17 September 2015, 02:00 PM ET
Lead actor Matt Damon describes how Ridley Scott's film – and Andy Weir's book – can perk students’ curiosity, in this conversation with Space.com's @DavidSkyBrody at NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab.
17 September 2015, 12:24 PM ET
A chimpanzee and a bonobo show off their memory skills when they are shown a video twice of aggressive behavior (24 hours apart).
16 September 2015, 07:20 PM ET
A jellyfish-like creature is made of up tiny nectophores that each spurt out jets of water in order to steer and thrust the creature forward.
16 September 2015, 09:36 AM ET
When the Kirigami polymide film is stretched its forms a mesh that can be controlled to "within an accuracy of one degree," according to University of Michigan researchers. This will increase the efficiency of the solar cells.
15 September 2015, 04:33 PM ET
An unmanned aerial vehicle operated by Safety Security Rescue Research Center (SSRRC) team members captured this image of devastation in Pearlington, Miss., during a search for survivors of Hurricane Katrina.
10 September 2015, 09:57 AM ET
UC Berkeley scientists locate a ‘nonstructural protein’ responsible for fluid loss and resulting shock from Dengue Fever (‘break bone disease). 390 million people are infected with this virus each year.
08 September 2015, 04:15 PM ET
On Sept. 7th, 2015, European astronaut Andreas Mogensen – orbiting 240+ miles up and flying at 17,000+ mph – placed a peg in a hole on Earth; a demonstration of teleoperation using a force-feedback controlled machine system built by ESA.
08 September 2015, 10:53 AM ET
High resolution ground-penetrating radar and other archeological technologies has revealed up to 90 large intentionally placed stones outlining a crescent-shaped ‘arena’ less than 2 miles away from Stonehenge.
04 September 2015, 03:48 PM ET
A female funnel-web spider with bizarre blood-red coloring on her fangs rears up in a ready-to-strike position.
04 September 2015, 11:33 AM ET
Will the current El Niño building in the Pacific emerge as the strongest on record? This NCAR visualization compares current sea surface temperatures with those of the powerful 1997 El Niño.
02 September 2015, 12:10 PM ET
Here the animal called Trichoplax triggers algal cells to burst open and then sort of sucks up the spilled contents.
01 September 2015, 02:56 PM ET
Seismologists have traced the path of seismic waves to create a three dimensional scan of Earth's interior.
26 August 2015, 12:36 PM ET
Global ocean levels have risen about 6 cm (2.3 in) over the past two decades, matching models consistent with human-induced climate change. NASA monitors sea heights and other parameters with the Jason satellite series.
26 August 2015, 10:21 AM ET
The new species of millipede (Ommatoiulus avatar n. sp., family Julidae) was imaged with high-resolution X-ray microtomography (micro-CT). This is the first study to use micro-CT is describe a new species.
24 August 2015, 11:31 AM ET
27 ‘named storms’ formed over the warm waters of the Atlantic Ocean in 2005, which spawned the most category 5 storms in a single season. NASA and NOAA tracked the paths of these killers. [On average there are only 10 storms per year.]
24 August 2015, 09:56 AM ET
Data from the GOES-5 satellite drove this simulation, illuminating the wind intensities and water vapor transport powering the massive category 5 storm, which ravaged New Orleans, Louisiana and adjoining areas in 2005.
19 August 2015, 12:08 PM ET
Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a "vomiting device" to study the transmission of norovirus -- the dreaded stomach bug that causes diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and stomach pain.
18 August 2015, 07:01 PM ET
The "Flattie" spider (Selenops spp.) has the ability to change direction in mid-air by moving its front legs. They live in the tropical rain forest canopy and have developed this ability to avoid landing on the on the forest understory.
18 August 2015, 02:56 PM ET
New research has revealed that the hummingbird tongue "acts as a tiny pump" instead of the long-standing "capillary tube" belief. Several variety of hummingbirds were studied to make the find.
17 August 2015, 10:53 AM ET
Some parents of newborns are opting out of all shots for the baby shortly after birth and unknowingly turning down the Vitamin K injection.
12 August 2015, 04:57 PM ET
05 August 2015, 03:09 PM ET
These animals basically have the ability to see all around themselves. Scientist believe that they evolved in this manner to give them an advantage when fleeing from predators.
05 August 2015, 02:29 PM ET
Exotic animals are being set up for slaughter by ranchers in several U.S. states. They are held in pens and for a price, hunters have the opportunity to kill them.
03 August 2015, 01:35 PM ET
If you are like most people, the largest string of numbers you can remember is about seven digits. Barbara Shinn-Cunningham, head of the NSF-funded CELEST Science of Learning Center at Boston University has been studying why.
03 August 2015, 01:31 PM ET
Ed Bensman, NSF atmospheric scientist, reveals that storms at night depend on daytime predecessors and how they can rumble on for many hours.
31 July 2015, 03:05 PM ET
Eyewitness testimony -- it's often thought of as solid evidence in criminal cases, but researchers including Iowa State University's Gary Wells have found that our memories aren't as reliable as we think.
28 July 2015, 03:19 PM ET
Remains of 4 men buried at the Jamestown church where Captain John Smith and Pocahontas married have now been identified. One grave also held a ‘reliquary’ box, suggesting the deceased may have been Catholic.
27 July 2015, 04:15 PM ET
When you order fish at a restaurant, you may not be getting what you think. The F.D.A. approves lists of fish species that can be grouped into labels such as snappers and groupers. The International advocacy organization Oceana explains.
22 July 2015, 12:55 PM ET
The fungus Exidiopsis effusa has been determined to cause this odd phenomena that occurs on "rotten branches of certain trees."
21 July 2015, 02:56 PM ET
Subsea pools with high concentrations of carbon dioxide (CO2) have been found. Opal particles create the "distinctive color" according to the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.
13 July 2015, 01:57 PM ET
Pluto may only be the beginning of NASA New Horizons' exploration of the Edgeworth-Kuiper Belt.
13 July 2015, 01:52 PM ET
Investigation of imagery and other data from the approaching probe reveal Pluto to be larger than previous estimates. Principal investigator Alan Stern explains the implications on ice composition, rock estimates, and atmospheric composition.