Smart News Science | Smithsonian feed for Smart News ScienceenFri, 28 Apr 2017 19:26:26 +0000Why Mother and Baby Humpback Whales Whisper to One Another quiet communication helps them avoid killer whales and randy male humpbacksFri, 28 Apr 2017 19:26:26 +0000Scientists Extract DNA From Ancient Humans Out of Cave Dirt new technique promises to transform the study of the hominid family tree Fri, 28 Apr 2017 18:38:59 +0000The Secret Behind Bioluminescent Mushrooms’ Magic Glow use chemistry to account for an astonishing phenomenonThu, 27 Apr 2017 16:16:57 +0000Dog Genome Project Reveals Secrets of Canine Family Tree have been barking up the same tree for over 20 yearsThu, 27 Apr 2017 15:56:52 +0000Cassini Sends Back First Images From Its Saturn Dives stream of raw images include new pictures of the strange hexagonal storm swirling around its north poleThu, 27 Apr 2017 15:42:01 +0000Cassini Makes a Daring Dive spacecraft is out of contact as it begins a series of dramatic orbits between Saturn and its ringsWed, 26 Apr 2017 17:53:55 +0000“The Scream” Might Have Been Inspired By a Rare Type of Cloud mother-of-pearl clouds stoke a painter's angst? Wed, 26 Apr 2017 17:02:55 +0000Remarkable New Evidence for Human Activity in North America 130,000 Years Ago say prehistoric mastodon bones bear human-made markingsWed, 26 Apr 2017 17:00:16 +0000This Caterpillar Can Eat Plastic find could lead to new techniques for breaking down our ever-growing plastic wasteWed, 26 Apr 2017 16:08:39 +0000Time-Lapse Video Captures the Breathtaking Glow of Hawaii's Night Sky<i>Skyglow</i> allows you to revel in an increasingly rare sight: a starry nightWed, 26 Apr 2017 14:55:51 +0000Scientists Didn't Believe in Meteorites Until 1803 l'Aigle meteorite fall involved more than 3,000 pieces of rock and numerous witnesses, and it changed everythingWed, 26 Apr 2017 13:15:00 +0000The "Hobbits" Could Be Much Older Than Once Thought Flores hobbits' ancestor may have ventured out of Africa much earlier than previously thoughtTue, 25 Apr 2017 19:35:20 +0000Hundreds of Thousands of Babies Will Receive World’s First Malaria Vaccine pilot program will focus on Kenya, Ghana and Malawi—countries at the center of the global malaria crisisTue, 25 Apr 2017 15:22:07 +0000Meet the Successor to Hubble That Will Peer Through Time’s next giant space telescope is due to launch next yearTue, 25 Apr 2017 14:16:56 +0000Astronaut Peggy Whitson Breaks NASA Record for Most Days in Space has spent 534 cumulative days (and counting) in orbitMon, 24 Apr 2017 17:02:50 +0000Amateur Skywatchers Spot New Atmospheric Phenomenon name is Steve, and it’s more common than you might thinkMon, 24 Apr 2017 16:38:09 +0000People Have Been Using Big Data Since the 1600s humble hatmaker was among the first to compile data on how Londoners lived—and diedMon, 24 Apr 2017 16:02:39 +0000Naked Mole-Rats Can Survive for 18 Minutes Without Oxygen when you thought the wrinkly creatures couldn’t get any strangerMon, 24 Apr 2017 14:08:33 +0000California May Lose Popular Surfing Spots to Rising Seas changing climate may make iconic breaks disappearFri, 21 Apr 2017 18:56:56 +0000Watch Scientists Freeze and Shake the James Webb Space Telescope largest space telescope ever built has a few last tests to passFri, 21 Apr 2017 11:00:00 +0000Ocean Currents Are Sweeping Billions of Tiny Plastic Bits to the Arctic are acting like a conveyor belt for plastic, dumping the bits in pristine northern watersFri, 21 Apr 2017 11:00:00 +0000SeaWorld Announces Birth of Last Orca Bred in Captivity calf's mother was pregnant when SeaWorld cancelled its controversial breeding programThu, 20 Apr 2017 19:32:25 +0000Almost Half of Natural World Heritage Sites Are Threatened by Criminal Activity WWF report found that illegal poaching, logging, and fishing impacts 45 percent of the designated locationsThu, 20 Apr 2017 16:55:30 +0000Researchers Work to Take the Bias Out Of Facial Reconstruction of relying on European-centric data sets, researchers used a global database to help image a 13,600-year-old woman from ThailandThu, 20 Apr 2017 15:59:51 +0000Social Networks May Give Runners a Motivational Leg Up to Hit the Pavement' running habits may have more influence on your workouts than you might thinkThu, 20 Apr 2017 15:22:57 +0000Salty Food Might Make You Drink Less, Not More can thank a future trip to Mars for a surprising new theory on how salt affects the body Thu, 20 Apr 2017 13:24:09 +0000Jaw-Dropping Video Shows Blue Whale Chowing Down on Krill drone captured the giant cetaceans plowing through krill clouds to get their fillThu, 20 Apr 2017 13:09:45 +0000The Chance of Another El Niño Is Rising the year presses on, the likelihood of another wacky winter has grownThu, 20 Apr 2017 11:00:00 +0000 Watch a Large Asteroid Streak Through the Night Sky a small telescope will be neededWed, 19 Apr 2017 14:16:15 +0000After Centuries of Searching, Scientists Finally Find the Mysterious Giant Shipworm Alive three-foot long creature has long eluded scientists, but they finally got a closer lookWed, 19 Apr 2017 13:19:43 +0000This Frog’s Slime Kills Flu Viruses don’t go kissing frogs just yetWed, 19 Apr 2017 11:00:00 +0000How Low Can Life Go? New Study Suggests Six Miles Down of life from below a mud volcano hints at life beneath the crustTue, 18 Apr 2017 17:22:21 +0000Scientists Want to Freeze and Pulverize Your Old Computers is a growing problem worldwide, but a new method could help take a byte out of the issueTue, 18 Apr 2017 16:22:12 +0000NASA Spots New Crack in Greenland Glacier the Petermann Glacier getting ready to rupture again?Mon, 17 Apr 2017 20:37:03 +0000Dingo Wins Competition for World’s Most Interesting Genome desert dingo beat out an explosive beetle, a pit viper and pink pigeon to win a grant to have its genome sequencedMon, 17 Apr 2017 20:16:42 +0000California’s Lush Super Bloom Is Even More Stunning From Space images captured an explosion of flowers stretching across California’s desert hills Fri, 14 Apr 2017 20:15:54 +0000Meet DeeDee, the Solar System's Newest Dwarf Planet (Maybe) the tiny icy orb meets all the criteria, it has yet to receive the official designationFri, 14 Apr 2017 18:47:08 +0000This Ant Species Rescues Wounded Comrades on the Battlefield it may be counterintuitive, a new study suggests saving the injured benefits the colony more than leaving them for deadFri, 14 Apr 2017 16:34:25 +0000NASA Detects Microbe-Friendly Food Spouting From Saturn's Moon Enceladus Cassini spacecraft has detected the ingredients for life in sprays from the icy worldThu, 13 Apr 2017 20:12:02 +0000Black Marble Photo Shows Off Earth's Darker Side composite shot could one day help scientists make the most of the night skyThu, 13 Apr 2017 18:11:15 +0000A Penguin Colony's Rise and Fall, Recorded in Poop nearby volcano has decimated the gentoo colony on Ardley Island three timesThu, 13 Apr 2017 17:36:42 +0000Mars Has Metal in Its Atmosphere ions have a permanent presence in the red planet’s atmosphere—kind of like on EarthThu, 13 Apr 2017 16:09:10 +0000NASA Puts Earth Up for Adoption, wrinkles, and allThu, 13 Apr 2017 14:20:24 +0000Scientists Capture Beautiful, Explosive Collision of Young Stars high-resolution images could hold clues about the early stages of star formationWed, 12 Apr 2017 17:18:04 +0000“Great Cold Spot” Discovered on Jupiter ancient storm was hiding in plain sightWed, 12 Apr 2017 16:59:12 +0000Take a Peek at the Auroras on Uranus composite image gives the best view yet of the seventh planet's atmospheric lights and ringTue, 11 Apr 2017 20:35:47 +0000Scientists Think Comb Jellies May Have Come Before All Other Animals, sponges—there’s a new oldest ancestor in townTue, 11 Apr 2017 19:25:07 +0000Orcas Are Killed in Front of Tourists, Now Caribbean Nation Wrangles With Whaling Laws prime minister of St. Vincent will introduce legislation to outlaw orca hunting Tue, 11 Apr 2017 15:03:05 +000013,000-Year-Old Fillings Were “Drilled” With Stone and Packed With Tar can't handle the toothTue, 11 Apr 2017 14:24:43 +0000Huge New Spider Species Discovered in Mexican Cave<i>Califorctenus cacachilensis</i> is the width of a softball and represents a new genus of arachnidsTue, 11 Apr 2017 14:06:29 +0000New Survey Estimates Earth Has 60,065 Tree Species from Botanic Gardens Conservation International compiled the list, finding that at least 10,000 tree species are at risk of extinctionTue, 11 Apr 2017 13:00:00 +0000The Eighteenth-Century Founder of Homeopathy Said His Treatments Were Better Than Bloodletting Hahnemann was trying to fix the unscientific field of medicineMon, 10 Apr 2017 16:00:00 +0000New Study Fleshes Out the Nutritional Value of Human Meat caloric value of the human body is surprisingly low compared to other prehistoric food optionsFri, 07 Apr 2017 18:46:12 +0000Hubble Snags Splendid Snapshot of Jupiter perfect photographic conditions make for a grand view of the gas giantFri, 07 Apr 2017 17:56:58 +0000Atmosphere Detected Around an Earth(ish)-Sized Planet 39 light years away, GJ 1132b is 1.4 times the Earth's radius and has an atmosphere that may be composed of steam or methane Fri, 07 Apr 2017 17:46:22 +0000The Quest to Better Describe the Scent of Old Books a unique smell just got easier thanks to a pair of olfactory detectivesFri, 07 Apr 2017 16:13:32 +0000South Africa to Legalize Domestic Rhino Horn Trade court ruling overturns a 2009 ban, a move that conservationists worry will increase poachingFri, 07 Apr 2017 14:49:57 +0000Why Do So Many Hollywood Villains Have Skin Conditions? new study cautions that the scars and warts that afflict many movie villains could contribute to social stigmasThu, 06 Apr 2017 16:42:13 +0000Coal-Fueled Power Plants Linked to Lower Birth Weights in Tennessee Valley nuclear power plants pressed pause, coal stepped in—and birth weights began to declineThu, 06 Apr 2017 15:47:44 +0000Web-Slinging Snails Discovered on Sunken Ship worry that their presence spells trouble for threatened coral reefsThu, 06 Apr 2017 15:18:30 +0000How Caribou Baby Monitors Could Save a Dying Species hope camera collars with GPS will unravel a deadly mysteryThu, 06 Apr 2017 14:54:14 +0000Slo-Mo Footage Shows How Scorpions Strike high speed cameras, researchers uncovered the defensive patterns used by scorpions, including the super-fast death stalkerThu, 06 Apr 2017 14:13:18 +0000Watch SpaceX's Recycled Rocket Stick Its Landing reused Falcon 9 booster rocket may usher in an era of cheaper and more frequent trips into spaceWed, 05 Apr 2017 15:38:02 +0000Europe’s Only Known Cavefish Discovered in Germany analyses suggest that the cave loach speedily adapted to its lightless habitatWed, 05 Apr 2017 14:36:26 +0000Now Everyone Can Track Yosemite’s Bears Online park is displaying delayed GPS data on a new website to stop curious humans from scouting out the creatures in real timeWed, 05 Apr 2017 12:00:00 +0000France Wants You to Lie on Your Back for 60 Days in the Name of Space Research only if you’re a man Wed, 05 Apr 2017 12:00:00 +000030-Million-Year-Old Tick Full of Monkey Blood Found in Ancient Amber think the tick was plucked from a primate before being dropped in a puddle of sticky tree resinTue, 04 Apr 2017 19:41:56 +0000Brief Vending Machine Delay Helps People Make Better Snack Choices a vending machine withheld junky snacks for 25 seconds, people were slightly more likely to choose a healthier optionTue, 04 Apr 2017 15:07:30 +0000Proposed Test Heats Up the Debate on Solar Geoengineering scientists are moving ahead with plans to investigate using particles to reflect some of the sun's radiationTue, 04 Apr 2017 14:16:35 +0000Manatees Move From Endangered to Threatened conservationists say the species still faces significant threatsMon, 03 Apr 2017 18:30:47 +0000These Tropical Fish Have Opioids in Their Fangs point isn’t to relieve pain—it’s to killMon, 03 Apr 2017 17:59:58 +0000How 148 Tornadoes in One Day in 1974 Changed Emergency Preparedness “super outbreak” flattened towns and killed and injured thousands, all with little warning and in the space of 24 hoursMon, 03 Apr 2017 13:22:11 +0000How Agent Orange Turned This American Small Town Into a Toxic Waste-Ridden Deathtrap“Walking into the houses, many of them were like people had just simply stood up, walked out and never come back”Mon, 03 Apr 2017 13:00:00 +0000A Japanese Fleet Killed Over 300 Whales This Season creatures were supposedly collected for the sake of researchFri, 31 Mar 2017 17:30:15 +0000Gold Miners Kept Their Sourdough Starters Alive By Cuddling Them Francisco-area miners used sourdough starters as a replacement for commercial leavening agentsFri, 31 Mar 2017 16:01:00 +0000Nanocars Will Race Across (a Very, Very Tiny Bit of) France and gentlemen, start your moleculesFri, 31 Mar 2017 15:27:44 +0000Researchers Spot Giant, Deep-Sea Octopus Munching on an Unusual Snack cephalopod was chowing down on a jellyfish—long thought unimportant in the food webFri, 31 Mar 2017 14:29:17 +0000The Campaign Is On to Save the Natural History Collections of a Louisiana University school is displacing millions of specimens in favor of a new trackThu, 30 Mar 2017 19:00:18 +0000Watch a Baby Bald Eagle Hatch in Real Time are getting serious for the world's most famous bald eaglesThu, 30 Mar 2017 16:52:21 +0000New Device Allows Paralyzed Man to Move His Arm With His Mind brain implant bypasses the patient's injured spinal cord, allowing him to eat and drink on his ownWed, 29 Mar 2017 20:58:32 +0000NASA Launches the Galaxy’s Most Glorious Space Database you can easily peruse more than 140,000 of the agency's photos, videos and visualizationsWed, 29 Mar 2017 19:24:06 +0000U.S. Heroin Use Has Risen Dramatically Since 2001 males under 45 are most likely to report using the drug Wed, 29 Mar 2017 19:00:33 +0000Can Playing Tetris Block Traumatic Memories? research suggests that the engaging, visual-spatial nature of the game may disrupt the formation "intrusive memories"Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:36:57 +0000Mice Have Called Human Houses Home for 15,000 Years before the dawn of agriculture, house mice plagued homesWed, 29 Mar 2017 13:39:53 +0000Panther Kittens Spotted in Florida Give Hope for Their Species' Survival cameras caught a mother panther trailed by two kittensWed, 29 Mar 2017 12:00:00 +0000This 17th-Century Anatomist Made Art Out of Bodies human bodies in this way still happens–and it’s controversialTue, 28 Mar 2017 16:51:23 +0000Your Monthly Menstrual Cycle, Reenacted on a Microchip are complicated, but they’re no match for persistent bioengineersTue, 28 Mar 2017 15:42:20 +0000Largest-Known Dinosaur Footprint Discovered in Western Australia print was among twenty-one types left behind 130 million years agoMon, 27 Mar 2017 18:36:36 +0000Researchers Turn Spinach Leaves Into Beating Heart Tissues living leaves could eventually become patches for the human heartMon, 27 Mar 2017 17:36:01 +0000Another Use for Viagra: Curing Hamster Jet Lag works—but only for hamsters (and maybe people) traveling eastMon, 27 Mar 2017 13:00:00 +0000Nearly Two-Thirds of Cancer-Causing Mutations Are Unavoidable, Study Claims it's complicated—and the medical community is not in agreement about the new findingsMon, 27 Mar 2017 10:00:00 +0000New Charter Flight Takes Passengers to See the Southern Lights first "Flight to the Lights" took 130 skygazers to get up close with the Aurora AustralisFri, 24 Mar 2017 19:34:56 +0000This Couple Just Donated Their Collection of More Than a Million Insects O’Briens have carried on a decades-long love affair with the critters—and each otherFri, 24 Mar 2017 18:56:46 +0000This New Man-Made Sun Is 10,000 Times More Intense Than Sunlight on Earth’s a bright idea that just might help humans create solar fuel Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:42:20 +0000Trump Administration Approves Construction of Keystone XL Pipeline say that the pipeline will bolster job development in the U.S., but opponents worry about the project's environmental impactFri, 24 Mar 2017 17:18:55 +0000Cloud Atlas Adds First New "Species" in Almost 70 Years update includes 12 new cloud-related features, including volatus clouds, contrails, and wave-like asperitas discovered by citizen scientistsFri, 24 Mar 2017 15:37:04 +0000Mount Etna’s Fiery Eruptions Are Visible From Space Thomas Pesquet captured an image of the volcano's glowing lavaFri, 24 Mar 2017 13:54:43 +0000New Study Restructures the Dinosaur Family Tree analysis of dino fossils suggests that <i>Tyrannosaurus</i> and its relatives may be on the wrong side of the treeFri, 24 Mar 2017 13:25:42 +0000After Intense Downpour, Superblooming California Has a Problem a word: weeds Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:00:00 +0000Blind People’s Brains Rewire Themselves to Enhance Other Senses study finds marked differences between the brains of blind and sighted peopleThu, 23 Mar 2017 17:30:04 +0000San People of South Africa Issue Code of Ethics for Researchers much-studied population is the first indigenous people of Africa to develop such guidelinesThu, 23 Mar 2017 16:02:29 +0000Ancient Crustacean Named After David Attenborough name, ‘Cascolus ravitis,’ is an allusion to the legacy of the beloved naturalistThu, 23 Mar 2017 15:48:55 +0000Wildfires Have Already Charred Over 2 Million Acres This Year fire season has gotten off to its fastest start in over a decade, with massive grass fires charring the southwest and plains statesThu, 23 Mar 2017 14:42:42 +0000Mathematician Emmy Noether Should Be Your Hero revolutionized mathematics, and then was forgotten because she was a womanThu, 23 Mar 2017 14:00:00 +0000Flirtatious 100-Million-Year-Old Damselflies Found Frozen in Amber are learning about how insects evolved from their ancient come-hither danceThu, 23 Mar 2017 13:56:45 +0000Watch Declassified Nuclear Bomb Tests Online physicist Greg Sprigg has spent five years declassifying, digitizing and reanalyzing film of the U.S.'s 210 open air nuclear detonationsWed, 22 Mar 2017 19:48:17 +0000This Magnetic Map Shows Earth as You’ve Never Seen It Before a new, super high-res view of Earth’s magnetic fieldTue, 21 Mar 2017 18:03:56 +0000Mars May Have Had a Ring in the Past and Could Have One in the Future red planet's moon may have broken apart into a ring of debris and reformed several times over the planet's historyTue, 21 Mar 2017 17:46:50 +0000The Sea Turtle That Ate 915 Coins Has Died death comes two weeks after vets tried to save her life with a seven-hour surgeryTue, 21 Mar 2017 16:55:09 +0000Chile Designates 11 Million Acres of Land as National Parks by the donation of 1 million acres of privately owned land, the country is adding five parks to its systemMon, 20 Mar 2017 17:14:53 +0000Repeat Bleaching Destroys Massive Swaths of the Great Barrier Reef ocean temperatures have taken a toll on the World Heritage Area Mon, 20 Mar 2017 15:50:46 +0000How the Remarkable Tardigrade Springs Back to Life after Drying Out particular protein helps these these tiny critters survive dehydration for over a decade at a timeMon, 20 Mar 2017 14:35:18 +0000High-Pressure Pockets Cause Fiery Blast at Mount Etna people were injured in the surprise blastFri, 17 Mar 2017 20:21:48 +0000At 1.6 Billion Years Old, These Fossils Could Be the Oldest Complex Life types of ancient red algae-like fossils captivate scientists, but many questions remainFri, 17 Mar 2017 16:06:56 +0000Don’t Get Too Excited About That Viral Goldfish “Wheelchair” contraption, though surely built with the best intentions, may do more harm than good.Thu, 16 Mar 2017 20:32:05 +0000Doctors Warn That Climate Change Makes People Sick associations join forces to sound the alarm on climate change and human healthThu, 16 Mar 2017 17:34:42 +0000Check Out the Most Detailed Tornado Simulation So Far supercomputer created a simulation of the F5 "El Reno" tornado which devastated part of Oklahoma in 2011Thu, 16 Mar 2017 16:19:32 +0000The Idea of Surgeons Washing Their Hands is Only 150 Years Old world of surgery before that was much grosser and less effectiveThu, 16 Mar 2017 16:00:00 +0000Spiders Eat Up to 800 Million Tons of Prey Each Year comparison, whales eat up to 500 million tons annuallyThu, 16 Mar 2017 14:46:32 +0000The First Description of Allergies Was Published On This Day in 1844 Bostock was a British doctor suffering from what he called “summer catarrh”Thu, 16 Mar 2017 14:00:00 +0000Contest Winners Capture the Eerie Beauty of Medical Imagery stained mice placenta to an implant in the eye, this year's Wellcome Image Award recipients highlight the beauty of scienceThu, 16 Mar 2017 13:45:42 +0000Researchers Find the First Naturally Fluorescent Frog Species polka-dot tree frog emits a blue-green glow under UV light, which is an unusual feature for land-dwelling crittersWed, 15 Mar 2017 18:48:43 +0000China Approves Massive National Park to Protect Its Last Big Cats 5,600-square-mile reserve along the Russian border will safeguard rare Amur leopards and Siberian TigersWed, 15 Mar 2017 17:28:36 +0000Scientists Successfully Grow Potatoes in Mars-Like Soils potatoes grow on the red planet? The International Potato Center is on the caseWed, 15 Mar 2017 15:40:54 +0000What Killed Northern Australia’s Mangroves? year’s massive die-off was the largest ever observedTue, 14 Mar 2017 19:56:19 +0000Why Did This Australian Lake Turn Bright Pink? weather, scant rainfall and high salt levels have created a perfect storm for pinknessTue, 14 Mar 2017 17:31:20 +0000NASA Spots India's Long-Lost Lunar Orbiter had been missing for eight yearsTue, 14 Mar 2017 17:20:31 +0000Is Winter Storm Stella a "Weather Bomb"? storm battering the northeastern U.S. is expected to undergo "bombogenesis." Just what does that mean?Tue, 14 Mar 2017 16:56:55 +0000Scientists Spot Hundreds of Humpback Whales Feeding in Massive Groups normally solitary creatures gathered off the southwestern coast of South Africa, puzzling researchersMon, 13 Mar 2017 20:15:46 +0000Take a Virtual Trip to the International Space Station VR simulation turns you into an orbiting astronaut Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:08:34 +0000The Bizarre Beliefs of Astronomer Percival Lowell's theories were treated with skepticism even in his own lifetimeMon, 13 Mar 2017 16:00:00 +0000Are Fast Radio Bursts from Alien Spacecraft? It's Unlikely, but Possible new paper raises the (distant) possibility that the unusual high-energy bursts from the cosmos are from intergalactic shipsFri, 10 Mar 2017 19:10:54 +0000Dogs Use Deception to Get Treats, Study Shows a human partner withheld tasty snacks, the dogs got sneakyFri, 10 Mar 2017 18:35:46 +0000One of Saturn's Moons is Making Astronomers Hungry images of the tiny moon are drawing comparisons to a ravioli, empanadas, walnuts, hamburgers...nom, nom, nomFri, 10 Mar 2017 17:22:55 +0000Ancient Brain Training Technique Can Boost Memory who practiced the Memory Palace method for 40 days showed changes in brain activity and improved memory months laterFri, 10 Mar 2017 15:12:26 +0000Bumblebees May Smell Each Other's Footprints to Keep Track of Flowers a new study, bumblebees were able to discriminate the foot odor left behind by their nestmates, strange bees and themselvesThu, 09 Mar 2017 18:47:33 +0000Why (Part of) the International Space Station Will Soon Be the Coldest Place in the Universe icebox-like lab will help scientists get a grip on a phenomenon that’s hard to spot on Earth Wed, 08 Mar 2017 20:59:32 +0000Next-Gen Lightning Tracker Photographs Storms From Space in Stunning Detail of the GOES-16 weather satellite, the geosynchronous imager promises to improve storm detection and reveal the secrets of thunderboltsWed, 08 Mar 2017 19:45:50 +0000See the First Video of One of the World's Rarest Whales 46 second clip of several True's beaked whales was taken by students and teachers on a field trip in the Azore Islands in 2013Wed, 08 Mar 2017 18:02:39 +0000Failure at One of These 15,000 American Dams Would Be Fatal quiet crisis is afoot as the nation's infrastructure agesTue, 07 Mar 2017 20:00:14 +0000WHO Warns That Pollution Is Killing Millions of Children reports say that one in four deaths of young people under the age of five can be attributed to the environmentTue, 07 Mar 2017 18:02:37 +0000Here Are All The Discoveries That Had To Happen Before Two Scientists Could Find DNA’s Structure and Crick weren’t the only ones working on the problems of humanity's genes, by a long shotTue, 07 Mar 2017 16:00:00 +0000When it Comes to Predicting Solar Storms, Space May Not Be the Place new study shows that earth-based observations can get warnings out soonerMon, 06 Mar 2017 23:05:38 +0000This Sea Turtle Ate 11 Pounds of Coins removed the 900+ coins from Omsin the turtle's stomach after they noticed she was acting erraticMon, 06 Mar 2017 20:52:37 +0000Nosy Researchers Are Sniffing a Vintage Library’s all an effort to recreate an olfactory landscape of yoreMon, 06 Mar 2017 17:51:46 +0000NASA Spacecraft Has Close Call With One of Mars’ Moons unattended, MAVEN and Phobos could have collided Fri, 03 Mar 2017 20:57:13 +0000Genes of the Last Woolly Mammoths Were Riddled with Bad Mutations, Study Finds they died out, they lost their sense of smell and suffered from heartburnFri, 03 Mar 2017 19:56:03 +0000New Definition Would Make the Moon and Pluto Planets suggested update to the International Astronomical Union criteria would add over 100 planets to the solar systemFri, 03 Mar 2017 19:28:22 +0000Large Hadron Collider Gets "Open Heart Surgery" massive physics experiment in Switzerland is receiving an upgradeFri, 03 Mar 2017 19:03:32 +0000Scientists Think These Skulls May Be New Human Ancestor fossils combine early human, Neanderthal features Fri, 03 Mar 2017 18:17:31 +0000African Elephants Sleep Just Two Hours Per Day, and Nobody Knows Why's less than any other animal on recordThu, 02 Mar 2017 20:49:43 +0000NASA Wants the Public to Log In to Help Find Planet 9 scientists can examine photos to help discover a new planet, which recent evidence suggests is hiding at the edge of the solar systemThu, 02 Mar 2017 19:27:36 +0000Tracking Collars Can Lead Poachers Straight to Animals, Scientists Warn study says that the new technology could hurt more than it helpsThu, 02 Mar 2017 14:20:00 +0000Tanning Beds Cause $343 Million in Medical Bills a Year new study has calculated the steep cost of a not-so-healthy glow Wed, 01 Mar 2017 20:31:13 +0000Scientists Think They’ve Found the Oldest Fossil Ever controversial claim suggests that microbes lived on Earth half a billion years earlier than thought Wed, 01 Mar 2017 20:14:06 +0000LEGO Is Making a Women of NASA Set toy company selected Maia Weinstock's proposal to celebrate the space agency's female pioneers during its Lego Ideas competitionWed, 01 Mar 2017 19:29:39 +0000Take a Peek at the Mesmerizing "Cosmic Jellyfish"'s research vessel Okeanos Explorer filmed this specimen of Rhopalonematid trachymedusa in the National Marine Sanctuary of American SamoaWed, 01 Mar 2017 17:17:13 +0000