Lyrid meteor shower begins April 22
Lyrid meteor shower begins April 22
You can still watch the event online, courtesy of the Slooh Community Observatory, which will run a live stream on April 22, broadcast from the Canary Islands at 8:00 EDT.
VIDEO: Messenger will soon crash on planet Mercury
VIDEO: Messenger will soon crash on planet Mercury
Another orbital maneuver has been planned for April 24.
What record high temperatures in the Antarctic Peninsula really mean
What record high temperatures in the Antarctic Peninsula really mean
Reports of record-high temperatures at the Antarctic Peninsula is sparking debate about whether or not they are further evidence of climate change or just to-be-expected warm days of summer in the Southern Hemisphere.
Neil deGrasse Tyson to host upcoming Hubble Telescope tribute
Neil deGrasse Tyson to host upcoming Hubble Telescope tribute
The Hubble Telescope brought us some unprecedented views of the universe, ones that could never possibly be achieved with a telescope on Earth.
Ebola end may finally be in sight
Joseph Scalise - 14 hours ago
Many are hopeful as Ebola cases in West Africa have hit a new low.
 
Researchers use C. diff bacteria to treat itself
Joseph Scalise - 14 hours ago
Researchers have found ways to use the bacteria in a positive form of treatment.
 
Fjords play important role in controlling atmospheric carbon, new study says
Delila Ledwith - 17 hours ago
While fjords make up only 0.1 percent of the world's oceans, they sequester twice as much carbon as the sea as a whole, researchers say.
 
Scientists discover super-hot earth 40 light-years away
Joseph Scalise - 17 hours ago
Researchers have examined a planet known as 55 Cancri E, which is similar to earth in many ways.
 
IBM Watson computer may change future of cancer treatments
Joseph Scalise - 18 hours ago
In a new partnership, IBM is planning to use their Watson supercomputer to help find what cancer treatments are best for certain patients.
 
WHO warns of growing obesity problem in Europe
Joseph Scalise - 18 hours ago
A new report shows that rising obesity rates will greatly affect all of Europe by 2030.
 
Skywatcher alert: Eta Aquarids meteor shower tonight
Delila Ledwith - 20 hours ago
The best time for viewing the Eta Aquarids is between late tonight and before dawn on May 6.
 
Dolphins have complex social relationships just like people, new study shows
Delila Ledwith - May 05, 2015
A six-and-a-half-year-long study on bottlenose dolphins shows how habitat influences their complex social interactions.
 
Newly discovered 'dead zones' in Atlantic ocean cannot sustain marine life, scientists say
Delila Ledwith - May 04, 2015
Ocean 'dead zones' could put significant stress on coastal ecosystems, precipitating massive die-offs of fish and other marine life, a new study reports.
 
Study shows overweight diabetes patients may outlive thinner ones
Joseph Scalise - May 04, 2015
As another example of the "obesity paradox" a recent studies shows extra pounds could lead diabetes patients to a longer life.
 
Scientists reveal science behind whale's gaping mouths
Joseph Scalise - May 04, 2015
New research has revealed why whales open their mouth so wide during feeding.
 
ACA polls shows emergency physicians are busier than ever
Joseph Scalise - May 04, 2015
A new polls reveals the new stress put on emergency room doctors across the U.S.
 
High school students discover pulsar with largest orbit on record
James Sullivan - May 04, 2015
This workshop provides the opportunity for high school students to study pulsar survey facts and figures acquired by the Green Bank Telescope and is funded through the National Science Foundation.
 
Dementia-causing cosmic rays could dash dreams of Martian colony
Delila Ledwith - May 04, 2015
Will the risk of dementia from galactic cosmic rays make would-be Mars travelers think twice about the feasibility of such a journey?
 
ESA astronaut brews the first space espresso
James Sullivan - May 04, 2015
"Coffee: the finest organic suspension ever devised," Cristoforetti tweeted.
 
GOP guts NASA earth sciences budget in apparent effort to block study on climate change
Delila Ledwith - May 03, 2015
Ideology prevails against scientific inquiry as GOP-controlled House committee slashes NASA budget for studying planet Earth.
 
Bombardier beetle packs a big punch
Joseph Scalise - May 02, 2015
New research gives insight into the inner workings of the tiny bombardier beetle.
 
Blood test may be able to predict cancer years in advance
Joseph Scalise - May 02, 2015
A new finding has scientists wondering if blood tests could help detect cancer before a proper diagnosis.
 
Bird flu causes Iowa state of emergency
Joseph Scalise - May 02, 2015
The recent spread of bird flu has prompted Iowa officials to declare an official state of emergency.
 
Memory loss, brain dysfunction, call feasibility of long-term manned Mars missions into question, new study finds
Delila Ledwith - May 01, 2015
Bombardment by cosmic rays on extended journeys to Mars could cause astronauts to experience memory and performance deficits, dementia, and permanent brain damage, new research finds.
 
Bird's unique song leads scientists to reclusive new species
Delila Ledwith - May 01, 2015
The newly discovered Sechuan Bush Warbler and its relative the Russet Bush Warbler likely diverged from a common ancestor some 850,000 years ago, scientists say.
 
FDA seeks data for hospital sanitizers
Joseph Scalise - May 01, 2015
Hospital sanitizers are finally coming under FDA scrutiny after 40 years.
 
FDA approves Glaxo's new asthma drug
Joseph Scalise - May 01, 2015
A new form of asthma medication developed by GlaxoKlineSmith has gotten approval from the FDA.
 
Global warming could extinguish one-sixth of living species, new study warns
Delila Ledwith - Apr 30, 2015
Scientists say Earth is experiencing the most extreme wave of species die-offs since the mass extinction that wiped out the dinosaurs 65 million years ago—and the first one caused not by giant asteroids or massive volcanic eruptions, but by human activity.
 
From the pages of science fiction: NASA reports successful test of physics-defying electromagnetic drive
Delila Ledwith - Apr 30, 2015
If true, NASA's reportedly successful test of its EM Drive is a momentous breakthrough that could lead to space flight at velocities close to that of the speed of light.
 
Tiny hairs are crucial to bat's ability to fly
Joseph Scalise - Apr 30, 2015
A new study done on how bats fly has found that sensors on their wings are crucial to the process.
 
First case of dog to human plague reported in Colorado
Joseph Scalise - Apr 30, 2015
A dog in Colorado who came down with the pneumonic plague spread it to it's owner, the CDC reports.
 
Climate change a threat to 1 in 6 species, study finds
Joseph Scalise - Apr 30, 2015
A recent report showed that the increased climate change brought on by greenhouse gasses could be detrimental to species across the world.
 
Glorious finale: MESSENGER'S suicide dive into Mercury marks end of successful NASA mission
Delila Ledwith - Apr 29, 2015
NASA's MESSENGER space probe has yielded unprecedented new information about the planet Mercury--data scientists will be analyzing for years to come.
 
Python proliferation in Florida threatens delicate ecosystem
Delila Ledwith - Apr 29, 2015
Some 300,000 Burmese pythons, carnivorous constrictors that can grow up to 23 feet long, are threatening southern Florida's sensitive ecosystem, researchers say.
 
Officials report rubella has been eradicated from the U.S.
Joseph Scalise - Apr 29, 2015
Rubella, a virus that commonly affects pregnant women, has been completely removed from the Americas.
 
FDA panel approves Amgen's immunotherapy for skin cancer
Joseph Scalise - Apr 29, 2015
The new treatment could be beneficial at helping battle melanoma.
 
Water may have appeared in the universe shortly after the Big Bang
James Sullivan - Apr 29, 2015
The earliest generation of stars may have been much larger than our sun and also short-lived.
 
Sun's heat gives credence to coronal heating theory
Joseph Scalise - Apr 29, 2015
Researchers looking at the temperature of the sun's atmosphere have just found proof of a long-standing heliophyiscal theory.
 
Study shows bullying may have worse effects than child abuse
Joseph Scalise - Apr 29, 2015
A new study highlights how bullying can effect long-term mental health.
 
NCADD makes April alcohol awareness month
Joseph Scalise - Apr 29, 2015
In an effort to raise awareness about underage drinking, the NCADD has released statistics showing the dangers of drinking early in life.
 
Three out of four hot days are due to climate change, new study says
James Sullivan - Apr 29, 2015
When the climate is expected to worsen around the year 2050, nearly 95 percent of hot days could be the product of climate change.
 
Junk food can cause cancer, new experiment shows
Delila Ledwith - Apr 28, 2015
After just two weeks of switching diets, African study participants showed deteriorating bowel health, while the American volunteers exhibited reduced bowel inflammation, researchers say.
 
Breastfeeding may help lower recurrence of cancer, study finds
Joseph Scalise - Apr 28, 2015
Researchers working out of Kaiser Permanente have discovered a correlation between breast-feeding and a reduced risk of cancer recurrence.
 
Futuristic "Hall Thruster" to be tested on X-37B space plane
Joseph Scalise - Apr 28, 2015
The Air Force has just announced their plans to test new thrusters in one of its upcoming launches.