Bizarre bullet-shaped interstellar asteroid spotted
Bizarre bullet-shaped interstellar asteroid spotted
Harry Marcolis - 10 hours ago
The first-to-be-studied interstellar space rock appears to be a highly elongated, bullet-shaped object with a dark reddish hue.
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.
Clint Huston - Nov 20, 2017
A newly discovered exoplanet has the correct makeup to support life.
Tyler Henderson - Nov 20, 2017
A new study gives insight into why the passenger pigeon went extinct.
Tracy Williams - Nov 18, 2017
Doctors have made a first attempt to gene-edit inside a living patient.
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.
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.
Laurel Kornfeld - Nov 17, 2017
Haze particles rather than atmospheric gases are responsible for atmospheric cooling mechanism.
Stacey Carter - Nov 17, 2017
A group of researchers have found that proposed plans to cool the Earth and fight global warming could actually spark more severe weather patterns in certain parts of the world.
Clint Huston - Nov 17, 2017
A new study shows a link between teen depression and personal electronic use.
Laurel Kornfeld - Nov 16, 2017
White dwarf is visible only because it is accreting material from its binary companion.
Tobi Gerdes - Nov 16, 2017
The Leonid meteor shower should produce about 15 meteors per hour on the peak night between midnight and dawn on Nov. 18.
Harry Marcolis - Nov 16, 2017
A excavation site in France holds what is now the longest sauropod trackway ever discovered.
Ed Mason - Nov 16, 2017
Time is running out to save planet, say more than 15,000 scientists from 184 countries.
Tobi Gerdes - Nov 14, 2017
A group of scientists have found fossil evidence that shows Antarctica was once covered in lush, humid forests.
Ian Marsh - Nov 14, 2017
A group of researchers have discovered the different factors that may bring insects into a home.
Miriam Griffin - Nov 14, 2017
The U.S. Air Force is upping its capability to wage war in space, Air Force officials said this past week. They are working with lawmakers and private contractors to develop space-based technology in order to maneuver and attack in low-Earth orbit.
Leon Clarke - Nov 14, 2017
A shark whose species dates back 80 million years was caught by an EU researching expedition earlier this summer. Researchers said that the shark lives at such great depths that humans rarely ever get a glimpse of it and that almost no one ever catches it.
Ed Mason - Nov 13, 2017
Researchers have made the surprising discovery that the so-called zombie ant fungus invades the ant's entire body without infecting its brain.
Ian Marsh - Nov 13, 2017
Scientists shed light on the complex ecology of house bugs and say the uninvited guests may even contribute to human health.
Tobi Gerdes - Nov 13, 2017
Scientists have discovered the purpose behind the crested pigeon's unique whistling wings.
Jason Spencer - Nov 11, 2017
Researchers have found evidence that multiple planets orbit the star Proxima Centauri.
Jackie Flores - Nov 11, 2017
The company MosquitoMate has been granted permission to release bacteria-infected mosquitoes into the wild as a way to fight disease.
Jose Jefferies - Nov 11, 2017
Astronomers have discovered a supernova that has exploded and 'died' multiple times throughout its long history.
Harry Marcolis - Nov 10, 2017
A geothermal heat source called a mantle plume is likely contributing -- along with climate change -- to the instability of the West Antarctic ice sheet.
Tracy Williams - Nov 10, 2017
Using genetically modified stem cells, researchers were able to replace 80 percent of a boy's skin.
Jason Spencer - Nov 10, 2017
Scientists have discovered that over-the-counter painkillers may be used as an alternative to opioids.
Steve Colyer - Nov 10, 2017
A new study shows the direct link between alcohol and cancer.
Laurel Kornfeld - Nov 10, 2017
Object's mass is just at boundary between most massive planets and brown dwarfs.
Ed Mason - Nov 10, 2017
A new study sheds light on why a lack of sleep impairs brain function.
James Carlin - Nov 10, 2017
A group of researchers believe they have found teeth from
Jackie Flores - Nov 08, 2017
While mumps vaccines can weaken over time, they still offer protection against serious complications, according to the CDC.
Jackie Flores - Nov 08, 2017
For the first time, scientists have identified a compound called diamidophosphate (DAP) that can phosphorylate each of the four building blocks of RNA under a wide range of conditions.
Laurel Kornfeld - Nov 08, 2017
Galaxy formed just 2.6 billion years after the Big Bang.
Laurel Kornfeld - Nov 08, 2017
Instrument sensitivity is being enhanced to detect even small quantities of water.
Jason Spencer - Nov 08, 2017
A new study suggests that T Rex's short arms may have been used for hunting after all.
Wilson Soto - Nov 08, 2017
Metal found in the asteroid that killed the dinosaurs may be able to fight cancer.
Leon Clarke - Nov 08, 2017
After purging the EPA's advisory boards of scientists who have received EPA grants--ostensibly to prevent conflicts of interest in the boards' judgements--agency Administrator Scott Pruitt replaced them Friday with representatives of polluting industries and state governments, including government bodies that have received EPA grants. Conservationists blasted the appointments as sacrificing qualified scientific opinion and letting polluters direct the EPA's regulating efforts.
Delila James - Nov 08, 2017
Iridium, which has been found in sediments left by the asteroid that killed the dinosaurs, can destroy cancer cells by infusing them with a deadly form of oxygen while leaving healthy tissue unharmed.
Laurel Kornfeld - Nov 07, 2017
Dust belt found orbiting the star could have been created by a gas giant.
Joseph Scalise - Nov 07, 2017
New findings show that, contrary to popular belief, humans do not use more energy for brainpower than all other animal species.
Laurel Kornfeld - 10 hours ago
Up to 10 interstellar asteroids could be traveling through our solar system every year.
Laurel Kornfeld - 10 hours ago
These sites likely do not contain sufficient water to host microbial life.
Tracy Williams - 10 hours ago
A new study shows that space dust may have originally brought life to Earth.
Dan Taylor - 10 hours ago
A new study has found that there could be an usually large amount of strong earthquakes next year.
Laurel Kornfeld - Nov 20, 2017
Presence of an atmosphere best explains temperatures on the planet.
Delila James - Nov 20, 2017
Parkinson's disease affects more men than women and usually appears after age 50.
Laurel Kornfeld - Nov 20, 2017
Reduced funding levels mean observatory will need one or more partners to fund and run the facility.
Laurel Kornfeld - Nov 20, 2017
Reduced funding levels mean observatory will need one or more partners to fund and run the facility.
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.
Ian Marsh - Nov 20, 2017
Astronomers have managed to cross off one potential source for antimatter.
Vicky Webb - Nov 20, 2017
A new study has found a link between dog ownership and good cardiovascular health.
Laurel Kornfeld - Nov 18, 2017
Program takes into account gravity, Earth's spin, and satellite data on melting ice worldwide.
Laurel Kornfeld - Nov 18, 2017
Encoded in radio waves, message is designed for alien scientists.
Dan Taylor - Nov 18, 2017
New observations cast doubt on theory that excess positrons above Earth's atmosphere originate in nearby pulsars.
Mae Owen - Nov 18, 2017
New research sheds light on why urban trees grow faster than ones in the country.
Steve Colyer - Nov 18, 2017
New research reveals that plastic debris effects even the deepest ocean ecosystems.
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.
Harry Marcolis - Nov 17, 2017
A new report shows that an ant-controlling fungus takes over the insect's body rather than its mind.
Laurel Kornfeld - Nov 17, 2017
First privately-funded planetary science mission will search for life in Enceladus' plumes.
Laurel Kornfeld - Nov 16, 2017
Holiday treats and gifts are among the supplies delivered.
Vicky Webb - Nov 16, 2017
A new digital pill could help doctors better monitor patient health.
Tracy Williams - Nov 16, 2017
More World Heritage sites are threatened by the effects of climate change, such as the rise in sea levels, more powerful storms, extended periods of drought, and more frequent wildfires, a new report says.
Vicky Webb - Nov 16, 2017
Doctors have altered the hypertension guidelines, which could change the recommended diets and lifestyle for millions of Americans.
Laurel Kornfeld - Nov 16, 2017
Dust and 12.7-billion-year distance makes these galaxies impossible to observe in visible light.
Jackie Flores - Nov 16, 2017
Archaeologists have found the remains 8000-year-old grape wine at two late Stone Age villages about 30 miles south of Georgia's capital, Tbilisi.
Harry Marcolis - Nov 14, 2017
Scientists have uncovered how continental shifts affect the amount of carbon in the atmosphere.
Mark Schwartz - Nov 13, 2017
Reducing alcohol use greatly reduces cancer risks, a leading organization of U.S. cancer doctors said in a statement Tuesday. The statement cited research that finds that one or more alcoholic beverages a day increases risks of breast cancer.
David Sims - Nov 13, 2017
Astronomers have discovered a massive planet at the center of our galaxy that is so big they are not sure if it is a planet at all.
Steve Colyer - Nov 13, 2017
Researchers have found evidence that the prehistoric otter Siamogale melilutra had a bite force similar to a bear's.
Chad Young - Nov 13, 2017
Even if a flu shot does not provide total protection against sickness, getting one can reduce the severity of the reaction, doctors say.
Ian Marsh - Nov 13, 2017
While the height of early humans increased dramatically between 1.4 and 1.6 million years ago, consistently heavier hominins do not appear in the fossil record until about a million years later.
James Carlin - Nov 11, 2017
A new study finds that wounds tend to heal more quickly during the day than at night.
Laurel Kornfeld - Nov 11, 2017
New sub-millimeter radio astronomy technology provides window into star and planet formation.
Laurel Kornfeld - Nov 10, 2017
Discovery may be a completely new type of object.
Sarah Webb - Nov 10, 2017
Sheep may have the same facial recognition ability as primates.
James Carlin - Nov 10, 2017
Humans first evolved to be tall and skinny before they gained weight.
Laurel Kornfeld - Nov 10, 2017
More than four billion miles from Earth, mysterious target may be a binary system.
Simon Smith - Nov 10, 2017
A new study shows the dinosaur extinction could be the reason for our diurnal lifestyle.
Jackie Flores - Nov 08, 2017
Scientists shed light on how Saturn's moon Enceladus gets the sustained power to stay geologically active.
James Smith - Nov 08, 2017
A new study sheds light on why most mammoth fossils come from males.
Jose Jefferies - Nov 08, 2017
A group of astronomers have uncovered what is likely the oldest spiral galaxy known to science.
Delila James - Nov 08, 2017
In a study of 63,000 people, those taking PPIs for acid reflux or heartburn were 2.44 times more likely to develop stomach cancer.
Delila James - Nov 07, 2017
Patients who got an over-the-counter combo of ibuprofen and acetaminophen reported a decline in pain roughly equal to those who took Percocet and significantly greater than those who took the Vicodin or Tylenol 3.
Jackie Flores - Nov 07, 2017
Particle physics have helped researchers find a previously hidden room deep inside the Great Pyramid of Giza.
Jason Spencer - Nov 07, 2017
A new study shows that microbes in the gut could affect how well people respond to new wave cancer treatments.
Laurel Kornfeld - Nov 07, 2017
Discoveries bring number of known habitable Earth-like worlds to 50.
Laurel Kornfeld - Nov 07, 2017
Orbiters will be used as relay stations for data the rover collects.
Joseph Scalise - Nov 07, 2017
Paleontologists have uncovered the remains of what could be the largest pterosaur ever found.
Jason Spencer - Nov 07, 2017
Some sea slug species use a form of predation that has never been recorded in any other animal species.
Harry Marcolis - Nov 03, 2017
New study: Sulphuric gases emitted during the Chicxulub impact 66 million years ago caused a long-lasting global winter that wiped out the dinosaurs and most of Earth's other species.