Lactose intolerance present in ancient Europeans for 5,000 years
Angelo Sayo - 17 hours ago
Lactose intolerance present in ancient Europeans for 5,000 years
An international team of researchers discovered that ancient Europeans became lactose intolerant over 5,000 years ago.
European Space Agency successfully places satellite around target Comet 67P European Space Agency successfully places satellite around target Comet 67P
Joseph Scalise - Oct 16, 2014
The European Space Agency hopes that their Rosetta Mission, which has successfully put a satellite in orbit around a comet, will give them more answers about their target Comet 67P.
President Obama designates San Gabriel Mountains a national monument President Obama designates San Gabriel Mountains a national monument
Ted Robinson - Oct 16, 2014
President Obama visited San Dimas and the San Gabriel Valley last Friday for the official designation of a new national monument north of Los Angeles
Dutch plan to colonize Mars by 2025 slammed by MIT experts Dutch plan to colonize Mars by 2025 slammed by MIT experts
Sarah Sullivan - Oct 16, 2014
An MIT team recently studied Amsterdam nonprofit Mars One's plan for Red Planet colonization, finding it feasible but highly expensive.
Ancient Celtic bronze warrior chariot unearthed at Iron Age hillfort Ancient Celtic bronze warrior chariot unearthed at Iron Age hillfort
Sarah Sullivan - Oct 16, 2014
A rare set of Celtic pre-Roman bronze chariot fittings, accompanied by iron tools, was recently unearthed at an Iron Age hillfort near Leicester, England.
Silicon chip developed to hold quantum data with near-perfect accuracy Silicon chip developed to hold quantum data with near-perfect accuracy
Angelo Sayo - Oct 16, 2014
Two recent studies demonstrate the methods used by Australian researchers in developing the first silicon quantum technology holding data at over 99 percent accuracy.
One-two punch for migrating bats, destroyed by windmills and disease One-two punch for migrating bats, destroyed by windmills and disease
Angelo Sayo - Oct 16, 2014
The combination of wind turbines and white-nose syndrome is destroying the population of migrating bats, which would negatively influence the economy of U.S. agriculture.
Invasive Quagga mussel found in UK, threatens both biodiversity and waterways Invasive Quagga mussel found in UK, threatens both biodiversity and waterways
Joseph Scalise - Oct 15, 2014
The alien species Quagga mussel has been found in the UK, which can spell disaster for both biodiversity and waterways if the population is not kept under control.
NASA: Last six months were the hottest Earth has ever recorded NASA: Last six months were the hottest Earth has ever recorded
Joseph Scalise - Oct 15, 2014
According to NASA's official global temperature reports, the last six months were the hottest the earth has had since 1880, when such temperatures started being recorded.
Icebergs once floated past Florida Icebergs once floated past Florida
Adam Widmer - Oct 15, 2014
An oceanographic study says glacial floods may once have sent icebergs past Florida, results hold implications for abrupt climate change research.
New species named for same-sex marriage struggle New species named for same-sex marriage struggle
Adam Widmer - Oct 15, 2014
A recently categorized Taiwanese snail has been named in honor of the struggle for same-sex marriage.
Environmental groups take USFWS to court for not protecting wolverine Environmental groups take USFWS to court for not protecting wolverine
Sarah Sullivan - Oct 15, 2014
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is being taken to court by 20 environmental groups who claim that the agency failed to protect the wolverine under the Endangered Species Act.
Insect museum in New Orleans serves up tasty bugs Insect museum in New Orleans serves up tasty bugs
Sarah Sullivan - Oct 15, 2014
The Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium serves a tantalizing variety of crickets, worms, and other insects in their exotic desserts.
Possible life on Mars implied during interview with NASA chief Possible life on Mars implied during interview with NASA chief
Angelo Sayo - Oct 15, 2014
A recent interview on the Mars Mission with NASA chief Charles Bolden was analyzed to suggest that life on Mars, both past and present, is a possibility.
Smartphone app may help understand cosmic rays Smartphone app may help understand cosmic rays
Ted Robinson - Oct 15, 2014
Scientists Michael Mulhearn at UC Davis and Daniel Whiteson of UC Irvine have led an effort to develop a new smartphone app than may provide insight into cosmic rays.
NASA plans two missions to mine ice water on the moon NASA plans two missions to mine ice water on the moon
Angelo Sayo - Oct 15, 2014
NASA is planning two missions focused on the assessment, mining, and stocking of ice water stored on the moon.
Santa Cruz celebrates monarch return Santa Cruz celebrates monarch return
Adam Widmer - Oct 14, 2014
Visitors gather in Santa Cruz, CA to celebrate the return of the monarch butterflies at Natural Bridges State Park.
EPA grants $67,000 to clean up Lake Champlain EPA grants $67,000 to clean up Lake Champlain
Adam Widmer - Oct 14, 2014
EPA grants Burlington, VT $67,000 to combat surface runoff in Lake Champlain.
NASA launch of Department of Defense rocket goes smoothly after two week delay NASA launch of Department of Defense rocket goes smoothly after two week delay
Joseph Scalise - Oct 14, 2014
After a two week delay, NASA successfully managed to launch a rocket for the Department of Defense.
Space drone returns after 22-month orbit Space drone returns after 22-month orbit
Ted Robinson - Oct 14, 2014
The X-37 Orbital Test Vehicle has landed at the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California after 22 months in orbit.
Ancient mosaic uncovered in Amphipolis could be site of royal Macedonian grave Ancient mosaic uncovered in Amphipolis could be site of royal Macedonian grave
Joseph Scalise - Oct 14, 2014
Archaeologists uncovering a Macedonian tomb in Greece stumbled upon a Mosaic which they believe covers a grave belonging to a member of ancient Macedonian Royalty.
FDA approves innovative, non-invasive colon cancer screenings FDA approves innovative, non-invasive colon cancer screenings
Sarah Sullivan - Oct 14, 2014
Cologuard, a non-invasive colon cancer screening system that tests DNA in stool samples, will be provided by CMS to Medicare patients every three years.
Many fish to disappear from tropics by 2050 Many fish to disappear from tropics by 2050
Sarah Sullivan - Oct 14, 2014
A scenario developed by the University of British Columbia predicts that by 2050, many fish species will have disappeared from the tropics due to rising ocean temperatures.
New study finds 'recent' volcanic activity on moon New study finds 'recent' volcanic activity on moon
Ted Robinson - Oct 14, 2014
Scientists using high-resolution images from cameras on NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) spacecraft estimate geologically recent volcanic eruptions on the moon's surface.
New research suggests 'love hormone' regulates female sexual behavior New research suggests 'love hormone' regulates female sexual behavior
Angelo Sayo - Oct 14, 2014
Researchers discover - through experiments with mice - that the "love hormone" oxytocin plays a role in regulating female sexual behavior.
New exo-suit used for Antikythera shipwreck exploration New exo-suit used for Antikythera shipwreck exploration
Adam Widmer - Oct 13, 2014
New underwater exo-suit makes debut archaeology dive.
Constellations appear in baseball-diamond shape Constellations appear in baseball-diamond shape
Sarah Sullivan - Oct 13, 2014
The overlapping constellations Andromeda and Pegasus resemble two teams playing each other, with Andromeda at bat and Pegasus on the field.
Hawaii lava flow slows, but still advancing Hawaii lava flow slows, but still advancing
Adam Widmer - Oct 13, 2014
A continuously erupting lava flow from Kilauea has slowed down but is still approaching residential areas of Pahoa village.
Alien enthusiasts scrutinize Mars pictures for 'cannon-like' object Alien enthusiasts scrutinize Mars pictures for 'cannon-like' object
Sarah Sullivan - Oct 13, 2014
Images of Mars transmitted back by the rover Curiosity have showed vague traces of what UFOlogists believe is a Civil War-era cannon.
New discoveries uncovered in ancient shipwreck outside southern Greece New discoveries uncovered in ancient shipwreck outside southern Greece
Angelo Sayo - Oct 13, 2014
An international team of divers made new finds at the Antikythera shipwreck in Greece, suggesting that the wreck covers a larger area than previously thought.
EPA provides support to Lake Champlain pollution cleanup EPA provides support to Lake Champlain pollution cleanup
Angelo Sayo - Oct 13, 2014
In a recent press conference, EPA administrator grants $67,000 to aid in the cleanup of pollution into Lake Champlain.
Endangered Mexican grey wolf's death investigated Endangered Mexican grey wolf's death investigated
Sarah Sullivan - Oct 12, 2014
The wolf's demise was announced by the United States Fish and Wildlife Services.
Thirteen-year-old Alyssa Carson dreams of being first person on Mars Thirteen-year-old Alyssa Carson dreams of being first person on Mars
Joseph Scalise - Oct 11, 2014
Alyssa Carson, at just the age of thirteen, is already starting astronaut training as a way to begin her dream of being the first human to set foot on the surface of Mars.
Beer's distinct smell comes from evolutionary relationship between fruit flies and yeast Beer's distinct smell comes from evolutionary relationship between fruit flies and yeast
Joseph Scalise - Oct 11, 2014
Recent research shows that beer's distinct smell comes a chemical in yeast that exists to attract fruit flies.
Weather map for alien planet shows roasting hot temperatures Weather map for alien planet shows roasting hot temperatures
Sarah Sullivan - Oct 11, 2014
Scientists have created the most accurate weather map known for an alien planet, paving the way for future studies of planet atmospheres and weather conditions.
Antarctic sea ice sets record-high levels, according to NASA Antarctic sea ice sets record-high levels, according to NASA
Angelo Sayo - Oct 11, 2014
NASA reports that the surrounding sea ice of Antarctica reached a new record high extent this year.
Emerald ash borer beetle may threaten different tree species Emerald ash borer beetle may threaten different tree species
Angelo Sayo - Oct 11, 2014
A researcher at Wright State University suggests that the emerald ash borer, known to destroy ash trees across the nation, may have moved on to the white fringetree.
Hubble discovery reveals clues about light's origin Hubble discovery reveals clues about light's origin
Sarah Sullivan - Oct 11, 2014
Observations of a nearby "starburst" galaxy are allowing Johns Hopkins researchers to understand the origins of light using the Hubble Space Telescope.
Miami’s ‘King Tide’ may be a preview for sea-level rise Miami's 'King Tide' may be a preview for sea-level rise
Ted Robinson - Oct 11, 2014
The solution to pump water out of Miami may suffice in handling routine flooding, but with respect to sea level rise, the plan is "more of a patch than a solution," said City Engineer Bruce A. Mowry.
Sea level increase will make tidal flooding a regular occurrence by 2045 Sea level increase will make tidal flooding a regular occurrence by 2045
Joseph Scalise - Oct 10, 2014
Steadily rising sea levels will lead to a dramatic increase in tidal flooding on both the East and Gulf Coast by 2045.
Nobel Prize in chemistry awarded to trio who broke the limits of optical microscopy Nobel Prize in chemistry awarded to trio who broke the limits of optical microscopy
Ted Robinson - Oct 10, 2014
Scientists Eric Betzig and William Moerner of the United States and Stefan Hell of Germany won the Nobel Prize in chemistry on Wednesday for developing new methods in optical microscopy.