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U.S. fisheries dump 500 million pounds of bycatch back to the ocean annually: Report

A new report has shown that a staggering amount of seafood and protected marine animals are either wasted or perish because of U.S. commercial fishing. This amounts to billions of pounds of dead dolphins, sea turtles and a wide variety of other marine life.

SCIENCE March 24, 2014

NASA Mars orbiter sends back images of new gully: A step closer to inhabiting the Red Planet?

With dwindling resources on Earth, scientists are increasingly looking to space for expansion. As scientists continue to look for evidence of liquid water on other planets, a newly formed gully on Mars has been spotted by the Mars Orbiter.

SCIENCE March 23, 2014

Evolution of facial expression/emotional response traced: The eyes have it

Eyes may provide the basis of all human facial emotions, according to new research. Here is the reason your eyes get wide when you're surprised.

SCIENCE March 22, 2014

'Walking with Dinosaurs: The Arena Spectacular' roars back into North America this summer

Life-sized dinosaurs are coming back to North America this summer. Here's a preview of Walking with Dinosaurs: The Arena Spectacular show!

SCIENCE March 21, 2014

Enjoy 360-degree panoramic view of Milky Way (thank you, NASA)

GLIMPSE360 is like Google Maps for the Milky Way galaxy. Here's how the interactive composite photo was created and how to use it.

SCIENCE March 22, 2014

Neil deGrasse Tyson's Cosmos continues journey with 'When Knowledge Conquered Fear'

Neil deGrasse Tyson will tell the stories of two famous scientists and comets in When Knowledge Conquered Fear, the third episode of Cosmos: A Spacetime Journey

SCIENCE March 22, 2014

Loblolly pine genome sequence completed by scientists: 16 billion fragments fitted together!

Ever built a jigsaw puzzle that has millions of pieces? Scientists have done just that (only a lot harder) to know better understand one of the most important trees in the United States.

SCIENCE March 21, 2014

Climate change triggered storms and rising sea levels cost China $2.6 bn

Climate change is a serious global issue, and China has seen the toll in its country. Now, they're making policies to countermeasure the dangers.

SCIENCE March 21, 2014

Sea snakes dehydrate while living in salt water, waiting for rain

Undersea living may be fine for sea snakes, but they wait until it rains to drinks. Here is how they do it!

SCIENCE March 21, 2014

Human noses smell one trillion scents

People can smell up to one trillion different odors, giving us a better sense of smell than we thought possible.

SCIENCE March 21, 2014

Fossils show stick insect developed ability to mimic foliage since ancient times

Stick insects may have been disguising themselves as plants 126 million years ago, if a study of fossils is correct.

SCIENCE March 21, 2014

Ancient bighorn sheep tell their tale in prehistoric dung

Bighorn sheep may have found their way to Tiburon Island hundreds of years before humans "introduced" the species there forty years ago. What could this mean for the future of invasive species?

SCIENCE March 21, 2014

Beware of Anzu wyliei: This chicken (dinosaur) could have eaten you for breakfast

A Chicken from Hell could have eaten a human being. Strangely, it had a taste for eggs.

SCIENCE March 21, 2014

Hello, Spring Equinox. Hello, warmer weather and cool Google Doodle

Spring has officially arrived with the arrival of the Vernal Equinox. After a particularly harsh winter, many people living in the Northern Hemisphere are looking forward to warmer weather.

SCIENCE March 20, 2014

'Chicken from Hell' dinosaur: Ten-foot bird-like, clawed creature that you can't BBQ

Scientists have discovered a new species of dinosaur unofficially called the “chicken from hell.” The new dinosaur is a large, feathered dinosaur that looks remarkably like a monster chicken.

SCIENCE March 20, 2014

Ancient stick insect in camouflage for 126 million years: Fossil discovered in China

The stick insect might be one of the best creatures in terms of mimicry. Scientists have unearthed a specimen fossil that proves the existence of this excellent trait millions of years ago while dinosaurs roamed the Earth.

SCIENCE March 20, 2014

Watch 45-mile wide asteroid 163 Erigone gobble up bright star Regulus on Thursday morning, weather permitting

Amateur astronomers have a chance to see a once-in-a-lifetime event tonight, but the weather may not cooperate.

SCIENCE March 19, 2014

Double Trouble: ISS dodges space junk but encounters coolant leak

The International Space Station saw a pair of challenges this week, as they had to dodge space junk and a coolant failed. What could this say about the future of space travel?

SCIENCE March 20, 2014

Narwhal tusk - Scientists finally solve its real purpose

The unicorns of the sea are unusual. Now we know why they have that unusual horn.

SCIENCE March 20, 2014

Technology giants help White House build and launch climate change data tools

The U.S. government has collaborated with Google, Microsoft, Intel, and other technology companies to empower its people and provide them with a tool in preparation for climate change.

SCIENCE March 20, 2014

Solar superstorm almost got Earth toasted in 2012 [VIDEO]

In 2012, the Earth barely escaped a collision with a "perfect storm" from the Sun that could have devastated electronic systems. Now, we know how that happened.

SCIENCE March 20, 2014

Supernova 3D model gives scientists a peek into events before and after a star explodes

With a newly created 3D model of a dying star’s last moments, scientists have begun to understand how a supernova occurs. The models shows the chaotic and messy details of a star’s death throes.

SCIENCE March 19, 2014

Burmese pythons in Evergaldes have excellent built-in homing systems: Research

Researchers have discovered that Burmese pythons have a remarkable ability to find their way home even after being moved 20 miles away. The scale of this newfound ability has never before been seen in other snake species.

SCIENCE March 19, 2014

Dust over Africa, West Asia triggers and intensifies Indian monsoon

A new study has shown that the strong monsoons affecting India may be linked to swirling dust in the deserts of West Asia and North Africa. Airborne dust particles are warming up the air west of India boosting the strength of monsoons.

SCIENCE March 19, 2014

3000 year old horn from a giant cattle breed discovered in Wales

A Welsh beach goer has found a 3,000 year old horn from an extinct type of giant cattle. The horn was found in Dinas Dinlle beach in Gwynedd, Wales.

SCIENCE March 19, 2014

Waves on Titan produce high tide of excitement

For the first time ever, waves in liquid bodies have been spotted on a world other than the Earth.

SCIENCE March 19, 2014

Big Bang theorist Andrei Linde super happy his life work on cosmic inflation is true (Video)

Cosmic inflation has been measured for the first time. Watch the reaction of one of the men who first developed the theory 30 years ago, as he learns the news.

SCIENCE March 19, 2014

Why did the chicken cross the Pacific? Answer lies in the bones

Chicken DNA reveals the history of one of the last great migrations of people to virgin lands on Earth. It also raises at least one big question.

SCIENCE March 18, 2014

Keeping a (color-coded) tab on spoiled food

A new freshness tag may soon keep track of the condition of your food. Here's how the new device works

SCIENCE March 19, 2014

AAAS getting hot over global warming

Scientists are coming together to advance knowledge of global warming for idea exchange and public speaking engagements.

SCIENCE March 19, 2014

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey delves into the intricacies of evolution and intelligent design

The latest episode of the show Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey finally dove into the finer details of evolution. Neil deGrasse Tyson also offers his insights on intelligent creation.

SCIENCE March 18, 2014

Scientists produce bionic plants using nanotubes to boost photosynthesis

Scientists from MIT have successfully created a "bionic plant" using nanotubes. This new type of plant has been turbocharged for an increased capacity for photosynthesis.

SCIENCE March 18, 2014

Global warming to global famine: Scientists warn of lower crop yields due to climate change

Global warming may lead to a reduction in crop yields by the year 2030. A new study has indicated that a mere 2°C rise in temperature may cause adverse effects on agriculture.

SCIENCE March 18, 2014

Checking for spoiled milk gets hassle-free with new smart tags

Chinese scientists have unveiled a new "smart tag" that can tell whether milk has gone bad. The new technology was unveiled at the recent ACS National Meeting.

SCIENCE March 18, 2014

Graphene-infused contact lenses may boast infrared vision power one day

A new chip could make it possible for people to see ultraviolet or infrared wavelengths of light. Do you want to see wavelengths nature never intended humans to see?

SCIENCE March 18, 2014

Happy 24th birthday, Hubble: Thank you for the baby star factory images

The Hubble Space Telescope is turning 24 years old next month. To celebrate, NASA took some baby star photos.

SCIENCE March 18, 2014

Moss, 1500 years old, comes back to life

Moss from Antarctica has been brought back to life after 1,500 years. The previous record was just two decades. You'll be amazed how simple it was to bring these plants back to life.

SCIENCE March 18, 2014

New armored spiders rear their heads in China

Five new species of spiders have been discovered in China. They are unusual for a number of reasons.

SCIENCE March 18, 2014

Big Bang expansion echoes discovered: Key evidence found?

Gravity waves have been part of theoretical physics for decades. Now, the first physical evidence for their existence may have been found.

SCIENCE March 18, 2014

Where in the world is MH370: Is it the first case of cyber hijacking?

Intelligence officials believe that the MH370 may be the victim of a cyber hijack.

SCIENCE March 17, 2014

NASA-funded doomsday study warns of 'irreversible collapse'

A new NASA-funded study has highlighted the possibility of a worrisome doomsday scenario. The study may foreshadow the coming of a potential "irreversible collapse" of modern society.

SCIENCE March 18, 2014

'Little Foot' might be human's 3mn year old ancestor: Scientists

Scientists have announced the probable age of the Australopithecus fossil named Little Foot. The latest dating procedure was conducted 13 years after the excavation process began.

SCIENCE March 18, 2014

'Life from Space' TV special gives Earth sneak peek of space life, food, and dangers astronauts face

"Life from Space," a new show from the National Geographic, is now helping regular people understand what it really means to be an astronaut aboard the ISS. The new show, which premiered last Friday, highlights the "human side" of the ISS crew.

SCIENCE March 17, 2014

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