WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 28, 2016, 3:36 P.M.
It’s the fastest-warming part of the planet – and the impacts will be felt far, far afield. No wonder, perhaps, that on Wednesday, the outgoing Obama administration convened top science …
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 28, 2016, 2 P.M.
As a group, mammals average a lethal violence rate against their own of about three killings of their own species in 1,000 deaths. The “root” violence rate of early humans …
MONDAY, SEPT. 26, 2016, 3:15 P.M.
Thousands of Magellanic penguins are arriving at Argentina’s Punta Tombo peninsula for their breeding season.
MONDAY, SEPT. 26, 2016, 12:02 P.M.
The Hubble Space Telescope has spotted possible water plumes spewing from one of Jupiter’s icy moons.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 23, 2016, 3:32 P.M.
The day when a UPS package could be delivered by drone is one step closer. UPS this week began testing drone delivery of urgent packages to remote locations – a …
THURSDAY, SEPT. 22, 2016, 11:28 A.M.
Scientists used radar from satellites to show that five Texas earthquakes, one reaching magnitude 4.8, were caused by injections of wastewater in drilling for oil and gas.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 21, 2016, 8:29 P.M.
Greenland is losing about 40 trillion pounds more ice a year than scientists had thought, according to a new study that used GPS to help estimate how much is melting.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 21, 2016, 6:18 P.M.
U.S. health officials have identified a cluster of gonorrhea infections that show sharply increased resistance to the last effective treatment available for the country’s second most commonly reported infectious disease.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 21, 2016, 6:03 P.M.
Boeing is awarding $6 million in grants to more than 50 nonprofit organizations and education institutions across Washington state to help train the next generation of aerospace, science and technology …
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 21, 2016, 1:37 P.M.
World leaders approved a wide-ranging declaration Wednesday aimed at addressing the rising number of drug-resistant infections – something the World Health Organization says has the potential to kill millions and …
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 21, 2016, 11:38 A.M.
Earlier this year, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump sparked the ire of scientists and climate activists when he vowed to “cancel the Paris climate agreement” once in office. Now, hundreds …
TUESDAY, SEPT. 20, 2016, 6:38 A.M.
Why does drinking lead to hook-ups? One theory is that alcohol makes people feel more frisky. Another is that it simply causes people to let loose and act more impulsively, …
THURSDAY, SEPT. 15, 2016, 2 P.M.
Earlier this year, it appeared that we might be on pace for a startling new record in the Arctic. Back in May, the area of the Arctic Ocean covered by …
THURSDAY, SEPT. 15, 2016, 10:53 A.M.
China has launched its second space station in a sign of the growing sophistication of its military-backed program that intends to send a mission to Mars in the coming years.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 14, 2016, 2:55 P.M.
Men with early prostate cancer who choose to closely monitor their disease are just as likely to survive at least 10 years as those who have surgery or radiation, finds …
TUESDAY, SEPT. 13, 2016, 1:17 P.M.
Federal officials on Tuesday rejected greater protections for six species including the rabbit-like American pika, which researchers warn is disappearing from areas of the Western U.S. as climate change alters …
MONDAY, SEPT. 12, 2016, 8:32 P.M.
A 30-ton meteor – believed to be the world’s second largest – was discovered in northern Argentina, a news report said Monday.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 7, 2016, 10:04 A.M.
Sex robots – discuss. That is precisely what scientists and academics are doing at a British conference also covering all-too-modern issues like digital intimacy and older Facebook users.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 6, 2016, 11:06 A.M.
NASA is going after an asteroid this week like never before. It’s launching a spacecraft to the exotic black rock named Bennu (BEN-oo). Once there, the spacecraft will vacuum up …
MONDAY, SEPT. 5, 2016, 5:57 P.M.
In the course of a 17-year experiment on more than 1 million plants, scientists put future global warming to a real world test – growing California flowers and grasslands with …
MONDAY, SEPT. 5, 2016, 11:38 A.M.
Queen guitarist Brian May says an asteroid in Jupiter’s orbit has been named after the band’s late frontman Freddie Mercury on what would have been his 70th birthday.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 1, 2016, 11:02 A.M.
For the first time in the U.S., mosquitoes trapped in a zone where Zika virus is being actively transmitted have tested positive for the virus.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 1, 2016, 10:59 A.M.
The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting a strong magnitude-7.1 earthquake about 100 miles off the east coast of New Zealand’s North Island.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 1, 2016, 10:29 A.M.
A site near Oregon’s Newberry Volcano is no longer in the running for a federal enhanced geothermal research laboratory.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 31, 2016, 4:30 P.M.
Scientists have found what they think is the oldest fossil on Earth, a remnant of life from 3.7 billion years ago when Earth’s skies were orange and its oceans green.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 24, 2016, 5:51 P.M.
A Mississippi firefighter who received the world’s most extensive face transplant after a burning building collapsed on him said Wednesday that he feels like “a normal guy” for the first …
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 24, 2016, 11:13 A.M.
Pale blue dot, meet pale red dot. Astronomers have spent decades scouring the skies looking for Earth-sized planets around distant stars. And now they’ve found one, sitting smack in the …
MONDAY, AUG. 22, 2016, 12:45 P.M.
Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer Inc. is paying $14 billion to buy Medivation Inc., a San Francisco biotech company that sells a high-priced prostate cancer medication discovered by UCLA.
SATURDAY, AUG. 20, 2016, 9:37 P.M.
A half-century ago, hundreds of streams cascading down the San Gabriel, San Bernardino and San Jacinto mountains in California were packed with fist-size mountain yellow-legged frogs competing for mating rights. …
THURSDAY, AUG. 11, 2016, 12:47 P.M.
Foxes native to California’s Channel Islands have rebounded so fast that they’re no longer considered endangered.