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.
BY: HARRY MARCOLIS - AUG 15, 2017
100-year-old fruitcake found in Antarctica in 'excellent condition'
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.
BY: CLINT HUSTON - AUG 15, 2017
Ancient fruit cake 'still edible' after 100 years in Antarctica
Conservators working at the Antarctic Heritage Trust have found an intact, 100-year-old fruitcake tucked away in one of Antarctica's oldest buildings.
BY: CARMELO SHEPPARD - AUG 15, 2017
Amazing device can heal with single touch
Researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center have developed a chip that can heal damaged body functions with a single touch.
BY: JEREMY MORROW - AUG 15, 2017
Cassini to begin last five Grand Finale orbits
Spacecraft's science instruments will probe deeply into Saturn's atmosphere.
BY: ANDREW MCDONALD - AUG 15, 2017
Moon's magnetic field lasted much longer than previously thought
The reason for that difference is because our planet's core is a dense mix of iron and nickel surrounded by flowing rock. That balance keeps charged particles moving in what is known as a dynamo.
BY: CLIFF MOONEYHAM - AUG 15, 2017
Transplants of pig organs into humans possible with CRISPR
In a scientific breakthrough, researchers have edited the genes of piglets to make their organs safer for transplant to humans.
BY: JEREMY MORROW - AUG 15, 2017
Cassini to begin last five Grand Finale orbits
Spacecraft's science instruments will probe deeply into Saturn's atmosphere.
BY: LAUREL KORNFELD - AUG 15, 2017
Nearest Sun-like star orbited by four Earth-sized planets
Sun-like stars seen as best hopes for harboring Earth-like worlds.
Fossils reveal evolution of early gliding mammals
BY: ALEX BOURQUE AUG 11, 2017
Fossils reveal evolution of early gliding mammals
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.
Alaska coastal towns endangered by rising sea levels as climate-change aid dries up
BY: WILSON SOTO AUG 11, 2017
Alaska coastal towns endangered by rising sea levels as climate-change aid dries up
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.
Four potentially-habitable exoplanets found 12 light years from Earth
BY: CLINT HUSTON AUG 11, 2017
Four potentially-habitable exoplanets found 12 light years from Earth
The celestial bodies are the closest Earth-like worlds ever discovered, and, at 1.7 Earth masses, they are also the smallest on record.
100 million black holes in Milky Way galaxy, new study says
BY: DAVID SIMS AUG 11, 2017
100 million black holes in Milky Way galaxy, new study says
The number of black holes of a certain mass per galaxy depends on the size of the galaxy, says co-author Manoj Kaplinghat, a UCI professor of physics and astronomy.
Nearby Earth-sized planets could support life, new study shows
BY: JASON SPENCER AUG 11, 2017
Nearby Earth-sized planets could support life, new study shows
An international team of astronomers has detected four Earth-sized planets orbiting tau Ceti, the closest sun-like star two of which are located in the habitable zone and could support liquid water.
Flying mammals from Jurassic suggest early diversification
BY: JAMES CARLIN AUG 11, 2017
Flying mammals from Jurassic suggest early diversification
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.
Milky Way covered in 100 million black holes, study reports
BY: CLINT HUSTON AUG 11, 2017
Milky Way covered in 100 million black holes, study reports
While scientists have long known there are many holes throughout the reaches of the space, they did not expect to find as many as they did.
Gigantic titanosaur was largest dinosaur to ever live
BY: JEREMY MORROW AUG 11, 2017
Gigantic titanosaur was largest dinosaur to ever live
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.
Ancient shark-like fish is new species
BY: CLIFF MOONEYHAM AUG 11, 2017
Ancient shark-like fish is new species
Researchers working in northeastern Nevada have discovered a new species of fish that resembled a shark in both appearance and eating habits.
Puppies with loving mothers make poor guide dogs, study reports
BY: HARRY MARCOLIS AUG 11, 2017
Puppies with loving mothers make poor guide dogs, study reports
To answer that, the team analyzed 98 puppies that were eventually put into a guide dog program. During the study, the young canines were kept in towel-lined kiddie pools.
Flesh-eating bugs attacked Australian teens legs
BY: DAVID SIMS AUG 11, 2017
Flesh-eating bugs attacked Australian teens legs
Scientists believe the sea creatures that attacked an Australian teen over the weekend were small aquatic scavengers known as amphipods.
Prehistoric, shark-like fish could help rewrite aquatic predator timeline
BY: CHAD YOUNG AUG 11, 2017
Prehistoric, shark-like fish could help rewrite aquatic predator timeline
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.
Nanochip can grow new organ tissue and heal injuries
BY: JOSH CURLEE AUG 11, 2017
Nanochip can grow new organ tissue and heal injuries
Growing new organs in a lab is a feat that medicine cannot yet do, but an Ohio State University research team thinks it has found a way to program the human body's own cells to grow new organ tissue on its own.
Secrets of incredibly well-preserved armored dinosaur revealed
BY: IAN MARSH AUG 11, 2017
Secrets of incredibly well-preserved armored dinosaur revealed
Researchers have analyzed the stunningly well-preserved specimen of a heavily armored dinosaur unearthed in Alberta, Canada, and have declared it a new genus and species.
Suicide rate doubled for adolescent girls between 2007-2015
BY: JAMES CARLIN AUG 11, 2017
Suicide rate doubled for adolescent girls between 2007-2015
The CDC issued a separate report last year finding that suicides in the U.S. as a whole increased by 24 percent over a 15-year period.
Marijuana farms' toxic waste taking a toll on west coast ecosystems
BY: JOSE JEFFERIES AUG 11, 2017
Marijuana farms' toxic waste taking a toll on west coast ecosystems
More pollution is coming from private lands, where the chemicals seep into groundwater or local rivers and streams and make their way into the forests.