Science News Stories
Two new species of short-tailed whip scorpions have been found living deep inside the cool, humid caves of northeastern Brazil, a study reports. Whip scorpions are not true scorpions, but rather part of a group of arachnids that don’t have … Continue reading
When April and Bryan Gionfriddo brought home their newborn son, Kaiba, in October 2011, he seemed like a healthy baby. But one night, when the family was out to dinner, Kaiba stopped being able to breathe and turned blue. Bryan … Continue reading
Your loyal pooch may be bringing a whole world of bacteria into your home — but don’t panic. Research suggests that exposure to a wide variety of microbes may be good for us. A new study reveals that homes with … Continue reading
By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) – An automated telescope monitoring the moon has captured images of an 88-pound (40 kg) rock slamming into the lunar surface, creating a bright flash of light, NASA scientists said on Friday. The … Continue reading
SAN MATEO, Calif. — The organization whose big-money prizes helped get the private spaceflight industry off the ground isn’t done issuing high-profile challenges to spur exploration of the final frontier. The nonprofit X Prize Foundation, which awarded $10 million to … Continue reading
SAN MATEO, Calif. — Mr. Spock may think space is the final frontier, but Earth’s deep oceans are just as mysterious and unknown. Now, one scientist says thousands of people could explore the oceans using cheap, remotely controlled robots. “The … Continue reading
Tornado season has been relatively quiet this year. There were only 72 tornadoes nationwide in April, 70 percent below the 10 year average, according to the Weather Channel. But within in the last week, tornado outbreaks have been erupting from … Continue reading
Voters in Portland, Ore., will decide tomorrow (May 21) whether the city will begin fluoridating its water. For weeks, residents have been contentiously debating water fluoridation, the addition of fluoride to public water supplies for the purpose of reducing cavities … Continue reading
This coming weekend is a big one for Saturday Night Live. It marks the end of Bill Hader’s tenure on the show and Ben Affleck’s fifth time hosting. But perhaps the most significant reason to tune in is the fact that Kanye … Continue reading
A private space plane has arrived at a NASA facility in California to undergo tests that will help vet its ability to ferry astronauts to and from the International Space Station. A test version of the Dream Chaser space plane … Continue reading
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