29 April 2016, 11:13 AM ET
An alien-looking jellyfish was discovered while marine scientists were exploring the Enigma Seamount in the Mariana Trench, the deepest spot in the world's oceans, located in the Pacific.
28 April 2016, 10:18 AM ET
The bold announcement from private spaceflight company occurred on April 27th, 2016 via their social feeds. They plan on launching 'Red Dragon' space capsules atop Falcon Heavy rockets, that are still under development.
27 April 2016, 09:21 AM ET
Heightened carbon dioxide levels leads to increased photosynthesis and in turn spurs plant growth. But it's not the only thing causing the increase.
21 April 2016, 04:04 PM ET
These Rapetosaurs – among the smallest known long-necked dinosaurs other than fossilized embryos . – were active, capable of a wider array of maneuvers than adult members of their species and didn’t need parental care after hatching.
12 April 2016, 04:31 PM ET
As Europe’s endangered wildlife rebounds, rare animals such as wolves and lynxes are having extraordinary encounters.
12 April 2016, 01:39 PM ET
On April 12th, 2016, the new project to develop light-propelled nanocrafts that could reach our nearest star, Alpha Centauri, was unveiled.
08 April 2016, 08:51 AM ET
NSF-funded researchers at the universities of Washington and Michigan find twice as many children as parents are embarrassed about family members over-sharing personal information about them.
04 April 2016, 11:55 AM ET
While 3D modeling the body of a small ocean-dwelling arthropod that lived 430 million years ago, scientists discovered that it dangled its young from its back by threads.
04 April 2016, 09:38 AM ET
The new NOVA special searches for clues of Viking expeditions to the Americas and more. Streams live on pbs.org/nova on April 4th (3:30pm ET) and on PBS April 6th (9pm ET).
01 April 2016, 01:42 PM ET
“This has been the saddest research trip of my life,” says Prof. Terry Hughes, National Coral Bleaching Taskforce. Video from March 16th, 2016 shows reefs from Cairns to Papua New Guinea in distress.
01 April 2016, 11:00 AM ET
During their infancy, the eel-like creatures remain beneath sand and gravel until they are almost ready to metamorphose into adult frogs. It was found that they ingest sand during this stage.
30 March 2016, 10:18 AM ET
For decades, robotics engineers have been trying to imitate insects. Now, scientists have gone about miniature mobility a new way: Electrodes implanted into this beetle’s muscles let researchers ‘drive’ the bug.
29 March 2016, 04:41 PM ET
John Mckeon captured an impact on the gas giant on March 17th, 2016 (00:18:45 UT). The video was snapped using an an 11" SCT with an ASI120mm camera and Ir-pass 742nm filter. It was most likely an asteroid or comet colliding with Jupiter.
28 March 2016, 02:31 PM ET
Marine biologist David Gruber and robot-maker Robert Wood are building soft tele-operated grippers for handling delicate animal samples collected by deep-diving remotely piloted vehicles (RPVs).
25 March 2016, 05:34 PM ET
Researchers devise a glowing blue peptide nanoparticle to light up chemotherapy compounds, tracking where the drugs go and when they are released.
25 March 2016, 05:23 PM ET
Georgia Tech engineers are building an appendage that reacts to human gestures and listens to music to pick up timing and tempo cues. Such tools may someday assist surgeons, factory workers and repair technicians.
25 March 2016, 05:09 PM ET
During the winter of 2015-2016 satellites have 'seen' significantly less Arctic ice compared to the long term trend. NASA scientist Walt Meier and LiveScience writer Laura Geggel discuss how climate researchers interpret these data.
22 March 2016, 01:44 PM ET
Billions of times stronger than the biggest hydrogen bomb, the shockwave from the collapse of red supergiant star KSN 2011d touched off a wave of nuclear fusion producing heavy elements like gold, silver and uranium.
16 March 2016, 05:29 PM ET
A new Rutgers University study shows that freeform gesture passwords are easier to remember and could do a better job than text passwords at keeping mobile devices secure.
15 March 2016, 03:05 PM ET
Most people believe that venomous vipers strike faster than other snakes. But new research shows that constrictors such as ratsnakes – which are harmless to humans – may be quicker on the draw.
15 March 2016, 11:32 AM ET
Scientists at UCSD have developed tiny particles that propel themselves to the site of a scratch or defect in an electronic “land” – like those in a computer chip – then fill that gap with conductive molecules to complete the circuit again.
08 March 2016, 12:39 PM ET
Hydra vulgaris capture and sting their prey with tentacles, but must sever their own cells to devour it. Scientists genetically engineered Hydra cells to color code two tissue layers in order to see the process in action.
07 March 2016, 01:36 PM ET
Surgeons at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio performed the nation's first-ever uterus transplant on Feb. 24th, 2016. The procedure took 9 hours. The uterus donor was deceased.
07 March 2016, 12:41 PM ET
At 4,290 meters depth (14,075 ft.) the first operational dive of the Okeanos Explorer ROV discovered this incirrate (finless) low-musculature octopus-like creature, which lacks the usual pigment cells (chromatophores).
07 March 2016, 09:22 AM ET
Always wanted to go to Sumatra, Borneo, Sulawesi, New Guinea? Get there by March 9th (local time) to watch the moon pass directly in from of the Sun, casting a deep twilight across the blue Pacific skies.
04 March 2016, 03:20 PM ET
Specimens of Gekkota, Lacertoidea, Squamata, Stem Chamaeleonidae, and Agamidae have been exquisitely preserved in fossilized plant resin. CT scans reveal organs (including tongues), skeletons and skulls.
02 March 2016, 04:01 PM ET
NOAA dropped a titanium-encased hydrophone 7 miles down into the Challenger Deep trough. Recording of dolphins, whales, propellers and an Earthquake made it a noisy place to be.
02 March 2016, 01:16 PM ET
Waterlily beetles (Galerucella nymphaeae) move so fast, no human can see how they seem to disappear. Slowing down their disappearing act on video reveals they “water-ski", generating capillary gravity waves.
02 March 2016, 10:07 AM ET
New research led by scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, shows for the first time that PET scans can track the progressive stages of Alzheimer’s disease in cognitively normal adults. The scientists also obtained important clues abou
01 March 2016, 10:14 AM ET
The only wild jaguar known to be living in the United States was captured by remote sensor cameras outside of Tuscon, AZ. Conservation CATalyst and the Center for Biological Diversity have been monitoring the Santa Rita Mountains for the endang
23 February 2016, 12:48 PM ET
That recorded barks scare raccoons is no surprise. But researcher Justin Suraci and team also found the frightened raccoons foraged 66% less, significantly altering the local food-web.
19 February 2016, 10:19 AM ET
A microscopic Tardigrade SB-1, Acutuncus antarcticus, was rehydrated and slowly came back to life. After 2 weeks it was a crawling, eating, and reproducing organism once again.
16 February 2016, 12:30 PM ET
Florida Atlantic University professor Dr. Stephen M. Kajiura took to the sky along Florida's coast to capture footage showing approximately 10,000 – 12,000 blacktip sharks, part of a colony that migrates seasonally to these waters.
14 February 2016, 10:57 AM ET
Sea butterflies (Limacina helicina) "beat their wings in a "figure-of-eight pattern" like flying insects, according to Georgia Institute of Technology researchers.
12 February 2016, 09:17 AM ET
This brown snake was no match for this fearless Australian arachnid. Weethalle farmer Patrick Lees captured video of the aftermath.
11 February 2016, 03:03 PM ET