Climate change could release more ancient viruses. Is there a risk to humans? Buried deep in the Siberian permafrost and untouched for over 30,000 years, researchers have discovered what is thought to
Researcher explains ecological importance of his latest taxonomy project. Among the many animals that make their living off of other species, parasitic wasps are especially cunning. They inject other larvae
The famed "blueberries" of Mars discovered by NASA rovers might just be asteroid impact debris. The famed "blueberry" rocks discovered on Mars by NASA's Opportunity rover are not geological evidence of
The New Year promises a pair of lunar disappearing acts and a potential surprise meteor shower, among other celestial delights. While scores of amazing astronomical phenomena are in the offing, here are
Launching mirrors into space, triggering algal blooms in the oceans and seeding clouds are among experimental "Plan B" schemes world leaders would have to consider if the rise in carbon emissions cannot
Researchers at UC Irvine have created a new camouflage coating inspired by the pencil squid that is invisible to infrared cameras. The university developed the coating with military applications in mind
Light-years away from mind-numbing selfies and smug yoga shots, Nasa has launched an Instagram account, posting a series of pictures that are actually worth sharing. From supermagic black holes to the
The waters off British Columbia, Canada, are littered with dead starfish, and researchers have no idea what’s causing the deaths. At the end of August, marine biologist and scuba enthusiast Jonathan Martin
We’ve told you about an urchin that can eat with its anus and a tadpole that can see through its tail. And now, in the latest discovery of a surprising use for body parts, scientists say there’s a frog
Citizen Divers Enlisted in Conservation Study of Sea Turtles And Sharks at Cocos Island National Park, the “Most Beautiful
BY TODD STEINER (c) Shmulik Blum, DeepSEE Jacques Cousteau called Cocos Island “the most beautiful in the world.” Located about halfway between Costa Rica and Ecuador’s Galapagos Islands, it is the only
Science & InnovationOnly Human At this very moment, your eyes and brain are performing an astounding series of coordinated operations. Light rays from the screen are hitting your retina, the sheet of cells
A new study shows that even after cardiac arrest, the brain keeps on going. Can a new study lay the basis for the scientific understanding of mystical-sounding near-death recollections, filled with vivid
Even a healthy person is at risk in a heat wave. The heat wave of 2013 continues. This week it's coming to the East Coast, where temperatures are expected to soar into the mid-to-high 90s (degrees Farenheit).
The proposed national park on the moon will have to compete with Idaho's lunar park. Planning a visit to the newest proposed national park? You can leave your sunscreen at home, but make sure you have
A series of large pits were dug by Mesolithic people to track the cycle of the moon. Archaeologists working in Scotland have uncovered what they believe to be the world's oldest lunar calendar—a series
Adventure On a seven-week trip from northern Brazil to Guyana and Venezuela, kayakers Chris Korbulic, Ben Stookesberry, and Pedro Oliva sought out the best waterfalls and rapids in the Tepui landscape.
Anti-vaccine advocate Jenny McCarthy has a new platform on The View. Experts hope she won't spread more lies. It all started with bad science. The now-debunked theory that autism is caused by the common
It's hard to pinpoint when the Arctic will be sea ice free in the summer. Predicting Mother Nature is never an exact science. Weather forecasters can get it wrong, leaving people dressed for a rainy day
TravelTraveler Magazine Reader Question: I’ve heard photographers talk about capturing the moment. What does that mean? My Answer: Almost every good shot captures a unique moment in time. Sometimes the
Changing Planet Breathtaking shots of the ground and sky dominate this striking time-lapse video shot in South Dakota and Wyoming between April and October of 2012 by veteran photographer Randy Halverson.
The bushy-tailed panda has safely returned after escaping Sunday evening. Rusty the missing red panda was found in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of Washington D.C. according to a tweet by the Smithsonian
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