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Five Years After BP Spill, Questions Linger in the Gulf

Environment<p>Five years after the Deepwater Horizon disaster that claimed 11 oil workers and left the Gulf of Mexico slick with crude, what remains are questions.<p>Why are the harvests from public oyster grounds so meager? Why have more than a thousand dolphins been stranded in the northern Gulf since …

Ask Us Anything: Why Don’t Electric Eels Electrocute Themselves? [VIDEO]

Short answer: It's complicated<p>The electric eel is a variety of freshwater fish with specialized organs that discharge electricity. Many species use these jolts to sense their surroundings or communicate (as in courtship). A few species, including electric eels, electric rays, and electric catfish, …

Wildfires in California spew greenhouse gas

Wildfires in California emit more greenhouse gas than previously believed, according to a new study that quantifies the amount of carbon stored and …

Humanoid robot can recognize and interact with people

A humanoid robot which can mimic human expressions greeted visitors on Saturday (April 18) at a Hong Kong electronics fair.<p>The robot head, known as ‘Han’, can also hold simple interactive conversations with the crowd.<p>At the touch of a button using a mobile phone app, Han can smile, wince, frown, …

Replace Your Eyeballs With Synthetic Ones

Vision would no longer have to be #nofilter<p>Our eyes are such elegant, complex, specialized organs that their existence seems almost hard to believe--Darwin himself called their evolution “absurd.” But that doesn’t mean they’re perfect; eyes sometimes don’t focus correctly, they break down over …

Babies feel pain 'like adults', MRI scan study suggests

The brains of babies “light up” in a similar way to adults when exposed to the same painful stimulus, suggesting they feel pain much like adults do, researchers said on Tuesday.<p>In the first of its kind study using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), scientists from Britain’s Oxford University found …

Can you solve these top mysteries of the universe?

Scientists have discovered a ‘supervoid’ in space, a peculiar empty section of space which is missing roughly 10,000 galaxies. This empty space, which is thought to be the largest known structure ever discovered in the universe, is baffling experts.<p>Scientists are unclear about what this desolate …

Moon and Venus April 20-21, 2015

Did you see them? They were beautiful. Check out these photos from around the world.<p>Check out this cool video posted to EarthSky Facebook by Danny …

Astronomers discover largest known structure in the universe is ... a big hole

Scientists searching for an explanation for an unusually cool area of sky instead discovered a supervoid: an empty spherical blob 1.8 billion light years across<p>Astronomers have discovered what they say is the largest known structure in the universe: an incredibly big hole.<p>The “supervoid”, as it is …

Lyrid meteor shower peaks this weekend

It’s Lyrid meteor time! We expect some Lyrid meteors to fly between late evening on Friday (April 20) until dawn Saturday. And we anticipate Saturday …

FDA May Start Regulating Homeopathy

At long last<p>Homeopathy--an alternative theory of medicine founded on the notion that “like cures like”--has so far gotten a free pass in the U.S. Although studies suggest homeopathic treatments don’t work, the FDA allows them to be sold without testing and without approval from regulators. This …