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Scientists locate water ice on Mercury

Scientists locate water ice on Mercury

Researchers have located more evidence that in the deep dark bowl-shaped cavities of Mercury, the planet closest to the sun, sits ice -- water ice.
Brooks Hays
Rare beaked whale beached in Australia

Rare beaked whale beached in Australia

A medium-sized beaked whale, which normally sticks to the deep sea, made a rare appearance this week, as it washed ashore in Australia.
Brooks Hays
Why half-frozen lakes sound like lightsabers

Why half-frozen lakes sound like lightsabers

Scientist explains why skipping a rock on a half frozen lake sounds like a lightsaber from a "Star Wars" movie.
Brooks Hays
Methane-munching microbes found in rocks at bottom of the sea

Methane-munching microbes found in rocks at bottom of the sea

Scientists are beginning to grasp the impressive amount of methane gas that never makes it to the ocean's surface -- thanks to microbes in deep-sea rocks.
Brooks Hays
Massive ancient kangaroo, now extinct, was too big to hop

Massive ancient kangaroo, now extinct, was too big to hop

Some 30,000 years ago, kangaroos were too tall and heavy, without the proper bone structure, to hop around on their hind legs as the modern marsupials do today.
Brooks Hays
Beached sperm whale euthanized in Florida

Beached sperm whale euthanized in Florida

A pygmy sperm whale washed onto a Florida beach Tuesday, barely breathing and in serious distress. Wildlife officials had to put the whale to sleep.
Brooks Hays
Survey suggests young adults addicted to the Internet

Survey suggests young adults addicted to the Internet

In a recent survey of 1,300 young adults, ages 18 to 25, some 16 percent of respondents admitted to spending more than 15 hours per day online.
Brooks Hays
Astronauts race to reconfigure space station electrical system

Astronauts race to reconfigure space station electrical system

NASA astronauts donned spacesuits and stepped outside the International Space Station on Wednesday morning to repair a broken solar panel component.
Brooks Hays
Lockheed working on game-changing fusion reactor

Lockheed working on game-changing fusion reactor

Lockheed Martin says it's on its way to developing the first nuclear-powered jet engine -- what it's calling a compact fusion reactor, or CFR.
Brooks Hays
Authorities investigating Washington farmer's role in wolf killing

Authorities investigating Washington farmer's role in wolf killing

Authorities with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife are investigating reports that a farmer in Whitman County shot and killed a gray wolf.
Brooks Hays
Fragments of ancient bronze chariot discovered in England

Fragments of ancient bronze chariot discovered in England

Archaeologists found fragments of a bronze chariot at an Iron Age settlement in England, evidence of a fanciful religious sacrifice.
Brooks Hays
Massive clubhouse of ancient cult found in Israel

Massive clubhouse of ancient cult found in Israel

Archaeologists in Israel have uncovered a massive complex they say likely served as the meeting place for a cult that worshipped the god of storms.
Brooks Hays
Study: Giant icebergs once cruised by Florida

Study: Giant icebergs once cruised by Florida

The coasts of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida once hosted colossal icebergs that made their way southward during massive Arctic flooding.
Brooks Hays
New snail species named for marriage equality

New snail species named for marriage equality

Researchers have identified a new species of hermaphrodite land snail in Taiwan, and they've named the mollusk in honor of marriage equality.
Brooks Hays
Moon featured volcano activity rather recently

Moon featured volcano activity rather recently

In a new study, a team of geologists at Arizona State University posit that the moon has hosted small volcanic eruptions during the last 50 million years.
Brooks Hays
NASA could use New Horizons probe to look for distant objects past Pluto

NASA could use New Horizons probe to look for distant objects past Pluto

A probe meant to study Pluto up-close may end up looking for recently discovered objects that are further away.
Thor Benson
NASA says September was warmest on record since 1880

NASA says September was warmest on record since 1880

NASA just reported that September was the warmest on record since records started in 1880.
Thor Benson
Researchers: Volcanoes on the moon recently active

Researchers: Volcanoes on the moon recently active

Data collected by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter indicates moon volcanoes were active more recently than previously thought, researchers said.
Ben Hooper
Robot snake shows scientists how sidewinders climb dunes

Robot snake shows scientists how sidewinders climb dunes

Scientists have now used a robotic snake to try and understand how snakes climb sand dunes.
Thor Benson
Edward Snowden says British surveillance is out of control at Observer Ideas festival

Edward Snowden says British surveillance is out of control at Observer Ideas festival

Whistleblower Edward Snowden claims that British surveillance is out of control and not sufficiently covered in the media.
Thor Benson
CDC confirms preliminary Ebola diagnosis for Dallas healthcare worker

CDC confirms preliminary Ebola diagnosis for Dallas healthcare worker

A second Ebola case has been diagnosed in the U.S., as preliminary tests for the deadly disease have come back positive for a healthcare worker in Dallas.
Brooks Hays
MIT study claims 'Mars One' mission passengers could die of starvation

MIT study claims 'Mars One' mission passengers could die of starvation

Doctoral students at MIT have released a study claiming the 'Mars One' mission passengers could die of starvation.
Thor Benson
World's fish leaving tropics, moving poleward

World's fish leaving tropics, moving poleward

According to new research, fish are moving poleward in search of cooler, better oxygenated water -- water with healthier habitat and more food to eat.
Brooks Hays
New research helps explain how galaxies first lit up the universe

New research helps explain how galaxies first lit up the universe

A newly discovered galaxy is helping scientists understand how, after 400 million years of darkness, the universe became illuminated.
Brooks Hays
How will tidal pumps affect water quality in Miami?

How will tidal pumps affect water quality in Miami?

Researchers in Miami are concerned over the potential environmental consequences of continuously pumping floodwater back into the ocean.
Brooks Hays
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