It could be an optimistic image, or it could just be how light scatters. But it's still amazing to know that Pluto has a blue atmospheric haze and that it has areas of water ice, as New Horizons images recently revealed.
Managing the Earth’s environment based on predicted outcomes can be tricky and preventative measures often backfire. Researchers suggest taking an adaptive management approach.
The new galaxy, EGS8p7, the farthest from Earth so far, is causing scientists to reconsider their ideas regarding the universe's early evolution.
Open University researchers have been working to create a new type of biodegradable single-use plastic carrier bag compossed of cornstarch that aims to reduce the amount of gardbage filling landfills each year.
Researchers from Oxford, Exeter and other universities say that by using light in a nonvolatile way, they have developed a memory chip that stores data permanently and can process faster.
University of Exeter scientists recently added more learnings to an idea that has been around for a bit--that butterfly wings collect warmth from the sun, helping the creature to survive. The researchers are using that information to design solar panels.
Contemporary gardening has evolved far beyond quiet rural neighborhoods with white picket fences. A global phenomenon, green-thumbed enthusiasts can fuel their hobby by ordering almost any kind of plant over the internet. Unfortunately, new research shows that this could be spreading more invasive species than experts ever expected.
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon and University of Texas have developed a soft robotic hand embedded with sensors. They say it will be more adept at handling things and understanding what it is touching.
After studying groundwater resources from the Illawarra plateau of New South Wales, researchers have developed water-tracing methods that will help detect future changes in water flow and quality.
Portabella mushrooms can be used to create cheaper, environmentally friendly batteries that could answer future demand for power storage.
Aquaponic garden systems use fish feces as natural fertilizers. In return, the plants grow faster and naturally filter the water before returning it to the fish. This system ensures environmental sustainability.
Researchers at Stanford, University of Michigan and Woods Hole recently developed digital tags for recording behavior of invertebrates. Before this, a full range of recordings of in-water creatures was only available for large mammals.
New research involving dark streaks on hillsides and salt deposits is the strongest evidence so far, say researchers, that Mars currently has flowing water.
Astronomers using the Subaru Telescope's camera and spectrograph were able to look at 24 faint, long-dead galaxies to learn more about the length of time spent on star formation.