Video Archive
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.
02 December 2013, 11:41 AM ET
This video shows the extra vocal folds in the throat of a koala, that gives it a deep-pitched voice. The male's "bellowing" vocalizations can also be heard, which are used to woo females during the mating season.
02 December 2013, 10:55 AM ET
A wispy remnant of the comet survived its whip around the Sun, but is quickly starting to fade from sight. Imagery from NASA/ESA SOHO probe (Nov 30th - Dec 1st) and NASA's STEREO spacecraft (Nov 28th and 29th) are time-lapsed.
27 November 2013, 11:23 AM ET
High-definition video of a participant wearing the Tongue Drive System and using it to drive a powered wheelchair.  
27 November 2013, 11:06 AM ET
On Oct. 27th, 2013, the NASA/ESA Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) captured ISON as it closes in on its Thanksgiving Day date with the Sun. It's traveling at 240,000 mph and is currently surviving the high heat, according to
27 November 2013, 07:28 AM ET
Food scientist Vickie Kloeris gives's @MiriKramer the run down on the food that the ISS crew will be eating on Thanksgiving 2013.
26 November 2013, 11:19 PM ET
Catapults, centrifugals and trebuchets all used for one purpose - tossing pumpkins. Mythbusters' Kari, Grant and Tory talk to Livescience's @Douglas_Main about the event. Airs on the Science Channel on Thanksgiving at 8pm EST.
26 November 2013, 03:54 PM ET
North Dakota retired engineer George Loegering has found a rare spinning disk of ice in the Sheyenne River, a weather phenomenon experts say likely was caused by cold, dense air, and an eddy in the river. (Nov. 26)
26 November 2013, 03:35 PM ET
A critter cam in northeast China has spotted a female Amur leopard with two little cubs, the first example of the critically endangered cat breeding in China.
26 November 2013, 12:29 PM ET
Fire ant rafts actively reorganize, a feat that allows them to more effectively cushion themselves against applied forces. Here, a clot is compressed by a petri dish and bounces back in a few seconds after the force is taken away.
26 November 2013, 10:33 AM ET
Seahorses have heads perfectly shaped to sneak up on copepods without alerting them, because the area just above and forward of their nostrils produces no fluid disturbance. This video shows a seahorse sneaking up and capturing a copepod.
25 November 2013, 10:34 AM ET
In 2007, a coronal mass ejection from the Sun tore off Comet Enke's tail. As Comet ISON approaches its closest approach to the Sun, it could suffer the same fate.
25 November 2013, 10:30 AM ET
A jellyfish-like flying machine hovers in air by flapping its four wings 20 times per second.
25 November 2013, 10:13 AM ET
During 1940-2004, the number of newly emerging infectious diseases has risen significantly over time after controlling for progress in diagnosis and surveillance. The peak is in the 1980s, concomitant with the HIV pandemic.
22 November 2013, 10:20 AM ET
An archaeological site in Israel holds the oldest confirmed palatial wine cellar in the Middle East, which held at least 3,000 modern-day bottles worth of wine.