Dawn mission to Ceres extended by NASA
Dawn mission to Ceres extended by NASA
Extended mission will study dynamics of transient atmosphere as Ceres approaches perihelion.
Pollution kills millions of people across the world, study reports
Pollution kills millions of people across the world, study reports
A new study reveals that pollution leads to millions of deaths every year.
Great tits may be adapting to backyard bird feeders
Great tits may be adapting to backyard bird feeders
A new study shows that backyard bird feeders in the UK may be responsible for beak evolution in great tits.
Liquid metal could help lead to faster electronics
Liquid metal could help lead to faster electronics
Researchers have found a technique that creates extremely thin metal for use in electronics.
A new plankton species has been uncovered in the Canadian Arctic
David Sims - 19 hours ago
For the first time in history, scientists have uncovered a type of Monstrilla plankton in Canada.
 
Incredible spider discovery will blow your mind
Dan Taylor - Oct 21, 2017
Scientists have come to the remarkable conclusion that from our very birth, we are programmed to be fearful of spiders and snakes.
 
Japanese space agency says 50-km lunar cave would be great site for a human colony
Miriam Griffin - Oct 21, 2017
Japanese astronomers announced this week that they discovered a 50-kilometer underground cave on the Moon. They said that this cave might have value not only for present-day scientists, but also future lunar settlers.
 
Our brains keep working moments after death, study says
Linda Mack - Oct 21, 2017
A New York University study is assessing cardiac patients who had "near-death experiences" in the hospital. And its findings so far suggest that our brains really do keep working for a few minutes or more after we are "clinically dead."
 
Salmon spawning alters the greater environment
Rick Docksai - Oct 21, 2017
Salmon have the power to change the course of river development, a new study finds. The researchers observed more soil erosion and significant alterations to land and river-bed shape over time in rivers where salmon spawn.
 
Sugar may fuel cancer cell growth
Harry Marcolis - Oct 21, 2017
Researchers have found new evidence that shows a strong link between sugar consumption and cancer.
 
Orionid meteor shower will peak this weekend
Laurel Kornfeld - Oct 21, 2017
Bright meteors are composed of debris from Halley's Comet.
 
Returned asteroid samples show evidence of violent history
Laurel Kornfeld - Oct 21, 2017
Studying evolution and history of asteroids will help scientists learn how to protect Earth from future impacts.
 
Flowers' ridges allow them to attract pollinators, study reports
Joseph Scalise - Oct 21, 2017
A new study reveals that flowers can scatter light in order to create a "blue halo" that helps lure in bees.
 
Flying insect populations have plummeted in recent decades
Harry Marcolis - Oct 21, 2017
The amount of flying insects in Germany's nature preserves have dropped by roughly 75 percent over the last three decades.
 
Ancient stone structures uncovered in Saudi Arabia
Dirk Trudeau - Oct 21, 2017
A new study shows clusters as 400-year-old stone structures on lava domes
 
Organics on Ceres are likely native
Laurel Kornfeld - Oct 19, 2017
Distribution of organic materials is inconsistent with delivery by comets or asteroids.
 
Japanese orbiter finds lunar cave that could someday house astronauts
Laurel Kornfeld - Oct 19, 2017
As safest location for astronauts, lava tubes could be ideal sites for constructing Moon bases.
 
Plasma breakthrough indicates a human Mars mission could make its own oxygen
Rick Docksai - Oct 19, 2017
Mars' atmosphere is almost entirely carbon dioxide. But a new study indicates that a human mission to Mars could use plasma to convert the carbon dioxide into enough breathable oxygen to survive, along with a byproduct that can be used as rocket fuel.
 
Alligators hunt and eat sharks, study reports
Joseph Scalise - Oct 19, 2017
A new study shows alligators prey on sharks that move into freshwater environments.
 
Volcanic ash may have doomed one of Egypt's largest dynasties
Joseph Scalise - Oct 19, 2017
Volcanic fallout may have triggered the famine and social unrest that ended Egypt's Prolemaic dynasty.
 
Underground magma chamber is behind world's largest mud eruption
Ed Mason - Oct 19, 2017
Researchers have found the reason the Lusi vents in Java have been steadily pouring out boiling mud for the past 11 years.
 
New data presented from Cassini's Grand Finale
Laurel Kornfeld - Oct 18, 2017
Spacecraft's final orbits shed light on inner workings and composition of of Saturn's rings and atmosphere.
 
Ancient Mars could have been cold and still had flowing liquid water
Laurel Kornfeld - Oct 18, 2017
Presence of Antarctic lakes in spite of freezing temperatures inspired study of early Mars.
 
1 in 9 American men have oral HPV
Joseph Scalise - Oct 18, 2017
A new study shows that oral HPV affects men at a much greater rate than it affects women.
 
Whales and dolphins have human-like societies, study reports
Delila James - Oct 18, 2017
A new study reveals that the social behavior of both dolphins and whales is similar to many traits found in human interactions.
 
Hurricane Harvey may have negatively affected Gulf of Mexico's coral reefs
Ian Marsh - Oct 18, 2017
Runoff from Hurricane Harvey may threaten reefs across the Gulf of Mexico.
 
Antarctic penguin die-off is one of the largest on record
Harry Marcolis - Oct 18, 2017
A massive Adélie penguin die-off in Antarctica has researchers worried about the species' future.
 
Scientists detect gravitational waves produced by colliding neutron stars
Laurel Kornfeld - Oct 17, 2017
Ability to observe an event via both gravitational waves and light is a revolution for modern astronomy.
 
Chinese space station is falling back to Earth
Laurel Kornfeld - Oct 17, 2017
Scientists cannot predict its landing location until hours before re-entry.
 
Sun-like star likely devoured the planets in its system
Chad Young - Oct 17, 2017
A giant star has been nicknamed Kronos because
 
New therapy could temporarily offset snake venom
Chad Young - Oct 17, 2017
A newly developed injection could stave off the effects of snakebite venom long enough to give victims time to get to a hospital.
 
Last common ancestor between humans and apes was gibbon-sized, study reports
Vicky Webb - Oct 17, 2017
Researchers have found evidence that the last common ancestor between humans and apes was much smaller than previously thought.
 
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