Plankton can adapt to the primary cause of ocean acidification -- rising carbon dioxide in water -- but the organisms eventually lose their form of a skeleton. As a result, the plankton cannot fend off predators or competitors, and on…
By Nsikan Akpan
Goats, like dogs, stare at humans when in need, according to a new study.
By Lora Strum
The basic firework requires three ingredients: an oxidizer, a fuel and a chemical mixture to produce the color. Over the years, scientists have staged various chemical reactions to produce fireworks of different colors.
By Lora Strum, Julia Griffin
On Independence Day, NASA’s Juno spacecraft will arrive at Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system, and beam photos and other data 1.8 billion miles back to Earth. After traveling five years and 1,740 million miles at more than…
By Jenny Marder
This Science Bedtime Story tells the incredible - and briefly, terrifying - story of the intrepid spacecraft that flew to Pluto and of Alice Bowman, a little girl who loved space and grew up to become one of the mission's…
By Nsikan Akpan
The Hubble telescope, the talisman space observatory, has captured fresh images of Jupiter’s auroras as Juno spacecraft makes its final approach to the planet.
On Independence Day NASA’s Juno spacecraft reaches the largest planet in our solar system and is expected to transmit pictures the 1.8 billion miles back to Earth. But even more interesting than pictures, scientists hope to collect tons of data…
A pair of 99 million-year-old fossils reveal Cretaceous baby birds with finger claws and adultlike feathers.
A decades-long scientific debate is finally resolved, thanks to a scaleless mutant lizard.
A weird chemical phenomenon called chirality, which is critical for life, has been observed in space for the first time.
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