Group to monitor interstellar asteroid for alien radio signals
Group to monitor interstellar asteroid for alien radio signals
Breakthrough Listen wants to find out if 'Oumuamua is an artificial object from an alien civilization.
North Atlantic right whales at brink of extinction
North Atlantic right whales at brink of extinction
Only about 450 right whales remain, with 17 of them perishing so far in 2017.
Excitonium is new form of matter
Excitonium is new form of matter
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
President signs directive for return to the Moon
Real issue is whether Congress will sufficiently fund the effort.
Right whale could soon go extinct, study reports
Joseph Scalise - 7 hours ago
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 - 7 hours ago
Researchers have figured out why space rocks burn up in Earth's atmosphere.
 
New drug may help treat Huntington's disease
Joseph Scalise - 7 hours ago
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.
 
Two Earth-like exoplanets orbit red dwarf, new study says
Delila James - Dec 08, 2017
When explanet K2-18b was first identified in 2015, it caused some excitement when scientists found it was orbiting within its star's habitable zone, making the presence of liquid water possible.
 
Scientists find second super-Earth orbiting red dwarf star
Laurel Kornfeld - Dec 07, 2017
James Webb Space Telescope will enable scientists to determine the compositions of both planets.
 
Scientists unveil rare skeleton of 3.6-million-year-old human ancestor
Joseph Scalise - Dec 07, 2017
A group of scientists have revealed the full skeleton of the human ancestor known as "Little Foot" for the first time.
 
Cheese may be good for you after all, study reports
Joseph Scalise - Dec 07, 2017
A new study shows that eating a lit bit of cheese each day could come with health benefits.
 
Bronze-Age tools may have been forged from meteorites
Joseph Scalise - Dec 07, 2017
A new study shows that Bronze-Age tools and weapons may have been forged with metal from meteorites.
 
'All-sky' map reveals giant gas clouds speeding through space
Joseph Scalise - Dec 06, 2017
A new study sheds light on the large, fast-moving gas clouds speeding throughout the cosmos.
 
Europa is capable of plate tectonics, study reports
Joseph Scalise - Dec 06, 2017
New research that Jupiter's moon Europa has the formations needed to create plate tectonics.
 
Microbes on International Space Station are similar to ones on Earth
Joseph Scalise - Dec 06, 2017
Scientists have discovered that the International Space Station has a similar microbiome to
 
Eating healthy could help save the environment
Joseph Scalise - Dec 06, 2017
A new study shows that if many countries followed government dietary restrictions they could help cut down on global greenhouse gas emissions.
 
Dry exoplanet is smothered in carbon monoxide
Delila James - Dec 06, 2017
NASA scientists have found surprising evidence that the exoplanet WASP-18b, a "hot Jupiter" lacks water and has a stratosphere consisting almost entirely of carbon monoxide.
 
Baby earthworms produced in simulated Martian soil
Laurel Kornfeld - Dec 06, 2017
Plants were grown in the closed ecosystems that would be necessary on Mars.
 
Plate tectonics on Europa raise possibility of alien life
Delila James - Dec 06, 2017
A new study suggests that Jupiter's moon Europa experiences plate tectonic activity similar to that on Earth, a finding raises the chances of life existing in the vast ocean believed to lie beneath the moon's icy shell.
 
Pigeons have surprising smarts, study says
Delila James - Dec 06, 2017
A new study shows that pigeons are not only capable of perceiving abstract differences in space and time, similar to primates, they do so even though they lack the cortical brain function of mammals.
 
Rats in different parts of New York have different genetic makeups
Joseph Scalise - Dec 05, 2017
A new study outlines the genetic differences between rats in uptown and downtown New York.