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Experiment nails down new properties of water

Researchers have uncovered new molecular properties of water.<p>Liquid water is an excellent transporter of its own autoionization products; that is, …

National Science Foundation

'Brightest ever' Perseids meteor shower revealed in stunning new photos, ahead of the final chance for stargazers to see the shooting stars TONIGHT

The Perseid meteor shower arrived this weekend, stunning stargazers around the world as more than 70 shooting stars flashed across the night sky …

National Parks

How to stretch for any type of workout

Let’s get straight to the science.<p>A million and one pieces of advice on stretching have already spread the internet thin. Don’t fret—this one is different. Instead of giving generic advice on the potential benefits or drawbacks of various stretching methods, we’ve compiled the best science-backed …

Exercise

An Underwater Irish Canyon Is Sucking CO2 Out of the Atmosphere

A research expedition to a huge underwater canyon off the Irish coast has shed light on a hidden process that sucks the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide …

Climate Change

First "Photos" of Ocean Carbon Molecules Hold Clues to Future Warming

The remains of tiny phytoplankton hold more carbon than all plants and animals. Will it be released?

Research

Why (almost) everyone needs to stretch when they exercise

Even if it won't prevent injury.<p>There seems to be a lot of confusion regarding the value—or lack thereof—of muscle stretching to accelerate recovery after exercise. “Stretching clears out your lactic acid,” and other similar claims abound. Is any of this true?<p>Sort of.<p>First, it is important to …

Exercise

Hawaiian Corals Are Adapting to Warmer Waters, But It May Not Be Enough

Corals won’t fare well in a warmer world. A mere degree or two rise in temperature can cause them to bleach, or turn them white as they expel their …

Climate Change

Here's how much protein you really need

Athletes do need more protein—but that doesn't necessarily mean you need supplements.<p>Gym buffs get a lot of grief for their shaker bottles full of chalky protein powder—but should they? They, like so many of the rest of us, are just trying to fuel their bodies properly. And when it comes to …

Nutrition

Ancient 'Hobbit' Study Reveals an Island That Forced Humans to Shrink Twice

No one is sure what happened on the island of Flores.<p>On the Indonesian island of Flores, there lives a group of people known as the Rampasasa …

Humanity

How nutrients are removed in oxygen-depleted regions of the ocean

In the course of global climate change, scientists are observing the increase of low-oxygen areas in the ocean, also termed oxygen minimum zones …

Biology

A 7th-Grader Built an Underwater Rover to Save Oceans From Microplastics

'She has all of the qualities — all of those essential ingredients — to be a great scientist.'<p>Billions of pieces of plastic pollute the ocean, make …

Tweens

Full Moon Rising: The 11 Best Butts On Netflix

No ifs, ands, or butts about it.<p>Photo: Netflix ; Illustration: Dillen Phelps<p><b>The Tudors</b><br>Is there anything better than 16th century British butts? They …

Entertainment

Scientists Explain Why You Can't Stop Going Back to the Same Places

You can only have so many favorite hangouts.<p>In the world of <i>Friends</i>, the 8 million-person metropolis of New York City feels pretty small. There’s …

University of London

Florida beaches littered with dead sea turtles; scientists blame red tide

Nearly 100 sea turtles — many of which are endangered — have washed up on southwestern Florida beaches since October. More than half of that number were dead. Marine scientists are now blaming the mass mortality on the current red tide bloom, which has been the longest, continuous bloom in more …

Sea Turtles

The giant iceberg that broke from Antarctica’s Larsen C ice shelf is stuck

A year ago, an iceberg calved off of the Larsen C ice shelf. The hunk of ice hasn’t moved much since, and that has scientists keeping an eye on it.

Global Warming

Sympathy for the Devil: Shark Week Should Remind Us Humans Are the Apex Predator

For every human they kill, we kill literally millions of them

Habitats

This Awesome Periodic Table Tells You How to Actually Use All Those Elements

Americium could save your life.<p>Thanks to high school, we've all got a pretty good idea about what's on the periodic table.<p>But whether you're looking …

Chemistry

Masses Of Seaweed Threaten Fisheries And Foul Beaches

If you've been to a beach this summer, anywhere from Texas to the Carolinas, you've likely seen it. Masses of brown seaweed, sometimes a few clumps, often big mounds, line the shore. It's sargassum, a floating weed that's clogging bays and piling up on beaches in the Gulf and Caribbean.<p>On Miami …

Miami Beach

Game Of Groans: The All-Time Sexiest Shows In HBO History

The best part? No commercials.<p>Photo: HBO ; Illustration: Dillen Phelps<p><b>Girls</b><br>The series that inspired thousands of think pieces, <i>Girls</i> was obviously a …

Sex and the City

Every Netflix secret category for porn, revealed

If you want to find porn on Netflix, we’ve already done the hard work for you. Here are our guides to the sexiest movies and TV series on Netflix. …

Critically-Acclaimed

Greenhouse gases are warming the world—but chilling Antarctica. Here’s why

The greenhouse gases that are warming the globe actually cool Antarctica much of the year, a new study confirms. The odd trend doesn’t break the laws …

Climate Change

Deep reefs won't be 'twilight zone' refuge for fish, corals: study

OSLO (Reuters) - Deep coral reefs in a "twilight zone" in the oceans differ sharply from those near the surface, dimming hopes that they can be a refuge for marine life fleeing threats such as climate change and pollution, scientists said on Thursday.<p>Worldwide, coral reefs in shallow waters are …

Great Barrier Reef

Memory Study Casts Doubt on the First Thing You Recall From Your Childhood

Your first memory is probably a lie.<p>Recently, BBC Radio 4 listeners were invited by a team of scientists to go to a website and describe their …

The Brain

Kelp's record journey exposes Antarctic ecosystems to change

When Chilean researcher Dr. Erasmo Macaya from Universidad de Concepción and Centro IDEAL stumbled upon foreign kelp washed up on an Antarctic beach, …

Antarctica

37 Products On Amazon Prime That Have Thousands Of Rave Reviews & Absolutely Rule

They say variety is the spice of life, and it's true. Change is just as essential to life as breathing — except when it's not. Like comfort foods, …

It’s No Accident Americans Are Still Broke in a Booming Economy

A new study shows exactly how badly they're getting screwed, and why.<p>Populist appeals to Americans angry at their place in the world powered Donald Trump to the presidency. But even though Trump has spent his time in the White House pushing policies that benefit the monied classes as opposed to …

Oceanographers uncover the relationship between size and productivity in one of the world's most complex ecosystems

They exist all over the world, are among the most productive ecosystems on Earth and are home to a diverse array of wildlife. They also are essential …

Study finds link between river outflow and coastal sea level

Sea levels in coastal areas can be affected by a number of factors: tides, winds, waves, and even barometric pressure all play a role in the ebb and …

It's time to take a more holistic view of coral reef health

One researcher argues we need to figure out how they stay well.<p>There are lots of headlines out there about massive bleaching events destroying the world’s coral reefs. Millions of dollars are spent annually toward conservation and restoration efforts for those imperiled reefs, which have huge …

Europa's ocean ascending

This animation demonstrates how deformation in the icy surface of Europa could transport subsurface ocean water to the moon's surface.<p>This is just …