Health report card for states finds sharp disparities
Health report card for states finds sharp disparities
Massachusetts, Hawaii, Vermont, Utah, and Connecticut were named the five healthiest states while Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Alabama, and West Virginia were ranked the lowest.
Juno reveals conditions deep within Jupiter's Great Red Spot
Juno reveals conditions deep within Jupiter's Great Red Spot
Iconic storm's clouds extend around 200 miles into Jupiter's atmosphere.
Chandra telescope reveals elements within supernova remnant.
Chandra telescope reveals elements within supernova remnant.
All elements necessary for life, including human bodily functions, are produced in supernova explosions.
Ticks dined on feathered dinosaur blood
Ticks dined on feathered dinosaur blood
Encased in amber, extinct parasites similar to modern ticks have been discovered: one is clinging to a dinosaur feather, two are in a dinosaur nest, and another is gorged with blood.
Having an older brother could make men more likely to be gay, study reports
Joseph Scalise - 18 hours ago
A new study shows that boys that have older brothers could be more likely to be gay.
 
Newborn Pacific island could last decades
Joseph Scalise - 18 hours ago
A new island formed in the Pacific Ocean during 2014 is going to last much longer than previously thought.
 
Tasmanian tigers may have had poor genetic diversity, study reports
Joseph Scalise - 18 hours ago
A new study shows that Tasmanian tigers were on their way to extinction long before humans threatened their populations.
 
Amber deposits reveal ticks feasted on dinosaurs
Joseph Scalise - 19 hours ago
New research shows ticks feasted on feathered dinosaurs roughly 99 million years ago.
 
Most people would react positively to discovery of alien microbial life
Laurel Kornfeld - 19 hours ago
Survey participants value rewards of discovery over potential risks.
 
Stargazers: Geminids meteor shower peaks Dec. 14
Delila James - 19 hours ago
This year's Geminids meteor display could be super-duper, with as many as 120 meteors per hour being visible in the Northern Hemisphere.
 
Narwhals both freeze and flee when caught in nets
Joseph Scalise - 19 hours ago
A new study shows that narwhals' bodies exhibit both a freeze and flight response when stressed out.
 
Humans may have left Africa far before massive migration
Joseph Scalise - 19 hours ago
A new study reveals that humans left Africa thousands of years earlier than previously thought.
 
Ancient, D-shaped horseshoe crab uncovered in Idaho
Joseph Scalise - 19 hours ago
Researchers have found a new species of ancient horseshoe crab that existed during Pangaea.
 
Earth's mysterious hum captured for first time
Joseph Scalise - 19 hours ago
For the first time in history, researchers have recorded the Earth's constant hum.
 
Group to monitor interstellar asteroid for alien radio signals
Delila James - Dec 13, 2017
Breakthrough Listen wants to find out if 'Oumuamua is an artificial object from an alien civilization.
 
North Atlantic right whales at brink of extinction
Delila James - Dec 13, 2017
Only about 450 right whales remain, with 17 of them perishing so far in 2017.
 
Excitonium is new form of matter
Delila James - Dec 13, 2017
After searching for its existence for nearly 50 years ago, scientists have finally confirmed a new form of matter, called excitonium.
 
President signs directive for return to the Moon
Laurel Kornfeld - Dec 13, 2017
Real issue is whether Congress will sufficiently fund the effort.
 
Right whale could soon go extinct, study reports
Joseph Scalise - Dec 13, 2017
New research shows that right whales are on the verge of extinction.
 
High-pressure air may cause meteors to explode in Earth's atmosphere
Joseph Scalise - Dec 13, 2017
Researchers have figured out why space rocks burn up in Earth's atmosphere.
 
New drug may help treat Huntington's disease
Joseph Scalise - Dec 13, 2017
A new experimental drug may be the first step towards treating Huntington's disease.
 
New marsupial lion species uncovered in Australia
Joseph Scalise - Dec 11, 2017
Paleontologists have unearthed a never-before-seen species of marsupial lion in Australia.
 
Falcon hunting techniques could one day be used to make drones, study reports
Joseph Scalise - Dec 11, 2017
New falcon-inspired drones could be used to knock other drones out of the air.
 
Oldest-ever fossilized eye discovered
Delila James - Dec 11, 2017
Researchers say their findings suggest compound eyes remained mostly unchanged over the course of 500 million years.
 
New Horizons conducts studies of Kuiper Belt environment
Laurel Kornfeld - Dec 11, 2017
Six-month hibernation will be followed by frenzy of activity in anticipation of MU69 flyby.
 
'Out of Africa' migration story revised
Delila James - Dec 11, 2017
Recent discoveries made possible by technological advances have revealed H. sapiens remains at various sites in southern and central China dating to between 70,000 and 120,000 years ago.
 
Earth experienced long period of bombardment after formation of the Moon
Laurel Kornfeld - Dec 08, 2017
Metals delivered by impacting planetesimals could have assimilated into Earth's core.
 
CubeSat released from ISS will test new technologies
Laurel Kornfeld - Dec 08, 2017
Demonstration project will focus on measuring variations in light emitted by stars.
 
Strange swimming dinosaur had swan-like neck and fearsome claws
Delila James - Dec 08, 2017
The bizarre new dinosaur, named Halszkaraptor escuilliei, has yielded an astonishingly complete fossil skeleton, revealing the creature likely was semi-aquatic.
 
Most distant supermassive black hole detected
Delila James - Dec 08, 2017
Researchers believe the black hole formed as the universe was shifting from a neutral, opaque environment to an ionized one, when the first stars began to emit light.
 
Two super-Earths found around star K2-18
Joseph Scalise - Dec 08, 2017
Astronomers have detected a pair of super-Earths just 111 light years away.
 
Gaia telescope discovers previously undetected star cluster
Laurel Kornfeld - Dec 08, 2017
Nearby Sirius, brightest star in Earth's night sky, obscured the brilliant cluster from view.