New research published Friday by the University of New Mexico postulates that dinosaurs were not cold-blooded creatures as previously believed, yet not warm-blooded like mammals either. Instead, the study claims that dinosaurs were mesothermic — an intermediate stage between the two. Continue reading
A study in Science reveals that a massive reservoir of water — in its molecular form — may lie hundreds of miles below the earth’s surface and may hold more water than the earth’s oceans. Continue reading
What causes a seemingly happy, non-violent teenager to open fire on classmates? Science correspondent Miles O’Brien reports on the minds of rampage killers by profiling Andy Williams, who killed two students in a school shooting in California. Continue reading
After months or years on the battlefield, soldiers can feel isolated as they cope with PTSD and trauma in day-to-day civilian life. At VetsPrevail soldiers can get online and chat with other veterans about how they’re adjusting, and help them cope with the transition.
Next Tuesday, students from around the country are headed to the 2014 White House Science Fair hosted by President Barack Obama. In an effort to address gender gaps in scientific research and careers, this year’s fair will focus specifically on girls and women who are excelling in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, known widely in the education community as STEM. Continue reading
Two fishermen on Lake Michigan caught more than a big fish yesterday. They caught on camera a massive fog bank making its way across the lake. Andrew Ballard and his father Spencer were out for a leisurely day of fishing near Platte Bay, just south of the Sleeping Bear Dunes when the weather phenomenon came at them. Continue reading
The resemblance is uncanny, but no, these aren’t Starfleet logos emblazoned on planet Vulcan. Perhaps fittingly, though, this nasa Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter image shows a section of an active dune field on Mars. Strong winds blowing in a single direction resulted in massive piles of basaltic sand about 200 meters wide and 20 meters tall that formed crescent-shaped “barchan dunes.” Continue reading
When a flood arrives, some ant species evacuate their nest and self-assemble into rafts made out of their offspring to float to dry ground. Continue reading