“The relatively cool year [in 2013] does little to offset the long-term trend of the last 30 years: the Arctic is warming rapidly, becoming greener and experiencing a variety of changes.” – David M. Kennedy
The latest science media releases highlighting exciting news and research from around the globe.
Twenty years after Montreal Protocol limited emissions of ozone-destroying chemicals, the Antarctic ozone hole has stabilized but has not begun to recover.
Researchers found a partial skeleton including arm, hand, leg and foot fragments. They say that P. boisei may have been as tall as 4.5 feet tall, with a robust frame.
The closest we’ve come yet to being on the bridge of the starship Enterprise, but this time it’s Earth on the view screen. Thanks, Juno spacecraft!
“We would like space weather users, operators of systems, and policy makers adopt this event immediately and do war game scenarios with it.” – Daniel Baker
NASA scientists have discovered the coldest place on our planet. It’s a high ridge in Antarctica on the East Antarctic Plateau. On a clear winter night, temperatures can dip below -133.6 degrees F (-92 degrees C)
Streamers of material are seen fleeing the disk of the galaxy, while concentrations of dense molecular gas surround pockets of intense star formation.
Georgia State University astronomers say they have found observational evidence for the theoretically predicted break between very low-mass stars and brown dwarfs.
Scientists have discovered huge reserves of freshwater beneath oceans off of Australia, China, North America and South Africa.
A new study looked a snake venom in order to learn how it evolved into the sophisticated and deadly cocktail of proteins it is today.
The Saturn hexagon is a unique six-sided jet stream, a current of air, around Saturn’s north pole.
The discovery of a giant planet orbiting its star at 650 times the average Earth-sun distance has astronomers puzzled over how such a strange system came to be.
Increased carbon dioxide uptake by the oceans might be making fish anxious, a new study suggests.
Astronomers have spotted what appear to be two supermassive black holes 3.8 billion light-years from Earth, circling each other like dance partners.
Male brains facilitate connectivity between perception and coordinated action. Female brains facilitate communication between the analytical and the intuitive.
When a mouse is trained to become afraid of a certain odor, his or her pups will be more sensitive to that odor as well. Researchers say that knowing how mouse parents can influence their descendants is a step toward understanding how human parents may pass some psychiatric disorders to their children.
A new algorithm could profoundly change the way we find photos among the billions on social media sites such as Facebook and Flickr.
It may be two inches long, lemon yellow, and the slowest-moving fish in the sea, but it’s also one of the deadliest predators the ocean has ever seen.
With proper coaxing, molecules in microgravity can assemble themselves into forms with surprising properties. This new NASA ScienceCast video explores the possibilities
Gas from a companion star is thought to feed a stellar-mass black hole’s voracious appetite, in the galaxy M101.