Jupiter was an agent of chaos in early solar system
Jupiter was an agent of chaos in early solar system
Out of the rocky debris from these shattered worlds came Earth, Mars, and Venus.
Surprise! Big Tobacco is concerned about your health -- when it comes to e-cigs
Surprise! Big Tobacco is concerned about your health -- when it comes to e-cigs
Smaller companies are protesting Big Tobacco's push for more e-cig regulation, arguing it's a well-worn tactic to push out competition.
China's top weather scientist warns against climate change's devastating effects
China's top weather scientist warns against climate change's devastating effects
While Guogang's statements indicate that the nation is willing to admit it has a problem, they have shied away from allowing the public to participate in the debate of what's to be done about it.
100 billion habitable planets may exist in our galaxy alone, many Earth-like
100 billion habitable planets may exist in our galaxy alone, many Earth-like
A new study suggests that the stars of the Milky Way may have 100 billion planets in the habitable zone, or the area far enough from the star to avoid getting scorched but close enough to become habitable.
Antarctica experienced one of its hottest weeks in decades
James Sullivan - 4 hours ago
Until this week, the most extreme temperature for this region was 62.8 F (17.1 C), a bit later in the year, on April 24, 1961.
 
VIDEO: How X-Ray winds penetrate black holes
James Sullivan - 5 hours ago
While it eats away these gases, you might say that the black hole is "pushing away the dinner plate," according to the new report.
 
New robot with digital 'face' can work alongside humans in assembly lines
Delila Ledwith - Mar 28, 2015
Cool human-friendly robot named Sawyer could revolutionize manufacturing, particularly in fast-growing Asian economies.
 
Nitrogen that supports life discovered on Mars
James Sullivan - Mar 25, 2015
Finding a biochemically accessible form of nitrogen is more support for the ancient Martian environment at Gale Crater being habitable.
 
Neil DeGrasse Tyson slams Florida on climate change policy
James Sullivan - Mar 25, 2015
He denounced recent efforts made by politicians to use science as a wedge issue, saying that Americans should do better.
 
Many questions surround new Alzheimer's treatment
Joseph Scalise - Mar 24, 2015
While the initial trials for the new Alzheimer's drug aducanumab have been successful, there are many who are still skeptical about its implementation.
 
Monsanto fights claims about link between herbecide and cancer
Joseph Scalise - Mar 24, 2015
Roundup, one of the most popular herbicides in the world, has become the center of debate after an international agency has linked it to cancer.
 
Scientists want museums to cut their ties with David Koch
James Sullivan - Mar 24, 2015
A prime target in the letter was David H. Koch, who has funneled at least $67 million to fund climate denier groups.
 
Doctor's keeping Alzheimer's diagnosis from patients, study shows
Joseph Scalise - Mar 24, 2015
While it may seem odd, a recent survey shows that many doctors, due to things such as lack of time or a fear of distress, are keeping Alzheimer's diagnoses from their patients.
 
Skipping gym may have adverse effects
Joseph Scalise - Mar 24, 2015
While it is ok to skip the gym now and then, new research reveals you may not want to spend too much time away.
 
Study halted in light of melanoma drug's success
Joseph Scalise - Mar 24, 2015
Keytruda, a new melanoma drug developed by Merck & Co Inc, could be very effective at helping treat melanoma.
 
New species of frog can shape shift
James Sullivan - Mar 24, 2015
We took a specimen back to the house in a cup to photograph it, and when we looked in the morning, we thought we had grabbed the wrong frog.
 
Chefs could be key to healthier school lunches
Joseph Scalise - Mar 24, 2015
In order to get kids to eat healthier, some schools may turn to professional chefs to increase the taste of their food.
 
Largest asteroid to ever strike Earth was powerful enough to blast rock into glass
Delila Ledwith - Mar 24, 2015
The Australia impact zone is more than twice the size of the famous Chicxulub crater in the Yucatán Peninsula--an impact responsible for the extinction of the dinosaurs and many other species.
 
'Scary and very bad for people': Steve Wozniak discusses the future of artificial intelligence
Angelo Sayo - Mar 24, 2015
In a recent interview, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak claims that artificial intelligence may one day rule the world.
 
Prehistoric super salamander was 'like something out of a bad monster movie'
Angelo Sayo - Mar 24, 2015
Fossils of a new salamander-like predator were discovered in southern Portugal, estimated to have lived over 220 million years ago.
 
Boeing receives first-ever patent in force field technology
Delila Ledwith - Mar 23, 2015
Boeing's futuristic new force field technology could protect vessels, vehicles, and buildings from incoming shockwaves generated by a nearby explosion.
 
Giant salamander with toilet shaped head roamed the Earth with dinosaurs
James Sullivan - Mar 23, 2015
This 'super salamander' is a type of totally bizarre, otherworldly extinct animal that most people have probably never heard of.
 
Jupiter was an agent of chaos in early solar system
James Sullivan - Mar 23, 2015
Out of the rocky debris from these shattered worlds came Earth, Mars, and Venus.
 
Do stars make a sound? New study says they might
James Sullivan - Mar 23, 2015
When the plasma was exposed to high-intensity lasers, the researchers discovered that their impact showed the beginnings of a sound wave.
 
Groundbreaking mathematician Emmy Noether honored in Google doodle
Joseph Scalise - Mar 23, 2015
Google's doodle shows great respect for one of the most inspiring mathematicians to ever live.
 
As antibiotic use in animals increases, so do fears
Joseph Scalise - Mar 23, 2015
Data shows that more and more farmers are pumping animals full of antibiotics, which could lead to more dangerous, drug-resistant bacteria in the future.
 
Vitamin D supplements could slow prostate cancer
Joseph Scalise - Mar 23, 2015
Though more conclusive tests will not be done for a couple of years, a small study has shown vitamin D may be able to reduce the growth of prostate cancer.
 
One astronaut will try to answer NASA's health questions
Joseph Scalise - Mar 23, 2015
In preparation for the eventual trip to Mars, NASA is sending one astronaut to the International Space Station for the longest stay yet.
 
Surprise! Big Tobacco is concerned about your health -- when it comes to e-cigs
Dan Taylor - Mar 23, 2015
Smaller companies are protesting Big Tobacco's push for more e-cig regulation, arguing it's a well-worn tactic to push out competition.
 
Why are allergies so bad? Scientists combine allergen with pollutants -- with alarming results
Dan Taylor - Mar 23, 2015
The results suggest that the pollutants in smog and car exhaust are altering the structure of allergens, making them more irritating to the human body.
 
Gene editing can lead to unexpected mutations in human DNA
James Sullivan - Mar 22, 2015
In this technique, an RNA-guided protein removes flawed portions of DNA, replacing it with a newer, preferred strand.
 
China's top weather scientist warns against climate change's devastating effects
James Sullivan - Mar 22, 2015
While Guogang's statements indicate that the nation is willing to admit it has a problem, they have shied away from allowing the public to participate in the debate of what's to be done about it.
 
"Climate change" considered a political affiliation in Florida
James Sullivan - Mar 22, 2015
The agency told Bibler that he was being placed on leave, for insubordination, and forcing his political doctrine on other employees.
 
Massive "Tide of the century" at world-famous Mont Saint-Michel in France draws tens of thousands
Dan Taylor - Mar 21, 2015
Mont Saint-Michel is an enchanting fortress that sits in the middle of a bay, where the tide covers up a footbridge that is the only way to access the island.
 
Rosetta nears Comet 67P; Philae lander still not operational
James Sullivan - Mar 21, 2015
Comet 67P is estimated to weigh 10-billion tons, and is 2.5 miles wide.
 
Solar Eclipse a massive bust: Millions in Europe disappointed by lackluster showing due to clouds
Dan Taylor - Mar 21, 2015
Some in the Faroe Islands even demanded their money back from tour guides, according to a report.
 
Ancient supernova had enough dust to make 7,000 earths
James Sullivan - Mar 21, 2015
This new discovery encouraged the idea that the vast quantities of dust seen in remote yet fairly young galaxies may have been produced by the explosions of large stars that were actually much older.
 
Here's how NASA tests out their space suits
James Sullivan - Mar 21, 2015
This suit is a variation of launch and entry suits that are already used by astronauts on space shuttle missions.
 
Amazon rainforest losing ability to soak up CO2
James Sullivan - Mar 21, 2015
While the CO2 absorption rates are down in the last 20 years, the deaths of Amazonian trees have increased by a third, from what they were back in the 1980s.
 
Cometary evidence suggests the beginning of our solar system was cold
James Sullivan - Mar 21, 2015
67P, perhaps even our whole solar system, first evolved under very low-temperature conditions.
 
VIDEO: Eclipse unfolds over Faroe Islands earlier today
James Sullivan - Mar 20, 2015
In its passing, the moon blocked out the sun for two and a half minutes under clear skies on the icy Norwegian islands of Svalbard,
 
Scientists explain why some mushrooms glow in the dark
Joseph Scalise - Mar 20, 2015
A mushrooms glow may be for something other than just to look cool in a forest night.
 
Biologists seek to ban method of editing human genome
Joseph Scalise - Mar 20, 2015
Top biologists warn against a new method that could give humans power of over hereditary conditions.
 
Biogen's new Alzheimer's drug shows hopeful results
Joseph Scalise - Mar 20, 2015
A new drug developed by Biogen Idec might be able to help with Alzheimer's disease like never before.