HIV-infected H9 T-cell Image

More HIV Patients Could Get Earlier Treatment

The World Health Organization issued HIV treatments that could impact the number of patients who receive drugs and other support for the condition


Rare, Smelly Corpse Flower About To Bloom

The U.S. Botanic Garden is expecting to have a smelly week this week. Their Titan Arum, a flowering plant that rarely blooms, is set to unfurl any day now.

Redoubt, Alaska

Listen to a Volcano ‘Scream’

It turns out that there are some volcanoes that actually do ‘scream,’ emitting a tea-kettle-like screech prior to eruption.

Drug Allegations Haunt Baseball’s All-Star Game

Around 20 baseball players are under investigation for the alleged use of performance enhancing drugs

Seismicity of the United States

Large, Distant Earthquakes May Cause Smaller Quakes at U.S. Drilling Sites

In a paper in Science, researchers think they may have found a reason for the uptick—water being injected deep into the earth.

Artist’s conception of a broken-up asteroid

Laser Bees Could Save Us From Asteroids

But, sadly, they are not genetically altered bees with laser-beam stingers


Someone Egged Death Valley

A park employee posted a video of herself cooking an egg in a covered skillet and inspired many park visitors to try their own culinary science experiment.


Science Confirms: American Dogs Are American As It Gets

Researchers used to believe that the dog population in America had been wiped out by European breeds


Tragic Duel + 209 Years = Comedy Gold

In the centuries since Burr shot Hamilton, the duel has inspired some truly funny pop culture references


There’s an Underwater Forest Off the Alabama Coast

The trees grew on dry ground over 50,000 years ago, but were covered by sediments until Hurricane Katrina dug them up.

European Space Agency astronaut Luca Parmitano, Expedition 36 flight engineer, attired in his Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) spacesuit, participates in a “dry run” in the International Space Station’s Quest airlock in preparation for the first of two sessions of extravehicular (EVA) scheduled for July 9 and July 16.

Italy Gets Its First Spacewalker

Thanks to Luca Parmitano, Italy is now one of just ten countries that can boast about having an astronaut who's gone on a spacewalk

Earthworm Excrement Could Help Archaeologists Measure Age-Old Climate Conditions

Maybe Don’t Feel So Bad For the Men Treed by Tigers for Five Days

They may have planned to sell the cub they killed on the black market

Choir Members’ Hearts Beat in Time With Each Other

According to a new study, choir members may be mimicking not only their fellow choristers’ voices but also their heartbeats

How Do Doctors Care for Prisoners on Hunger Strike?

With individuals prepared to die for a cause, hunger strikes present difficult ethical questions for physicians whose duty is to care for prisoners

Popocatépetl eruption on July 8, 2013

Keep an Eye on Popocatépetl, the Volcano Erupting Just Outside Mexico City


We Can Handle a Hurricane or Tornado, But What About a Mega-Disaster?

Image Credit:ISS Crew Earth Observations experiment and Image Science & Analysis Laboratory, Johnson Space Center.

Colorado Wildfires Are So Big They Can Be Seen From Space

Dual Jet Streams

It’s Dueling Dual Jet Streams That Are Causing All This Weird Weather


Unlooted Royal Tomb Found in Peru

Polish archaeologist Milosz Giersz was terrified that looters would make their way to the site, so he and his colleagues excavated the site in secrecy

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