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African Savannah

Wildlife in Major Decline, 50 Percent of Populations Gone in the Last 40 Years

Sep 30, 2014 PM EDT New analysis shows an alarming decline in wildlife populations that is worse than previously thought. ...

Global Warming

Extreme Weather in Australia Directly Tied to Human-Influenced Climate Change

Sep 30, 2014 AM EDT A new report has pinned massive heat waves in Australia in 2013 directly on greenhouse gases from manmade climate change. ...

Phytosaur Teeth

Fossil of a Tooth Stuck in an Ancient Reptile Bone Offers Rare Look at Pre-Dinosaur Age

Sep 29, 2014 PM EDT Before dinosaurs dominated the Earth, distant crocodile relatives lived on land and in water, though they were believed to live quite separate lives until a recent discovery. ...

Scanning fingerprints

Scanning Babies' Fingerprints Could Save Lives

Sep 28, 2014 PM EDT Scanning babies' fingerprints could mean the difference between life and death. ...

Pneumonia Bacterium Leaves behind Tiny Lesions in Heart, study.

Pneumonia Bacterium Leaves behind Tiny Lesions in Heart, study

Sep 27, 2014 AM EDT Texas University researchers have discovered a relation between pneumonia and heart failure. ...

International Space Station

Russia Sends First Female Cosmonaut to the ISS and No, She Doesn't Want to Answer Questions About Her Hair

Sep 26, 2014 PM EDT Yelena Serova is officially the first female Russian cosmonaut to arrive at the International Space Station (ISS) and she has made it clear that she will not welcome questions about her hair ...

Mount Sharp Drilling Hole

NASA Curiosity Rover Drills its First Hole at Mount Sharp (PHOTO)

Sep 26, 2014 AM EDT NASA's Curiosity rover has reached the ultimate destination in its science mission on Mars and has officially broken the ground at Mount Sharp. ...

Exoplanet HAT-P-11b

Scientists Find Water Vapor on Neptune-Sized Exoplanet, What It Could Mean For Future Studies

Sep 25, 2014 AM EDT An exoplanet about the size of Neptune has been discovered to have clear signs of water vapor in its atmosphere, a rarity among planets that small. ...

Black Women More Interested In STEM Fields than Whites, Study.

Black Women More Interested In STEM Fields than Whites, Study

Sep 25, 2014 AM EDT Black women are more likely to be interested in majoring in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) fields than white women, according to a new study by the American Psychological ...

Dark Matter

Big Bang Breakthrough Takes a Hit; How Space Dust is Bringing Two Scientific Research Teams Together

Sep 24, 2014 PM EDT What was once seen as a major discovery in support of the big bang may be losing some credibility, as the researchers determined what they found could have only been space dust. ...


Chimpanzees Raised to Be Pets and Performers Grow To Develop Behavioral Issues, New Study Suggests

Sep 24, 2014 AM EDT New research suggests that chimpanzees raised by humans to be pets or performers are more likely to have behavioral problems later in life. ...


Mangalyaan Mars Orbiter Update: India Confirms Spacecraft Is Orbiting Red Planet

Sep 24, 2014 AM EDT India has completed its first trip to Mars, as its Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) spacecraft has been confirmed to have started orbiting the Red Planet. ...

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