James A. Foley
Priceless, Nearly Complete T-Rex Skeleton to be Shipped via FedEx to Smithsonian
After an unexpected winter hibernation, this week the Wankel T. rex - one of the most complete Tyrannosaurus rex specimens on the planet - will begin a journey across the country to its new home at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC.
Invertebrate 'Pompeii' Reveals Earliest Example of Cardiovascular System
An ancient cache of fossils described as the "invertebrate version of Pompeii," has revealed the cardiovascular systems of prehistoric shrimp-like creatures to be remarkably "modern."
Dinner Time: Milky Way's Black Hole About to Consume a Cloud of Gas
Astronomers have their telescopes trained on a small gas cloud in the center of the Milky Way that's about to become the next meal of the supermassive black hole in the galaxy's core.
Genetically Modified Trees Yield Paper, Biofuels with Less Polluting and Chemical Cost
In a move that may take renewable resources to the next level, researchers have genetically engineered trees that are easier to break down and use to produce paper and biofuel, according to the University of British Colombia.
Super-Sized "El Gordo" Galaxy Cluster is Oldest, Most Massive Known
A distant galaxy cluster known as "El Gordo" lives up to its massive reputation; astronomers have calculated the cluster's mass to be 3 million times the mass of our Sun.
Moth Eyeballs are Inspiration for New Anti-Glare Coating
The eyeballs of moths are the inspiration for a new high-tech coating that reduces glare and repels water.
Eating Watermelon Could Lower Blood Pressure in Overweight Individuals
Watermelon just scored another sweet victory. New research suggests the juicy fruit can significantly reduce blood pressure in overweight individuals.
Yellowstone Dispels Rumors of Supervolcano Eruption Following Strong Earthquake [VIDEO]
Officials at Yellowstone National Park are on the offensive to dispel rumors that the park's underground supervolcano may erupt.
US Time Now Set by New Atomic Clock
Time in the US is now being kept by a new atomic clock, the US Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) said Thursday
Obesity may Lead to Colon Cancer, Study Suggests
The physical state of obesity, rather than the over-consumption of foods that lead to becoming obese, causes changes in the colon that could lead to colorectal cancer, according to a new study.
West African Ebola Outbreak Now Suspected in Mali
A West African outbreak of Ebola may have spread into Mali after three suspected cases of the deadly hemorrhagic fever were reported there.
Evolution of Hummingbird Traced Across the World
The evolutionary history of the tiny humming bird has been reexamined in a new family tree constructed from DNA samples of hundreds of individual birds.
Fences Can Do More Harm Than Good in the Wild
Keeping animals enclosed within a large-scale fenced area - even it it keeps them safe from predators or poachers or prevents the spread of disease - should be considered a last resort, according to a new report from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the Zoological Society of London (ZSL).
Evidence of Watery Ocean Found Beneath Ice on Saturn's Tiny Moon Enceladus
Deep beneath the icy shell of Saturn's tiny moon Enceladus, scientists have found evidence of an underground ocean of liquid water.