Iceland may see more volcanic eruptions as terrain rises
Iceland may see more volcanic eruptions as terrain rises
As ice caps melt, Iceland's terrain is rising at a rapid rate--making conditions ripe for increased volcanic activity, a new study says.
Could new Kepler discovery suggest life is out there somewhere?
Could new Kepler discovery suggest life is out there somewhere?
The system is reminiscent of our own galaxy, home to five new planets, which orbit its star, currently known as Kepler 444, which has been said to be 11.2 billion years old, more than twice the age of our own solar system.
Scientists believe they can customize existing 'mini-Nepute' planets to be life-friendly
Scientists believe they can customize existing 'mini-Nepute' planets to be life-friendly
Scientists believe that planets called "mini-Neptunes" can be stripped of their gaseous atmospheres by host star irradiation, setting the stage for life to form.
Stunning star system discovered by Kepler is nearly as old as the universe
Stunning star system discovered by Kepler is nearly as old as the universe
An international team of astronomers recently discovered a Sun-like star, named Kepler-444, and its five orbiting exoplanets, with varying sizes between those of Mercury and Venus.
'Black Beauty' is first piece of Mars' crust to hit Earth
James Sullivan - 5 hours ago
Mars is punctured by over 400,000 impact craters greater than 1 km in diameter.
 
Human hand evolution came before humans themselves
Zane Foley - Jan 31, 2015
Examining our ancestral past, anthropologists theorize human-like hands preceded actual human beings.
 
Iceland may see more volcanic eruptions as terrain rises
Delila Ledwith - Jan 31, 2015
As ice caps melt, Iceland's terrain is rising at a rapid rate--making conditions ripe for increased volcanic activity, a new study says.
 
Rare swiss cheese supernova discovered
Zane Foley - Jan 31, 2015
A new study has revealed Cassiopeia A (CasA) as a collection of several massive cavities, or bubbles; making the supernova resemble 'Swiss cheese.'
 
Could new Kepler discovery suggest life is out there somewhere?
James Sullivan - Jan 31, 2015
The system is reminiscent of our own galaxy, home to five new planets, which orbit its star, currently known as Kepler 444, which has been said to be 11.2 billion years old, more than twice the age of our own solar system.
 
Space-time ripple discovery was really just dust
James Sullivan - Jan 31, 2015
The signal has other causes too, like charged particles floating in a magnetic field - in this case, the emissions of intergalactic dust.
 
NASA pays tribute to astronauts with day of remembrance
James Sullivan - Jan 30, 2015
This Thursday marks the beginning of a new launch system that hopes to bring astronauts safely over even greater hurdles, but they look to the failures of the past as encouragement to carry onward.
 
Insurance companies are making HIV medication too expensive, study reveals
Joseph Scalise - Jan 30, 2015
A new study shows that insurance companies may be using the high prices of HIV medication to discriminate against certain patients.
 
More 'expensive' placebos work better than 'cheaper' ones, study shows
Joseph Scalise - Jan 30, 2015
A new study from researchers at the University of Cincinnati has found that the more expensive patients think a treatment is, the better they respond.
 
Starting football before 12 can have long-term effects on memory, study shows
Joseph Scalise - Jan 30, 2015
A new study reveals playing football before the age of 12 can have lasting effects on a persons' thinking and memory.
 
Dragon-like dinosaur with 50-foot-long neck unearthed in China
Delila Ledwith - Jan 30, 2015
New long-necked dinosaur species had air-filled spaces between its vertebrae to prevent its neck from becoming too heavy.
 
Study shows baleen whales use their bones to hear
Joseph Scalise - Jan 30, 2015
Researchers have just found that baleen whales hear using the bones in their skull.
 
Like people, newborn chicks map numbers left to right
James Sullivan - Jan 30, 2015
The birds seemed to establish a relationship between the three different digits, walking to the left when they saw smaller numbers, but stepping to the right when larger numbers came up.
 
Scientists believe they can customize existing 'mini-Nepute' planets to be life-friendly
John Tyburski - Jan 30, 2015
Scientists believe that planets called "mini-Neptunes" can be stripped of their gaseous atmospheres by host star irradiation, setting the stage for life to form.
 
Newborn chicks seem to process numbers and space very similarily to humans
John Tyburski - Jan 30, 2015
Results of a new study show that baby chickens map numbers the same way humans do: smaller numbers to the left; larger numbers to the right.
 
Study discusses emerging trend in science-versus-religion debate: Post-Secularism
Chiamaka Nwakeze - Jan 30, 2015
Authors Timothy O'Brien and Shiri Noy identified a new group of Americans, the Post-Seculars, who seem to believe in religion as strongly as they believe in science.
 
Once-in-a-lifetime video captures rare African golden cat attacking group of monkeys
Chiamaka Nwakeze - Jan 30, 2015
Researchers recently captured footage of the extremely reclusive African golden cat.
 
Scientific achievements viewed more negatively by American public since 2009
Delila Ledwith - Jan 30, 2015
Only 50 percent of Americans surveyed believe climate change is caused by human activity while a large majority--87 percent-- of scientists think so.
 
International Space Station receives quite the care package: a new laser, fruit flies, and some worms
Angelo Sayo - Jan 30, 2015
SpaceX's Dragon cargo spacecraft recently delivered a number of science payloads to the International Space Station, including a laser-firing instrument and a set of fruit flies and flatworms.
 
Florida wildlife experts try to stop North African pythons from teaming up with Burmese pythons
Angelo Sayo - Jan 30, 2015
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is hunting down Northern African pythons, also known as rock pythons, in an effort to help with the Florida Everglades restoration process.
 
New eye-tracking method could help spot concussions more easily
Joseph Scalise - Jan 29, 2015
Researchers have discovered a new method of eye-tracking, which will allows doctors to detect the severity of a concussion faster than ever before.
 
Oklahoma flu death toll hits 58
Joseph Scalise - Jan 29, 2015
This week, 11 more lives have been claimed by the flu in Oklahoma.
 
New study links severe depression to brain inflammation
Joseph Scalise - Jan 29, 2015
A new study out of Toronto shows that people who suffer from clinical depression also have high inflammation in their brain.
 
High drug costs have American adults skipping medication
Joseph Scalise - Jan 29, 2015
A new report shows that almost 10 percent of Americans do not take their prescription drugs due to cost.
 
Bizzare skull discovery raises questions on little-understood topic: Neanderthal sex
John Tyburski - Jan 29, 2015
A skull found in a cave near the Sea of Galilee and estimated to be 55,000 years old suggests that modern humans were in the area and possibly interbreeding with Neanderthals.
 
Space probe successfully launched directly into Aurora Borealis: Now what?
Angelo Sayo - Jan 29, 2015
NASA reports the successful launch of the Auroral Spatial Structures Probe (ASSP), on a NASA Oriole IV sounding rocket early Wednesday.
 
NASA reflects on advancements in space travel triggered by Challenger tragedy
Chiamaka Nwakeze - Jan 29, 2015
Twenty-nine years ago, the Challenger spacecraft disintegrated over the Atlantic Ocean; however, the terrible disaster promoted NASA to make serious changes in its safety protocols and organizational culture.
 
Strange, ultra-thin spider webs in U.K. can use electricity to immobilize prey
John Tyburski - Jan 29, 2015
A common British spider gives up its secrets to spinning amazingly long, thin, electrically charged silk fibers.
 
Study: Our ancient ancestors benefited from chronic diarrhea, other diseases
Delila Ledwith - Jan 29, 2015
Genes for Psoriasis and Crohn's disease are extremely ancient and, though damaging in some cases, may also have conferred an evolutionary benefit.
 
'Super Saturn' discovered with gigantic rings, each one millions of miles in diameter
Angelo Sayo - Jan 29, 2015
Astronomers discover a young Sun-like star with a ring system 200 times larger than that of Saturn.
 
Mars rover Curiosity gets back to work after software upgrade
Delila Ledwith - Jan 28, 2015
As NASA's Mars Curiosity rover continues its exploration of Mount Sharp, it is expected to give scientists a wealth of new data about the ancient Martian environment.
 
New prehistoric human discovered in Taiwan
James Sullivan - Jan 28, 2015
"Penghu 1," the newly discovered human with large teeth, is another piece of critical evidence suggesting that other humans besides Homo sapiens lived in Asia from 200,000 to 10,000 years ago.
 
55,000 year old skull may provide clues about human evolution
James Sullivan - Jan 28, 2015
The fossil was found by accident in 2008, after a bulldozer working at a construction site in northern Israel accidentally disturbed a cave.
 
E-cigarettes contain harmful chemical formaldehyde, new study reports
Joseph Scalise - Jan 28, 2015
A new study reveals that e-cigarettes may contain as much formaldehyde as traditional ones.
 
Weight changes in older women linked to higher fracture risk
Joseph Scalise - Jan 28, 2015
A new study has found that weight changes in older women can lead to an increased risk for bone fractures.
 
New study shows soda intake may be linked to early puberty in girls
Joseph Scalise - Jan 28, 2015
A new study from Harvard suggests a link between early puberty in girls and the amount of soda those girls drink.
 
Millions of GMO mosquitoes to be released in Florida Keys? British company seeks FDA approval
Dan Taylor - Jan 28, 2015
To stop the spread of tropical diseases like dengue fever, the company wants to release the modified mosquitoes to mate with invading mosquitoes, killing the larvae.
 
Missouri set to use cheaper, alternative hepatitis C medication
Joseph Scalise - Jan 28, 2015
In response to the hepatitis C drug Solvaldi's high price tag, Missouri is replacing the drug with a cheaper, more affordable alternative.
 
The world can cut carbon emissions and still prosper, Global Calculator says
Dan Taylor - Jan 28, 2015
Although it would require massive changes in diet and transportation and other areas, mankind can reduce the global temperature rise and still maintain a high standard of living.
 
Will TESS revolutionize the search for new planets?
James Sullivan - Jan 28, 2015
TESS has been predicted by NASA to discover over 3,000 new exoplanets.