James A. Foley
Community Fears 80-Ton Blue Whale Carcass Will Explode on its Shore
The rotting carcass of a 85-foot-long blue whale has created a spectacle in the Newfoundland, Canada, town of Trout River, with some residents of the sleepy seaside community fearing gasses erupting from the dead whale could cause it to burst.
Fast-Spinning Exoplanet B Pictoris Beta Has 8 Hour Days
People on Earth who complain about there not being enough time in the day would have it rough on the exoplanet beta Pictoris B, which spins around its axis so fast a day lasts only 8 hours.
Variable Eruption Patterns of Hawaii's Mt. Kilauea Explained
Hawaii's iconic Mt. Kilauea volcano has variable eruption patterns that scientists have attempted to explain after synthesizing centuries worth of volcano data from the islands.
Detecting Life on Exoplanets: False-Positive Results Abound
An established method used for detecting biosignatures on distant planets - one of the ways scientists search for extraterrestrial life - is flawed and can produce false-positive results, according to new research.
Older Faults Produce Larger Earthquakes, Seismologist Finds
New research by seismologists suggests that the magnitude of an earthquake scales with maturity of the fault line, meaning the older the fault is, the larger the earthquakes it can produce.
Infants Can Establish Connection Between Pictures and Real-Life Objects at 9 Months Old
Infants are able to recognize the connection between pictures and real-life objects as early as 9 months old, according to a new study.
Poison Used in Game of Thrones 'Purple Wedding' Explained by Science [VIDEO]
Fan's of George R.R. Martin's "Fire and Ice" novels, which come to life on screen with HBO's "Game of Thrones" series know that weddings are not always the celebratory affairs they're made out to be.
US Supreme Court Upholds EPA Protections Against Cross-State Pollution
Environmental groups are hailing a 6-2 ruling by the US Supreme Court Tuesday that upheld the Environmental Protection Agency's cross-state air pollution rule, a piece of legislation that the Natural Resources Defense Council called one of the "most significant health standards ever adopted" by the EPA.
Pollutants Leading to Developmental Defects in UK River Birds
Pollutants in UK rivers have been linked to hormone disruptions and underdevelopment in birds nesting nearby.
Newborn Size Data Reassessed in New Study, Gives Doctors More Accurate Data
A reassessment of US public birth records aims to create an updated data set for physicians to use when determining a baby's size relative to other newborns.
Warming Oceans Lead to Coral Reef Babies Staying Home
New research suggests that rising ocean temperatures are causing coral reefs to retain and nurture more of their own larvae, which in turn leaves large reef systems less interconnected.
Tornadoes Ravage South for Second Day, Deadly Storms in Miss. and Alabama
The South had a second consecutive day of severe weather Monday, with deadly tornadoes spinning through Alabama and Mississippi.
NASA Releases Satellite Data of Killer Storm System [VIDEO]
The violent weather system that spawned numerous tornadoes across the South and Midwestern US on Sunday was recorded from space by NASA satellites.
In Warmer Cities, Butterflies Emerging Later than Usual
In warm US regions, some urban-dwelling butterflies emerge later than their rural-born peers, according to researchers.