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.
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 agoóand 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.
 
Life could have arisen spontaneously in deep-sea hydrothermal vents
Delila Ledwith - Apr 28, 2015
Crystal structures inside hydrothermal vents behave much like catalytic enzymes in living organisms, scientists say, encouraging chemical changes that could lead to the spontaneous emergence of life.
 
Lava rises at Kilauea volcano in Hawaii
Joseph Scalise - Apr 28, 2015
The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reported that the lava lake located at Hawaii's Kilauea volcano recently rose to within 13 feet of the crater rim.
 
Sleep may improve memory for Alzheimer's patients
Joseph Scalise - Apr 28, 2015
Researchers have found that more sleep could make strides in helping restore the memory of Alzheimer's patients.
 
Most people think Ceres' white spots are made of ice, NASA public poll says
Delila Ledwith - Apr 27, 2015
Although at first, scientists believed Ceres' puzzling bright spots were the result of volcanic activity, they have not found any raised geological features to support that theory.
 
We may be living in a cosmic two-dimensional hologram, physicists say
Delila Ledwith - Apr 27, 2015
Physicists provide confirmation that the universe could be a two-dimensional hologram, according to a new study.
 
New drugs could help treat high cholesterol
Joseph Scalise - Apr 27, 2015
A new experimental drug that has been shown to lower high cholesterol may change the future of treatment.
 
Recently discovered t-rex relative was a vegetarian
Joseph Scalise - Apr 27, 2015
A new "platypus" dinosaur has been discovered in Central America.
 
New study confirms existence of "chemo brain"
Joseph Scalise - Apr 27, 2015
Researchers have revealed the disorder known as "chemo brain" is real, allowing them to better understand the symptoms.
 
Yikes! Urban air pollution shrinks your brain, impairs thought function, and causes strokes, new study reveals
Delila Ledwith - Apr 25, 2015
Prolonged exposure to even moderate air pollution can increase the risk of developing dementia, new research suggests.
 
Scientists discover 11 galaxies flung far from their homes
James Sullivan - Apr 25, 2015
What has transpired may be proof of an actual clash of the titans - galaxies colliding and absorbing each other.
 
Ethical dilemma: Chinese tampering with human embryos could spark resurgence of eugenics, some fear
Delila Ledwith - Apr 24, 2015
Many bioethicists are calling for a moratorium on the kind of technology used by Chinese researchers to modify human reproductive cells.
 
Cute but elusive pocket shark seen for only second time ever
Delila Ledwith - Apr 24, 2015
The only other recorded sighting of a pocket shark occurred 35 years ago in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Chile, scientists say.
 
Switzerland found to be happiest country on earth
Joseph Scalise - Apr 24, 2015
A new poll by the U.N. named Switzerland the happiest country on earth.
 
Researchers discover why ringing ears are hard to treat
Joseph Scalise - Apr 24, 2015
New research has found that tinnitus is hard to treat because the ringing may not actually be there.
 
Two Texas dogs sniff out Galapagos snails
James Sullivan - Apr 24, 2015
About 50 acres on Santa Cruz are threatened, including banana, pineapple, carrot, tomato, pepper, cassava and coffee crops, ruining the food supply for the island's residents.
 
Americans are guzzling more booze than ever, new report says
Delila Ledwith - Apr 23, 2015
American women are starting to match the drinking habits of men, researchers say.