Sat, 25 Mar 2017 07:30:00 -0500Astronomer Caleb Scharf weighs what ever more exoplanets mean in the search for extraterrestrial life.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:18:00 -0500Animal Planet's series The Zoo shows viewers the biological, veterinary and conservation science at a modern zoo.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 23:27:00 -0500Researchers measured the intensity of the universe's ultraviolet background radiation, and say it may be strong enough to strip small galaxies of star-forming gas. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 21:42:00 -0500Japanese macaques at the receiving end of aggression tend to then take it out on a close associate or family member of the original aggressor.
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 19:53:00 -0500Researchers used ancient climate cycles to confirm the solar system’s chaotic planetary orbits. An Earth–Mars collision is one distant outcome. Julia Rosen reports.
Sat, 18 Mar 2017 15:23:00 -0500Mice that lost weight and then gained back more than they lost maintained an obesity-type microbiome that affected biochemicals involved in either burning or adding fat--suggesting interventions.
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 23:35:00 -0500A meta-analysis found that being of low socioeconomic status was associated with almost as many years of lost life as was a sedentary lifestyle.
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 22:12:00 -0500In fewer than a dozen generations bumblebee-pollinated plants were coaxed to develop traits that made them even more pleasing to the bees. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Wed, 15 Mar 2017 18:03:00 -0500For every two species lost in a grassland, the remaining flowers there bloomed a day earlier—on par with changes due to rising global temperatures. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Tue, 14 Mar 2017 23:51:00 -0500Exposure to specific microbes when an infant is less than a year old seems to have a protective effect against the child's eventual acquisition of asthma.
Sun, 12 Mar 2017 15:10:00 -0500Astrophysicists propose that mysterious "fast radio bursts" could, in very speculative theory, be produced by an antenna twice the size of Earth. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Fri, 10 Mar 2017 19:19:00 -0500If anything's alive on the ice-covered ocean world of Europa, a future NASA mission hopes to find it.
Wed, 8 Mar 2017 13:01:00 -0500By sequencing DNA in Neandertal dental plaque, scientists were able to find out about their diets—and their good relations with modern humans. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Tue, 7 Mar 2017 20:25:00 -0500What appears to be accepted science in the courtroom may not be accepted science among scientists.
Mon, 6 Mar 2017 22:18:00 -0500The gravitational waves found last year were short compared with the monster waves that could be turned up by what's called Pulsar Timing Arrays.