02 September 2014, 11:29 AM ET
The alert warning for the area surrounding Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano was kept at orange on Tuesday, indicating increased unrest with greater potential for an eruption. Smoke is spewing from the volcano, and lava is spouting nearby. (Sept. 2)
31 August 2014, 09:06 PM ET
Archaeologists excavating a cave in Gibraltar discovered rock engravings that may have been created by Neanderthals more than 30,000 years ago.
27 August 2014, 02:30 PM ET
African fish called bichir have lungs and can walk on land. In a new study, researchers raised juvenile bichir on land, and compared them with bichir raised in water.
27 August 2014, 10:03 AM ET
Death Valley's Racetrack Playa has revealed its secrets. In this
video, the mysterious sailing stones of Racetrack Playa are finally caught on camera as they creep across the playa. Full Story: http://goo.gl/yZ5d1Z
26 August 2014, 05:01 PM ET
The Rayonier Inc. has been discharging waste water into the river in Georgia. The Altahama Riverkeeper organization has filed suit to prove that the discharge is actually polluting the river.
26 August 2014, 02:54 PM ET
Robert Manzolillo, a skier, biker, hiker and physical therapist – himself a Multiple Sclerosis patient – uses Nintendo Wii board play to improve balance. Dr. Karen Blitz, director of North Shore-LIJ Hospital explains the favorable brain changes.
22 August 2014, 10:03 AM ET
NASA's Arctic Radiation IceBridge Sea and Ice Experiment (ARISE) was given less than 7 months to plan and equip a C-130 aircraft for flight in August 2014. This process usually takes over a year.
22 August 2014, 07:04 AM ET
Patients with paralysis and other neuromotor disorders ‘paint’ pictures through ‘Embedded Arts,’ a rehabilitation biofeedback program created by researchers at Ohio State University. As time perception became suspended, patients felt less pain.
21 August 2014, 10:51 AM ET
Environmental activist Hilton Kelley tours his childhood home in Port Arthur, Texas now abandoned due to toxic chemicals from refineries at the terminus of the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline.
20 August 2014, 04:38 PM ET
Award-winning scientist and conservationist Patricia Wright talks about how she came to love lemurs and how important they are to save.
20 August 2014, 04:18 PM ET
Billions of gallons of waste poured into the Fraser Rivere from the Mount Polley Mine in British Columbia on August 4th, 2014 when a containment dam failed.
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.