29 May 2014, 03:57 PM ET
The Humane Society of the United States has cleared a construction site in Apopka, Florida where a population of the the burrowing tortoises were found. They would have been buried alive if the Humane Society did not intervene.
29 May 2014, 02:05 PM ET
NASA's Cloudsat mission flew over the storm on May 25th, 2014. It saw heavy to moderate precipitation below the freezing level.
28 May 2014, 03:00 PM ET
Surgeons at the Cleveland Clinic are learning to attack hard-to-reach brain tumors by entering patients’ skulls through their noses.
28 May 2014, 01:51 PM ET
For a study examining the physics of various types of soccer balls, engineers employed a robo-kicker to launch the orbs. Research found that the 2014 FIFA World Cup official soccer ball, the Brazuca, was particularly stable.
28 May 2014, 01:01 PM ET
Our Milky Way galaxy is a 'magnetic dynamo’ generating a generally spiral-shaped field. ESA's Planck spacecraft’s edge on view makes the whorls of magnetic field lines appear a bit like a fingerprint.
27 May 2014, 11:42 AM ET
The World Wildlife Fund, Namibia’s Ministry of Environment and Tourism and Elephants Without Borders has collared 8 zebras to track their movements across Africa, information critical to conservation.
27 May 2014, 10:24 AM ET
To compensate for microgravity aboard the Space Station, printer maker "Made In Space" must alter mechanical configuration liquid handling. The company has taken its prototype on Zero-g flights for testing.
23 May 2014, 11:53 AM ET
On May 24th, Earth will for the first time pass through a cloud of dust that comet 209P/LINEAR behind in the 1800's. Experts say it could rival the year's best Perseids shower, with up to 200 meteors per hour.
20 May 2014, 07:01 PM ET
Motion-activated video cameras captured mice, frogs and even snails and slugs on an exercise wheel in the wild. A study published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B shows that wheel-running is not limited to captive animals.
20 May 2014, 05:41 PM ET
The so-called Roombots can move around and change shape depending on an individual's needs.
19 May 2014, 04:56 PM ET
The Advanced Tactics Black Knight Transformer successfully completed its first flight on March 22nd, 2014. The truck and its eight propellors can perform autonomous casualty evacuation and cargo resupply missions.
19 May 2014, 02:17 PM ET
The below sea-level canyons beneath the ocean-feeding glacier cut further inland than previously estimates. Accelerated ice loss of the glacier was thought to be limited, but this finding calls into question its duration.
19 May 2014, 10:57 AM ET
In the winter of 1997-1998, severe weather events were recorded across the continental U.S.. For month leading in the winter, warm (El Niño) conditions persisted in the Pacific Ocean. NASA's Jason-2 satellite is monitoring in 2014.
17 May 2014, 07:59 PM ET
The jetpack was demoed at the Smithsonian Magazine hosted event on Saturday May 17th, 2014 in Washington D.C..
16 May 2014, 05:21 PM ET
Theoretical biophysicist William Bialek is a pioneer in his field, with wide-ranging research interests in “the wonders of the living world”. He talks about his field of science with ScienceLives.
16 May 2014, 01:04 PM ET
"We are a coastal country," says National Climate Assessment's Coasts chapter's Susanne C. Moser, with 94,000 miles of coastline and more than $1 trillion in coastal infrastructure and all are increasingly vulnerable.
15 May 2014, 11:45 AM ET
An octopus handling its own freshly amputated arm holds it gingerly and avoids grasping the skin, while an octopus handling another octopus' arm grasps the skin easily.
14 May 2014, 04:06 PM ET
According to the National Climate Assessment, oceans currently absorb about a quarter of human-caused carbon dioxide emissions to the atmosphere, leading to ocean acidification that will alter marine ecosystems in dramatic yet uncertain ways.
14 May 2014, 12:26 PM ET
In 2011, many places in Texas and Oklahoma recorded more than 100 days over 100 degrees. Heat and drought contributed to more than $10 billion in agricultural losses alone. "Communities are drying up", Texas rancher Kevin Igo says.
14 May 2014, 11:38 AM ET
According to the 2014 National Climate Assessment, higher average temperatures are drying out forests fuels, increasing the vulnerability of western forests to more wildfire. "Climate change is very real," Elk Creek, CO Fire Chief McLaughlin says.
13 May 2014, 04:54 PM ET
The disease is present at birth and its causes a blockage of the intestine. It occurs in 1 out of every 5000 live births, more often males than females. Dr. Marc Levitt explains.
13 May 2014, 10:17 AM ET
Using satellite data, researchers located "grounding lines" (points underneath glaciers where melting begins) and determined these lines were retreating further away from the sea each year. The West Antarctic glaciers are seeing the highest melt rate
12 May 2014, 03:06 PM ET
Bone loss is a serious issue that has plagued astronauts since the dawn of the Space age. In the microgravity environment bones are remodeled with a decrease in mineral density.
12 May 2014, 12:53 PM ET
After 40 years of observation, NASA and University of California researchers agree that melting of the West Antarctic Glacier has passed the point of no return. It contains enough ice to raise sea levels ~4 feet, but could take centuries to melt.
09 May 2014, 06:15 PM ET
The robot reacts on the spot to grasp objects with complex shapes and trajectories in fewer than five hundredths of a second.
08 May 2014, 05:27 PM ET
The revolutionary new field in brain science was created through basic research on two microbes. Researchers are hopeful that new treaments for parkinson's disease, schizophrenia, epilepsy, anxiety and visual impairment can be found.
08 May 2014, 11:56 AM ET
Humans and Apes are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth's dominant species.
08 May 2014, 09:30 AM ET
Animals In Order of Appearance: Moroccan Flic-Flac Spider, Dumbo Octopus, predatory sea slug and the Spanish Shawl, rat, worms, hobo spider, baby plant hopper, black widow, pig, dog, sheep, Lyrebird.
07 May 2014, 10:38 AM ET
The newly discovered Moroccan Flic-Flac Spider (Cebrennus rechenbergi.) jumps like a gymnast with rolling motion, Bionics expert Prof. Dr. Ingo Rechenberg modeled the arachnid's movements for his Tabbot robot. (Video In German)
05 May 2014, 05:15 PM ET
In all the universe, 'Life's the thing,' says 'Satch.' The guitarist / composer, shares the genesis of his cosmically flavored instrumental titles with Space.com's @DavidSkyBrody in this exclusive chat, which orbits around his just released memoir.
05 May 2014, 12:29 PM ET
Central Oklahoma’s rate of recorded magnitude 2-3 earthquakes is on the rise: 1500+ earthquakes since Oct. 2013. Some geo-scientists suspect: ’human-induced fluid injection’ into deep rock formations.
02 May 2014, 12:05 PM ET
Farmers in Iowa are seeing changes in rainfall amounts and temperature fluctuations.. Farmer Arlyn Schipper talks about the hazy future of farming.