Top Stories
'Dressed' laser may be secret to stimulating rain, lightning
April 19, 2014
There are still plenty of problems to work through before the technology can be applied in real-world situations.
 
Drowning is still the leading cause of accidental deaths among children, CDC says
April 18, 2014
The new report also found a correlation between the rates of drowning and days of the week.
 
Study: PET scans may help identify recovery potential for vegetative patients
April 18, 2014
PET scans of the patients' brains enabled researchers to predict with 74 percent accuracy whether or not a patient would show evidence of consciousness a year later.
 
Wireless power transfer technology could charge 40 smart phones simultaneously
April 18, 2014
The researchers conducted several experiments and achieved promising results: at 20 kHz, the maximum output power was 1,403 W at a three meter distance, 471 W at four meters, and 209 W at five meters.
 
'Tilt-a-worlds' could harbor life, astronomers say
April 18, 2014
Tilt-a-worlds are less likely than fixed-spin planets to freeze over, as incoming solar radiation from their parent star is more evenly distributed.
 
2.7-million-year-old soil discovered under Greenland ice sheet
April 18, 2014
An international team of researchers confirmed that the soil had existed in its present state through nitrogen tests and carbon dating.
 
Taking free sample drugs might cost you more in the end
April 18, 2014
"Physicians may not be aware of the cost difference between brand-name and generic drugs," said one of the study's authors.
 
Americans weary of futuristic technology, poll finds
April 18, 2014
When asked what they would want to be able to do using technology, time travel was popular with nine percent of the respondents.
 
Check it out: Mars rover snaps super clean selfie
April 18, 2014
As the Martian days are now lengthening in Opportunity's current location, scientists are sending the rover towards Cape Tribulation, where it will study rock formations.
 
Casual marijuana use linked to brain changes, researchers say
April 18, 2014
Scientists examined the nucleus accumbens and the amygdala in the brains of casual marijuana users and non-users.
 
Centipede eats its way out of deadly snake [PHOTO]
April 18, 2014
Scientists are astonished to find a viper eaten alive from the inside out by his prey, a centipede.
 
Current methods for discovering endangered species may lead to more extinctions: Study
April 17, 2014
A British-U.S. study urges scientists to refrain from capturing wild animals for study. Doing so, the study warns, can make endangered species even more endangered.
 
New proposal may pave way for next generation of plastic computers
April 17, 2014
Researchers achieved information transfer and conversion between a magnet and an organic light-emitting diode at room temperature and without electrical current flow between the magnet and the organic device.
 
Distinctive red hue of Gum 41 nebula captured in amazing image
April 17, 2014
Gum 41 is one small part of a larger structure called the Lambda Centauri Nebula, also called the Running Chicken Nebula.