World’s biggest spider spotted in the rainforest of Guyana
Adam Widmer - Oct 21, 2014
World’s biggest spider spotted in the rainforest of Guyana
Piotr Naskrecki has published a series of photographs from encounters with the Goliath birdeater of Suriname.
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.
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.