Hurricanes in October! Earthquakes and tsunamis! Sharks falling from the skies of California! Science news has gone wild this week! Read More Science News: 10/30/12
Welcome to the science news, Nobel Prize/space jump/shrimp puke edition! (Yes, I am serious. Pics after the cut!) Read More Science News: 10/16/12
Welcome back to science news! This week we’ve got stealthy dinosaurs, good news about manatee numbers, the Mississippi River flowing backwards, and a pitcher plant with a totally batshit food source.
The Mars rovers have been busy sending back pictures this week, with some of the first color pictures coming back from Curiosity and Opportunity still going strong eight years into its mission. We’ve also learned about yet another species of prehistoric humans, the importance of an unexpected substance to the ocean ecosystem, and good news on the alternative energy front. Read More Science News: 8/14/12
This week’s science news update is taking a walk on the weird side. Vampire stars, sneezing monkeys, and stargazing whales? Cool! We also have several hotly disputed studies that were released this week, which, if true, could change what we know about dark matter and early humans and if not, highlight the problems of rushing to press with controversial results. Read More Science News: 7/31/12
Two weeks ago, we discussed several new species and a possible new human ancestor that have been recently discovered, and this week we’ve found trees thought to be extinct and what may be a new step (literally) in human evolution. Researchers may have also discovered the reason behind declining bee populations. And in space news, we may have a new method of finding our way through the stars, and a piece of NASA history has been rediscovered after more than 40 years. Read More Science News Roundup: 4/3/12
The last few weeks have been very busy in the animal kingdom, with the discovery of several new species, including a possible new relative or ancestor of humankind. There have also been some interesting insights about alcohol addiction from two very different yet surprising angles. Read More Science News Roundup: 3/20/12