2014
Bats use polarized light to navigate their way in the dark--a first for mammals, researchers say.
 
Oceans may be essential for extraterrestrial life to exist, new study says
Delila Ledwith - Jul 22, 2014
A new study shows the vital role oceans may play in making a planet hospitable to life.
 
Prom king's death puts spotlight on powdered pure caffeine
Ross Cronkrite - Jul 22, 2014
The FDA says that powdered pure caffeine is very difficult to measure with normal kitchen measuring devices.
 
Consuming probiotics regularly may help lower blood pressure
Jonathan Marker - Jul 22, 2014
The researchers found that probiotic consumption lowered systolic blood pressure by an average 3.56 millimeters of mercury.
 
Global warming 'pause' is perfectly natural, researchers say
Jonathan Marker - Jul 22, 2014
The "pause" refers to the slowdown in rising temperatures between 1998 and 2013.
 
Deadly MERS virus detected in air samples from Saudi camel barn
Ross Cronkrite - Jul 22, 2014
Researchers gathered three air samples from a camel barn owned by a 43-year-old male MERS patient.
 
Gut bacteria allow packrats to munch on toxic plants
Holly Martin - Jul 21, 2014
Antibiotics kills microbes that allow animals to graze on juniper, creosote.
 
Last June hottest since NOAA records began
Joe Chivers - Jul 21, 2014
The NOAA say that the combined average temperature over both land and sea was 0.72 degrees centigrade higher than the 20th century average; global land surface temperatures were also 0.95 degrees centigrade higher than average.
 
Increased number of great white sharks brings sales boon in Cape Cod
Joe Chivers - Jul 21, 2014
An increase in the number of Great White sharks off Cape Cod is having the opposite effect than you might expect. Far from driving people away from the beach, the area has seen a huge boost in the sale of all things shark-related.