Disruptive camouflage on the "edges" of an animal makes it harder for the eyes to track the animal down, according to new research.
Ships and industrial activity is drowning out the noise of whales in certain areas of the British Columbia coast, a new study shows.
Meteorites that fell to Earth when a fireball exploded over Russia earlier this year show evidence of earlier cosmic collisions, a new study reveals.
A giant radio telescope in Chile has received the last piece of its 66-antenna array, a special delivery that will help the observatory peer into deep space better than ever.
The galaxy weighs a whopping 200 million times more than the sun, packing half of this mass within 80 light-years of its center, according to observations from the Keck 10-meter telescope in Hawaii.
The European Space Agency's gravity-mapping GOCE satellite will begin falling from space in mid-October as it runs out of fuel, following a successful four-year mission.
Some humpback whales appear to skip the annual commute to Africa and stay behind in Antarctica during the winter months, new research reveals.
A new survey shows that humpback whale numbers in an area off the coast of British Columbia are up, though several threats from shipping and other industries remain.
TextureCam, a technology whose development is led by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, is designed to take pictures of rocks in 3-D and prioritize the ones that are most scientifically interesting.
Using a powerful X-ray telescope, astronomers won a round of hide-and-seek with 10 supermassive black holes.
Weather balloons launched into thunderstorms could help researchers make better severe storm forecasts by improving their understanding of how lightning is structured.
Researchers in Yellowstone National Park are trying to learn why the growth of the grizzly bear population is slowing down. Answering that question requires temporarily trapping the bears.
After the implementation of the Clean Air Act, eastern red cedar trees rebounded, as is shown by samples of tree rings that show the trees' pores opening again.