Huge ancient monument discovered in Israel might be older than Great Pyramid
Huge ancient monument discovered in Israel might be older than Great Pyramid
Pottery excavated from the monument has been dated to around 3050-2650 BCE.
Untethered 'cheetah' robot could outrun humans soon [VIDEO]
Untethered 'cheetah' robot could outrun humans soon [VIDEO]
By using a force-based mechanism, they hope that the robot will also be able to climb extreme terrain such as mountains.
'Happy wife, happy life' is the key to marital bliss, study finds
'Happy wife, happy life' is the key to marital bliss, study finds
Ultimately, the researchers found that the quality of a marriage can affect the health and well-being of older individuals as they continue to age.
Powerful solar flare tonight could generate auroras as far south as Pennsylvania
Powerful solar flare tonight could generate auroras as far south as Pennsylvania
A powerful coronal mass ejection may cause minor disruptions in power and communications but could also treat skywatchers to extraordinary displays of Northern Lights in skies as far south as Oregon and Wisconsin.
Belly fat a growing issue in the U.S., CDC says
Lea Clay - 4 minutes ago
Based on the study's findings, by the year 2012, 54 percent of Americans were abdominally obese by contrast to the 1999 value of 46 percent.
 
Dinosaur-killing meteorite helped forests bloom
Jonathan Marker - 1 hour ago
Researchers studied about 1,000 fossilized plant leaves collected from a location in southern North Dakota.
 
Boeing, SpaceX contracted to develop 'space taxis' for NASA
Jonathan Marker - 2 hours ago
The agency announced its selection of Boeing and SpaceX to transport U.S. crews to and from the space station using their CST-100 and Crew Dragon spacecraft, respectively, with a target of ending the nation's sole reliance on Russia in 2017.
 
1.3 billion-year-old Martian meteorite helps make case for possibility of life on Mars
Jonathan Marker - 4 hours ago
These findings are important because they add to mounting evidence that beneath the surface, Mars does provide all the conditions for life to have formed and evolved.
 
Keystone XL would likely increase oil sands production, greenhouse gas emissions
Jonathan Marker - 5 hours ago
To assist in gauging the effect of KXL on the climate, Near Zero surveyed a variety of oil sands experts about the impact of KXL on future oil sands production.
 
Study: Early Earth less hellish than previously thought
Jonathan Marker - 5 hours ago
Zircon studies revealed that the Hadean Earth was not the equally hellish place previously imagined.
 
Leonardo DiCaprio to serve as climate change representative
James Sullivan - 6 hours ago
DiCaprio has been appointed the UN representative on climate change, a decision that was praised by its Secretary General Ban Ki Moon as a "perfect match."
 
Huge ancient monument discovered in Israel might be older than Great Pyramid
Joe Chivers - 16 hours ago
Pottery excavated from the monument has been dated to around 3050-2650 BCE.
 
Thousands evacuating as Philippines' most active volcano threatens to erupt
Delila Ledwith - 17 hours ago
Philippine authorities order the evacuation of 50,000 people amid fears the Mayon volcano may soon erupt.
 
Untethered 'cheetah' robot could outrun humans soon [VIDEO]
James Sullivan - Sep 16, 2014
By using a force-based mechanism, they hope that the robot will also be able to climb extreme terrain such as mountains.
 
Male-pattern baldness linked to aggressive prostate cancer, researchers say
Jonathan Marker - Sep 16, 2014
There was no noteworthy link between other patterns of baldness and prostate cancer risk.
 
International Whaling Commission review processes 'need to be improved,' scientist argues
Joe Chivers - Sep 16, 2014
There have been several calls for the IWC's scientific credibility to be boosted.
 
Chinese sturgeon, around for 140 million years, now at risk of extinction
Delila Ledwith - Sep 15, 2014
Construction of dams in China over the past several decades has brought many animal species, including the ancient wild Chinese sturgeon, to the brink of extinction.
 
Giant tower to monitor greenhouse gases in the Amazon
Delila Ledwith - Sep 15, 2014
A thousand-foot-high observatory tower in the Amazon rainforest will help scientists better understand the global carbon cycle and global climate change.
 
'J' marks the spot: ESA reveals site for comet landing
Jonathan Marker - Sep 15, 2014
Comet 67P is one of numerous short period comets which have orbital periods of less than 20 years and a low orbital inclination.
 
Check it out: Rare Blue Moon Diamond goes on display in Los Angeles
Jonathan Marker - Sep 15, 2014
The exhibit will run through January 6, 2015, and will allow museum patrons to view the gemstone and learn more about it.
 
Wearable robot will give soldiers herculean legs [VIDEO]
Jonathan Marker - Sep 15, 2014
Besides its military application, the Harvard team will team up with clinical partners to develop a medical version of the suit that can help stroke patients, who often experience a slow, bungling gait and could greatly benefit from walking assistance.
 
'Happy wife, happy life' is the key to marital bliss, study finds
Jonathan Marker - Sep 15, 2014
Ultimately, the researchers found that the quality of a marriage can affect the health and well-being of older individuals as they continue to age.
 
Astronomers: Quasar mystery solved after 20 years
Jonathan Marker - Sep 15, 2014
According to NASA, quasars exhibit a broad range of outward appearances when viewed by astronomers, reflecting the variety in the conditions of the regions close to their centers.
 
Researchers: Eating fish may save your hearing
Lea Clay - Sep 14, 2014
Results, which revealed hearing loss development in 11,600 of the participants, indicated a 20 percent lower risk of hearing loss in women consuming 2 or more servings of fish on a weekly basis.
 
Scary: Poisonous 'puss caterpillar' sends two-year-old girl to the ER
Ross Cronkrite - Sep 14, 2014
Some people experience severe reactions to a puss caterpillar's poison, while others only experience an itching or burning sensation.
 
Powerful solar flare tonight could generate auroras as far south as Pennsylvania
Delila Ledwith - Sep 13, 2014
A powerful coronal mass ejection may cause minor disruptions in power and communications but could also treat skywatchers to extraordinary displays of Northern Lights in skies as far south as Oregon and Wisconsin.
 
North American birds seriously threatened by climate change, new study says
Delila Ledwith - Sep 12, 2014
The National Audubon Society has issued a grim report saying that more than half of North American birds are threatened with extinction because of climate change.
 
Meditation shortens migraines, researchers say
Lea Clay - Sep 12, 2014
MBSR course participants experienced a 3-hour reduction in migraine duration in comparison to the control group.
 
Solar flare may cause power grid problems
James Sullivan - Sep 12, 2014
The flare was of considerable size and has been classified by the experts as an "X-class" flare, which is at the high end of the solar scale.
 
Curiosity rover reaches Mars' Mount Sharp
Jonathan Marker - Sep 12, 2014
Mount Sharp is the rover mission's long-term primary destination.
 
Amazing: Researchers capture the 'sound of an atom'
Jonathan Marker - Sep 12, 2014
Because sound moves much slower than light, the acoustic atom opens entire new possibilities for taking control over quantum phenomena.
 
New species of ancient pterosaur named after 'Avatar' creatures of film fame
Delila Ledwith - Sep 12, 2014
A new species of ancient flying pterosaur had a pouch like a pelican and looked like the 'Ikran' in the film 'Avatar.'
 
Researchers interact with atoms using soundwaves for first time in history
Joe Chivers - Sep 12, 2014
Usually, atoms release energy in the form of light, but the researchers tailored this artificial atom to both absorb and emit energy in the form of sound, a particle known as a phonon.
 
Gibbon genome sheds new light on origin of human diseases
Delila Ledwith - Sep 11, 2014
The newly sequenced gibbon genome reveals an unusually high number of chromosomal breaks and rearrangements that may help scientists better understand the development of genetic diseases in humans.
 
FDA approves amazing new weight-loss pill
Lea Clay - Sep 11, 2014
Concave is approved only for obese and overweight adults diagnosed with at least one weight-related health condition.
 
Ozone layer is recovering, scientists say
Jonathan Marker - Sep 11, 2014
The Antarctic ozone hole continues to appear every September.
 
'Fat shaming' doesn't work, researchers say
Lea Clay - Sep 11, 2014
The data suggested that discrimination has the potential to cause overweight individuals to reach levels of obesity.
 
NASA to map Earth's forests in 3D
James Sullivan - Sep 11, 2014
A new project is underway at NASA to create a holographic map of Earth's forests aboard the International Space Station.
 
Beautiful view: Mars Rover Opportunity records its own tracks
Jonathan Marker - Sep 11, 2014
The Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity mission has investigated outcrops on the western rim of Endeavour Crater for three years.
 
Rosetta takes a stunning selfie
James Sullivan - Sep 11, 2014
The ESA hopes that Rosetta will be the first spacecraft to orbit and successfully land on a comet.
 
Researchers sequence Gibbon genome
Jonathan Marker - Sep 11, 2014
The sequencing project exposed a new and unique genetic repeat element that is inserted into genes associated with the maintenance of chromatin structure.
 
European Jews descended from just 350 people living in the Middle Ages, scientists say
Delila Ledwith - Sep 10, 2014
A new comprehensive study decoding the Ashkenazi genome may lead to better treatments for genetic disorders.
 
Alzheimer's linked with drugs for anxiety and sleep
Lea Clay - Sep 10, 2014
Researchers proposed that because Alzheimer's symptoms of anxiety, insomnia and depression are frequently treated by benzodiazepines, the drugs could be used to treat Alzheimer's.
 
Mom's response to baby's cry linked to childhood experiences
Lea Clay - Sep 10, 2014
Mothers with a history of depression and or stress focused on themselves instead of the filmed crying babies.