New species of poison dart frog discovered in Panama
Angelo Sayo - 13 hours ago
New species of poison dart frog discovered in Panama
Researchers discovered a new species of poison dart frog in the Colon Province of Panama, distinctive in its uniformly orange skin, smaller physical frame, and unique male call.
Dogs can have pessimistic or optimistic personalities, too Dogs can have pessimistic or optimistic personalities, too
Sarah Sullivan - Sep 20, 2014
A University of Sydney study recently showed that dogs have distinct optimistic and pessimistic personality traits that can be measured through a series of tests.
Flexible form-fitting space suit developed by MIT Flexible form-fitting space suit developed by MIT
Sarah Sullivan - Sep 20, 2014
MIT researchers have developed a space suit that acts as a second skin, tightening in response to temperatures in order to provide mechanical counterpressure in deep space.
NASA's Curiosity Rover drills first hole on Mars mountain NASA's Curiosity Rover drills first hole on Mars mountain
Angelo Sayo - Sep 20, 2014
NASA's Curiosity Mars rover drilled its first hole on Wednesday at the base of 3-mile-high Mount Sharp.
Supermassive black hole discovered in center of dwarf galaxy Supermassive black hole discovered in center of dwarf galaxy
Sarah Sullivan - Sep 19, 2014
Astronomers discovered a supermassive black hole in the smallest known galaxy, leading to the conclusion that these black holes are not as rare as once thought.
Killer instinct shared by humans and chimps Killer instinct shared by humans and chimps
Sarah Sullivan - Sep 19, 2014
Chimpanzees have a natural ingrained capacity for violence, overturning long-held theories that they only became violent when disrupted by human activities.
Study reveals that deciduous plants bloomed in aftermath of dinosaur-ending meteorite Study reveals that deciduous plants bloomed in aftermath of dinosaur-ending meteorite
Angelo Sayo - Sep 19, 2014
Recent study provides evidence that fast-growing deciduous plants replaced slower-growing evergreen plants following impact of meteorite that caused dinosaur extinction.
New study suggests that modern Europeans hail from three ancestral populations New study suggests that modern Europeans hail from three ancestral populations
Angelo Sayo - Sep 19, 2014
According to new research, a majority of present-day Europeans have ancestry from three differentiated ancestral populations.
Rare colossal squid thawed for examination by New Zealand scientists Rare colossal squid thawed for examination by New Zealand scientists
Angelo Sayo - Sep 18, 2014
New Zealand researchers conducted a long-anticipated examination of a 350-kilogram giant squid, defrosted after being frozen for eight months.
Obama initiative on decreased coolant use joined by major companies Obama initiative on decreased coolant use joined by major companies
Sarah Sullivan - Sep 18, 2014
Companies such as Kroger, Target, Pepsi, and Coca-cola have joined the Obama administration's initiative on reducing harmful HFCs.
Pre-Biblical stone structures discovered in Northern Israel  Pre-Biblical stone structures discovered in Northern Israel
Sarah Sullivan - Sep 18, 2014
An enormous pre-Biblical stone structure was recently discovered in Northern Israel that could shed light on human history in the region.
NASA awards contracts to Boeing, SpaceX for manned U.S. flights to space station NASA awards contracts to Boeing, SpaceX for manned U.S. flights to space station
Angelo Sayo - Sep 18, 2014
NASA signs Boeing and SpaceX to contracts totaling a potential $6.8 billion to ferry U.S. astronauts to and from the International Space Station.
Texas textbooks under scrutiny for misleading climate change content Texas textbooks under scrutiny for misleading climate change content
Angelo Sayo - Sep 18, 2014
According to a new report, various inaccuracies on climate change were identified in social studies textbooks being considered for adoption into Texas public schools next year.
Impending eruption of Mayon Volcano results in evacuation of thousands in Philippines Impending eruption of Mayon Volcano results in evacuation of thousands in Philippines
Angelo Sayo - Sep 18, 2014
Thousands forced to evacuate in the Philippines as alert status of Mount Mayon suggests hazardous eruption within weeks.
Gas Pedal to bike pedal: Study reveals higher psychological well-being for active commuters Gas Pedal to bike pedal: Study reveals higher psychological well-being for active commuters
Angelo Sayo - Sep 17, 2014
Results showed significantly positive associations with well-being and commuters who travel actively to work compared to those who travel by car.
Survey: Journalists top the list for professions consuming the most coffee Survey: Journalists top the list for professions consuming the most coffee
Angelo Sayo - Sep 17, 2014
Results indicated that the highest consumers – journalists, police officers, and teachers – take in over four cups of coffee per day.
UK failing on environmental issues UK failing on environmental issues
Sarah Sullivan - Sep 17, 2014
A new report suggests that the UK is failing to protect the environment.
MIT designs robotic cheetah MIT designs robotic cheetah
Sarah Sullivan - Sep 17, 2014
MIT designs robotic cheetah that can jump and run like a regular cheetah.
SpaceX's Elon Musk plans to build a city on Mars SpaceX's Elon Musk plans to build a city on Mars
Sarah Sullivan - Sep 16, 2014
The Mars rover Curiosity is currently seeking whether Mars would be a hospitable environment for human life.
Harvard scientists create softer robotic exoskeleton Harvard scientists create softer robotic exoskeleton
Sarah Sullivan - Sep 16, 2014
The "Soft Exosuit" uses principles of basic human movement to work with the wearer's musculature in order to increase stamina and prevent injuries.
Mars rover reaches towering mountain Mars rover reaches towering mountain
Sarah Sullivan - Sep 16, 2014
Mt. Sharp contains a rocky stretch called the Murray Formation, which is 200 meters thick.
Scientists debate comet landing site Scientists debate comet landing site
Sarah Sullivan - Sep 16, 2014
Named Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenk, the comet is roughly 400 km from Earth and takes approximately six and a half years to orbit the Sun.
As Ozone recovers, greenhouse gases rise As Ozone recovers, greenhouse gases rise
Sarah Sullivan - Sep 15, 2014
While the ozone layer seems to be recovering, there's still a troubling rise in greenhouse gas emissions- especially carbon dioxide.
Swimming dinosaur unearthed in Morocco Swimming dinosaur unearthed in Morocco
Sarah Sullivan - Sep 15, 2014
The first specimen of Spinosaurus was found in 1912, but was not properly identified.
Own a piece of NASA history, if you have a quarter million to spare Own a piece of NASA history, if you have a quarter million to spare
Justin Beach - Sep 14, 2014
A camera used by Apollo 15 astronauts to take photos on the moon is going up for auction.
Kindergarten weight strong indicator of childhood obesity, study finds Kindergarten weight strong indicator of childhood obesity, study finds
Ross Cronkrite - Sep 14, 2014
The researchers looked at data on children who took part in an Early Childhood Longitudinal Study of the U.S. Kindergarten Class of 1998-1999.
Researchers uncover new species of 'swamp monster' in West Texas Researchers uncover new species of 'swamp monster' in West Texas
Ross Cronkrite - Sep 14, 2014
The new species is named Machaeroprosopus lottorum after the Lott family who own the ranch on which the animal was found.
Russia installs ISS camera Russia installs ISS camera
Charli Kerns - Sep 13, 2014
A new camera is installed.
Monarch butterflies dropping dead, migration may disappear Monarch butterflies dropping dead, migration may disappear
Charli Kerns - Sep 13, 2014
Is Monsanto to blame?
Solar system formation was violent, according to astronomers Solar system formation was violent, according to astronomers
Charli Kerns - Sep 13, 2014
A new theory on how the solar system came to be.
Authorities in China respond to spike in bird flu cases Authorities in China respond to spike in bird flu cases
Rina Shah - Sep 12, 2014
Hong Kong responded by killing 20,000 chickens imported from mainland China after finding avian flu in the poultry.
Study: Human bodies are not meant for space Study: Human bodies are not meant for space
Charli Kerns - Sep 12, 2014
A new study finds human bodies are not made for space.
Forget chicken soup - clean hands keep colds at bay Forget chicken soup - clean hands keep colds at bay
Ian Lang - Sep 12, 2014
Most cold remedies are nothing more than old wives' tales.
More than 600 fall ill during Royal Caribbean cruise More than 600 fall ill during Royal Caribbean cruise
Rina Shah - Sep 11, 2014
More than 600 people have reportedly fallen ill on the cruise.
300,000-year-old hearth discovered 300,000-year-old hearth discovered
Ross Cronkrite - Sep 11, 2014
Around the hearth area, as well as inside it, the archaeologists discovered great quantities of flint tools that were clearly utilized for cutting meat.
There may be vast oceans deep beneath the Earth There may be vast oceans deep beneath the Earth
Justin Beach - Sep 11, 2014
University of Liverpool seismologists have published new research on the large amounts of water that flow to and from the Earth's mantle.
Humans were throwing parties 300k years ago Humans were throwing parties 300k years ago
Ian Lang - Sep 11, 2014
Human social structure evolved earlier than previously thought
The Grand Canyon may be much younger than previously believed The Grand Canyon may be much younger than previously believed
Justin Beach - Sep 10, 2014
New research suggests that the Grand Canyon may have formed 5-6 million years ago when a number of older, smaller canyons merged.
Firearms hospitalize about 20 U.S. kids per day, study finds Firearms hospitalize about 20 U.S. kids per day, study finds
Rina Shah - Sep 10, 2014
More than six percent of those who are admitted die from their injuries.
Google drops half a billion on your future robot overlords Google drops half a billion on your future robot overlords
Ian Lang - Sep 10, 2014
New AI acquisition raises questions regarding Google's future intentions.
Current drought is the worst in California's history and may get much worse Current drought is the worst in California's history and may get much worse
Justin Beach - Sep 10, 2014
California's current drought is the worst since it became a state in 1850, but data suggests that the area is prone to megadroughts which can last for 200 years.