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Scientists discount 'permanent' El Niño theory, say tropics could get even hotter in future

El Niño conditions in the Pacific are not a 'permanent thermostat' that will keep future ocean temperatures stable, researchers say.

SCIENCE April 8, 2014

Hummingbird evolution accelerated in the 'Eden' of South America starting millions of years ago

Evolutionary explosion of hummingbirds into today's 140 species began when the tiny birds arrived in South America, research shows

SCIENCE April 8, 2014

LADEE coming in for hard landing on moon - after one more crazy move

The LADEE spacecraft is nearly out out of fuel and will soon crash on the moon. Before that happens, mission engineers have one more risky move planned.

SCIENCE April 5, 2014

Arctic ice cover maximum is fifth-lowest on record

Ice cover in the Arctic reached its fifth-lowest level since 1978; in the south, ice in the Antarctic receded to the fourth-greatest extent since measurements started 36 years ago. What does this say about global temperatures?

SCIENCE April 5, 2014

Scientists eagerly await chance to watch a black hole in a feeding frenzy

Astronomers watch avidly as cloud begins 'death spiral' into the supermassive black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy.

SCIENCE April 7, 2014

Yellowstone about to erupt soon? Geologists say no, despite bison

Bison seen running away from Yellowstone National Park was filmed weeks before a tremor hit the park. Here's why there is no sign yet disaster is about to strike.

SCIENCE April 4, 2014

Skydiver nearly hit by meteorite [VIDEO]

A parachute jump almost became a leap of death for a skydiver in Norway who was nearly hit by a meteorite. Watch it happen on video!

SCIENCE April 5, 2014

Science Channel, Discovery Channel turn Google Lunar Xprize mission to moon into a reality TV show

Google's Lunar Xprize contest will be getting its own TV show. The Science Channel and Discovery Channel have announced the $30 million race to the moon will now have the whole world as its audience.

SCIENCE April 4, 2014

Genetics unveil history of lions, resurrection of extinct Barbary lion subspecies possible: Study

Scientists may soon pull a “Jurassic Park” on the Barbary Lion. New DNA evidence supports the idea that the extinct lion could be “resurrected.”

SCIENCE April 4, 2014

Bumblebee species in Europe in danger of extinction, may result to $30 bn agricultural crisis: Study

A new study shows that almost a quarter of all European bumblebee species are at risk of extinction. Bees are a critical part of the European ecosystem and the threatened status of many bumblebees could have devastating long term effects.

SCIENCE April 4, 2014

Hummingbirds hum 22 million years of extremely fast evolution: Study

Beating their wings isn’t the only thing hummingbirds can do at a rapid pace. New research shows that these furious flyers also evolved extremely fast.

SCIENCE April 4, 2014

Hubble finds ancient El Gordo galaxy cluster 'fatter' than once thought

Hubble has determined that the largest galactic cluster ever found is even bigger than previous estimates. The cluster is referred to as El Gordo, which means “the fact one” in Spanish.

SCIENCE April 6, 2014

Sticky on-skin medical sensors can be made with cheap, off-the-shelf electronic components: Research

Medical sensors that can be applied like a temporary tattoo offer new possibilities for monitoring our health.

SCIENCE April 4, 2014

Outside contact 'disastrous' for indigenous Brazilian societies although rebound possible: Study

European colonization brought collapse to indigenous peoples of Brazil that continues to this day, researchers say, but there's hope for recovery

SCIENCE April 7, 2014

Chupacabra caught alive in Texas?

The chupacabra is a mythical creature said to live in the Americas and drain livestock of their blood. Has one been caught alive by a Texas couple?

SCIENCE April 3, 2014

Spit on this: Tiny power generator utilizes unexpected fuel source in human saliva

Micro-sized fuel cell powered by human saliva could lead to tiny implantable medical devices with many uses.

SCIENCE April 12, 2014

Dinosaur chase re-created in 3D

A dinosaur chase has been recreated in 3D by researchers, using 70 year-old photographs.

SCIENCE April 4, 2014

Space telescope yields tantalizing new clues to existence of dark matter in our Milky Way Galaxy

Mysterious dark matter could be lurking at the center of our Milky Way galaxy, and data from a space telescope may have revealed its footprint.

SCIENCE April 4, 2014

Don't try to fake pain, computers beat humans at spotting it: Study

Saying Ouch! to a computer-vision system? Better not be faking, researchers say; computers are better than humans at catching false expressions.

SCIENCE April 7, 2014

Cassini finds ocean on Saturn's moon Enceladus

An ocean of liquid water detected on Saturn's moon Enceladus may make that body the most likely place to find alien life

SCIENCE April 4, 2014

Robo-roo - the bionic kangaroo that hops and hops and hops... [VIDEO]

A bionic kangaroo, developed by German researcher Festo, is able to hop for long periods of time without stopping. How does it do it?

SCIENCE April 3, 2014

Shark or Supershark? They use more senses than you think in the hunt

Sharks are able to hunt even when senses are blocked off. So, how do they find prey they can't see or smell?

SCIENCE April 4, 2014

Jane Goodall praises Google, mapping tech to help communities

Renowned primatologist Jane Goodall has praised Google and its efforts in mapping technology that have helped local communities and their environment.

SCIENCE April 6, 2014

MH370: How can unmanned submarines help in the search of the missing plane?

Search teams looking for the missing Malaysian Airlines aircraft may soon be joined by Autonomous Underwater Vehicles. These AUVs may be the perfect tools needed to finally solve the mystery of the missing MH370.

SCIENCE April 3, 2014

Scientists create 3D wire diagram of mouse brain, map provides insights how human brain works

In what could be an important landmark for neurology, scientists have finally revealed the wiring diagram of a mouse brain. The wiring diagram could eventually help medical researchers understand human brain diseases.

SCIENCE April 3, 2014

NASA stops collaboration with Russia due to Ukraine crisis, ISS operation unaffected

NASA has announced that they will stop their collaboration with the Russian Federation due to the current crisis in Ukraine. However, the agency has stated that the current operations onboard the ISS will not be affected.

SCIENCE April 3, 2014

Giant galaxy with black hole heart gobbles up neighbor galaxy, shows violent past

Astronomers in Chile have found what may well be the galactic version of the serial killer. The predatory galaxy shows signs of its past kills.

SCIENCE April 3, 2014

Climate change watcher: ESA prepares to launch Sentinel-1A satellite

The EU will soon start its largest civil Earth-observation program in history. The ESA will begin the program with the launch of the Sentinel-1A that will serve as its eye on climate change

SCIENCE April 3, 2014

Want to lose weight? Take a walk in the sunlight, but do it in the morning, scientists say

What time of day we spend in sunlight has surprising effect on our weight, scientists say morning light is best.

SCIENCE April 3, 2014

Evidence of explosive volcanic activity on Mercury a surprise, may shed light on how the planet formed

Photos of Mercury from NASA space probe show surprising evidence of significant volcanic activity scientists say they didn't expect to find.

SCIENCE April 6, 2014

DARPA heads for robot/human hybrid - are cyborgs on the way?

DARPA announces the Biological Technologies Office (BTO) division, which will look at merging biological systems with electronics. Could cyborgs be next?

SCIENCE April 3, 2014

One never asks a lady her age, but scientists have put a new figure on the birth date of our moon

Computer simulations and study of the Earth's interior puts birth of our moon at around 100 million years after solar system began forming.

SCIENCE April 3, 2014

Tiny microbes nearly wiped out life on Earth: It's the end of the world as we know it

A tiny microbe may have been the cause of the greatest extinction in the history of the world. Here's what happened.

SCIENCE April 2, 2014

NASA says new satellite will measure global carbon dioxide levels and human impact on the world's carbon cycle

U.S. satellite to monitor effect of human activity on carbon dioxide emission levels, climate change.

SCIENCE April 6, 2014

Wolf? No. Dog? No. Dingo is in a class of its own

Dingos are neither dogs nor wolves, based on new research from Australia. So, just what are these furry animals?

SCIENCE April 3, 2014

Rainy weather can lead to less flattering online review of food and service: Study

Restaurants hoping for good online reviews of food and service can be tripped up by bad weather encountered by diners on the way in.

SCIENCE April 6, 2014

Moon is drier than previously thought: Mineral apatite misleads scientists

Apatite may not be reliable evidence of water on the Moon. So, how did this material form?

SCIENCE April 3, 2014

Take that, NASA: Kim Jong Un names North Korea space agency NADA... nothing?

After one year, North Korea's National Aerospace Development Administration has accomplished... NADA.

SCIENCE April 3, 2014

Ancient tomb in Egypt with 18 human skeleton remains dates back to King Tutankhamen's era

A newly excavated tomb in Egypt has been found to contain 18 human skeletons. The human remains found in the tomb date back to the time of Tutankhamen.

SCIENCE April 3, 2014

Mini space robot may perform life-saving surgeries for astronauts in the future

NASA is exploring the use new type of miniature robot that could eventually be used to perform surgery in space. The new robot could be an invaluable tool in long term space missions in the future.

SCIENCE April 2, 2014

Diet low in calories makes monkeys live longer. Can humans do the same?

Researchers have unlocked the secret to prolonging the lives of rhesus monkeys. Find out what's with the monkey's diet and calories involved.

SCIENCE April 2, 2014

Australia's dingo: Not a wolf, not a dog but a distinct species says study

Scientists from Australia have finally proven that the dingo is a separate species from dogs. Thanks to the new findings, the dingo has finally taken its rightful place as a distinct Australian animal.

SCIENCE April 2, 2014

Saharan dust turns England red, braces for worst air pollution in 60 years

The pollution forecasts for England for the next few days are looking grim and the country should prepare for “very high” levels of air pollution. Experts are worried about the possible health effects of the situation.

SCIENCE April 3, 2014

World's earliest domestic grains were spread along Silk Road by ancient nomads: Study

Ancient campsites in Kazakhstan show Bronze Age nomads were moving domesticated grains into Eurasia from Asia at least 5,000 years ago.

SCIENCE April 4, 2014

Ancient Egyptian stone might be world's oldest weather bulletin

Inscription on a 3,500-year-old block of Egyptian stone speaks of unusual weather, could be evidence of huge ancient volcanic eruption.

SCIENCE April 4, 2014

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