Science

Study: Plastic debris widespread on ocean surface

Study: Tons of plastic debris float on the world's oceans, posing potential wildlife hazard

Wednesday - 07/02/2014, 11:00am EDT

Fracking study finds new gas wells leak more

In Pennsylvania's fracking boom, new wells far more likely to leak than old, study finds

Wednesday - 07/02/2014, 10:38am EDT

Officials clash over beach contamination warnings

Federal, state officials clash over policy for warning beachgoers of bacterial contamination

Wednesday - 07/02/2014, 09:56am EDT

World UFO Day: Search for extraterrestrial intelligence continues

Are we alone? July 2 is World UFO Day and seeks to answer that question as people gather together to watch the skies for unidentified flying objects.

Wednesday - 07/02/2014, 09:42am EDT
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Mars 'flying saucer' splashes down after NASA test

Mars 'flying saucer' vehicle splashes down after NASA test in Earth's atmosphere

Wednesday - 07/02/2014, 08:56am EDT

Parasite strikes young crabs with deadly results

A disease that is nearly always fatal to blue crabs is affecting the young crab population in the Chesapeake Bay, says Jeff Shields, a scientist with the Virginia Institute of Marine Sciences.

Wednesday - 07/02/2014, 08:54am EDT

Rocket launched in Va. prematurely ends flight

Rocket launched from Va.'s Eastern Shore prematurely ends flight, NASA to investigate anomaly

Wednesday - 07/02/2014, 08:50am EDT

NASA resets launch of carbon-monitoring satellite

NASA reschedules launch of rocket carrying satellite designed to track global carbon dioxide

Wednesday - 07/02/2014, 06:08am EDT

Winners named in global underwater robot event

Winners named in global underwater robot competition at Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary

Wednesday - 07/02/2014, 05:10am EDT

Guideline: Most healthy women can skip pelvic exam

Leading doctors' group says it's time to rethink routine pelvic exams for most healthy women

Tuesday - 07/01/2014, 07:28pm EDT

911 tape: Inmate's body in hot NYC cell was stiff

Doctor tells New York City 911 dispatcher inmate in 101-degree cell was found in rigor mortis

Tuesday - 07/01/2014, 05:09pm EDT

Cosmic caffeine: Astronauts getting espresso maker

Finally, a good cup of coffee: Space station getting real Italian espresso maker

Tuesday - 07/01/2014, 01:58pm EDT

Launch of new Russian space rocket aborted

Launch of new Russian space rocket aborted moments before blastoff as Putin watched

Tuesday - 07/01/2014, 01:58pm EDT

Recycled phones protect rainforest from illegal loggers, poachers

Recycled smartphones are being turned into detection devices, to help protect endangered rainforests from illegal logging activity and animal poaching.

Tuesday - 07/01/2014, 04:15am EDT

Cousteau prepares to end 'Mission 31' in Fla. Keys

Fabien Cousteau prepares to return to land after underwater living experiment in Florida Keys

Tuesday - 07/01/2014, 04:10am EDT

Hawaii board advances $1B telescope pending review

Hawaii board approves sublease for $1.3 billion telescope; decision on hold pending review

Monday - 06/30/2014, 07:30pm EDT

NASA to launch global warming satellite after loss

NASA to launch satellite to track global warming after 2009 failure

Monday - 06/30/2014, 06:26pm EDT

Pelicans' northerly nesting grounds shrinking

Pelican nesting grounds shrink in North Dakota as lake levels gobble big-billed birds' island

Monday - 06/30/2014, 03:36pm EDT

Jungle ruins and sea life await in tiny Belize

Belize serves up surf and turf vacation of Maya Ruins and mind-boggling sea life

Monday - 06/30/2014, 11:27am EDT

NASA scrubs rocket launch from Wallops

Suborbital rocket launch from Wallops scrubbed, NASA to attempt again on Tuesday

Monday - 06/30/2014, 07:10am EDT
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