26 August 2015, 12:36 PM ET
Global ocean levels have risen about 6 cm (2.3 in) over the past two decades, matching models consistent with human-induced climate change. NASA monitors sea heights and other parameters with the Jason satellite series.
26 August 2015, 10:21 AM ET
The new species of millipede (Ommatoiulus avatar n. sp., family Julidae) was imaged with high-resolution X-ray microtomography (micro-CT). This is the first study to use micro-CT is describe a new species.
24 August 2015, 11:31 AM ET
27 ‘named storms’ formed over the warm waters of the Atlantic Ocean in 2005, which spawned the most category 5 storms in a single season. NASA and NOAA tracked the paths of these killers. [On average there are only 10 storms per year.]
24 August 2015, 09:56 AM ET
Data from the GOES-5 satellite drove this simulation, illuminating the wind intensities and water vapor transport powering the massive category 5 storm, which ravaged New Orleans, Louisiana and adjoining areas in 2005.
19 August 2015, 12:08 PM ET
Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a "vomiting device" to study the transmission of norovirus -- the dreaded stomach bug that causes diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and stomach pain.
18 August 2015, 07:01 PM ET
The "Flattie" spider (Selenops spp.) has the ability to change direction in mid-air by moving its front legs. They live in the tropical rain forest canopy and have developed this ability to avoid landing on the on the forest understory.
18 August 2015, 02:56 PM ET
New research has revealed that the hummingbird tongue "acts as a tiny pump" instead of the long-standing "capillary tube" belief. Several variety of hummingbirds were studied to make the find.
17 August 2015, 10:53 AM ET
Some parents of newborns are opting out of all shots for the baby shortly after birth and unknowingly turning down the Vitamin K injection.
12 August 2015, 04:57 PM ET
05 August 2015, 03:09 PM ET
These animals basically have the ability to see all around themselves. Scientist believe that they evolved in this manner to give them an advantage when fleeing from predators.
05 August 2015, 02:29 PM ET
Exotic animals are being set up for slaughter by ranchers in several U.S. states. They are held in pens and for a price, hunters have the opportunity to kill them.
03 August 2015, 01:35 PM ET
If you are like most people, the largest string of numbers you can remember is about seven digits. Barbara Shinn-Cunningham, head of the NSF-funded CELEST Science of Learning Center at Boston University has been studying why.
03 August 2015, 01:31 PM ET
Ed Bensman, NSF atmospheric scientist, reveals that storms at night depend on daytime predecessors and how they can rumble on for many hours.
31 July 2015, 03:05 PM ET
Eyewitness testimony -- it's often thought of as solid evidence in criminal cases, but researchers including Iowa State University's Gary Wells have found that our memories aren't as reliable as we think.
28 July 2015, 03:19 PM ET
Remains of 4 men buried at the Jamestown church where Captain John Smith and Pocahontas married have now been identified. One grave also held a ‘reliquary’ box, suggesting the deceased may have been Catholic.
27 July 2015, 04:15 PM ET
When you order fish at a restaurant, you may not be getting what you think. The F.D.A. approves lists of fish species that can be grouped into labels such as snappers and groupers. The International advocacy organization Oceana explains.
22 July 2015, 12:55 PM ET
The fungus Exidiopsis effusa has been determined to cause this odd phenomena that occurs on "rotten branches of certain trees."
21 July 2015, 02:56 PM ET
Subsea pools with high concentrations of carbon dioxide (CO2) have been found. Opal particles create the "distinctive color" according to the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.
13 July 2015, 01:57 PM ET
Pluto may only be the beginning of NASA New Horizons' exploration of the Edgeworth-Kuiper Belt.
13 July 2015, 01:52 PM ET
Investigation of imagery and other data from the approaching probe reveal Pluto to be larger than previous estimates. Principal investigator Alan Stern explains the implications on ice composition, rock estimates, and atmospheric composition.
09 July 2015, 12:14 PM ET
The Pitcher plant (N. hemsleyana) structure reflects ultrasonic calls from insectivorous bats (Kerivoula hardwicki) and "relatively cool place to roost." The bats leave dropping behind providing a fertilizer for the plants.
09 July 2015, 11:09 AM ET
Climate change is making more southerly locales too hot for bumblebees to survive, but they are not spreading north as the climate warms. That could spell trouble for many crops, which require the pollinators to produce fruits and veggies.
06 July 2015, 04:57 PM ET
Nearly 30 observations were lost due to a glitch during a system update on July 4th, 2015. NASA principal investigator Alan Stern lists the data that will not be retrieved from July 4th until July 7th.
30 June 2015, 03:49 PM ET
A bright object lit up the skies at 1:29 EST on June 29th, 2015 across multiple southeastern states.
26 June 2015, 05:08 PM ET
Heritage livestock breeds are going extinct at the rate of one species per month. In a 20-year project to cryopreserve genetic material from endangered North American breeds, SVF Foundation aims to insure against potential catastrophe.
26 June 2015, 09:40 AM ET
Coral reefs that glow in an impressive array of fluorescent colors were discovered in the Red Sea.
25 June 2015, 06:17 PM ET
On June 19th, 2015, BAE systems' F-35B "ramp-launched" like skateboarder off a quarter pipe. The plane is designed for vertical landing but not take-offs. Two newly constructed UK aircraft carriers were specifically designed to host this jet.
23 June 2015, 06:38 PM ET
Buttock Enhancement Is Dangerous And Can Kill You
Caution: Graphic Medical Images.
Sophely Ouk didn’t think it would hurt her. She had seen many of her friends do it. So what could go wrong? Life-threatening illness requiring surgery and treatment
23 June 2015, 10:11 AM ET
Discoid cockroaches (Blaberus discoidalis) roll their bodies to help them get through narrow obstacles. Roboticists took natures design and added it to their VelociRoACH robot.
22 June 2015, 02:41 PM ET
Imagine your video camera shooting at a frame-rate in the quadrillionths of a second.
18 June 2015, 06:37 PM ET
The imaging technique is based on a concept Alexander Graham Bell discovered in the 1880s, it combines laser light and ultrasound. In this case, at a rate of 20 3-D images per second, scientists are able to study red blood cells in great detail.
17 June 2015, 07:57 PM ET
In this NSF 'video noir', a forensic team investigates with futuristic light tech. Tweet #photonicfuture to @ NSF with your answer if you can solve the mystery.
17 June 2015, 10:44 AM ET
Reaching a a maximum throat temperature of 1253°C, an additively manufactured combustion camber and nozzle by Airbus Defence & Space survived 618 ignitions, a total operation time of over an hour and one continuous 32 minute burn.
16 June 2015, 05:33 PM ET
Three days of GOES-East satellite imagery has been compiled to show the progress of the storm over the Gulf of Mexico from June 14th-16th, 2015. It makes landfall on the Texas coast on June 16th.
16 June 2015, 01:29 PM ET
Love social media? It may be making you individually dumber. Research into wasp brains shows that central cognitive processing decreased as social behavior increased.
12 June 2015, 11:17 AM ET
The Large Hadron Collider is the world’s most powerful particle accelerator. Scientists sift through data generated by this facility, trying to understand the deepest and most fundamental laws of the universe.