In a suddenly scheduled space walk, two astronauts today worked outside the International Space Station to make ready a docking station and other equipment, before a Russian supply ship arrives later this week.
The poweshiek skipperling butterfly in Canada's Manitoba received good news recently when snow fell on the southern prairies of the province. Researchers wonder whether that will be enough to save the butterfly for a season in that region.
Native plants atop a Manhattan railroad trestle and a unique music-app of sounds and tunes put together by new composers--this is the plan for an upcoming walk on NYC's High Line.
American chestnuts all were mostly dead by the 1950s, due to a blight fungus that was discovered in 1905. An American chestnut tree was recently located in a Maine forest.
Even tiny birds can live in the Arctic, and very large animals can live near the equator, despite earlier thoughts about which sizes of animals could adjust to cold or heat.
Researchers who recently looked at earthquake data and other info regarding the Earth's mantle and core say that totally unexpected weather is occurring there.
A research team recently found that the eastern part of Antarctica most likely remained frozen during the Pliocene era, which had carbon levels to rival those of today.
Alerted by the eccentric orbit of a planet with a mass eight times the size of Jupiter's, astronomers recently concluded that the planet has a unique, "dancing" orbit involving the unusual components of itself and a Sun-like star as well as a dwarf star.
The artist Mark Barnes uses a famous invasive vine, kudzu, as a primary material in his work, and several of the pieces are top-sellers in his area.
Washington state is re-introducing the Pacific fisher, a cat-size, furry mammal related to the marten and weasel. It's now in areas where it has not been seen in more than 70 years, and part of the current story involves paying trappers.
Two right whale calves and their mothers were recently spotted off Georgia and Florida. They are the first sightings of the calving season of the endangered species.
While humans sleep less than many of our close relatives among the primates, we seem to be doing so much more efficiently and including more rapid-eye movement, or REM--the high-quality sleep period. A new study looks at this and why that might be.
Small talk may be an evolutionary way to establish closeness, and we may have inherited it from the primates. A recent study looks at the way lemurs call out to certain known other lemurs to maintain closeness.
A Philippine eagle chick was born recently in a conservation center. The breed is the national bird of that country and is threatened by habitat loss of rainforests and hunting.