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Why did Iran's Lake Urmia just change from bright green to blood red?

Between April and July, Iran's salty Lake Urmia changed from a bright green color to a blood red. NASA's Aqua satellite captured the image above and …

Astronomy

Jupiter's mysterious Great Red Spot acts as a 'radiator' for the planet

Jupiter's famous red spot may actually provide the energy that heats the planet's upper atmosphere to incredibly high temperatures claims a new study.<p>…

Astronomy

DNA Study Reveals the One and Only Wolf Species in North America

The first large study of North American wolf genomes has found that there is only one species on the continent: the gray wolf. Two other purported species, the Eastern wolf and the red wolf, are mixes of gray wolf and coyote DNA, the scientists behind the study concluded.<p>The finding, announced …

Wildlife

Why Molten Iron Just Isn't Attracted to Rare Earth Magnets

A huge rare earth magnet. Iron heated up to 5000°F. You'd think sparks would fly.<p>The Backyard Scientist is usually good for a nice bit of spectacle, whether it's shooting potassium into a tank full of water to turning gasoline-filled tennis balls into bouncing fireballs.<p>For his latest experiment, …

Scientist Says Our Oldest Ancestor May Have Been Only ‘Half Alive’

Here are some things we think we know about the first organism to ever appear on Earth: Its name was LUCA. It lived on the hot sea floor about 4 …

Biology

Lorde's Uber: Driver didn't recognize her

Being bombarded by paparazzi may be one of Hollywood’s biggest gripes, but flying under the radar can make for some awkward moments too — a lesson …