Recurring streaks on Mars not flowing water, new study says
Recurring streaks on Mars not flowing water, new study says
Using NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), researchers found the seasonal streaks on Marsexist only on slopes steep enough for dry grains to fall the way they do on the faces of active dunes
Americans are not eating enough fruits and vegetables, CDC reports
Americans are not eating enough fruits and vegetables, CDC reports
According to CDC guidelines, just 10 percent of Americans are eating a healthy amount of fruits and vegetables.
Neanderthals may have gone extinct much later than previously thought
Neanderthals may have gone extinct much later than previously thought
A team of researchers has found evidence that some Neanderthal populations were alive 37,000 years ago, 3,000 years after most of the species had gone extinct.
Gigantic, extinct sea cow unearthed on Siberian beach
Gigantic, extinct sea cow unearthed on Siberian beach
Sea cows, which are related to modern manatees and dugongs, used to travel the waters between Russia and Alaska beginning about 11,700 years ago.
LIGO and Virgo detect gravitational waves from another black hole merger
Laurel Kornfeld - 11 hours ago
Scientists can now study black holes and neutron stars through both gravitational waves and electromagnetic radiation.
 
Skull unearthed in China calls the "Out of Africa" theory of evolution into question
Miriam Griffin - 11 hours ago
We humans first evolved in Africa--so most of us have been told. But researchers examining an ancient skull from China posit that human evolution was the result of hominids living not only in Africa, but in Asia, too.
 
Bizarre bullet-shaped interstellar asteroid spotted
Harry Marcolis - Nov 21, 2017
The first-to-be-studied interstellar space rock appears to be a highly elongated, bullet-shaped object with a dark reddish hue.
 
Interstellar asteroid different from any seen in our solar system
Laurel Kornfeld - Nov 21, 2017
Up to 10 interstellar asteroids could be traveling through our solar system every year.
 
Dark streaks on Mars created by flowing sand, not flowing water
Laurel Kornfeld - Nov 21, 2017
These sites likely do not contain sufficient water to host microbial life.
 
Space dust could help transport life to different planets
Tracy Williams - Nov 21, 2017
A new study shows that space dust may have originally brought life to Earth.
 
2018 could see uptick in powerful earthquakes, study reports
Dan Taylor - Nov 21, 2017
A new study has found that there could be an usually large amount of strong earthquakes next year.
 
Spitzer telescope finds hot super-Earth 55 Cancri e likely has an atmosphere
Laurel Kornfeld - Nov 20, 2017
Presence of an atmosphere best explains temperatures on the planet.
 
National Science Foundation will continue supporting Arecibo telescope
Laurel Kornfeld - Nov 20, 2017
Reduced funding levels mean observatory will need one or more partners to fund and run the facility.
 
National Science Foundation will continue supporting Arecibo telescope
Laurel Kornfeld - Nov 20, 2017
Reduced funding levels mean observatory will need one or more partners to fund and run the facility.
 
Warming oceans could kill 80 percent of Pacific Islands fish
Jackie Flores - Nov 20, 2017
Between 50 and 80 percent of all marine species in the Pacific Islands could perish by the end of this century due to continually warming ocean temperatures, a new study says.
 
Dog owners live longer, study says
Ed Mason - Nov 20, 2017
A new study shows that single dog owners had a 33 percent reduction in risk of death and 11 percent reduction in risk of cardiovascular disease compared to single non-dog owners.
 
Nearby exoplanet could support life, study reports
Clint Huston - Nov 20, 2017
A newly discovered exoplanet has the correct makeup to support life.
 
Excess antimatter does not originate from nearby pulsars, study reports
Ian Marsh - Nov 20, 2017
Astronomers have managed to cross off one potential source for antimatter.
 
Passenger pigeons may have only been able to thrive in huge flocks
Tyler Henderson - Nov 20, 2017
A new study gives insight into why the passenger pigeon went extinct.
 
Owning a dog could lengthen your life
Vicky Webb - Nov 20, 2017
A new study has found a link between dog ownership and good cardiovascular health.
 
New NASA tool shows areas that will eventually be underwater due to sea level rise
Laurel Kornfeld - Nov 18, 2017
Program takes into account gravity, Earth's spin, and satellite data on melting ice worldwide.
 
Organization sends message to nearby exoplanet
Laurel Kornfeld - Nov 18, 2017
Encoded in radio waves, message is designed for alien scientists.
 
Mystery deepens over excess anti-matter
Dan Taylor - Nov 18, 2017
New observations cast doubt on theory that excess positrons above Earth's atmosphere originate in nearby pulsars.
 
Urban trees grow faster than rural ones, study reports
Mae Owen - Nov 18, 2017
New research sheds light on why urban trees grow faster than ones in the country.
 
Doctors attempt to gene-edit a living patient for first time
Tracy Williams - Nov 18, 2017
Doctors have made a first attempt to gene-edit inside a living patient.
 
Study uncovers mystery behind Pluto's cold weather
Jackie Flores - Nov 18, 2017
Pluto's haze could be the reason the dwarf planet is so cold.
 
Plastic pollution reaches the bottom of the ocean
Steve Colyer - Nov 18, 2017
New research reveals that plastic debris effects even the deepest ocean ecosystems.
 
NASA predicts which cities will flood as ice sheets melt
Ian Marsh - Nov 18, 2017
NASA's new simulation tool analyzes Earth's gravitational field and rate of spin to produce a more accurate prediction of how meltwater will be distributed around the planet.
 
Energy drinks can be harmful to health, study says
Ian Marsh - Nov 17, 2017
A new study finds that energy drinks are associated with increases in blood pressure, sleep problems, weight gain, a higher risk for diabetes, kidney damage, tooth decay, anxiety, and substance abuse.
 
Astronomers find another potentially habitable planet 11 light-years away
Mark Schwartz - Nov 17, 2017
Astronomers discovered a potentially Earth-like planet just 11 light-years from Earth. They said that it is at the right distance from its star to have liquid water and a climate mild enough to sustain life.
 
Scientists discover second-nearest Earth-like exoplanet
Laurel Kornfeld - Nov 17, 2017
Rocky world may be best known location to search for extra-terrestrial life.
 
Zombie fungus takes over ants' bodies, study reports
Harry Marcolis - Nov 17, 2017
A new report shows that an ant-controlling fungus takes over the insect's body rather than its mind.
 
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