Nearly 100 volcanoes found lurking beneath Antarctica
Nearly 100 volcanoes found lurking beneath Antarctica
Andrew McDonald - Aug 16, 2017
Scientists from the School of Geosciences at the University of Edinburgh have discovered 91 previously undetected volcanoes in West Antarctica, some buried as deep as two miles beneath the ice.
100 million black holes in Milky Way galaxy, new study says 100 million black holes in Milky Way galaxy, new study says
David Sims - Aug 11, 2017
The number of black holes of a certain mass per galaxy depends on the size of the galaxy, says co-author Manoj Kaplinghat, a UCI professor of physics and astronomy.
Milky Way covered in 100 million black holes, study reports Milky Way covered in 100 million black holes, study reports
Clint Huston - Aug 11, 2017
While scientists have long known there are many holes throughout the reaches of the space, they did not expect to find as many as they did.
Gigantic titanosaur was largest dinosaur to ever live Gigantic titanosaur was largest dinosaur to ever live
Jeremy Morrow - Aug 11, 2017
In 2013, a shepherd in the Argentinian desert stumbled on an enormous fossil bone sticking out of a rock. When experts examined the find, they discovered the remains belonged to what was the biggest dinosaur ever unearthed.
Saturn's moon Titan may have even more essential ingredients for life Saturn's moon Titan may have even more essential ingredients for life
David Sims - Aug 09, 2017
In addition, researchers used data from the Atacama Large Millimeter Array in Chili to find traces of vinyl cyanide in Titan's atmosphere.
Puppies with loving mothers make poor guide dogs, study reports Puppies with loving mothers make poor guide dogs, study reports
Harry Marcolis - Aug 09, 2017
To answer that, the team analyzed 98 puppies that were eventually put into a guide dog program. During the study, the young canines were kept in towel-lined kiddie pools.
Nanochip can grow new organ tissue and heal injuries Nanochip can grow new organ tissue and heal injuries
Josh Curlee - Aug 09, 2017
Growing new organs in a lab is a feat that medicine cannot yet do, but an Ohio State University research team thinks it has found a way to program the human body's own cells to grow new organ tissue on its own.
Global temperatures to increase by more than 2 degrees this century, study suggests Global temperatures to increase by more than 2 degrees this century, study suggests
Mark Schwartz - Aug 03, 2017
This well exceeds the target set by the 2016 Paris Agreement of 1.5 degrees Celsius.
Water bear DNA unlocks secrets of survival in extreme conditions Water bear DNA unlocks secrets of survival in extreme conditions
James Smith - Aug 01, 2017
The scientists found that tardigrades and nematodes were missing the same five HOX genes, which are responsible for setting the nose-to-tail pattern in embryos .
Officials investigating shocking video of boat dragging shark Officials investigating shocking video of boat dragging shark
Ian Marsh - Aug 01, 2017
Florida conservation officials are investigating a video posted on Instagram Monday showing a group of laughing people on board a speeding boat dragging a shark by its tail on a rope.
Sperm counts way down in Western males, study finds Sperm counts way down in Western males, study finds
Jason Spencer - Aug 01, 2017
Scientists who looked at sperm counts of men from North America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand find that sperm count and sperm concentration have sharply declined over about a 40-year period.
Dogs' fondness for humans has genetic basis, new study says Dogs' fondness for humans has genetic basis, new study says
Cliff Mooneyham - Jul 26, 2017
Unique genetic insertions, called transposons, on the Williams-Beuren syndrome critical regions (WBSCR) were strongly associated with social traits, such as seeking out humans for physical contact.
Moon wetter than previously thought Moon wetter than previously thought
Mae Owen - Jul 25, 2017
Earth's Moon may look bone-dry, but new satellite data indicates large volumes of water "hotspots" trapped within the lunar dust.
Gigantic ocean sunfish is first new species found in over 100 years Gigantic ocean sunfish is first new species found in over 100 years
Jason Spencer - Jul 25, 2017
A team of scientists has identified a fourth ocean sunfish species -- making it the first new sunfish species to be discovered in 130 years.
Nearly all former pro football players had brain injury, new study shows Nearly all former pro football players had brain injury, new study shows
Jeremy Morrow - Jul 25, 2017
In all, the researchers looked at 202 brains that belonged to football players at all levels. CTE was present in 87 percent.
California farmers replace workers with robots California farmers replace workers with robots
Mae Owen - Jul 25, 2017
So as the existing pool of laborers grows older and more of them retire, not enough new immigrant workers are arriving to replace them.
Ravens can plan ahead, say researchers Ravens can plan ahead, say researchers
James Carlin - Jul 18, 2017
Researchers in Sweden have found that ravens are even smarter than anybody thought, according to a new study published in the journal Science.
Enormous iceberg breaks off from Antarctica Enormous iceberg breaks off from Antarctica
Carmelo Sheppard - Jul 14, 2017
A massive iceberg that scientists have been predicting would separate from the Larsen C ice shelf in Antarctica has finally proved them right, according to an announcement by researchers Wednesday.
Sixth mass extinction has begun, say scientists Sixth mass extinction has begun, say scientists
Jason Spencer - Jul 14, 2017
The study is published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
California struggles to contain wildfires California struggles to contain wildfires
Chad Young - Jul 11, 2017
A pair of wildfires raging in California since Saturday still threaten hundreds of homes and have forced the evacuation of a popular lakeside resort.
New pathogen threatens half of world's olive oil supply New pathogen threatens half of world's olive oil supply
Mae Owen - Jul 10, 2017
The pathogen, a bacterium called Xylella fastidiosa, turned up in a sample of 17 almond trees in eastern Valencia, according to Elena Cebrian, a local agricultural official.
G-20 countries continue to over-invest in fossil fuels, despite climate deal G-20 countries continue to over-invest in fossil fuels, despite climate deal
Lucas Rowe - Jul 08, 2017
The report tallied up loans, grants, insurance, and all types of public funding that the nations' governments provide to their energy sectors.