Male aggression in chimpanzees leads to more mating success
Angelo Sayo - Nov 17, 2014
Male aggression in chimpanzees leads to more mating success
Researchers studied 17 years of behavioral and genetic data from chimpanzees in Tanzania, finding that an increase in aggressive behavior in males towards females positively correlates to an increase in copulation frequency.
Wisconsin closes three wolf hunting zones in animal protection effort Wisconsin closes three wolf hunting zones in animal protection effort
Joseph Scalise - Oct 21, 2014
In an continued effort to help waning gray wolf populations, Wisconsin has closed another hunting zone, restricting the state two just two.
Orionid meteor shower lights up the week's skies Orionid meteor shower lights up the week's skies
Sarah Sullivan - Oct 21, 2014
The Orionid meteor shower will light up this week's skies just before dawn as the Earth passes through leftover dust from Halley's Comet.
High temperatures set to make 2014 the warmest year ever recorded High temperatures set to make 2014 the warmest year ever recorded
Joseph Scalise - Oct 21, 2014
The National Climatic Data Center predicts that, due to warm temperatures seen in the previous nine months, 2014 will be the warmest year ever on record.
Scientists to decide whether Earth has transitioned into the Anthropocene epoch Scientists to decide whether Earth has transitioned into the Anthropocene epoch
Angelo Sayo - Oct 21, 2014
The Anthropocene Working Group will meet to recommend that Earth is transitioning from current-day Holocene epoch to the Anthropocene epoch.
NASA studies descent of commercial rocket for future Mars missions NASA studies descent of commercial rocket for future Mars missions
Angelo Sayo - Oct 21, 2014
NASA captured thermal images of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket's descent, providing information that could help with future landings on Mars.
Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation grants $2 million to ocean conservation Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation grants $2 million to ocean conservation
Adam Widmer - Oct 21, 2014
The money will also go to improvements in fisheries enforcement, supporting four conservation groups that are working together to strengthen illegal fishing controls in the European Union.
One male left in the entire northern white rhino population One male left in the entire northern white rhino population
Bret Smith - Oct 21, 2014
The northern white rhinoceros is considered a subspecies of white rhino that got caught up in the political turmoil constantly ravaging south-central Africa.
ESA wants you to name its comet landing site ESA wants you to name its comet landing site
Bret Smith - Oct 21, 2014
The Rosetta mothership arrived at the comet earlier this year and on August 6 it became the first-ever spacecraft to enter into orbit around a comet.
Russian bees help fight colony collapse in U.S. Russian bees help fight colony collapse in U.S.
Sarah Sullivan - Oct 21, 2014
Russian honeybees will hopefully mix with European bees in order to create a hybrid mite-resistant strain not susceptible to Colony Collapse Disorder.
World’s biggest spider spotted in the rainforest of Guyana World's biggest spider spotted in the rainforest of Guyana
Adam Widmer - Oct 21, 2014
Piotr Naskrecki has published a series of photographs from encounters with the Goliath birdeater of Suriname.
'Vital Signs' 2013 report covers both cultural and natural resources for Grand Teton National Park 'Vital Signs' 2013 report covers both cultural and natural resources for Grand Teton National Park
Joseph Scalise - Oct 20, 2014
A new report (Vital Signs 2013) on Grand Teton National Park and John D. Rockefeller Jr. Memorial Parkway has been posted online for reference on both the natural and cultural resources for each park.
Critics attack bias in federal sage-grouse workshop Critics attack bias in federal sage-grouse workshop
Joseph Scalise - Oct 20, 2014
The U.S Fish and Wildlife Service is under fire from critics who think the new sage-grouse workshop is biased in favor of increasing federal limits.
Vertebrate copulation may have been developed in ‘Scottish’ fish 385 million years ago Vertebrate copulation may have been developed in 'Scottish' fish 385 million years ago
Ted Robinson - Oct 20, 2014
New research recently published in Nature suggests the earliest known version of internal copulation occurred in placoderms, challenging previously held theories of early vertebrate evolution.
'Nanoflares' explain heat difference on the Sun 'Nanoflares' explain heat difference on the Sun
Bret Smith - Oct 20, 2014
The research team found that heat energy was probably sent into the corona by electrons moving at about one-fifth the speed of light.
NASA observes comet Siding Spring from Mars NASA observes comet Siding Spring from Mars
Bret Smith - Oct 20, 2014
Siding Spring comes from the Oort Cloud, a ring of icy bodies far beyond the planets and effects of our Sun.
Partial solar eclipse across North America on October 23 Partial solar eclipse across North America on October 23
Ted Robinson - Oct 20, 2014
A partial solar eclipse will be visible throughout the majority of the United States on Thursday, excluding New England and Hawaii.
Milky Way steals star power from neighboring galaxies Milky Way steals star power from neighboring galaxies
Adam Widmer - Oct 20, 2014
New data from giant radio telescopes shows Milky Way stealing hydrogen gas from neighboring dwarf galaxies.
Biologist encounters world's largest spider in the Amazon Biologist encounters world's largest spider in the Amazon
Sarah Sullivan - Oct 19, 2014
Renowned entomologist Piotr Naskrecki encountered a massive T. blondi tarantula, also known as the Goliath birdeater, in the Amazon jungle.
Aerial drone monitors orca behaviors, populations Aerial drone monitors orca behaviors, populations
Sarah Sullivan - Oct 19, 2014
Researchers are currently using a robotic aerial drone to monitor British Columbia's wild orca population.
Study suggests composition of eastern U.S. forests not affected by climate change Study suggests composition of eastern U.S. forests not affected by climate change
Joseph Scalise - Oct 18, 2014
A new study has revealed that, while there have been many shifts in eastern USA forests, climate change is not one of the primary causes for these shifts.
Scientists discover new icy exoplanet similar to Uranus Scientists discover new icy exoplanet similar to Uranus
Sarah Sullivan - Oct 18, 2014
A team from Ohio State University has discovered a giant icy exoplanet that could help explain the mysteries behind Uranus and Neptune.
Saturn's moon Mimas may hold water Saturn's moon Mimas may hold water
Sarah Sullivan - Oct 18, 2014
Saturn's moon Mimas could possibly harbor a vast subterranean ocean beneath its icy crust.
The gray whale begins annual migration The gray whale begins annual migration
Ted Robinson - Oct 18, 2014
The grey whale (Eschrichtius robustus) is set to begin its annual winter migration from Alaskan waters to the coast of Mexico.
Archaeologists uncover sphinx from 1923 movie 'The Ten Commandments' Archaeologists uncover sphinx from 1923 movie 'The Ten Commandments'
Ted Robinson - Oct 18, 2014
After ninety years hidden in the sands of Guadalupe, California, "Pharaoh's City" from the movie The Ten Commandments has undergone excavation.
Rare comet set for Mars flyby Rare comet set for Mars flyby
Joseph Scalise - Oct 17, 2014
Sliding Spring, an ancient, rare comet made up of ice, is set to pass close to Mars for the first time in a million years.
Study shows that ancient kangaroos walked instead of hopped Study shows that ancient kangaroos walked instead of hopped
Joseph Scalise - Oct 17, 2014
A recent study carried out at Brown University shows that sthenurine kangaroos, an ancient relative to the modern kangaroo, walked on two legs instead of hopping like their modern day cousins.
New Horizons spacecraft to fly by Kuiper Belt objects New Horizons spacecraft to fly by Kuiper Belt objects
Sarah Sullivan - Oct 17, 2014
Using the Hubble Space Telescope, a team of researchers have identified suitable objects in the Kuiper Belt for NASA's New Horizons craft after it flies by Pluto next summer.
Rare beaked whale beached in Australia Rare beaked whale beached in Australia
Sarah Sullivan - Oct 17, 2014
Resembling a mix between a whale and a dolphin, the beaked whale typically dives to around 9,000 feet.
Sea levels rise to their highest point in 6,000 years Sea levels rise to their highest point in 6,000 years
Angelo Sayo - Oct 17, 2014
A new study reports that the melting of glacial ice and ice sheets has resulted in a rise in the planet's sea level, the highest in the past 6,000 years.
Methane-consuming microbes inhabit the deep sea Methane-consuming microbes inhabit the deep sea
Angelo Sayo - Oct 17, 2014
A new study suggests that methane-consuming microbes living on rocks in the deep sea could be preventing the greenhouse gas from reaching the atmosphere.
Complex found in central Israel believed to be place of worship for ancient cult Complex found in central Israel believed to be place of worship for ancient cult
Joseph Scalise - Oct 16, 2014
Archaeologists believe that a 3,000-year-old complex found in central Israel was used primarily as a place of worship for an ancient cult.
Newest Mars probe already sending back valuable data Newest Mars probe already sending back valuable data
Adam Widmer - Oct 16, 2014
NASA's MAVEN is now beaming back data from the initial phase of its mission.
Photosynthesis in plants alters climate change models Photosynthesis in plants alters climate change models
Adam Widmer - Oct 16, 2014
Past predictions of atmospheric CO2 levels for present-day found to overshoot currently measured levels by 17 percent, over estimation could be accounted for by a change in the way plants process CO2.
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.