Aerial drone monitors orca behaviors, populations
Sarah Sullivan - 10 hours ago
Aerial drone monitors orca behaviors, populations
Researchers are currently using a robotic aerial drone to monitor British Columbia's wild orca population.
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.
Juvenile killer whales modify vocalizations into ‘dolphin language’ Juvenile killer whales modify vocalizations into 'dolphin language'
Ted Robinson - Oct 10, 2014
Recent research published in the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America suggests killer whales (Orcinus orca) are able to learn the vocalizations of other species.
Possible T. Rex ancestor discovered in Venezuela Possible T. Rex ancestor discovered in Venezuela
Sarah Sullivan - Oct 10, 2014
A new carnivorous dinosaur was unearthed in Venezuela that could be a possible ancestor of T.Rex, according to researchers who discovered two leg bones of the creature.
New reports show that MH370 may have gone down in Indian Ocean, not Australia  New reports show that MH370 may have gone down in Indian Ocean, not Australia
Joseph Scalise - Oct 10, 2014
While flight MH370 investigators originally thought the plane had gone down off the coast of Australia, new information suggests it actually crashed in the Indian Ocean.
Indonesian cave art found to be 40,000 years old Indonesian cave art found to be 40,000 years old
Sarah Sullivan - Oct 10, 2014
Indonesian cave paintings have been dated to 39,000 B.C, roughly the same age as cave art in France and Spain- two countries that had currently claimed their titles as the birthplaces of art.
NASA awards $50 million to teams researching mysteries of the universe NASA awards $50 million to teams researching mysteries of the universe
Angelo Sayo - Oct 10, 2014
NASA awards nearly $50 million to seven research teams to study the past, present, and future of life in the universe.
NASA telescope discovers dead star brighter than 10 million suns NASA telescope discovers dead star brighter than 10 million suns
Angelo Sayo - Oct 10, 2014
NASA's NuSTAR telescope recently discovered the brightest pulsar ever recorded, radiating energy equivalent to 10 million of our suns.
Historic plan implemented to save endangered steelhead, Chinook salmon Historic plan implemented to save endangered steelhead, Chinook salmon
Joseph Scalise - Oct 09, 2014
The federal government has come together with several environmental groups to enact a five year plan, which will rebuild the Buckley Dam in an attempt to help save both the steelhead and Chinook salmon.
'Jugaad' mindset allows India successful maiden launch to Mars 'Jugaad' mindset allows India successful maiden launch to Mars
Joseph Scalise - Oct 09, 2014
The flexible mindset of "jugaad" has allowed India to become the first Asian nation to put a satellite in orbit around Mars on its maiden attempt.
Hawaiian coral reefs threatened by high ocean temperatures Hawaiian coral reefs threatened by high ocean temperatures
Adam Widmer - Oct 09, 2014
Coral bleaching in Hawaii could potentially kill off large amounts of reef-building species vital to the area's marine ecosystem.
ISS astronauts Wiseman and Gerst complete first Expedition 41 spacewalk ISS astronauts Wiseman and Gerst complete first Expedition 41 spacewalk
Angelo Sayo - Oct 09, 2014
NASA's Reid Wiseman and ESA's Alexander Gerst completed one of three maintenance spacewalks Tuesday outside of the International Space Station, a first for both astronauts.
World’s largest telescope being built atop Mauna Kea World's largest telescope being built atop Mauna Kea
Adam Widmer - Oct 09, 2014
Ground broke yesterday for construction of a telescope 30 meters tall with a lens almost 100 feet wide near the summit of Hawaii's Mauna Kea volcano.
After Malaysian Airlines tragedy, aviation experts gather to improve flight tracking After Malaysian Airlines tragedy, aviation experts gather to improve flight tracking
Sarah Sullivan - Oct 09, 2014
Aviation experts met in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday to discuss improved methods of plane tracking that would use advanced battery life and satellite technology to prevent disasters such as Malaysian Airlines MH370's disappearance.
Nobel Prize awarded to physicists who developed revolutionary LED lighting system Nobel Prize awarded to physicists who developed revolutionary LED lighting system
Sarah Sullivan - Oct 09, 2014
Three physicists were awarded the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics by developing low-cost, solar-powered LED lights that could greatly reduce electricity usage.
NASA planning to build new $65 million headquarters NASA planning to build new $65 million headquarters
Ted Robinson - Oct 09, 2014
In a move to save money, NASA is breaking ground on a new $65 million facility to help bring the program into the future.
Pot farming in Northwest causes fisher to be put on endangered species list Pot farming in Northwest causes fisher to be put on endangered species list
Joseph Scalise - Oct 08, 2014
Illegal pot farming in the American Northwest has become a large threat to the fisher population, causing them to be placed on the endangered species list.
NASA prepares Orion spacecraft with 55,000-pound vibration-simulating table NASA prepares Orion spacecraft with 55,000-pound vibration-simulating table
Angelo Sayo - Oct 08, 2014
NASA is utilizing a 22-feet-wide, 55,000-pound vibration-simulating table to test the Orion spacecraft's ability to handle rocket launch atop the new Space Launch System rocket.
NASA and SpaceWorks plan to send astronauts to Mars using deep, induced sleep NASA and SpaceWorks plan to send astronauts to Mars using deep, induced sleep
Joseph Scalise - Oct 08, 2014
Using a combination of induced deep sleep and intravenous drips, NASA plans to try and send astronauts to Mars.
Kilauea lava flow creeps toward Hawaiian communities Kilauea lava flow creeps toward Hawaiian communities
Adam Widmer - Oct 08, 2014
A lava flow from Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano is moving in on residential communities with 4,000 residents.
'Nature is Speaking' and Hollywood wants you to listen 'Nature is Speaking' and Hollywood wants you to listen
Adam Widmer - Oct 08, 2014
Conservation International attempts to change the conversation about conservationism with its new Nature is Speaking campaign.
Virgin Galactic inching towards commercial human spaceflight Virgin Galactic inching towards commercial human spaceflight
Ted Robinson - Oct 08, 2014
SpaceShipTwo, Virgin Galactic's commercial rocket-plane, logged its 54th test flight Tuesday at Mojave Air and Space Port.
European Space Agency reveals comet's dimensions for 3D printing enthusiasts European Space Agency reveals comet's dimensions for 3D printing enthusiasts
Sarah Sullivan - Oct 08, 2014
The European Space Agency released 67P's exact dimensions today, allowing enthusiasts to make their own 3D printed models of the comet.
DNA and arrowheads from Oregon show pre-Clovis inhabitants DNA and arrowheads from Oregon show pre-Clovis inhabitants
Sarah Sullivan - Oct 08, 2014
Studies of ancient feces in Oregon prove that there was a pre-Clovis population living in the Pacific Northwest, overturning prior theories of first settlement in the Americas.
Inflatable room module expected on the International Space Station by 2015 Inflatable room module expected on the International Space Station by 2015
Angelo Sayo - Oct 08, 2014
Bigelow Aerospace's inflatable room module will be launched into orbit in 2015, designed for astronauts on the International Space Station.
Sierra Nevada protest halts NASA space ferry plans Sierra Nevada protest halts NASA space ferry plans
Joseph Scalise - Oct 07, 2014
Sierra Nevada protests being left out of space ferry plans, puts NASA program on hold.
Wyoming resists government's decision to declare gray wolves endangered Wyoming resists government's decision to declare gray wolves endangered
Joseph Scalise - Oct 07, 2014
The state of Wyoming, in hopes of keeping populations under control, is openly resisting the federal government's decision to make the gray wolf an endangered species.
Potential endangered species may impact Texas oil and gas production Potential endangered species may impact Texas oil and gas production
Ted Robinson - Oct 07, 2014
The spot-tailed earless lizard (Holbrookia lacerata) is in the slow process of becoming endangered, which may entitle the species to some very expensive protection.
Mental health challenges could threaten a mission to Mars Mental health challenges could threaten a mission to Mars
Adam Widmer - Oct 07, 2014
NASA considers behavioral and psychiatric conditions among the top threats to long-term missions.
Gardeners can help monarch butterflies by planting milkweed Gardeners can help monarch butterflies by planting milkweed
Adam Widmer - Oct 07, 2014
Green-thumbs in the migration path of monarch butterflies can help the dwindling species by planting milkweed: The food source for monarch larvae.
Eerie 'blood moon' total lunar eclipse to occur Oct. 8 Eerie 'blood moon' total lunar eclipse to occur Oct. 8
Sarah Sullivan - Oct 07, 2014
A rare "blood moon" is set to occur on Oct. 8, marking the second in a series of lunar eclipses called a "tetrad."