Study: 1934 dust bowl was worst drought in 1,000 years
Study: 1934 dust bowl was worst drought in 1,000 years
The study used a reconstruction of North American drought history based on a tree-ring-based drought record from the years 1000 to 2005, in addition to modern records.
Drone captures amazing footage of killer whales [VIDEO]
Drone captures amazing footage of killer whales [VIDEO]
Researchers focused their efforts on the Northern Resident killer whales of British Columbia.
Rare, deadly Eastern Equine Encephalitis kills second person in NH
Rare, deadly Eastern Equine Encephalitis kills second person in NH
EEE is transmitted to humans by the bite of an infected mosquito.
Deep sea rocks contain methane-munching microbes
Deep sea rocks contain methane-munching microbes
Archea microbes eat approximately 80 to 90 percent of the methane released from our oceans.
Researcher has nighttime encounter with puppy-sized, bird-eating Goliath spider
Ross Cronkrite - 53 minutes ago
Despite the spider's size, the brave entomologist made an effort to see his furry friend up close.
 
NASA orbiters survive close encounter with comet Siding Spring
Jonathan Marker - 1 hour ago
All three orbiters are part of a campaign to study Comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring and possible effects on the Martian atmosphere from gases and dust released by the comet.
 
Energy powerhouse mitochondria were originally parasitic bacteria, researchers say
Jonathan Marker - 1 hour ago
The study offers an alternative theory to two current theories of how simple bacterial cells were consumed by host cells and ultimately became mitochondria.
 
Child medication errors take place every eight minutes, researchers say
Jonathan Marker - 1 hour ago
The most frequent medication mistakes in children under the age of six occur in the children's home, or another residence, and at school.
 
Study: 1934 dust bowl was worst drought in 1,000 years
Jonathan Marker - 8 hours ago
The study used a reconstruction of North American drought history based on a tree-ring-based drought record from the years 1000 to 2005, in addition to modern records.
 
Additional Wisconsin wolf zones closing
Chiamaka Nwakeze - Oct 19, 2014
On October 17, Wisconsin's wolf hunt season was in its third day and already one of six wolf hunting and trapping zones (known also as "wolf zones") was closing.
 
Drone captures amazing footage of killer whales [VIDEO]
Ross Cronkrite - Oct 19, 2014
Researchers focused their efforts on the Northern Resident killer whales of British Columbia.
 
Sierra Nevada contests NASA's bid to Boeing, SpaceX
James Sullivan - Oct 18, 2014
The contracts for Boeing and SpaceX total $6.8 billion in value, enough to finance six operational missions for both carriers.
 
Strange signal hints at presence of Dark Matter
Jonathan Marker - Oct 18, 2014
Scientists estimate that the composition of the universe includes roughly 85 percent Dark Matter.
 
Earth's magnetic field could flip within our lifetime
Jonathan Marker - Oct 18, 2014
The discovery follows new evidence that indicates the intensity of Earth's magnetic field is decreasing 10 times faster than normal.
 
Rare, deadly Eastern Equine Encephalitis kills second person in NH
Ross Cronkrite - Oct 18, 2014
EEE is transmitted to humans by the bite of an infected mosquito.
 
Our Milky Way bullies dwarf galaxies for their hydrogen
Chiamaka Nwakeze - Oct 18, 2014
Recently, astronomers have discovered that our Milky Way has a tendency to steal hydrogen gas from other galaxies.
 
Saturn's moon Mimas may have underground ocean 'friendly' to life, new study shows
Delila Ledwith - Oct 18, 2014
An underground ocean harboring life may lie beneath the surface of Saturn's tiny moon Mimas, scientists say.
 
Rare comet passes by Mars this weekend at 35 miles per second
Delila Ledwith - Oct 17, 2014
Comet Siding Spring could damage Mars rovers and orbiting spacecraft as it passes within 82,000 miles of the Red Planet on Sunday.
 
Expert on vulnerability of Japan's nuclear plants to volcanoes: 'They're not safe'
Delila Ledwith - Oct 17, 2014
A panel of experts in Japan contradicts regulators' claim that nuclear power plant is safe in case of possible volcanic eruption.
 
New magnetic mirrors able to capture and utilize electromagnetic radiation
Delila Ledwith - Oct 17, 2014
Unique 'magnetic mirror' could lead to smaller photodetectors and solar cells, say scientists at Sandia National Laboratories.
 
NASA's IRIS reveals secrets about Sun's atmosphere
Jonathan Marker - Oct 17, 2014
The new information will aid researchers in getting a better understanding of how the sun transfers energy through its atmosphere.
 
Deep sea rocks contain methane-munching microbes
James Sullivan - Oct 17, 2014
Archea microbes eat approximately 80 to 90 percent of the methane released from our oceans.
 
Extinct kangaroo relatives weighed up to 530 pounds, walked like humans
Delila Ledwith - Oct 16, 2014
Some ancient kangaroos were bipedal and too heavy to hop, researchers say.
 
New smartphone network will help astronomers track cosmic rays
James Sullivan - Oct 16, 2014
If you have the iPhone 6 or Samsung Galaxy, you can volunteer your phone to be part of a giant telescope.
 
Planet resembling Uranus discovered
James Sullivan - Oct 16, 2014
The new planet is located 25,000 light years from home.
 
MIT researchers: Mars One mission is doomed
James Sullivan - Oct 16, 2014
Because Mars has minimal resources, planting will be difficult, and even growing plants may give off substantial amounts of oxygen leading to an explosion.
 
Extremely rare 'beaked whale' washes ashore in Australia
James Sullivan - Oct 16, 2014
The animal, measuring 10- to 13-feet in length, is believed by local experts to be a "beaked whale" specimen.
 
New study finds climate change not responsible for altering forest tree composition
Jonathan Marker - Oct 16, 2014
Forests in the Eastern United States remain in a state of "disequilibrium" as a result of the clear-cutting and large-scale burning that occurred in the late 1800s and early 1900s.
 
Natural gas will not save planet from climate change, new study says
Delila Ledwith - Oct 15, 2014
Natural gas use may not reduce--and may even increase--global greenhouse gas emissions.
 
NASA's MAVEN offers its first look at Martian upper atmosphere
Jonathan Marker - Oct 15, 2014
NASA launched MAVEN in November 2013 in an effort to help solve the mystery of how the Red Planet lost most of its atmosphere.
 
Check it out: Rosetta snaps stunning selfie while orbiting comet 67P
Jonathan Marker - Oct 15, 2014
ESA used two images - one with a short exposure time, one with a longer one - and combined them to capture the whole dynamic range of the scene.
 
Sky-watching treat: 'Blood Moon' will strike on Wednesday
Delila Ledwith - Oct 15, 2014
Watch for a Blood Moon early Wednesday morning in last total lunar eclipse of 2014.
 
Strange 'pyramid' feature on comet 67P/C-G baffles scientists
Delila Ledwith - Oct 14, 2014
Mysterious giant boulders on the surface of Comet 67P/C-G have got scientists scratching their heads.
 
Archeologists 'shell-shocked' by discovery of rare Iron Age chariot fittings
Delila Ledwith - Oct 14, 2014
British archeologists unearth rare 2200-year-old bronze chariot fittings.
 
Amazing: World-record 'coherence time' set for single quantum bit held in solid state
Ross Cronkrite - Oct 14, 2014
To process quantum data with an accuracy better than 99 percent, researchers placed both natural and artificial atom qubits inside a thin layer of specially purified silicon.
 
Icebergs once drifted to Florida waters
James Sullivan - Oct 14, 2014
Some of the fragments may have been as much as 1,000 feet deep, leaving noticeable marks on the gorges of Florida's coast.
 
NASA plans to mine water off the moon
James Sullivan - Oct 14, 2014
The Lunar Flashlight spacecraft will be the first to use NASA's newly constructed megarocket to launch.
 
Researchers warn women: Living near major roads may increase risk of sudden cardiac death
Jonathan Marker - Oct 14, 2014
The researchers examined data from 107,130 women - predominately white, average age 60 - that were part of the Nurses' Health Study from 1986 to 2012.
 
Grapefruit juice may help control weight gain
Jonathan Marker - Oct 14, 2014
At the conclusion of the study, the mice that ate the high-fat diet and drank diluted grapefruit juice not only gained less weight than their control counterparts.
 
Broccoli compound shows promise for treating autism, study finds
Jonathan Marker - Oct 14, 2014
Roughly one in 88 children in the United States has autism.
 
Military's secretive X-37B space plane returning to Earth after two-year mission
Delila Ledwith - Oct 13, 2014
Mysterious robotic space plane will return to Earth this week after two-year secret mission.
 
Christopher Columbus used lunar eclipse to save his crew from starvation
Delila Ledwith - Oct 13, 2014
A total lunar eclipse saved a shipwrecked Christopher Columbus and his crew from starving to death.
 
Climate change forcing fish north, study finds
Jonathan Marker - Oct 13, 2014
This latest study follows earlier research that examined changes in fisheries catch in relation to ocean warming since 1970.
 
New species of hermaphrodite snail named in support of marriage equality
Jonathan Marker - Oct 13, 2014
The new species, Aegista diversifamilia, was long confused for the widely distributed A. subchinensis.