11 September 2014, 07:10 PM ET
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) and Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) captured September 10th, 2014's X1.6-class flare and ensuing coronal mass ejection (CME).
11 September 2014, 06:04 PM ET
NASA's Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS) mission can only study small areas of the Sun's surface at a time. This week’s mission planner pointed the probe at promising sunspot AR2158 just in time for an X1.6-class flare.
11 September 2014, 06:01 PM ET
Sunspot AR2158 produced a X1.6-class flare on September 10th, 2014. The site of the blast faced where Earth would be if a coronal mass ejection (CME) was emitted. Imagery not yet fully returned from orbiting observatories will be checked for this.
11 September 2014, 10:29 AM ET
Jellyfish expert Dr. Monty Graham of the University of Southern Mississippi describes the varied types of human activities that promote giant jellyfish swarms in the Gulf of Mexico.
10 September 2014, 10:08 AM ET
Using their Baited Remote Underwater Video Stations (BRUVS), the Australian Institute of Marine Science recorded several different varieties of shark. In total 21 shark species have been identified. Full Story: http://goo.gl/uC33JK
09 September 2014, 06:31 PM ET
Julia Parrish, the founder of the citizen science organization COASST describes her passions and her organization's goals.
08 September 2014, 02:52 PM ET
Lower sea ice levels in the Arctic has created new shipping lanes and oil industry opportunities. The wildlife and natives in the area depend on those same waters for their livelihoods.
08 September 2014, 02:30 PM ET
A infrared camera from the Nicarnica Aviation's NicAIR II was used to spot the toxic tornado on Sept. 3, 2014. It whirled volcanic gases and ash particles during an ongoing Holuhraun fissure eruption. Full Story: http://goo.gl/WTP8aH
05 September 2014, 10:55 AM ET
The June 27th flow is on the move and is seen here advancing east on September 3rd, 2014. It was .8 miles from the Wao Kele o Puna forest reserve at that point. On September 5th, the USGS issued a warning for the Kaohe Homesteads subdivision in Puna.
04 September 2014, 05:34 PM ET
Whooshh Innovations has created a system to effectively (and safely) shoot migratory fish upstream without having to waste excess water.
04 September 2014, 09:09 AM ET
Drexel University associate professor Kenneth Lacovara, PhD discovered the fossil skeleton in southern Patagonia in Argentina. At ~65 tons, the Dreadnoughtus schrani weighed more than 7 T. rex. and was 85 feet long.
03 September 2014, 03:50 PM ET
The clever fish shoots a jet of water at a leaf hanging above the water and knocks down the unaware insect it was carrying.
03 September 2014, 10:49 AM ET
When cells divide, protein filmanets called Microtubles transport chromosomes into daughter cells. These filaments are formed when proteins called Tubulin snap together (like legos). After completing the task they fall apart.
02 September 2014, 03:53 PM ET
A group of wild marmosets were exposed to a how-to video of an unknown marmoset opening a box containing a banana. Some of them appeared to learn from the video and figured out how to open the box on their own. Full Story: http://goo.gl/JL8qFP
02 September 2014, 03:39 PM ET
A couple of juvenile squirrels were found trapped in the base of a porch column. Fearing that they were abandonned by their mother, the Humane Society's Wildlife Services engineered a small ladder for them.
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.