'Thunder' helps neuroscientists analyze 'big data'
'Thunder' helps neuroscientists analyze 'big data'
Thunder can operate on a private cluster or on Amazon's cloud computing services.
'Turtle cam' captures Loggerhead turtle hatchlings
'Turtle cam' captures Loggerhead turtle hatchlings
On Friday evening, approximately 100, 3-inch-long loggerhead sea turtles were seen traveling toward the ocean after hatching in Key West, Florida.
Communication with Russian satellite restored
Communication with Russian satellite restored
On Thursday, the Russian space agency, Roscosmos or the Federal Space Agency, reported that it had lost communications with the satellite, Photon-M. Earlier today, however, experts from the agency restored communication with the satellite.
New discovery adds to growing evidence that all dinosaurs had feathers
New discovery adds to growing evidence that all dinosaurs had feathers
The new dinosaur exhibits complex, compound feathers on its arms and legs.
Unprecedented giant waves roll through Arctic Ocean
Kristy Blackmon - 6 hours ago
Melting sea ice in the Arctic Ocean perpetuates the warming of ocean waters, setting off a destructive cycle that results in uncharacteristically huge waves in the Beaufort Sea.
 
Monterey Bay octopus sets new record for brooding period
Joe Chivers - 9 hours ago
A female of the species Graneledone boreopacifica, watched over her eggs for 53 months, the longest egg-brooding period ever recorded.
 
Most unhealthy meals in America revealed
Lea Clay - 9 hours ago
The Signature Deep Dish Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza at BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse was included with its 2,160 calories.
 
Tiny drones are almost as efficient as hummingbirds, new study says
Delila Ledwith - 11 hours ago
A tiny micro-drone used for military surveillance is almost as aerodynamically efficient as a hummingbird, researchers say.
 
House-size waves detected in once-frozen Arctic Ocean
Ross Cronkrite - 16 hours ago
The appearance of bigger waves could spell trouble for shipping companies working in once-frozen Arctic waters.
 
Five servings of fruits and vegetables per day may be enough to reduce risk of early death
Jonathan Marker - 17 hours ago
A growing body of research shows that fruits and vegetables are critical to promoting good health.
 
101 active geysers spotted on Saturn's moon Enceladus
Jonathan Marker - 17 hours ago
Owing to recent analysis of Cassini gravity data, the researchers concluded the sea now known to exist beneath the ice shell is the source of the geysers.
 
Running five minutes a day could add years to your life, study finds
Jonathan Marker - 23 hours ago
During this study, researchers evaluated 55,137 adults between the ages of 18 and 100 over a 15-year period to determine a potential relationship between running and longevity.
 
Mystery deepens as two new giant craters are found in Siberia
Delila Ledwith - Jul 29, 2014
Two more unexplained craters are found at 'the end of the world' in Siberia.
 
Worldwide water shortage projected by 2040
Jonathan Marker - Jul 29, 2014
One of the key recommendations issued by the researchers is to replace aged power systems with wind and solar systems.
 
Mars Opportunity rover sets off-world driving record
Jonathan Marker - Jul 29, 2014
The Soviet Union's Lunokhod 2 rover held the previous record.
 
Alaskan fishing industry under threat from climate change
Joe Chivers - Jul 29, 2014
Alaska's fishing industry could soon be threatened by increasing ocean acidity, says an NOAA-led study.
 
California could convert to all renewable energy by 2050, a new study says
Delila Ledwith - Jul 29, 2014
A new study shows how California could convert entirely to renewable energy sources within just 35 years.
 
Origins of mysterious World Trade Center ship uncovered
Joe Chivers - Jul 29, 2014
Ship from the 1700's may have been built in the Eastern United States.
 
Delta Aquarid meteor shower set to peak at 15-20 meteors per hour
Ross Cronkrite - Jul 29, 2014
The Delta Aquarids are believed to come from comet 96P/Machholz.
 
Florida authorities ban import of lionfish
James Sullivan - Jul 29, 2014
At this time, the ban only extends to Florida, where conservationists hope that the new law will encourage people looking for lion fish to catch theirs in local waters
 
Surgeon general slams indoor tanning: I am 'vehemently' against it
Ross Cronkrite - Jul 29, 2014
Skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the U.S.
 
Higher sea levels causing more flooding, NOAA report says
Delila Ledwith - Jul 28, 2014
Global warming is causing an increase in so-called 'nuisance' flooding on all three U.S. coasts, U.S. weather agency says.
 
'Fist bump' healthier than a handshake, research shows
Jonathan Marker - Jul 28, 2014
As direct contact is needed for most microbes to move, minimizing the parts of the hand that touch gives bacteria less chance to spread.
 
New method of building materials using light could lead to cloaking devices
Jonathan Marker - Jul 28, 2014
The method entails using unfocused laser light as billions of needles, stitching gold nanoparticles together into long strings, directly in water for the first time.
 
'Thunder' helps neuroscientists analyze 'big data'
Jonathan Marker - Jul 28, 2014
Thunder can operate on a private cluster or on Amazon's cloud computing services.
 
Earth's 6th mass extinction event is underway, biologist warns
Jonathan Marker - Jul 28, 2014
Since the year 1500, over 320 terrestrial vertebrates have gone extinct, and populations of the remaining species show a 25 percent average decline.
 
Researchers achieve the 'holy grail' of battery design
Ross Cronkrite - Jul 28, 2014
A pure lithium anode would allow for longer-lasting cell phones and electric cars.
 
Justin Bieber sends birthday card to six-year-old cancer patient
Ross Cronkrite - Jul 27, 2014
Danny received more than 100,000 birthday cards.
 
'Turtle cam' captures Loggerhead turtle hatchlings
Chiamaka Nwakeze - Jul 27, 2014
On Friday evening, approximately 100, 3-inch-long loggerhead sea turtles were seen traveling toward the ocean after hatching in Key West, Florida.
 
Lack of sleep may increase likelihood of false memories, researchers warn
Ross Cronkrite - Jul 27, 2014
The researchers found that getting five hours of sleep or less was linked with the development of false memories.
 
Shift work linked to type 2 diabetes
Lea Clay - Jul 26, 2014
Past studies have published on the negative health effects associated with shift schedules.
 
Communication with Russian satellite restored
Chiamaka Nwakeze - Jul 26, 2014
On Thursday, the Russian space agency, Roscosmos or the Federal Space Agency, reported that it had lost communications with the satellite, Photon-M. Earlier today, however, experts from the agency restored communication with the satellite.
 
If solar superstorm of July 2012 had hit, 'we would still be picking up the pieces'
Ross Cronkrite - Jul 26, 2014
Powerful solar storms can impact the Earth in numerous ways.
 
Researchers move one step closer to a probiotic that prevents obesity
Ross Cronkrite - Jul 26, 2014
Previous research has shown that the natural gut microbiota has a role in obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular.
 
Air traveler spreads deadly Ebola to Africa's most populous country
Lea Clay - Jul 26, 2014
Common signs and symptoms of the virus include "sudden onset of fever, intense weakness, muscle pain, headache and sore throat."
 
Cloudy planets have better chance at supporting alien life, researchers say
Kristy Blackmon - Jul 25, 2014
Scientists have found that planets with heavier cloud cover have better chances of supporting life, even those previously thought too close to a star's heat to support life.
 
NASA provides 3D printing files of space objects free to the public
Kristy Blackmon - Jul 25, 2014
NASA is providing cutting-edge resources in 3D printing free of charge to the public, allowing visitors to its beta site where they can download 3D printing files, images, textures, and visualizations.
 
Beer-loving mayflies swarm over Wisconsin, cause at least one traffic injury
Delila Ledwith - Jul 25, 2014
Massive mayfly swarms in Wisconsin this year coat roads and bridges with a slimy goo.
 
Astronomers create most precise mass map of a distant galaxy cluster yet
Jonathan Marker - Jul 25, 2014
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 - Jul 25, 2014
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 - Jul 24, 2014
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.
 
CDC: The HPV vaccination rate is still too low
Lea Clay - Jul 24, 2014
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 - Jul 24, 2014
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 - Jul 24, 2014
Landed in ocean at near-zero velocity.