18 December 2013, 11:43 AM ET
A team from Belgium's Princess Elisabeth Antarctica polar research
station recently made a second trip to a 9,000-strong colony of emperor
penguins in East Antarctica. The colony's existence was first confirmed in
2012. International Polar Foundation
18 December 2013, 10:50 AM ET
Seventeen teams will compete in DARPA's Robotics Challenge Trials in Homestead, Fla., from Dec. 20-21, 2013. Here are some of the robots that qualified for the competition.
17 December 2013, 05:48 PM ET
A 1.3 foot wide space rock, traveling at 56,000 MPH, collided with the lunar surface on March 17th, 2013, and the explosion could be seen with the naked eye on Earth. NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter snapped imagery of the impact area.
16 December 2013, 06:58 PM ET
By studying highs-peed video footage of emperor penguin huddles, researchers have found that any individual, no matter its location in the huddle, can manipulate the flow of the huddle’s movement.
16 December 2013, 10:27 AM ET
Iran claims this is its second successful mission of 2013, although many have cast doubts on whether the first mission was legitimate.
16 December 2013, 09:25 AM ET
Chinese State TV released video of the lunar probe Chane'e 3 landing on the moon and deployment of its Yutu rover.
14 December 2013, 03:02 PM ET
China became the first country to make a 'soft landing' of a spacecraft in almost 40 years. The last country to do so was the Soviet Union in 1976.
13 December 2013, 02:34 PM ET
Ten thousand bonefish migrate to offshore waters thousands of feet deep to spawn before quickly returning to their usual shallow-water habitat.
13 December 2013, 11:27 AM ET
Young children with autism have a tough time making social connections, but because they often have an affinity for technology, psychologists using a robot can help these children understand concepts like imitation.
13 December 2013, 10:39 AM ET
Civli Engineer Dorothy Reed is helping New York City prepare for the next hurricane by merging together data from Sandy devastation, including power stations, flood zones, subway lines, and weather forecasts.
12 December 2013, 04:26 PM ET
A new digital elevation model shows Kilimanjaro's glaciers are shrinking.
If the pace continues, Credner Glacier could disappear by 2030, said
researchers from the University of Otago in New Zealand.
12 December 2013, 03:18 PM ET
Researchers captured this lightning strike unfold in Guangzhou, China using an ultra-high-speed video camera that caught 10,000 frames per second.
12 December 2013, 12:01 PM ET
Women diagnosed with cervical cancer usually need a hysterectomy, surgery that prevents them from getting pregnant later in life. A new surgery pioneered by Dr. Jeffery M. Fowler removes only a small part of the uterus, preserving their fertility.
12 December 2013, 11:04 AM ET
Wineries like many industries need lots of clean water, a process that can be very energy intensive and costly. Cambrian Innovations is working on bio-technologies that can purify water and create energy as a byproduct.
12 December 2013, 10:22 AM ET
Plant pathologist Gary Strobel has found endophytes, bacteria and fungi that live within plant tissue, that can create diesel-like fuel from decaying plant waste like leaves.
11 December 2013, 12:39 PM ET
Scientists are studying how the warming climate is effecting the vegetation on Greenland's tundra, where woody shrubs are replacing grasslands, which could change how much carbon dioxide is absorbed from the atmosphere.
11 December 2013, 10:19 AM ET
Cochlear implants give certain deaf patients the ability to hear, but the audio is muffled, dampened, and spans a limited range of sound. Pamela Bhatti is improving the audio quality of cochlear implants while making them smaller and more affordable.
10 December 2013, 04:29 PM ET
Diatoms, a type of algae, are an excellent way to measure climate change because of how they respond to the climate and how lake ecosystems might be affected by those changes.
10 December 2013, 02:30 PM ET
Using video games controlled by a players body movements, Dr. Lynne Gauthier has found a way to bring typically expensive and time consuming constraint-induced movement therapy to the comfort of stroke rehabilitation patients own homes.
10 December 2013, 02:24 PM ET
This video demonstrates how to perform a science experiment (making ooblek) using Google Glass.
10 December 2013, 12:49 PM ET
A new record for cold temperatures minus 136 F (minus 93.2 C) was set Aug. 10, 2010 on the East Antarctic Plateau. NASA scientists have figured out how our planet creates these bone chilling temperatures.
09 December 2013, 06:35 PM ET
Data from several NASA satellites have been analyzed and the lowest temperature detected was a record breaking -136° F (-93.2° C) on Aug 10th, 2013 on a high ridge in Antartica. Its ~8°F degrees cooler than the previous record.
09 December 2013, 12:45 PM ET
A neural prosthesis, connected to a brain damaged rats brain, carried electrical signals between the premotor and somatosensory cortexes, returning the brain to normal function.
06 December 2013, 04:01 PM ET
Approximately every 11 years, the magnetic polarity of the Sun reverses. 16 years of high resolution magnetic field line data are animated in magnetic lines. Neon green = positive, purple = negative. (looped 4X)
06 December 2013, 12:44 PM ET
Since trees absorb carbon dioxide and can be regrown, it may be tempting to assume they could be used as a carbon neutral energy source, but there are two big reasons that's not the case.
06 December 2013, 12:44 PM ET
High chair injuries have increased by 22% in the United States, sending an average of 9,500 kids to the hospital every year.
05 December 2013, 01:40 PM ET
For the first time, scientists have observed lemurs returning to the same caves every night to sleep, rather than bedding down in trees. Early human ancestors slept in caves, suggesting this is a deep primate behavior.
05 December 2013, 10:22 AM ET
Uptalk, when sentences rise in pitch at the end, has become ubiquitous in Southern California and is demonstrated by Amanda Ritchart.
04 December 2013, 01:51 PM ET
Hip impingement, a condition in which the edges of the hip's ball and socket joint are rough and jagged, is increasingly diagnosed among those under 30 and often requires surgery to fix. Famous cases include Lady Gaga and Alex Rodriguez.
04 December 2013, 01:00 PM ET
A dense crystalline rain falling into Earth's mantle could explain how a mysterious seismic boundary called the Moho forms beneath the crust.
03 December 2013, 04:10 PM ET
To Andrea Johnson, the best part about being a scientist is being able to explore things that interest her and no one can tell her no.
02 December 2013, 07:33 PM ET
Taylor F. Lockwood photographed bioluminescent mushrooms and set a compilation of them to classical music.