04 February 2016, 09:59 AM ET
Looping, swirling, whipping magnetic fields – not visible to the naked eye – power and direct titanic explosions off the Sun’s surface.
03 February 2016, 02:03 PM ET
The Xenoturbella churro is one of 4 deep-sea worm recently discovered 5,577-feet (1,700 meters) down in the Gulf of California.
03 February 2016, 01:37 PM ET
A company called 'Guard From Above' has trained birds of prey to take down drones in situations where they are used for hostile and/or illegal purposes. Dutch National Police Corps are employing the birds in a new drone monitoring initiative.
29 January 2016, 11:58 AM ET
Researchers using a brain model have recreated the processes that cause the initially smooth brain to get its characteristic folds and wrinkly appearance. The rapid expansion of the brain’s cortex causes it to swell, then crinkle.
28 January 2016, 11:41 AM ET
The World Health Organization explains symptoms, treatments and how to prevent the mosquito-transmitted virus from affecting you. The virus has been alarmingly spreading across the Americas.
27 January 2016, 03:40 PM ET
A staggering 73% of young adults surveyed said they would put off going to the hospital, but would wait to see if they felt better.
27 January 2016, 02:14 PM ET
Long thought to be solitary predators, octopuses actually have social lives, ‘debating’ with each other by "standing very tall, raising the body mantle high above the eyes, and turning very dark," according to David Scheel.
27 January 2016, 01:00 PM ET
UC Berkeley engineers are building small, portable, wearable devices that can monitor levels of sodium, potassium, lactate and glucose within sweat on a user's skin.
25 January 2016, 07:37 PM ET
These structures can imitate the way in which orchids, calla lilies and other plants bend and twist. This technology could one day help scientists heal wounds or be used in developing robotic surgical tools.
25 January 2016, 11:14 AM ET
Researchers monitored the populations of 244 species in 15 forests in several counties. The study found that some species were actually increasing in population. Over 2 million images were taken, some shown here of the various species.
22 January 2016, 10:43 AM ET
Venus Fly-Trap plants (Dionaea muscipula) have hairy fibers to sense insect motion. The more the hairs a bug touches, the higher the likelihood the plant will eat the bug.
21 January 2016, 11:07 AM ET
A winter storm is walloping the East Coast of the United States during the weekend of Jan 22-24. NASA's Goes-East satellite has been monitoring its progress.
20 January 2016, 03:30 PM ET
Worldwide temperature data from 1880 - 2015 has here been color-mapped and animated. 2015 – the warmest year for which scientists have data – beats 2014 (the previous record-holder) by .23 degrees Fahrenheit (0.13 Celsius).
20 January 2016, 01:42 PM ET
A possible planet – larger than Earth but smaller than Neptune – orbiting the Sun once every 15,000 years, could explain the peculiar clumping of Kuiper Belt Objects in our solar system.
15 January 2016, 03:45 PM ET
A new product called "Fontus", that attaches to a bicycle, pulls moisture out of the air while a bike is moving. It condenses and drips water into a bottle.
14 January 2016, 01:37 PM ET
The NOAA GOES-East satellite captured Hurricane Alex forming in the Atlantic Ocean from Jan 10th-14th, 2016. Atlantic hurricanes very rarely develop during winter months.
12 January 2016, 02:49 PM ET
Frogs of the genus Hylodes squeal, inflate vocal sacs, wave their arms and wiggle their feet and toes while courting their mates or warning their rivals.
06 January 2016, 03:49 PM ET
EURAC's Frank Maixner talks about the microbes found in the Iceman gut and how it was possible that he was sick on the day he was murdered. The microbes also provide insight into "historical human geography."
06 January 2016, 02:42 PM ET
The remains of the fortress were uncovered on a site that will house an apartment high-rise. The builder will integrate the ancient site into the basement of the new structure for residents and visitors.
04 January 2016, 09:40 AM ET
The smallest chameleons (could fit on your thumb) also sport the fastest tongues according to a new study. It could grab its prey in about 20 milliseconds with a tongue that can travel from 0-60 mph in a hundredth of a second.
22 December 2015, 03:57 PM ET
The product is called "μpeek", and uses 3D inkjet nano scale technology to turn a smartphone into a microscope. The developers explain how it works.
22 December 2015, 02:11 PM ET
A pod of perhaps a dozen orcas was sighted in Hero Inlet near the National Science Foundation’s Palmer Station, Antarctica. A behavior called “spy-hopping,” is seen in the video, where the orca treads water with its head to observe its prey.
22 December 2015, 02:03 PM ET
Pairs of bees waste no time helping each other sting a 'moving dummy.' After one attacks and releases the pheromone, the second is quick to follow.
22 December 2015, 01:29 PM ET
Dogs are more likely to rapidly mimic playful behaviors of their canine pals than “stranger” dogs.
22 December 2015, 12:03 PM ET
A 3-mm B. anurus wasp lays its eggs in weevil larvae. After the parasitized weevil spins its cocoon, the baby wasp hatches and consumes the weevil larvae.
18 December 2015, 12:44 PM ET
In this video, Giant Pandas interact with each other through a barrier prior to "breeding introductions." The study at the Bifengxia Chinese Conservation and Research Center in Sichuan, China studied mating behaviors by introducing individuals...
18 December 2015, 11:04 AM ET
Thousands of swimming motions were simulated to try to resolve the almost 200-year-old question. It was concluded that the front limbs provided a bulk of the propulsion.
18 December 2015, 09:29 AM ET
Arctic scientist Stephanie Pfirman helped to develop a game to teach kids about our changing planet. She explains how it's played.
17 December 2015, 11:38 AM ET
Traumatic brain injuries have been detected in 94 percent of subjects though a blood test developed by Orlando Health. According to NIH-funded research, the sensitive test potted signs of trauma not seen on CT scans.
16 December 2015, 12:33 PM ET
Researchers fastened a camera to a little penguin in order to study its foraging behavior. The study found that the penguins tend work together to capture 'schooling prey' and are likely to work alone for 'solitary prey'.
16 December 2015, 10:51 AM ET
With 350 head-bangs each second, the Australian Blue-Banded Bee takes a unique, 'heavy metal' approach to pollination. High-speed video of the little buzz-fueled ‘rocker' shows pollen flung around similar to the action of a salt shaker.
15 December 2015, 09:23 AM ET
Greater Vasa parrots (Coracopsis vasa) use pebbles or date pits to break apart seashells that provide dietary calcium. Researchers claim this is the first documented case of a non-human species using grinding tools.
14 December 2015, 06:30 PM ET
Videos of the Russia's President, Prime Minister, and Fmr. Minister of Defense reveal reduced right arm swing while walking. Researchers theorize this is "gunslingers gait," a conditioned behavior resulting from weapons training.
09 December 2015, 04:23 PM ET
The plant-eater Hualianceratops wucaiwanensis was discovered in China's Gobi desert and is a relative of the Triceratops. It lived in the Late Triassic period (~160 million years ago).
09 December 2015, 02:01 PM ET
A host female dog was impregnated with 19 embryos and delivered 7 puppies. (mix of beagle and cocker spaniels). Combined with gene editing and IVF, genetic disorders can be reduced or eliminated.
08 December 2015, 09:52 AM ET
NOAA's Deep Discoverer research submersible had a pair of encounters with a large squid in Sept. 2015. On the first sighting, the crew captured the animal descending toward the seafloor.