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Do Giraffes Get Struck by Lightning More Than Other Animals?

Sunday June 25th, 2017 01:24:00 PM

They can reach 19 feet tall, meaning giraffes tower over the savannah they live in. So do they get struck

The Lives of Weird 500-Million-Year-Old Creatures Revealed

Sunday June 25th, 2017 01:08:00 PM

With no identifiable body parts, it’s hard to know how these fossilized creatures lived. A new approach

The Missing Link: Where Are Medium-Size Black Holes?

Saturday June 24th, 2017 12:40:00 PM

For decades, while astronomers have detected black holes equal in mass either to a few suns or to millions

Why Do Some Animals Eat Their Own Poop?

Saturday June 24th, 2017 12:38:00 PM

Why do some animals poop, and then turn around and eat their own droppings?

Forensic Dogs Enlisted in Search for Amelia Earhart’s Bones

Saturday June 24th, 2017 12:25:00 PM

This summer marks the 80th anniversary of Amelia Earhart’s disappearance. In the latest search for clues,

The Most Interesting Science News Articles of the Week

Friday June 23rd, 2017 03:00:00 PM

Here are the most interesting, amazing and unusual things that happened in the world of science this

Amazing Images: The Best Science Photos of the Week

Friday June 23rd, 2017 02:34:00 PM

Here are the stories behind the most amazing images in the world of science this week. A recap of the

Crystal Healing: Stone-Cold Facts About Gemstone Treatments

Friday June 23rd, 2017 10:36:00 AM

Crystal healing is an alternative medicine technique that employs crystals and other stones as conduits

Lactose Intolerance: Symptoms, Treatment & Coping Strategies

Friday June 23rd, 2017 10:29:00 AM

Lactose intolerance is not the same as milk allergy

60% of Moms Have Been Mom-Shamed

Friday June 23rd, 2017 09:19:00 AM

Moms’ discipline choices are a lightning rod for criticism

Canada Issues Guidelines for Safer Use of Marijuana

Friday June 23rd, 2017 08:33:00 AM

Officials in Canada are releasing guidelines for how people can lower the health risks associated with

What Is a Solar Eclipse?

Friday June 23rd, 2017 06:50:00 AM

Solar eclipses are some of nature’s most dramatic celestial performances. They occur when the Earth,


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NASA Awards Contract for Institutional Support Services

Friday June 23rd, 2017 08:00:00 PM

NASA has awarded the Kennedy Space Center Institutional Support Services IV (KISS IV) contract to Apache-Logical

Media Accreditation Open for Launch of NASA’s Newest Communications Satellite

Friday June 23rd, 2017 03:37:00 PM

Media accreditation is open for the launch of NASA’s Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS)-M. Liftoff

NASA Awards Contract for Atmospheric Trace-Gas Monitoring Mission

Thursday June 22nd, 2017 08:00:00 PM

NASA has awarded a contract to the University of Oklahoma in Norman for a first-of-its-kind Earth science

NASA Opens Media Credentialing for Sept. 15 Cassini Saturn Finale

Thursday June 22nd, 2017 06:00:00 PM

Media accreditation is now open for events around the conclusion of Cassini’s mission at Saturn. The

NASA Selects Logistics Management Services Contractor

Thursday June 22nd, 2017 04:42:00 PM

NASA has selected Lockwood Hills Federal, LLC of Herndon, Virginia, to provide institutional logistics

NASA Prepares for Aug. 21 Total Solar Eclipse with Live Coverage, Safety Information

Wednesday June 21st, 2017 05:00:00 PM

For the first time in 99 years, a total solar eclipse will occur across the entire continental United

NASA Debuts Automated System to Streamline Technology Patent Licensing

Tuesday June 20th, 2017 02:27:00 PM

NASA has developed a new system to streamline the way the agency licenses its technology patents, making

NASA Awards Joint Operations, Integrated Systems Technology Contracts

Monday June 19th, 2017 10:37:00 PM

NASA has awarded contracts to five companies for development, sustainment, and maintenance of information

Media Invited to Learn about NASA’s Project to Streamline Air Travel

Monday June 19th, 2017 09:18:00 PM

Media are invited to watch a virtual presentation and briefing on NASA’s Airspace Technology Demonstration

NASA Releases Kepler Survey Catalog with Hundreds of New Planet Candidates

Monday June 19th, 2017 03:18:00 PM

NASA’s Kepler space telescope team has released a mission catalog of planet candidates that introduces


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Hubble Uses Gravitational Lens to Capture Disk Galaxy

Friday June 23rd, 2017 03:01:00 PM

By combining the power of a “natural lens” in space with the capability of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope,

The White Cliffs of ‘Rover’

Thursday June 22nd, 2017 03:38:00 PM

This image was acquired by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera aboard NASA’s

Visualization of the August 21, 2017 Total Solar Eclipse

Wednesday June 21st, 2017 02:05:00 PM

On August 21, 2017, the Earth will cross the shadow of the moon, creating a total solar eclipse. Eclipses

Deployment of the Space Station’s Roll Out Solar Array Experiment

Tuesday June 20th, 2017 03:46:00 PM

Over the weekend of June 17-18, engineers on the ground remotely operated the International Space Station’s

Webb Telescope Set for Testing in Space Simulation Chamber

Monday June 19th, 2017 01:36:00 PM

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope sits in front of the door to Chamber A, a giant thermal vacuum chamber

Jupiter’s Clouds of Many Colors

Friday June 16th, 2017 12:22:00 PM

NASA’s Juno spacecraft was racing away from Jupiter following its seventh close pass of the planet

Northern Summer on Titan

Thursday June 15th, 2017 12:59:00 PM

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft sees bright methane clouds drifting in the summer skies of Saturn’s moon Titan,

Celebrating Flag Day

Wednesday June 14th, 2017 07:52:00 PM

NASA astronaut Jack Fischer took this photograph of an American flag in one of the windows of the International

Illustration of Cool Dust Around an Active Black Hole

Tuesday June 13th, 2017 06:10:00 PM

This artist illustration shows the thick ring of dust that can obscure the energetic processes that occur

Turquoise Swirls in the Black Sea

Monday June 12th, 2017 03:55:00 PM

On May 29, 2017, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite

Pongal Catena on Ceres

Friday June 9th, 2017 03:48:00 PM

This image from NASA’s Dawn spacecraft shows the northeastern rim of Urvara Crater on Ceres.

Watching a Volatile Stellar Relationship

Thursday June 8th, 2017 10:55:00 AM

In biology, “symbiosis” refers to two organisms that live close to and interact with one another.


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Meteorite mystery solved with research on high pressure

Friday June 23rd, 2017 02:06:19 PM

A research group has found a long-sought explanation for the apparent contradictions implicit in the

The curious case of the warped Kuiper Belt

Thursday June 22nd, 2017 02:40:52 PM

The plane of the solar system is warped in the belt’s outer reaches, signaling the presence of an unknown

Magnetic memories of a metal world

Thursday June 22nd, 2017 02:39:53 PM

Research deciphering the hidden magnetic messages encoded in a rare group of meteorites has helped secure

New virtual approach to science in space

Wednesday June 21st, 2017 06:51:30 PM

A new approach to scientific exploration has been revealed by researchers, which they call exploration

The astronaut’s extra nose

Wednesday June 21st, 2017 02:02:00 PM

How do we prevent astronauts in space from inhaling hazardous gases? A hi-tech optical gas sensor provides

Ten near-Earth size planets in habitable zone of their star

Tuesday June 20th, 2017 04:33:31 PM

NASA’s Kepler space telescope team has released a mission catalog of planet candidates that introduces

Making waves with the hot electrons within Earth’s radiation belts

Tuesday June 20th, 2017 04:11:15 PM

An international team of scientists recently discovered the role that hot electrons may play in the waves

Scientist warns of asteroid danger

Tuesday June 20th, 2017 04:11:01 PM

An astrophysicists has warned that an asteroid strike is just a matter of time.

MAVEN’s top 10 discoveries at Mars

Friday June 16th, 2017 05:40:50 PM

Since its launch in November 2013 and its orbit insertion in September 2014, MAVEN has been exploring

On the road to creating an electrodeless spacecraft propulsion engine

Friday June 16th, 2017 04:18:13 PM

Researchers have been trying to find out how the plasma flow is influenced by its environment via laboratory

Ring, Ring: ‘Earth? It’s space calling, on the quantum line’

Thursday June 15th, 2017 06:27:54 PM

Orion blazing bright in radio light

Thursday June 15th, 2017 03:09:43 PM

Astronomers have created the largest image ever of the dense band of star-forming gas that weaves its


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Why “SciStarter is excellent for citizen science.”

Saturday June 24th, 2017 04:31:15 PM

Well thank you for the kind words, Pietro Michelucci (founder of EyesOnALZ, a crowdsourcing platform

Sex Sells? No, It Doesn’t

Friday June 23rd, 2017 06:41:47 PM

Chiseled abs and bikinis can sell just about anything, right? According to the minds behind those Carl’s

Forget The Sharks: How 47 Meters Down Fails Dive Science

Friday June 23rd, 2017 05:12:56 PM

This is a guest post by Jake Buehler, who just so happens to be an AAUS certified scientific diver

Massive, ‘Dead’ Galaxy Puzzles Astronomers

Friday June 23rd, 2017 03:38:59 PM

Objects in the distant universe appear small and difficult to see – unless they’re sitting behind

Flashback Friday: Scientists determine what makes a good-looking penis.

Friday June 23rd, 2017 11:00:48 AM

Is there such a thing as an ugly penis? How about a pretty one? These researchers set out to determine

Can Medical Devices Speak the Body’s Language?

Monday June 12th, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Materials scientist Canan Dagdeviren’s cutting-edge work on flexible sensors is grounded in personal

The New Science of Daydreaming

Tuesday May 9th, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Why Do Bird Eggs Come in So Many Shapes?

Thursday June 22nd, 2017 09:18:19 PM

When something is described as egg-shaped, the ubiquitous hen’s egg typically comes to mind. But for

A Better Touch Screen, Inspired by Moth Eyes

Thursday June 22nd, 2017 06:47:44 PM

Moth eyes and lotus leaves may be important to the future of touch screens.Researchers from the University

Parrot “laughter” is contagious.

Thursday June 22nd, 2017 11:00:52 AM

Instead of parroting the author’s own words (below), we will leave you with a video showing the contagious

TRAPPIST-1 and the Seven Exoplanets

Tuesday May 9th, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Water could exist on all of them.

Physicists Tackle the Wobbly Suitcase Problem

Wednesday June 21st, 2017 05:11:51 PM

Rolling luggage is both a blessing and a curse for hurried travelers. While we no longer need gym-toned


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