Evidence Animals Consciously Monitor Their Own Behavior Revealed
Science is closer than ever to proving that animals are capable of consciously monitoring their behavior in a manner similar to humans, according to researchers from the RIKEN-MIT Center for Neural Circuit Genetics.
Mysterious Underwater Fairy Circles Explained
Mysterious circular formations located off the coast of Denmark aren't the work of aliens so much as eelgrass plants growing amid highly toxic mud, according to a team of Danish researchers.
US Needs to Team Up With Other Nations to Increase Global Health Security: CDC
Global health security may be improved by the United States teaming up with foreign nations, a report issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states.
Genes Determine Caste in Ant Colonies
The development of an ant colony's different castes is influenced by either novel or highly modified genes, evolutionary biologists at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) discovered in a recent study of gene expression.
Massive Galaxies Formed Early On Through Collision
Massive galaxies that formed and stopped producing stars soon after the Big Bang were created by violent star formation triggered by the collision of galaxies, a new study published in the Astrophysical Journal argues.
Neanderthal Genes Traced to Modern Humans' Skin and Hair
Neanderthals may have gone extinct thousands of years ago, but their genomic lineage lives on, particularly in skin and hair traits, a new study published in the journal Nature found.
NASA Reveals New Laser Technology For Measuring Ice Melt and Growth
NASA has discovered a novel way to measure the melt and growth of ice using a new laser technology.
In Preparing for Mars, NASA Struggles With Fact That Humans Not Designed for Space
That humans are not designed for spaceflight is a reality weighing heavy on NASA scientists working against the clock to put astronauts on Mars by the 2030s.
Plague Strain as Deadly as Black Death Could Emerge Again [VIDEO]
The discovery that the Black Death and Justinian Plague were caused by different strains of the same pathogen suggests a new strain of plague could emerge again, researchers warn.
28th Anniversary of Challenger Tragedy [VIDEO]
Tuesday marks the 28th anniversary of the space shuttle Challenger tragedy, an event that resulted in the death of seven crew members and a 32-month hiatus in NASA's shuttle program.
Fire Tamed for Daily Use as Many as 300,000 Years Ago
Fire was tamed as many as 300,000 years ago, according to the recent discovery of the earliest evidence of repeated fire burning in one place over a period of time.
Music Production Helps Young Cancer Patients Cope
Cancer patients undergoing treatment gain key coping skills when they participate in music production, including writing lyrics and producing videos, according to a new study published in Cancer.
Los Angeles Faces Bigger Earthquake Threat Than Anticipated, Study Confirms
Los Angeles is especially vulnerable to any major earthquake that may take place south of the city of almost 4 million, a new method of constructing virtual earthquakes determined.
Ancient Forests Helped Helped Stabilize Planet's Climate Through the Years
Ancient forests may have helped stabilize the Earth's carbon dioxide levels and, therefore, its climate, a new study published in Biogeosciences suggests.