28 February 2014, 01:40 PM ET
New images from space reveal the storms that are bringing much needed rains to California. Though the storms will help, they won't make much of a dent in the historic drought.
28 February 2014, 01:34 PM ET
A surge in popularity of horse ownership in China's Sichuan Province threatened the Giant Panda. Only 1,600 pandas live in the wild.
28 February 2014, 01:31 PM ET
The first detailed model of a 3D strand of curly hair has been created, a development that could be a boon for the film and computer animation industries, researchers say.
28 February 2014, 01:15 PM ET
Google street view has added an image of whale sharks and an underwater museum to a set of undersea images of the planet.
28 February 2014, 01:15 PM ET
Cleaning up the plastic debris on California's beaches is a costly venture ($420 million to be exact), and a recently proposed bill could incentivize plastic producers to reduce packaging waste and make them pay for part of the clean up.
28 February 2014, 12:52 PM ET
Pedometers can be useful tools to help you track progress towards your fitness goal, and perhaps even motivate you to be more active.
28 February 2014, 12:21 PM ET
Though a glitch ended Kepler's original operations last May, the mission continues to discover distant worlds, adding a whopping 715 new exoplanets to the tally on Wednesday. Many more will follow, and a new mission could keep Kepler busy for years.
28 February 2014, 12:07 PM ET
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has taken some dazzling new photos of the Red Planet landscape, showing in sharp detail where it's been and the long road ahead, which leads to the base of a 3.4-mile-high mountain.
28 February 2014, 11:50 AM ET
During a calm whale watching trip in a Mexican lagoon last week, a woman got smacked in the head with a tail fin.
28 February 2014, 11:40 AM ET
Thanks to a few inches of fresh snow, the route for Alaska's venerable Iditarod sled dog race, which kicks off on Saturday (March 1), may be in much better shape than race organizers feared just a week ago.
28 February 2014, 11:22 AM ET
Black holes can blast their surroundings with much stronger winds than previously thought, scientists say. The discovery will help better model the evolution of black holes over time, and help uncover the huge influence they can have on host galaxies.
28 February 2014, 11:07 AM ET
ATV Albert Einstein backs away from the International Space Station shortly after undocking at 09:55 CET (08:55 UT) on Oct. 28, 2013, as seen in this space wallpaper.
28 February 2014, 11:04 AM ET
Excess saturated fat promotes the accumulation of belly and liver fat, which has been linked to heart disease and diabetes, new research suggests.
28 February 2014, 08:28 AM ET
A mysterious candelabra found on the sandy seafloor off the Spanish island of Ibiza may hint at a supply route to a medieval Islamic colony in southern Spain, a new study finds.
27 February 2014, 11:50 PM ET
Augmentin is a prescription antibiotic that is used to treat bacterial infections.
27 February 2014, 11:39 PM ET
Meet one of the most beautiful animals I have ever seen.
27 February 2014, 11:25 PM ET
Contemporary popular culture presents us with characters such as Big Bang Theory’s Sheldon Cooper, single-mindedly and single-handedly in pursuit of a theory of everything.
27 February 2014, 11:08 PM ET
Engineers are developing the next wave of neural prosthetics.
27 February 2014, 08:03 PM ET
Human genomes are a boon to medical research, but pose privacy risks.
27 February 2014, 07:54 PM ET
Whales are pushing into new territory as the far north warms quicker than the rest of the planet and sea ice retreats.
27 February 2014, 05:15 PM ET
Sharks equipped with sophisticated sensors and cameras are helping researchers uncover new clues about their swimming and eating habits. The novel, "shark's eye" views are illuminating some of the least-understood behaviors of these shadowy predators.
27 February 2014, 04:38 PM ET
Jet lag results from disruptions to the body's "clock" or natural, circadian rhythms. This internal clock — which runs on an average 24.1-hour schedule — controls sleep, wakefulness and a host of other physiological processes.
27 February 2014, 04:05 PM ET
Stethoscopes tend to have more bacteria than the palms of physicians' hands.
27 February 2014, 03:41 PM ET
This massive, 530-pound (240 kilograms) deep sea diving suit, called the Exosuit, is a one-of-a-kind pressurized diving suit designed to let scientists observe sea life at depths as far 1,000 feet (305 meters).
27 February 2014, 03:35 PM ET
The U.S. government's proposed changes to nutrition labels are an important and positive step, and could even spur food companies to give consumers healthier options, but the changes are only part of what's needed to stem the obesity epidemic, experts say
27 February 2014, 03:25 PM ET
Wearable generators can supply portable, clean energy for powering our mobile devices.
27 February 2014, 03:11 PM ET
Snow, a juveniles harp seal found in critical condition last month, made his way back into the Gulf of Maine yesterday (Feb. 26) after a month of rehabilitation.
27 February 2014, 02:43 PM ET
Marine biologists and engineers have now developed a 530-pound marine Exosuit that's designed for ocean depths down to 1,000 feet. The Exosuit will help researchers study bioluminescent and biofluorescent marine life.
27 February 2014, 02:40 PM ET
Researchers at the University of Hawaii and the University of Tokyo outfitted sharks with sophisticated sensors and video recorders to measure and see where they go, how they get there, and what they do once they reach their destinations.
27 February 2014, 02:38 PM ET
A juvenile harp seal returns to the Gulf of Maine after a month-long rehabilitation session.
27 February 2014, 02:22 PM ET
The Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Observatory, a joint effort between NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, blasted off aboard an H-2A rocket from Japan's Tanegashima Space Center today at 1:37 p.m. EST.
27 February 2014, 02:19 PM ET
Never before seen in biology, a state of matter called "disordered hyperuniformity" has been discovered in the eye of a chicken.