Jellyfish may be capable of sleep after all, study reports
Jellyfish may be capable of sleep after all, study reports
Carmelo Sheppard - Sep 25, 2017
A team of researchers have found compelling evidence that a species of brainless jellyfish can sleep in the same way other animals do.
Chad Young - Sep 25, 2017
A new study on the history of the Earth's crust gives new insight into how our planet supports life.
Billy Kirk - Sep 25, 2017
This year's Arctic sea ice extent, while higher than previous years, is still much lower than it has been in the past.
Clint Huston - Sep 21, 2017
A recent study sheds new light on the duck penis morphology and gives insight into how the birds sexual selection developed over time.
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.
Carmelo Sheppard - Sep 21, 2017
For the second time in the last 10 years, researchers have found a octopus gathering ground off the coast of eastern Australia.
Cliff Mooneyham - Sep 14, 2017
While past studies have looked at climate-coffee scenarios, the new research is the first to analyze the way climate change will affect both coffee and bees on a national or continental scale.
Ian Marsh - Sep 14, 2017
Maintaining cellphone or Internet access also is a problem, even for people lucky enough to have power.
Billy Kirk - Sep 13, 2017
Newly discovered trace fossils left by some of the first organisms capable of active movement could change the way scientists view the evolutionary timeline, a new study published in Nature Ecology & Evolution reports.
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.
Dirk Trudeau - Sep 13, 2017
Psoriasis is an autoimmune skin disease that is typically treated with topical steroids.
Jackie Flores - Sep 06, 2017
For glue, Neanderthals used tar from birch bark. But how they extracted and made the tar — a process researchers assumed to be difficult and complex — was a mystery.
James Carlin - Sep 05, 2017
To make this discovery, scientists placed heated panels on the seafloor that were either left at ambient water temperature, or increased by 1 or 2 degrees Celsius in order to represent future temperature.
Billy Kirk - Aug 30, 2017
While the high winds could be devastating, meteorologists are just as or even more worried about the possibility of severe flooding, which could be life-threatening.
Alex Bourque - Aug 23, 2017
The 15 members of the federal advisory panel on climate change learned by email Friday that the Trump administration is disbanding the committee.
Andrew McDonald - Aug 19, 2017
The team suggests that life got a kick-start from the huge amounts of nutrients and carbon dumped into the oceans by melting glaciers.
Andrew McDonald - Aug 16, 2017
Scientists from the School of Geosciences at the University of Edinburgh have discovered 91 previously undetected volcanoes in West Antarctica, some buried as deep as two miles beneath the ice.
Harry Marcolis - Aug 15, 2017
Conservators with the Antarctic Heritage Trust, based in New Zealand, recently found the fruitcake in a hut at Cape Adare — the oldest building in Antarctica.
Tobi Gerdes - Aug 11, 2017
However, despite that research, little is known about the evolution of the ape and human ancestors that existed before 10 millions years ago.
James Carlin - Aug 11, 2017
The newly discovered fossils are haramiyidans, long-extinct cousins of modern-day mammals. They are beautifully preserved, showing wing-like skin membranes between their front and back limbs.
Vicky Webb - Aug 11, 2017
P. mayorum lived roughly 101 million years ago during the Cretaceous period and belonged to a group of dinosaurs known as titanosaurs.
Cliff Mooneyham - Aug 11, 2017
A draft report by government scientists sharply contradicts President Trump and members of his administration who say the science is ambiguous as to whether human activities contribute to climate change.
Jeremy Morrow - Aug 11, 2017
In 2013, a shepherd in the Argentinian desert stumbled on an enormous fossil bone sticking out of a rock. When experts examined the find, they discovered the remains belonged to what was the biggest dinosaur ever unearthed.
Cliff Mooneyham - Aug 09, 2017
Researchers working in northeastern Nevada have discovered a new species of fish that resembled a shark in both appearance and eating habits.
Chad Young - Aug 09, 2017
The extinct species -- known as Birgeria americana -- measured nearly six feet long and swam in the sea that covered what is current day Nevada some 252 million years ago.
Jose Jefferies - Jul 21, 2017
New excavations of an aboriginal rock shelter called Madjedbebe push back the date when humans first came to Australia by between 5,000 and 18,000 years.
James Carlin - Jul 18, 2017
Researchers in Sweden have found that ravens are even smarter than anybody thought, according to a new study published in the journal Science.
Harry Marcolis - Jul 18, 2017
An ever-expanding sinkhole in Land O' Lakes, Florida, has swallowed up two houses and is putting other homes in peril, authorities cautioned Friday.
Carmelo Sheppard - Jul 14, 2017
A massive iceberg that scientists have been predicting would separate from the Larsen C ice shelf in Antarctica has finally proved them right, according to an announcement by researchers Wednesday.
Chad Young - Jul 11, 2017
A pair of wildfires raging in California since Saturday still threaten hundreds of homes and have forced the evacuation of a popular lakeside resort.
Lucas Rowe - Jul 11, 2017
President Trump's decision to jettison the Paris accord on climate change has alienated all other 19 member nations in the G-20.
Jeremy Morrow - Jul 10, 2017
The quake is the largest to hit western Montana in almost 60 years, said USGS geophysicist Robert Sanders, according to The Los Angeles Times.
Jeremy Morrow - Jun 30, 2017
They warn that plastic waste tonnage is steadily building up in the world's oceans and coastal ecosystems and will imperil the health of plants, animals, and humans across the globe.
Lila Alexander - Jun 24, 2017
The Trump administration is lifting Endangered Species protections for grizzly bears in and around Yellowstone, the Interior Department's Fish and Wildlife Service announced Thursday.
Paul Pate - Jun 13, 2017
Most Americans don't think of whale-watching as an activity one can do in New York City, but conservationists say that may start to change.
Jose Jefferies - May 31, 2017
The researchers said that 90% of Hawaii's reefs now exhibit bleaching. Some areas have lost more than half their coral cover.
Carmelo Sheppard - May 11, 2017
She has been experimenting with the quickest way to get into the capsule for an experience she admits she's not keen to take.
Adam Widmer - Mar 23, 2017
The area is 151 miles across and has a minimum depth of approximately 2,700 feet.
Josh Curlee - Feb 18, 2017
At least two people are reported dead in Southern California after torrential rains fell heavily, flooding streets and prompting water rescues.
Carmelo Sheppard - Jan 19, 2017
A new report in the journal Science Advances stated that three quarters of primates now face extinction.
Vicky Webb - Jan 13, 2017
The other vowels are "aw" sound, an "ih" sound and an "uh," which make up the basis of the baboon language.
Harry Marcolis - 11 hours ago
In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, the entire island of Puerto Rico is without electricity and 70,000 people have been told to evacuate amid fears of an imminent dam break.
Andrew McDonald - 11 hours ago
Giant vegetarian dinosaurs derived extra protein from crunchy crustacean snacks.
Clint Huston - 12 hours ago
The discovery that jellyfish snooze raises questions of whether slumber is the property of neurons and if plants sleep.
Harry Marcolis - Sep 25, 2017
A new analysis on fossilized dinosaur dung shows that some large herbivores ate crustaceans as part of their diet.
Dan Taylor - Sep 21, 2017
A team of researchers are attempting to breed giant triton snails in order to drive the crown-of-thorns starfish from Australia's Great Barrier Reef.
Dirk Trudeau - Sep 21, 2017
Scientists have used gene editing to get a better idea of butterfly diversity and wing pattern evolution.
Wilson Soto - Sep 19, 2017
New research could help explain why the electric eel jumps out of the air to shock would-be predators.
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.
Laurel Kornfeld - Sep 16, 2017
Probe's discoveries transformed scientists understanding of the outer solar system.
Clint Huston - Sep 16, 2017
Researchers have identified a new species of ancient crocodile that once hunted in what is now Dallas-Fort Worth
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.
Jackie Flores - Sep 15, 2017
Joseph Scalise - Sep 12, 2017
A new study takes a look at insects.
Joseph Scalise - Sep 12, 2017
A new study takes a look at the effects of climate change.
Adam Widmer - Aug 22, 2017
A group of researchers led by scientists at The Australian National University (ANU) have shed light on the mystery of how animals first appeared on Earth, a recent study published in the journal Nature reports.
Clint Huston - Aug 14, 2017
Conservators working at the Antarctic Heritage Trust have found an intact, 100-year-old fruitcake tucked away in one of Antarctica's oldest buildings.
Alex Bourque - Aug 11, 2017
Modern winged mammals glide using areas of skin membrane that stretches out between their fore and hind limbs. While the fossils exhibited that trait, they also had a wide range of other strange characteristics.
Wilson Soto - Aug 11, 2017
Shishmaref's residents voted in August to relocate to the mainland, but they have no funding to do so. Newtok requested federal funds in January to help its residents relocate but has so far been left emptyhanded.
Kara Menard - Aug 04, 2017
A dead zone the size of New Jersey has formed in the Gulf of Mexico and is growing even larger, and a new report says that meat industries are to blame for much of it.
Mark Schwartz - Aug 03, 2017
This well exceeds the target set by the 2016 Paris Agreement of 1.5 degrees Celsius.
Chad Young - Jun 11, 2017
The fossilized hatchling was a member of the bird group known as enantiornithes, which disappeared along with dinosaurs some 65 million years ago.
James Smith - Jun 09, 2017
Some research also suggests that it causes cancer in humans.
Linda Mack - Jun 02, 2017
The United States may be out of the Paris climate agreement, but Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto said Thursday that his city is still in.
Vicky Webb - Jun 02, 2017
Musk has pursued a range of clean-energy technologies in the last few years, including electric cars, solar roof panels, and improvements in battery technology.
Jason Spencer - Jun 02, 2017
President Trump might not share European Union officials' support for the international pact on climate change, but Chinese Premier Li Keqiang does.
Leon Clarke - May 31, 2017
The world's cities aren't just hotspots of population growth and commercial activity.
Harry Marcolis - Mar 20, 2017
A study by NASA has shown that jet using biofuels have fewer particle emissions in their exhaust trails.
Jason Spencer - Feb 13, 2017
James Carlin - Feb 08, 2017
At least seven tornadoes tore through New Orleans and the surrounding areas, leaving destruction in their path.
Carmelo Sheppard - Jan 31, 2017
Faculty members of the California public university system have signed a petition calling for Donald Trump to take climate change seriously.
Ian Marsh - Jan 16, 2017
Killer Whales have a lifespan of around 90 years, but reach menopause in their 30's to 40's.
Jason Spencer - Jan 04, 2017
A new study is backing the decision from NOAA to readjust its global temperature dataset.
Adam Widmer - Dec 19, 2016
That question was answered when a group of scientists encounters a 15-minute battle that changed their opinion of both creatures.
Tracy Williams - Dec 09, 2016
This has allowed scientists to identify soft bone and cartilage, but most important, they have seen the presence of Barbules.
Jeremy Morrow - Nov 23, 2016
Trump has threatened to pull out of the Paris Agreement that entailed to all nations committing to reduce global warming.
Ian Marsh - Oct 13, 2016
These fears had led the price of honey to spike almost to double its standard retail rate.
Jose Jefferies - Oct 12, 2016
The scientist did concur however that there was a good chance that they would find a new dinosaur species in the process.
Linda Mack - Oct 08, 2016
One team discovered that over exercising may increase heart attack risk by almost double.
Lila Alexander - Oct 07, 2016
They had an ice sculpture of Trump which was continually melted by his own comments.
Jose Jefferies - Oct 04, 2016
There has been continued media criticism of the lack of female Nobel Prize winners.
Aaron Sims - Oct 03, 2016
Washington Post columnist, Rachel Feltman, is arguing a Nobel Prize for Vera Rubin.
Linda Mack - Oct 02, 2016
In the end, scientists sacrifice the whole animal for a small piece of tissue.
Kristy Douglas - Oct 02, 2016
The earth is bound to hit a record temperature in 2 million years.
Aaron Sims - Oct 02, 2016
It has been discovered that some Minneapolis area companies are reneging on a pledge to practice environmentally friendly business.
Lila Alexander - Oct 01, 2016
Chinese scientists have been experimenting with strengthening the silk of silkworms.
Jose Jefferies - Aug 14, 2016
Saho Takagi, a scientist with his team from the University of Kyoto, conducted experiments with 30 cats.