Blue dinosaur eggs suggest bird-like trait Blue dinosaur eggs suggest bird-like trait
Steve Colyer - Sep 21, 2017
At least one dinosaur species laid clutches of blue-green eggs, researchers say.
Mercury's poles may contain significant water ice Mercury's poles may contain significant water ice
Laurel Kornfeld - Sep 21, 2017
Discovery of large ice deposits lead scientists to suspect many similar, smaller deposits are also present at the poles.
Body size affects extinction risk, study reports Body size affects extinction risk, study reports
Clint Huston - Sep 21, 2017
A new study shows that the largest and smallest animals on Earth are the ones most likely to go extinct.
Size matters: Extinction risk greatest for smallest and largest animals Size matters: Extinction risk greatest for smallest and largest animals
Dan Taylor - Sep 19, 2017
Researchers who evaluated more than 27,000 vertebrate species find that the largest and smallest animals face the greatest risk of extinction.
Shapeshifting bacteria in space pose problem for astronauts Shapeshifting bacteria in space pose problem for astronauts
Clint Huston - Sep 16, 2017
Bacteria cultured in space and then treated with a common antibiotic were more resistant to treatment than a control group on Earth.
Mars' crust found to be less dense than previously thought Mars' crust found to be less dense than previously thought
Laurel Kornfeld - Sep 16, 2017
Researchers often add constraints or adjustments that compensate for the fact that their data cannot include every last detail, to their studies.
Women more likely to lose interest in sex than men, study reports Women more likely to lose interest in sex than men, study reports
Ed Mason - Sep 15, 2017
The team made this discovery by recording the experiences of nearly 5,000 men and 6,700 women. Nearly 15 percent of men and 34 percent of women in the study had lost interest in sex for at least three months during the previous year.
Fossilized ankle bone suggests human ancestor could jump great distances Fossilized ankle bone suggests human ancestor could jump great distances
Dan Taylor - Sep 13, 2017
While many think the species spent most of its times in the trees, there has been a lot of debate on how it moved around. Most scientists believe the animals moved in the same way as humans, monkeys, lemurs, and apes.
Half-a-billion-year-old fossils reveal secrets of animal evolution Half-a-billion-year-old fossils reveal secrets of animal evolution
Delila James - Sep 13, 2017
An international team of scientists has found evidence of complex life more than 500 million years old a discovery that will likely shake up the current understanding of how animals evolved.
Australian reef loss could be worse than previously predicted, study reports Australian reef loss could be worse than previously predicted, study reports
Joseph Scalise - Sep 12, 2017
Far worse than anyone predicted.
Fossilized space dust uncovered at the White Cliffs of Dover Fossilized space dust uncovered at the White Cliffs of Dover
Joseph Scalise - Sep 12, 2017
Space dust covers the cliffs
Unknown species may live in hidden Arctic caves Unknown species may live in hidden Arctic caves
Dan Taylor - Sep 11, 2017
While Antarctica is one of the coldest places on Earth, the formations -- which are created by the steam from active volcanoes -- are warm and can reach temperatures of up to 77 degrees Fahrenheit.
Human beings are still physically evolving, says study Human beings are still physically evolving, says study
Paul Pate - Sep 11, 2017
Genes for Alzheimer's, asthma, and many other ailments are actually becoming rarer in humans over time, and the human genome as a whole is continuing to evolve under the guiding force of natural selection.
Mystery behind 800-year-old scroll's purple spots finally solved Mystery behind 800-year-old scroll's purple spots finally solved
James Carlin - Sep 11, 2017
The parchment -- which is over 800 years old -- tells the story of Laurentius Loricatus, a teenager who accidentally killed a man in Italy before going to a cave where he would spend the next 34 years atoning for his sins.
China China "replicates" Mars at Tibet site for astronauts and tourists
Josh Curlee - Sep 11, 2017
China is spending 400million-yuan ($61.6 million) on the site, which spans 59,000 square miles and is located in the Qinghai province, a northern area of Tibet that is close to the westernmost tip of the Great Wall.
Element important for life found in Mars' Gale Crater Element important for life found in Mars' Gale Crater
Laurel Kornfeld - Sep 11, 2017
The element was discovered in mineral veins composed of calcium sulfate, which could have been produced by surface water billions of years ago.
Tap water around the world has plastic pollutants, says study Tap water around the world has plastic pollutants, says study
Kyle Bates - Sep 08, 2017
But the United States accounted for an above-average share of the polluted water: 94% of the U.S. samples were contaminated. Even relatively affluent U.S. sites were not immune.
Zika virus could be used to fight brain cancer Zika virus could be used to fight brain cancer
Ian Marsh - Sep 08, 2017
The new study, conducted by researchers from Washington University School of Medicine and the University of California San Diego School of Medicine, could help with that.
New dating suggests Neanderthals did not mingle with modern humans at Vindija Cave New dating suggests Neanderthals did not mingle with modern humans at Vindija Cave
Ed Mason - Sep 07, 2017
This discovery comes from an international team of researchers who believe the Neanderthal uncovered at the cave is much older than previously believed.
Bugs have better vision than previously thought, new study suggests Bugs have better vision than previously thought, new study suggests
Cliff Mooneyham - Sep 06, 2017
The human eye, on the other hand, has a single lens sitting atop a densely packed retinal photoreceptor array that bends and bulges to focus on an object, no matter how near or far away.
NASA celebrates 40th anniversary of Voyager probes NASA celebrates 40th anniversary of Voyager probes
Laurel Kornfeld - Sep 06, 2017
Cassini mission chief scientist Linda Spilker worked on the Voyagers' Infrared Spectrometer and Radiometer in her first position after graduating from college.