Satellites that monitor Earth's water are nearly out of fuel
Satellites that monitor Earth's water are nearly out of fuel
Delayed launch of successor means likely gap in data crucial to climate change studies.
Several of Uranus' moons may someday collide
Several of Uranus' moons may someday collide
Tiny moon Cressida is also causing distortion in one of the planet's rings.
Electric eels have more power outside of water, study reports
Electric eels have more power outside of water, study reports
New research could help explain why the electric eel jumps out of the air to shock would-be predators.
Size matters: Extinction risk greatest for smallest and largest animals
Size matters: Extinction risk greatest for smallest and largest animals
Researchers who evaluated more than 27,000 vertebrate species find that the largest and smallest animals face the greatest risk of extinction.
Supervolcano in Italy could erupt soon, scientists say
Delila James - Sep 18, 2017
A supervolcano located near Naples, Italy, is becoming more dangerous, scientists say.
 
Scientists to emerge from eight-month Mars simulation
Laurel Kornfeld - Sep 18, 2017
Study aimed at understanding psychological, mental, and physical effects of long-term space travel.
 
5.7-million-year-old footprints could challenge timeline of human evolution
Joseph Scalise - Sep 18, 2017
A new fossil challenges our theory of evolution.
 
Scientists create map of water on the Moon
Laurel Kornfeld - Sep 18, 2017
Knowing where the water is could help scientists select ideal landing sites for future missions.
 
Venus' night side explored for first time
Joseph Scalise - Sep 18, 2017
New analysis has offered the first in-depth analysis on Venus' mysterious night side.
 
Night side of Venus revealed for first time
Delila James - Sep 18, 2017
For the first time, astronomers have peered into Venus's mysterious dark side -- and found some surprising results.
 
Sculpture of ancient, unique sea creature helps shed light on extinct species
Joseph Scalise - Sep 18, 2017
A team of researchers have used fossil evidence to create the first 3D models of the ancient species Agnostus pisiformis.
 
Huge discovery about weight loss stuns scientists
Dan Taylor - Sep 17, 2017
A remarkable new discovery finds that there may be a very good reason why your diet isn't working, and the answer could be in your poop.
 
Cassini ends 20-year mission with final plunge into Saturn
Laurel Kornfeld - Sep 16, 2017
Probe's discoveries transformed scientists understanding of the outer solar system.
 
Prehistoric, dinosaur-eating crocodile identified at fossil site in Texas
Clint Huston - Sep 16, 2017
Researchers have identified a new species of ancient crocodile that once hunted in what is now Dallas-Fort Worth
 
New shot could condense all vaccines into a single injection
James Smith - Sep 16, 2017
A new type of injection could condense all childhood vaccines into a single, one-time shot.
 
Strange exoplanet absorbs almost all light that reaches it, study reports
Simon Smith - Sep 16, 2017
A distant, light-absorbing exoplanet is one of the darkest celestial bodies ever found.
 
Bizarro world: Huge exoplanet traps nearly all visible light
David Sims - Sep 16, 2017
The Hubble Space Telescope has found a pitch black exoplanet that traps almost all visible starlight.
 
Tiny robots made of DNA can transport molecules inside body
Cliff Mooneyham - Sep 16, 2017
Scientists develop nanorobots -- made from a single strand of DNA -- capable of transporting therapeutic drugs to specific regions in the body.
 
Shapeshifting bacteria in space pose problem for astronauts
Clint Huston - Sep 16, 2017
Bacteria cultured in space and then treated with a common antibiotic were more resistant to treatment than a control group on Earth.
 
Mars' crust found to be less dense than previously thought
Laurel Kornfeld - Sep 16, 2017
Researchers often add constraints or adjustments that compensate for the fact that their data cannot include every last detail, to their studies.
 
Longest-living tree species on Earth under threat from climate change
Jackie Flores - Sep 15, 2017
 
Women more likely to lose interest in sex than men, study reports
Ed Mason - Sep 15, 2017
The team made this discovery by recording the experiences of nearly 5,000 men and 6,700 women. Nearly 15 percent of men and 34 percent of women in the study had lost interest in sex for at least three months during the previous year.
 
Distant exoplanet has titanium-rich atmosphere
Joseph Scalise - Sep 14, 2017
A crazy new finding concerning a new exoplanet.
 
New hand-held 'pen' identifies cancer instantly
Delila James - Sep 14, 2017
A new cancer pen is providing hope for cancer patients.
 
Scientists propose alternate theory of asteroid belt's origin
Laurel Kornfeld - Sep 14, 2017
Unlike prevailing theory, proposal states belt region was initially empty.
 
Study find surprising link between miscarriages and flu vaccines
Joseph Scalise - Sep 14, 2017
A new study finds a surprising link between miscarriages and flu vaccines.
 
New Horizons might fly by additional KBO after MU69
Laurel Kornfeld - Sep 14, 2017
That changed with the final occultation in July, when mission scientists successfully obtained data about the object's shape from observing the event in Patagonia, Argentina, with portable telescopes.
 
SpaceX reveals new spacesuit for Dragon capsule astronauts
Laurel Kornfeld - Sep 14, 2017
ISS astronauts will continue to use the bulkier suits specifically designed for spacewalks, known as "extravehicular mobility units."
 
Climate change could hinder future coffee production
Cliff Mooneyham - Sep 14, 2017
While past studies have looked at climate-coffee scenarios, the new research is the first to analyze the way climate change will affect both coffee and bees on a national or continental scale.
 
Light drinking during pregnancy may not be as bad as previously thought, UK study suggests
Billy Kirk - Sep 14, 2017
In fact, the team found no definitive proof that light drinking as laid out by the guidelines caused any severe or lasting damage to the unborn child. However, they did find some links to other complications.
 
New modular robots can join to form one large unit
Carmelo Sheppard - Sep 14, 2017
These new robots act in a similar manner, where they can perform simple activities by themselves and much more complex ones when paired together.
 
Bacteria are able to shape-shift, resist antibiotics in space
Adam Widmer - Sep 14, 2017
This could be another defensive measure that uses the outer cells to protect the inner cells from the antibiotics.