BY: JOSEPH SCALISE - SEP 18, 2017
5.7-million-year-old footprints could challenge timeline of human evolution
A new fossil challenges our theory of evolution.
BY: LAUREL KORNFELD - SEP 18, 2017
Cassini ends 20-year mission with final plunge into Saturn
Probe's discoveries transformed scientists understanding of the outer solar system.
BY: JAMES SMITH - SEP 18, 2017
New shot could condense all vaccines into a single injection
A new type of injection could condense all childhood vaccines into a single, one-time shot.
BY: DAVID SIMS - SEP 18, 2017
Bizarro world: Huge exoplanet traps nearly all visible light
The Hubble Space Telescope has found a pitch black exoplanet that traps almost all visible starlight.
BY: JOYCE CLARK - SEP 18, 2017
Trump's tweets about London bombing are not helpful, says UK prime minister
President Trump has again irked UK Prime Minister Teresa May with tweets about terrorism in the UK. May criticized Trump Friday for claiming on Twitter that London police already knew who the attackers were and that they weren't proactive about going after them.
BY: CLINT HUSTON - SEP 18, 2017
Prehistoric, dinosaur-eating crocodile identified at fossil site in Texas
Researchers have identified a new species of ancient crocodile that once hunted in what is now Dallas-Fort Worth
BY: SIMON SMITH - SEP 18, 2017
Strange exoplanet absorbs almost all light that reaches it, study reports
A distant, light-absorbing exoplanet is one of the darkest celestial bodies ever found.
BY: CLIFF MOONEYHAM - SEP 18, 2017
Tiny robots made of DNA can transport molecules inside body
Scientists develop nanorobots -- made from a single strand of DNA -- capable of transporting therapeutic drugs to specific regions in the body.
Longest-living tree species on Earth under threat from climate change
BY: JACKIE FLORES SEP 16, 2017
Longest-living tree species on Earth under threat from climate change
Women more likely to lose interest in sex than men, study reports
BY: ED MASON SEP 16, 2017
Women more likely to lose interest in sex than men, study reports
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.
New Horizons might fly by additional KBO after MU69
BY: LAUREL KORNFELD SEP 16, 2017
New Horizons might fly by additional KBO after MU69
That changed with the final occultation in July, when mission scientists successfully obtained data about the object's shape from observing the event in Patagonia, Argentina, with portable telescopes.
SpaceX reveals new spacesuit for Dragon capsule astronauts
BY: LAUREL KORNFELD SEP 16, 2017
SpaceX reveals new spacesuit for Dragon capsule astronauts
ISS astronauts will continue to use the bulkier suits specifically designed for spacewalks, known as "extravehicular mobility units."
Light drinking during pregnancy may not be as bad as previously thought, UK study suggests
BY: BILLY KIRK SEP 16, 2017
Light drinking during pregnancy may not be as bad as previously thought, UK study suggests
In fact, the team found no definitive proof that light drinking as laid out by the guidelines caused any severe or lasting damage to the unborn child. However, they did find some links to other complications.
Bacteria are able to shape-shift, resist antibiotics in space
BY: ADAM WIDMER SEP 16, 2017
Bacteria are able to shape-shift, resist antibiotics in space
This could be another defensive measure that uses the outer cells to protect the inner cells from the antibiotics.
UN Security Council approves sanctions against North Korea
BY: HARRY MARCOLIS SEP 16, 2017
UN Security Council approves sanctions against North Korea
According to U.S. officials, the new sanctions would cut North Korea's exports by 90 percent and the export ban would cost the country about $726 million annually.
Sitting for long periods of time can lead to an early death, even if you exercise
BY: DAVID SIMS SEP 16, 2017
Sitting for long periods of time can lead to an early death, even if you exercise
However, the study also revealed that people were less likely to die young if they simply got up and moved around every half hour.
Half-a-billion-year-old fossils reveal secrets of animal evolution
BY: DELILA JAMES SEP 16, 2017
Half-a-billion-year-old fossils reveal secrets of animal evolution
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.
Having your dog in your room, but not in your bed, could lead to better sleep
BY: KATHY FEY SEP 16, 2017
Having your dog in your room, but not in your bed, could lead to better sleep
However, the study results differed depending on whether the dog slept on the floor or on the bed. In fact, owners who let their dogs onto their bed typically had a lower sleep quality than normal.
Fire ant venom could one day be used to treat skin conditions
BY: DIRK TRUDEAU SEP 16, 2017
Fire ant venom could one day be used to treat skin conditions
Psoriasis is an autoimmune skin disease that is typically treated with topical steroids.
Massive solar flares are largest in the last decade
BY: JOSEPH SCALISE SEP 16, 2017
Massive solar flares are largest in the last decade
A massive solar flare is unleashed on Earth.
Insects may have good eyesight, study reports
BY: JOSEPH SCALISE SEP 16, 2017
Insects may have good eyesight, study reports
A new study takes a look at insects.
Climate change threatens global parasite populations, study reports
BY: JOSEPH SCALISE SEP 16, 2017
Climate change threatens global parasite populations, study reports
A new study takes a look at the effects of climate change.
Australian reef loss could be worse than previously predicted, study reports
BY: JOSEPH SCALISE SEP 16, 2017
Australian reef loss could be worse than previously predicted, study reports
Far worse than anyone predicted.
Scientists have new method to determine galaxies' shapes
BY: LAUREL KORNFELD SEP 16, 2017
Scientists have new method to determine galaxies' shapes
A new way is developed.