19 August 2014, 03:03 PM ET
A carpet python climbs a tree (not slow motion). The graph above shows the force being exerted as the snake grips the tree on the way up.
19 August 2014, 01:00 PM ET
NASA's decommissioned Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer (RXTE) satellite is still bearing fruit with the discovered of the object in the Messier 82 galaxy. The black hole (M82 X-1) weighs in at about 400 solar masses. Full Story: http://goo.gl/z2MBrk
18 August 2014, 02:36 PM ET
Using a temperature-sensitive dye and array of photosensors on a thin flexible electronic surface, researchers developed a type of camouflage that mimics that of cephalopods.
18 August 2014, 11:18 AM ET
A dragonfly tumbles after a roadway collision with a University of South Dakota researcher's truck in Door County, Wisconsin. Summer speed limits could reduce roadkill deaths for the Hine's emerald dragonfly, an endangered species.
15 August 2014, 02:54 PM ET
Drexel University has conducted a "snake race" and have determined that northern pine snakes move slower on roads than they do on sand and soil, leading to high road kill numbers.
14 August 2014, 02:05 PM ET
In the largest display of collective robotic behavior, "Kilobots" have been programmed to create 3 distinctive shapes. The robots have vibration motor and infrared lights to communicate with one another.
14 August 2014, 01:50 PM ET
NOAA remote operated vehicles (ROV) observed thriving fish and invertebrate communities around coral colonies. Never before-seen corals and other animal species flourish here, but evidence of the fishing industry's devastation can also be seen.
14 August 2014, 10:39 AM ET
In this time-lapse video, the parasitic plant dodder attacks tomatoes, sucking water, nutrients and even genetic material from its host.
13 August 2014, 06:06 PM ET
A dolphin wearing a “critter-cam” is heard to utter a squeal upon echolocating, then eating, a fish in murky water. Researchers believe dolphins and whales squeal with delight, much like human children, upon successfully performing rewarding tasks.
13 August 2014, 02:50 PM ET
The world's first known surviving panda triplets were born at the Guangzhou's Chimelong Safari Park on July 29th, 2014. Its being hailed as a 'miracle', given the animal's famously low reproductive rate.
13 August 2014, 10:37 AM ET
The Human Society of the United States were alerted to the conditions that the dogs were living in on a property in Blue Mountain, Missouri. One of the dogs, name Sasha, was treated for a broken leg.
12 August 2014, 10:59 AM ET
Supercomputer simulation (called 'Nature Run 2') of Category-4 Typhoon Haitang (July 2005), based on 7 days of NASA's GOES-5 satellite data, shows winds peaking at ~160mph. Simulation Details: http://goo.gl/LWgggE
11 August 2014, 11:34 AM ET
Researchers using submersible robots to track the hunting behaviors of seal-stalking great white sharks were astonished when one of their subjects mistook their scientific probe for edible prey.
08 August 2014, 03:54 PM ET
This is a sad, yet important reminder about the need to check for wildlife before doing any repairs on a home or business. It also shows the powerful nature of a raccoon mother's maternal bond with her young.
08 August 2014, 03:21 PM ET
The Magnitude 8.8 Chile earthquake of 2010 triggered icequakes (cryoseisms or frost-quakes); vibrations from rapid fracture in large ice fields, frozen soil, or rocks interlaced with frozen water. Seismic data sped up 100x produces the sound.
07 August 2014, 10:24 AM ET
Nature often builds 3D structures from flat materials. Researcher Samuel Felton and colleagues created a self-folding robot – which stands, crawls and turns – by placing hinges in shape-memory polymer which contracts at 100°C.
31 July 2014, 08:08 PM ET
In a study of cultural mobility over the past 2000 years in Europe and the United States, a map of the birth and death sites of notable figures has been plotted. Full Story: http://goo.gl/1DUSVu
31 July 2014, 10:21 AM ET
Arms into feathered wings; bones hollowing out; morphology minimizing: The lineage of modern day birds includes the Tyrannosaurus and the Velociraptor, dating back over 50 million years.
30 July 2014, 07:05 PM ET
Scientists have launched an investigation into a giant crater that suddenly appeared in Siberia. Internet speculation on the hole's origins abounds.
30 July 2014, 03:45 PM ET
Earth and Moon in the Hadean epoch were pummeled by large impacts letting magma flow out. But, at the same time, some parts of Earth’s surface could have retained liquid water, allowing pre-biotic compounds to form; perhaps even life itself.
30 July 2014, 02:38 PM ET
In this test of spatial cognition, red-footed tortoises presented with shapes in varying positions were rewarded with bits of strawberry when they touched the targets.
30 July 2014, 10:32 AM ET
When compared to a Black Hornet autonomous micro-helicopter, the Anna's hummingbird (seen at various speeds) was 27% more efficient at hovering. This Stanford University research could lead to bird-inspired helicopters and other engineering advances.
29 July 2014, 04:54 PM ET
An astronomer and an artist have paired up to convert gamma ray bursts detected by the Fermi Large Area Telescope into ’sonified’ animations.
29 July 2014, 02:48 PM ET
The ocean energy startup Crowd Energy wants to crowd fund undersea turbines that could supplement or replace fossil fuels-fired power plants.
28 July 2014, 01:06 PM ET
The 'Pacific Garbage Patch', including debris from the 2011 Japanese Tsunami, travels in seasonal patterns. Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team's executive direct Julia Parrish explains the patterns. Full Story: http://goo.gl/IQ5gPC
24 July 2014, 01:34 PM ET
Huge swaths of land, including homes and forests, were lost to raging fires in July 2014. Sy Stepanov of Chelan HD sent out his drones for a birds eye view of the destruction. Help fire victims here.
24 July 2014, 01:29 PM ET
The low-flying lens of Chelan HD’s drone catches a group of deer walking through the ash of their former forest home. Destroyed human-homes and a local relief effort are seen as well. Help fire victims here.
24 July 2014, 12:58 PM ET
According to the National Climate Assessment’s Mitigation humans need to quickly ween off fossil fuels in favor of alternative energy sources to reduce what could be a 10°F average temperature increase by 2100.
23 July 2014, 01:18 PM ET
5 Turkish siblings, with very rare Uner Tan Syndrome (UTS), walk in lateral quadrupedal motion. Apes and all other primates use a diagonal limb-fall pattern.
Credit: Shapiro LJ, Cole WG, Young JW, Raichlen DA, Robinson SR, et al.
23 July 2014, 11:52 AM ET
NASA's first Landsat mission launched in July 1972. Seven more satellites have been launched since. Two of these, Landsat 7 & 8, are still active. The program acquired science imagery of natural disasters, urban change, water, ice, and farming.
22 July 2014, 03:14 PM ET
Created by lightning, ‘whistlers’ travel along Earth's magnetic field lines from hemisphere to hemisphere. Jupiter’s charged particles ‘sing’ across its magnetosphere (recorded by Voyager).
-- 'Whistling' Volcanic Lightning: http://goo.gl/kKhlEk
21 July 2014, 03:50 PM ET
Most Pacific islands will see dramatic change with sea level rise. Some low-lying islands could cease to exist. Many of Hawaii's roads and airports, sited on volcanic lowlands, are at risk from higher seas and stronger oceanic storm surges.