Smart News Science | Smithsonian feed for Smart News ScienceenFri, 27 Feb 2015 20:02:03 +0000Allergy Treatments Could Someday Start Before You Are Born in mice are showing that it might be possible treat disorders that have a genetic basis during pregnancyFri, 27 Feb 2015 20:02:03 +0000The Dawn Spacecraft Is About to Reach Its Next Destination—the Dwarf Planet Ceres might just learn what the mysterious bright spots on the dwarf planet are—and much moreFri, 27 Feb 2015 17:30:58 +0000Statisticians Reveal the Best Place to Wait Out a Zombie Apocalypse’ll want to head for the Rocky MountainsFri, 27 Feb 2015 15:30:26 +0000Would You Live in an Antarctic Penguin Post Office? soar at post office in Port Lockroy, AntarcticaFri, 27 Feb 2015 14:45:32 +0000Sharks Have Scary-Good Memories research on one species reveals an astounding ability to learn complex tricks and remember them for at least a yearFri, 27 Feb 2015 14:05:27 +0000Like People, Bees Can Be Fooled by False Memories gravitate toward unfamiliar flowers that merge two patterns they know—a classic error of long term memoryThu, 26 Feb 2015 17:16:33 +0000How One Doctor Proposes to Conduct the First Human Head Transplant Italian neuroscientists says that the surgery could be ready in as few as two years, but the scientific community remains very skepticalThu, 26 Feb 2015 16:42:53 +0000Watch the Sunset from Mars rover helps capture a hauntingly blue view of nightfall on the Red PlanetThu, 26 Feb 2015 14:16:33 +0000Tiny Bits of Plastic May Be Clogging Up Corals find that microplastic pollution has become a new threat to the health of ocean reefsWed, 25 Feb 2015 17:30:36 +0000Impatient Scientists Used Paint-By-Numbers Technique to Create the First Image From Mars used raw data to create their first image of the red planetWed, 25 Feb 2015 17:00:55 +0000Determine Your Ideal Eyelash Length With Science the “one-third rule” protects your eyes Wed, 25 Feb 2015 15:45:00 +0000The Population of a Rare Leopard Has Nearly Doubled new census shows that there are now at least 57 elusive Amur leopards in RussiaWed, 25 Feb 2015 15:16:43 +0000Meet the Man Who Can Taste Words some, taste mixes with other sense—a form of synesthesia that isn't as common as experiencing the colors of wordsTue, 24 Feb 2015 18:00:54 +0000Alaska’s Freshwater Is Draining Into the Sea at an Astounding Rate data shows that snow and glacial melt are partially to blame for an annual freshwater output 1.5 times that of Mississippi RiverTue, 24 Feb 2015 17:30:21 +0000This Mysterious Plant Doesn’t Have Time for Junk DNA gibba has less DNA, but more genesTue, 24 Feb 2015 15:45:17 +0000How 16th Century Trade Made Fire Ants an Early Global Invader inadvertently stowing away in Spanish ships, one pesky little insect quickly spread throughout much of the worldTue, 24 Feb 2015 15:00:59 +0000The World’s Sea Creatures Have Gotten Bigger new study reveals evolution in the ocean appears to favor larger animalsMon, 23 Feb 2015 18:03:13 +0000See the Winter of Our Discontent…From Space photo of the eastern United States confirms it’s really, really cold out there Mon, 23 Feb 2015 14:38:47 +0000Antarctic Sea Ice Sets A New Record, But the Climate is Still Changing change deniers, sit back downThu, 19 Feb 2015 20:00:11 +0000Contaminated Doctors’ Scopes May Have Spread a Superbug to Almost 180 Patients drug-resistant bacteria usually found in the gut has infected seven people and contributed to two deathsThu, 19 Feb 2015 18:39:38 +0000Fat Is a Texture, Not a Taste…For Now predict fat will join the other primary tastes within ten yearsThu, 19 Feb 2015 17:30:10 +0000Is That Pill a Placebo? This Program Can Tell, Even If You Can't new algorithm could make it faster and less expensive to develop new painkillers Thu, 19 Feb 2015 15:30:51 +0000Ants Have Designated Toilet Areas in Their Nests new study shows that black garden ants have a relatively meticulous protocol for when nature calls Thu, 19 Feb 2015 14:30:14 +0000Divers Discover Graveyard Filled With Giant Lemur Skeletons Madagascar cave is packed with the bones of extinct speciesThu, 19 Feb 2015 14:00:03 +0000Snails’ Teeth Beats Spider Silk As Nature’s Strongest Material discovery makes sense: Mollusks use these teeth to excavate rocks while they feedWed, 18 Feb 2015 19:22:38 +0000Found: A New Tool in the Fight Against HIV approach offers “vaccine-like” protection against HIV Wed, 18 Feb 2015 17:30:27 +0000How “Learned Deafness” Might be Letting Noise Pollution Win world may be noisier than ever but one scientist warns that our attempts to blot out the sound may cost us dearlyWed, 18 Feb 2015 17:00:06 +0000Only 1 in 4 Americans Would Take a Free Space Flight are still skeptical about some aspects of space travelWed, 18 Feb 2015 16:30:02 +0000An Underwater Field of Weird Metal Balls Is a Key to Both Past And Future huge deposit of manganese nodules beneath the Atlantic might be a potential source of highly prized rare earth metalsWed, 18 Feb 2015 16:00:26 +0000Finally, the First Fish Ever Is Taken Off the Endangered Species List recovery of a tiny fish signals good news for area waterways and proof that, when heeded, protective measures can make a differenceWed, 18 Feb 2015 15:00:01 +0000Grizzlies in Yellowstone Are Already Waking Up weather has drawn at least one bear out of hibernation and in search of foodTue, 17 Feb 2015 20:14:29 +0000Is DNA the Solution for Permanent Data Storage? study uses “synthetic fossils” to store data for the ages Tue, 17 Feb 2015 17:31:42 +0000The Cold May Have Cost Penguins Most of Their Taste Buds genetic analysis shows that penguins can’t taste sweet or bitter, and scientists think sub-zero temps may be to blameTue, 17 Feb 2015 14:00:44 +0000Is Our Universe Supersymmetric? hope the rebooted Large Hadron Collider could find supersymmetric particles—the next frontier of particle physicsMon, 16 Feb 2015 20:30:30 +0000Stars Have Womb Siblings baby stars, still gestating in their parental gas cloud, move together - for now at leastMon, 16 Feb 2015 20:00:21 +0000Teachers Give Lower Math Scores to Girls’ unconscious beliefs in the aptitude of boys over girls come out when grading math testsFri, 13 Feb 2015 17:55:47 +0000Technology from ‘Interstellar’ Could Be Useful to Scientists, Too movie’s visual effects are now being used for scientific researchFri, 13 Feb 2015 12:02:28 +0000City Bees Are Actually More Diverse Than Country Bees pollinators don’t like urban areas as much as rural, but bees live in similar numbers across different landscapesThu, 12 Feb 2015 19:45:58 +0000Tourist Trash Has Changed the Color of Yellowstone’s Morning Glory Pool have found proof of what caused a hot spring’s drastic color modification—it's people, of courseThu, 12 Feb 2015 18:45:34 +0000Imagine Dinosaurs Tripping on Psychedelics could have happened.Wed, 11 Feb 2015 17:30:05 +0000At Last, Make Perfect Popcorn With Science now know why popcorn pops Wed, 11 Feb 2015 17:00:17 +0000What Makes Some Orca Whales Love a Good Belly Rub? pods have been observed rubbing themselves on rocky beaches; scientists are still working to understand whyWed, 11 Feb 2015 16:15:59 +0000One-Tenth of Native Mammals in Australia Are Extinct: Blame Cats And Foxes other country on Earth has lost a greater proportion of land mammals over the last two centuries; now, a new study zeros in on the cause Wed, 11 Feb 2015 15:00:41 +0000Human Languages Skew Positive’re all a bunch of pollyannasWed, 11 Feb 2015 14:20:45 +0000Why 2015 Is Shaping Up to Be Another Good Year for Snowy Owls are tracking the second major snowy owl southern migration in as many years, indicating that the birds’ numbers are still going strongTue, 10 Feb 2015 19:37:34 +0000These Bells Play Seismic Shifts as UC Berkeley’s bells play the earth’s “natural frequencies” Tue, 10 Feb 2015 17:00:23 +0000Pulsing Stars Flicker in a Pattern Close to the Golden Ratio famed ratio, which shows up in art, architecture and nature, can also be found in spaceTue, 10 Feb 2015 14:30:36 +0000Gene Changes Make Humans’ Sense of Taste Unique ability to eat bitter plants help distinguish us from our ancestors and chimpanzees todayMon, 09 Feb 2015 19:00:35 +0000The Universe’s Oldest Stars Likely Lit Up Way Later Than Once Thought gathered by the European Space Agency’s Planck telescope indicates that the universe was dark for about 550 million years after the big bangMon, 09 Feb 2015 18:00:50 +0000Chimpanzees May Have Their Own Form of Bilingualism aren’t the only primates capable of learning new “words” for the same objectMon, 09 Feb 2015 15:55:47 +0000Neil Armstrong Had a Secret Stash of Moon Stuff“Lost” Apollo 11 artifacts are now foundMon, 09 Feb 2015 15:15:41 +0000Invasive, Acid-Spraying Ants in Hawaii Are Deforming Native Seabird Chicks ground-dwelling chicks are pestered by invasive ants spraying acidFri, 06 Feb 2015 20:30:39 +0000A Setback for HIV Prevention Trial: Getting People To Take the Medicine didn’t take their preventative medications, even those proven to work, for fear of side effectsFri, 06 Feb 2015 19:58:34 +0000Pigeons' Brains Work Kind of Like Ours small study showed impressive categorizing abilities in three pigeonsFri, 06 Feb 2015 18:59:31 +0000Before Agriculture, Human Jaws Were a Perfect Fit for Human Teeth emergence of agricultural practices initiated major changes to the jaw structure of ancient humans, leading to dental problems we still experienceFri, 06 Feb 2015 16:30:44 +0000Starving Sea Lions Are Piling Up on California Beaches's the third year of a crisis that's confusing scientistsFri, 06 Feb 2015 16:00:29 +0000How Space Travel Can Damage Our Immune Systems finds that living in low-gravity conditions can take a toll that goes far beyond an aversion to dehydrated foods Fri, 06 Feb 2015 15:00:46 +0000Life-Giving Rain Also Spreads Deadly Plant Disease cameras show how leaf flexibility influences raindrop dispersal into the air — along with pathogens picked up from infected plantsThu, 05 Feb 2015 18:45:48 +0000Creating Drought-Tolerant Plants By Hacking Their Natural Responses new technique will help plants survive with less water? Thu, 05 Feb 2015 18:02:13 +0000Private Space Investments Will Reach $10 Billion This Year way for money—investors are bullish on space Thu, 05 Feb 2015 16:00:02 +0000North America’s Trees Create Some of the World's Hottest Forest Fires makes certain forest fires especially destructive? Thu, 05 Feb 2015 14:51:07 +0000A Green Sea Slug Steals Power From Algae discovery makes this a true plant-animal hybridWed, 04 Feb 2015 19:56:45 +00001 in 3 Would Rather Die Early Than Take a Daily Pill research shows a third of people would trade years of their life to avoid taking daily medsWed, 04 Feb 2015 17:33:11 +0000Why One Nonprofit Wants You to Sell Them Your Poop qualified candidate could make thousands of dollars a year selling their waste to an organization preparing fecal transplants for the ill Wed, 04 Feb 2015 17:00:26 +0000Cockroaches Have Personalities, Too guilty the next time you crush a cockroachWed, 04 Feb 2015 16:07:01 +0000The Great Barrier Reef Is Doing So Badly, Scientist Are Testing Genetic Modification to Help It Survive the health of the Great Barrier Reef declines, scientists are hoping “assisted evolution” might keep its coral aliveWed, 04 Feb 2015 14:59:13 +0000Scientists Identify a “DNA Clock” That May Help Predict Mortality studies on changes to DNA that occur over a lifetime offer insight into an individual’s likelihood of early death Tue, 03 Feb 2015 19:45:54 +0000These Birds Take Turns So No One Gets Too Tired Flying in Formation“Reciprocal altruism” in a migrating flock of birds means that the more exhausting lead position is deliberately and equally shared Tue, 03 Feb 2015 16:30:43 +0000Scientists Discover “Reset” Button for Circadian Rhythm a simple reboot turn exhaustion into a thing of the past? Tue, 03 Feb 2015 16:16:12 +0000These Dolphins Mourn Their Dead new study looks into a sad ritual at seaMon, 02 Feb 2015 16:04:57 +0000Rare Cat Caught on Camera…Attacking a Monkey’s most elusive wild cat makes a rare daytime appearance Mon, 02 Feb 2015 15:34:40 +0000Why We Can Thank Bats for Bedbugs have proven through genetics that bats were the first hosts to the pesky parasite before passing them on to ancient humansMon, 02 Feb 2015 14:30:40 +0000How You Shop Can Reveal Your Identity to Thieves are more easily identified from their shopping patterns than menFri, 30 Jan 2015 19:30:19 +0000Meet the Friendly Virus That Might Actually Be Good For You people carry it, but it doesn’t make you sick and could actually fight against viruses like HIV and EbolaFri, 30 Jan 2015 19:00:23 +0000What’s Causing California’s Bright Pink Sea Slug Bloom? might be fun to look at, but they're not necessarily good newsFri, 30 Jan 2015 18:32:41 +0000Scientists Finally Know How Baleen Whales Hear beached whale, a supercomputer, a scientific mystery solved Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:00:04 +0000There's a Big Rift in Opinion Between Americans And Scientists study shows that citizens and scientists only agree some of the timeFri, 30 Jan 2015 15:18:01 +0000Planets Formed Close to Their Stars Are Named for Vulcan, the Roman God of Fire to their stars than Mercury is to the Sun, these hot worlds deserve an explanationFri, 30 Jan 2015 14:38:36 +0000The Ohio Measles Outbreak Wasn’t Caused by "Anti-Vaxxers" But by an Amish Traveler the anti-vaccination movement for an uptick in measles is oversimplificationThu, 29 Jan 2015 19:18:08 +0000A 10,000-Year-Old Forest Has Been Discovered, And It's Under Water oak trees found on the bottom of the North Sea represent a prehistoric woodland that likely spanned thousands of acresThu, 29 Jan 2015 17:31:54 +0000Why “Expensive” Medicines Might Actually Work Better cost might influence drugs’ benefits Thu, 29 Jan 2015 17:00:13 +0000For the First Time in Almost a Century, a Rare Red Fox Was Seen at Yosemite and “hair snares” could preserve a threatened Sierra speciesThu, 29 Jan 2015 16:30:28 +0000A Newly Discovered Caterpillar Makes a Deadly Fortress of Its Cocoon have found a caterpillar in a Borneo forest that uses toxic tree resin to build an extra-safe home for its metamorphosis Thu, 29 Jan 2015 16:00:48 +0000Are You Binge-Watching Because You're Depressed? new study found that people who were depressed binge-watched TV more—and used TV binges to deal with negative emotions Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:27:35 +0000Spiders Spin Electrically Charged Silk To Make It Sticky garden center spider doesn’t put sticky glue on its web; it uses a complex spinning process to build prey-snaring silk threadsWed, 28 Jan 2015 19:49:01 +0000These Five Earth-sized Planets Are Super Old is 11.2 billion years old and its five planets could tell us about planet formation in the early universeWed, 28 Jan 2015 18:25:40 +0000Sugar Is Causing Girls to Get Their Periods Sooner shunning soda might help reduce premature puberty ratesWed, 28 Jan 2015 17:00:01 +0000Did Fishermen Find Evidence of an Unknown Group of Primitive Humans? fossilized jawbone pulled from the seafloor near Taiwan may be from an ancient type of hominin new to science Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:26:59 +000023 Kids’ Peanut Allergies Were Cured, At Least Temporarily probiotic may be the key to fighting allergies to peanut proteinsWed, 28 Jan 2015 15:35:59 +0000Ten Other Men Left Genetic Legacies So Huge They Rival Genghis Khan's new study shows that 10 other men founded large Y-chromosome lineagesWed, 28 Jan 2015 14:42:29 +0000Hive Mind: A Swarm of Microprobes Could Tell Us More About Jupiter miniature probes will gather atmospheric data before bursting into flames Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:30:10 +0000Pollutants Are Making Polar Bears' Penis Bones More Likely to Break industrial chemical contaminating the Arctic is further threatening a species already facing dire challengesTue, 27 Jan 2015 14:40:12 +0000The Mystery of the Continuously Functioning Battery From 1840 battery at the University of Oxford has been incessantly ringing two bells for 175 years—but no one knows exactly why it’s lasted so longMon, 26 Jan 2015 18:07:10 +0000Use This Map to Track the Snowfall and Social Media Buzz Around the Northeast Blizzard alerts and media streams can keep you up to date on the full extent of the nor'easterMon, 26 Jan 2015 16:57:07 +0000It’s Easy to Make People Like Healthy Food…Just Rewire Their Brains new study imaged brains of women of different weights and found dramatic differences in how their brains responded to foodMon, 26 Jan 2015 15:30:14 +0000Some People Have Patterns on Their Tongues That Look Like Maps condition is harmless and fairly commonFri, 23 Jan 2015 19:43:59 +0000Rosetta’s Comet Close-Ups Reveal Goosebumps And Very Little Ice is watching for changes as the double-lobed comet approaches the sunFri, 23 Jan 2015 18:39:47 +0000Want a Better Memory in 30 Years? Go to Sleep Now some ZZZs today could help your memory stay fresh into old ageFri, 23 Jan 2015 17:30:00 +0000Is Orange Juice More Nutritious? research challenges the assumption that fruit trumps juiceFri, 23 Jan 2015 17:00:54 +0000It Isn’t Only Dogs; Cats May Pick Up on Emotional Cues, Too research shows that, like babies and dogs, our feline friends look to us for clues on how to react to new situationsFri, 23 Jan 2015 14:20:55 +0000Fish Live Under Antarctica’s Ice Shelf, Where It Seems They Shouldn’t Survive expected the seafloor under a glacier to be nearly barren, until life swam into viewThu, 22 Jan 2015 18:41:08 +0000Neuroscientists Found Eight Genes That Govern Human Brain Size consortium of neuroscientists compared medical data from over 30,000 people and found genetic mutations that may cause parts of the brain to be smallerThu, 22 Jan 2015 17:25:17 +0000Angry Tweets Help Twitter Detect Heart Disease Risk research shows that Twitter can detect not just viruses, but long-term public health problems Thu, 22 Jan 2015 17:01:44 +0000Young Blood Rejuvenates Older Tissues in surgically joined lab animals that share blood have inspired anti-aging hopes Thu, 22 Jan 2015 14:39:51 +0000Your Spouse’s Personality Can Help You Get Ahead at Work on married couples reveal that conscientiousness in a spouse is the most helpful trait if you want promotions and successWed, 21 Jan 2015 20:32:31 +0000What Hibernation Teaches Us About Treating Alzheimer’s Disease find that a brain-protecting protein produced when the body cools may have major implications for the treatment of neurodegenerative disordersWed, 21 Jan 2015 20:00:09 +0000This Woman Can’t Feel Fear from a rare genetic condition appears to have knocked out the "fear center" in her brainWed, 21 Jan 2015 19:40:52 +0000Here’s Why Sharks Prefer Salt Water research shows that sharks sink in fresh waterWed, 21 Jan 2015 18:51:56 +0000The First Woman in America to Receive an M.D. Was Admitted to Med School as a Joke the students at Geneva Medical College voted in jest to admit a woman, they unwittingly paved the way for Elizabeth Blackwell’s trailblazing careerWed, 21 Jan 2015 17:31:04 +0000The Science Behind Deflated Footballs failure to inflate give a team a strategic advantage? Wed, 21 Jan 2015 15:43:55 +0000Millions of Dollars Worth of Gold And Silver Lurk in Sewage city with one million people could have $13 million worth of metals in sewage sludgeTue, 20 Jan 2015 20:40:02 +0000High-Speed Video Shows When The Smell of Rain Begins we can see exactly how raindrops create petrichor, the name given to smells kicked up by light rainTue, 20 Jan 2015 19:08:30 +0000Astronomers Catch a Mysterious Burst of Energy in Action's the first time scientists have observed the strange radio pulse as it happenedTue, 20 Jan 2015 17:38:17 +0000India's Tiger Population Grew Almost 60 Percent Since 2008 tigers be coming back from the brink? India now counts 2,226 of the big catsTue, 20 Jan 2015 16:13:41 +0000The Speed of Light Can Vary manipulating the structure of light pulses, scientists managed to slow down some photons and challenge textbook wisdomTue, 20 Jan 2015 14:44:30 +0000Scientists Test Out Tiny Robots Meant to Travel Inside a Human Body first test of micro-machines on a living mouse marks a breakthrough in the field of nano-roboticsMon, 19 Jan 2015 20:30:51 +0000Commercial Hives Might Be Saving Crops, But They're Killing Wild Bees known to affect commercial bees are having a troubling impact on the wild populationMon, 19 Jan 2015 18:33:08 +0000Earth’s Magnetic Field Draws Sea Turtles to Their Nests turtles remember the magnetic fingerprint of the beach where they were bornMon, 19 Jan 2015 13:38:28 +0000For the 4th Time Since 1997, We All Just Lived Through the Hottest Year Ever Recorded beats out previous record holders even without El Niño’s warming powersFri, 16 Jan 2015 18:55:58 +0000Deaf People Could Soon Hear... Through Their Tongues retainer could be a more cost-effective alternative to cochlear implants Fri, 16 Jan 2015 17:52:26 +0000Found: One Missing Mars Probe, Still Intact images of Mars' surface identify a long-missing probe and suggests that bad luck—rather than human error—caused the lossFri, 16 Jan 2015 15:55:09 +0000What the SpaceX Rocket Crash Really Looked Like images show Falcon 9’s dramatic crash landing Fri, 16 Jan 2015 15:49:32 +0000Not Exercising Is Worse for You Than Being Obese large-scale study estimates that twice as many deaths can be chalked up to lack of exercise than can be blamed on being obeseThu, 15 Jan 2015 19:54:41 +0000Fish Sperm Might Be the Secret to Recycling Rare Earth Elements scientists have uncovered an unlikely source to aid in the extraction and recycling of rare earth metalsThu, 15 Jan 2015 19:30:29 +0000Two New Studies Posit At Least Two New Planets Out Beyond Pluto may not be done learning about our own solar systemThu, 15 Jan 2015 18:40:51 +0000Shivers Could Be Contagious at a chilly person could make you cold, tooThu, 15 Jan 2015 17:45:00 +0000World's Loneliest Wolf Is No Longer So Lonely conservators work to restore and protect America’s gray wolf population, one wide-ranging male has finally found a pack to call his ownThu, 15 Jan 2015 17:19:55 +0000Toystory the Bull Fathered 500,000 Cows Before He Died, a Wisconsin “dream bull,” had more than half a million offspring at last count and is the stuff of legend. Thu, 15 Jan 2015 16:16:10 +0000The Doctor Who Introduced the Virtues of Hand Washing Died of an Infection sad fate: Ignes Semmelweis, a maternity doctor who fought for hospital sanitation, died of sepsisThu, 15 Jan 2015 15:19:54 +0000Iowa GMO Banana Trial Halted volunteers were supposed to one whole GMO banana each — but so far they have eat zeroWed, 14 Jan 2015 18:41:37 +0000What's the Best Place to Live? It May Depend on Your Personality you'll thrive in some neighborhoods (and feel miserable in others)Wed, 14 Jan 2015 16:45:32 +0000One Orangutan Has Learned to Sound Just Like Us defies scientists’ former assumption that great apes just couldn’t learn new callsWed, 14 Jan 2015 16:07:12 +0000Listen to Newly Discovered Bowhead Whale Songs songs have been elusive, but researchers managed to record 12 unique songs using hydrophonesWed, 14 Jan 2015 14:27:04 +0000Some Bat Colonies Might Be Beating White-Nose Syndrome few recent discovering on the strange fungus wiping out North American bat colonies give reason to hopeTue, 13 Jan 2015 19:45:35 +0000Some Microbes Can Eat And Breathe Electricity many ways can life exist? Some recently discovered microbes can live on a cathode, apparently without the need for a carbon food-sourceTue, 13 Jan 2015 18:39:08 +0000Your Computer Knows You Better Than Your Mom machines can predict your personality more accurately than your family or friendsTue, 13 Jan 2015 16:00:05 +0000Ancient Dogs Likely Arrived in America Thousands of Years After Humans research on dog DNA shows that they migrated to the new world much later than initially thoughtTue, 13 Jan 2015 14:20:17 +0000Separate People From Their Phones, And They Perform Less Well's what happens when you're parted from your smartphoneMon, 12 Jan 2015 19:21:38 +0000Planes Fly Too Fast for Birds to Dodge research shows that birds are not adept at avoiding obstacles at such high speedsFri, 09 Jan 2015 17:55:17 +0000A Museum’s Butterfly Emerged Half Male, Half Female rarity is like a natural experiment that tells scientists how genes and hormones interact to produce different sexesFri, 09 Jan 2015 17:00:04 +0000U.S. Air Force Builds New Radar for Space Junk’s called Space Fence and should help us track the estimated 500,000 pieces of debris that orbit EarthFri, 09 Jan 2015 16:10:33 +0000Monkeys Can Learn to Recognize Themselves in the Mirror of monkeys had tried and failed a classic test of intelligence, but the fault may have been in the way humans thought of the testThu, 08 Jan 2015 20:01:33 +0000The Art of Vaccinations Art of Saving a Life is connected to a fundraising effort for an international group working to eradicate disease through vaccinations Thu, 08 Jan 2015 16:00:20 +00002015 Will Be One Second Longer Than 2014 the Earth is rotating more slowly than the tick of our atomic clocks, says the International Earth Rotation ServiceThu, 08 Jan 2015 15:00:34 +0000Visit Kepler's Exoplanets—And Don't Worry About the Natives (At Least for Now) has made a set of travel posters themed to exoplanets while a nonprofit searches for life among themThu, 08 Jan 2015 14:22:59 +0000Fossils Show How Flying Fish Started to Glide the quest to avoid being eaten, some fish took a leap into the open airWed, 07 Jan 2015 20:31:35 +0000Jurassic Park May Have Been Right—Some Dinosaurs Hunted in Packs film inspired paleontologists to discover the truth about dinos, including whether raptors were social huntersWed, 07 Jan 2015 20:04:00 +0000Scientists Can Tell How Old a Star Is by Observing How Fast It Spins newly proven method can pinpoint the age of stars with at least 90% accuracy Wed, 07 Jan 2015 17:32:38 +0000Insecticide-Treated Nets May Create Super Mosquitoes species of mosquitos have interbred, giving rise to hybrids that can resist the most potent weapons used against themWed, 07 Jan 2015 16:45:02 +0000An Albino Dolphin Was Spotted Off the Coast of Florida is only the 15th albino dolphin sighting recorded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric AdministrationWed, 07 Jan 2015 15:15:36 +0000There is A Scientific Reason That Cold Weather Could Cause Colds rhinovirus that most commonly causes colds likes chillier temperatures, where the host's immune system doesn't fare so wellTue, 06 Jan 2015 19:55:35 +0000This Is the World’s Largest Dump Truck mega Earth-mover is hard at work digging a coal mine in RussiaTue, 06 Jan 2015 15:35:00 +0000Five Years of Night Shift Work Elevate a Person's Risk of Death inconsistent hours is bad for your health, according to researchers who studied 75,000 U.S. nurses Tue, 06 Jan 2015 15:00:25 +0000How a 200-Year-Old Whale Might Help Us Live Longer have sequenced the genome of the world’s oldest-living mammal in search of the keys to longevity Tue, 06 Jan 2015 14:30:00 +0000The Same Guy Keeps Spending Insane Amounts of Money to Buy Japan’s First Tuna of the Season year, he bought it for $37,500—which he considered cheapTue, 06 Jan 2015 14:06:34 +0000Bears Munching on Ants Indirectly Help Plants link uncovered by a graduate student shows that plants have bears to thank for trimming them of ants — and another pesky speciesMon, 05 Jan 2015 19:21:24 +0000Monarchs May Soon Land on the Endangered Species List fear that the butterfly’s population will continue to drop due to the loss of the its food sourceMon, 05 Jan 2015 18:03:43 +0000Disco Clams Are Flashy orange lips twinkle in a particularly funky displayMon, 05 Jan 2015 16:44:15 +0000NASA Uses X-Rays to Find Out Why the Sun Is So Hot image will help scientists decide whether mini-flares make the sun's atmosphere hotter than the surface itselfMon, 05 Jan 2015 14:39:00 +0000Ring in 2015 With the Quadrantid Meteor Shower annual Quadrantid meteor shower peaks this weekendFri, 02 Jan 2015 17:01:47 +0000This Exotic Frog Skips the Eggs, Gives Birth to Live Tadpoles species is one of just a handful of frogs that use internal fertilization, and the only one found that births tadpoles Fri, 02 Jan 2015 15:38:09 +0000Where the Buffalo Roam: Illinois bison are back in Illinois for the first time in 200 years Fri, 02 Jan 2015 14:00:23 +0000