Prehistoric poo reveals plant-eating dinosaurs also ate crustaceans
Prehistoric poo reveals plant-eating dinosaurs also ate crustaceans
Giant vegetarian dinosaurs derived extra protein from crunchy crustacean snacks.
Snoozing jellyfish show sleep is ancient evolutionary mechanism
Snoozing jellyfish show sleep is ancient evolutionary mechanism
The discovery that jellyfish snooze raises questions of whether slumber is the property of neurons and if plants sleep.
Asteroid-bound spacecraft slingshots past Earth
Asteroid-bound spacecraft slingshots past Earth
Gravity assist will alter its trajectory while saving fuel.
China plans unmanned Mars mission for 2020
China plans unmanned Mars mission for 2020
Project is part of broader vision to transform China into a leader in space exploration.
Ancient DNA gives insight into the history of sub-Saharan Africa
David Sims - Sep 25, 2017
A study on ancient DNA gives a new glimpse into the genetic history of the sub-Saharan Africa.
 
Powerful cosmic rays originate far beyond our solar system, study reports
Clint Huston - Sep 25, 2017
New research from a team of international researchers could help shed light on the origin of ultra-high-energy cosmic rays.
 
Jellyfish may be capable of sleep after all, study reports
Carmelo Sheppard - Sep 25, 2017
A team of researchers have found compelling evidence that a species of brainless jellyfish can sleep in the same way other animals do.
 
Ancient elements show how Earth's crust developed over time
Chad Young - Sep 25, 2017
A new study on the history of the Earth's crust gives new insight into how our planet supports life.
 
Sea level pressure may have slowed Arctic ice melt, but region is still in trouble
Billy Kirk - Sep 25, 2017
This year's Arctic sea ice extent, while higher than previous years, is still much lower than it has been in the past.
 
Artificial muscles could one day help robots lift massive objects
Carmelo Sheppard - Sep 25, 2017
A team of researchers has created a new artificial muscle that could help robots lift far beyond their own body weight.
 
Plant-eating dinosaurs may have dined on crustaceans, study reports
Harry Marcolis - Sep 25, 2017
A new analysis on fossilized dinosaur dung shows that some large herbivores ate crustaceans as part of their diet.
 
Strange binary system consists of asteroid-comet hybrids
Laurel Kornfeld - Sep 25, 2017
Classed as asteroids and comets, both experience water sublimation when exposed to heat from the Sun.
 
Octopuses socialize in underwater 'cities,' say biologists
David Sims - Sep 25, 2017
Octopolis and Octlantis are recently discovered octopus 'cities' where normally solitary octopuses congregate and interact.
 
NASA and NOAA satellites follow Hurricane Maria from space
Laurel Kornfeld - Sep 25, 2017
Satellites provide crucial data on storm's structure, temperature, and precipitation levels.
 
Scientists make major discovery about sex
Dan Taylor - Sep 24, 2017
A major new finding indicates that the shape of one's shape could be predictive in terms of a person's sexual relationships and likelihood of cheating.
 
Giant snails could help save Australia's reefs
Dan Taylor - Sep 21, 2017
A team of researchers are attempting to breed giant triton snails in order to drive the crown-of-thorns starfish from Australia's Great Barrier Reef.
 
Small 'nanofleet' could help researchers explore distant asteroids
Vicky Webb - Sep 21, 2017
A newly proposed plan aims to use a fleet of small nanosatellites to explore more than 300 asteroids.
 
Duck penises grow when in the presence of other males, study reports
Clint Huston - Sep 21, 2017
A recent study sheds new light on the duck penis morphology and gives insight into how the birds sexual selection developed over time.
 
Ancient frog likely ate small dinosaurs, study reports
Jackie Flores - Sep 21, 2017
An ancient frog called Beelzebufo likely preyed on small or juvenile dinosaurs that lived in its habitat.
 
Blue dinosaur eggs suggest bird-like trait
Steve Colyer - Sep 21, 2017
At least one dinosaur species laid clutches of blue-green eggs, researchers say.
 
Mercury's poles may contain significant water ice
Laurel Kornfeld - Sep 21, 2017
Discovery of large ice deposits lead scientists to suspect many similar, smaller deposits are also present at the poles.
 
K2 mission finds three super-Earths orbiting a K-type star
Laurel Kornfeld - Sep 21, 2017
Planets' relative closeness and brightness make them excellent candidates for study with new James Webb Space Telescope.
 
Body size affects extinction risk, study reports
Clint Huston - Sep 21, 2017
A new study shows that the largest and smallest animals on Earth are the ones most likely to go extinct.
 
Underwater octopus "city" discovered off Australian coast
Carmelo Sheppard - Sep 21, 2017
For the second time in the last 10 years, researchers have found a octopus gathering ground off the coast of eastern Australia.
 
Butterfly gene alteration reveals the secrets behind wing diversity
Dirk Trudeau - Sep 21, 2017
Scientists have used gene editing to get a better idea of butterfly diversity and wing pattern evolution.
 
Water-moon map created for the first time
James Smith - Sep 21, 2017
For the first time in history, researchers have managed to map the spread of water across the moon's surface.
 
Satellites that monitor Earth's water are nearly out of fuel
Laurel Kornfeld - Sep 19, 2017
Delayed launch of successor means likely gap in data crucial to climate change studies.
 
Several of Uranus' moons may someday collide
Laurel Kornfeld - Sep 19, 2017
Tiny moon Cressida is also causing distortion in one of the planet's rings.
 
Electric eels have more power outside of water, study reports
Wilson Soto - Sep 19, 2017
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
Dan Taylor - Sep 19, 2017
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.