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Watercress tops list of powerhouse vegetables and fruits

A researchers from the William Paterson University came up with a clear definition of powerhouse foods and identified 41 fruits and vegetables that meet the criterion. Watercress received the highest nutrient density score of 100.

Science June 6, 2014

Discovery of preserved eggs of flying reptile Pterosaur in China excites boffins

The pterosaur species of ancient reptilian birds are creatures that lived in a colony, according to the findings of 5 eggs and 40 adult bones in China.

Science June 14, 2014

Moon was born when Earth and Theia smooched 4.5 billion years ago

Apollo rocks show a slightly different composition to similar objects on Earth. Lending an evidence of an impact 4.5 billion years ago between the Earth and a Mars-sized body called Theia.

Science June 6, 2014

French book on soul and afterlife is bound in human skin, confirm Harvard University researchers

A 19th Century book in the hands of Harvard Library is likely bound with human flesh, say university researchers.

Science June 6, 2014

Spiders communicate with own kind and identify prey by plucking at their webs

Spider webs could communicate a wide variety of information to spiders, a new study out of England, shows.

Science June 6, 2014

Monarch butterfly population dying due to loss of milkweed habitat

Milkweed losses may be the reason for declining Monarch butterfly populations, a new study reveals.

Science June 6, 2014

Truvia artificial sweetener can moonlight as human-safe pesticide. Don't believe it? Ask the fruit fly

Erythritol, a natural sweetener found in some fruits, is toxic to fruit flies, and could become a safe pesticide.

Science June 7, 2014

Harvard rare tome bound by human skin

Scientific tests confirm a volume in Harvard University's rare book collection is bound in human skin. The practice was one common, researchers say.

Science June 5, 2014

New tech may bring vibrancy to fading Leonardo da Vinci portrait

Nondestructive testing of fading Leonardo da Vinci portrait could help in future conservation efforts, researchers say. Exposure to light, humidity is causing image to fade.

Science June 6, 2014

Truvia sweetener not so sweet for fruit flies as it kills them dead

An ingredient found in the artificial sweetener Truvia is shown to be a safe insecticide while nontoxic to humans. Fruit flies that consume Truvia die within a day, researchers say.

Science June 5, 2014

Spiders tune-up webs to communicate, assess caught prey and check out potential mates

Spiders "tune" their webs to create a communications tool, British researchers find. Spider can "play" their webs like a musical instrument, they say.

Science June 5, 2014

Monarch butterfly population in decline due to milkweed drought

Loss of plant vital for survival of monarch butterflies is decimating their populations, researchers say. Milkweed losses to herbicides linked to 90 percent drop in numbers.

Science June 5, 2014

Here's why you don't bite your tongue while chewing

Researchers used a special form of rabies virus to better understand why we seldom bite our tongue when we eat, whether or not we pay attention to out chewing movement.

Science June 5, 2014

Extinct bat in Papua New Guinea is...well, not really extinct

A bat, thought extinct for 120 years, has been found living in New Guinea. This is the story of its re-discovery.

Science June 4, 2014

Mars mission vital but not viable, scientists say

Mars should be the next goal of human space mission, based on a new study conducted for NASA. The report also recommends partnering with China to reach Mars.

Science June 4, 2014

BBSO telescope helps scientists understand mysterious sunspots

Sunspots have been seen by humans for 300 years. Now, we may finally understand what keeps these structures stable.

Science June 5, 2014

900-pound monster croc that ate turtles for breakfast was archnemesis of gigantic snake

A giant crocodile-like being may have done battle 60 million years ago with an equally big Titanoboa snake. This new fossil find had a short snout but a powerful bite.

Science June 5, 2014

Why koalas are tree huggers mystery finally solved

Koalas hug trees for a very good reason - and it is not to get closer to food.

Science June 5, 2014

Koalas are the definition of a tree hugger and it's likely not why you think

Koalas are tree-huggers to beat the heat, researchers say. It's not about food or comfort, it's about staying cool.

Science June 4, 2014

New planets discovered near very old star

Planet orbiting 'next door' to our sun may be habitable with liquid water on its surface, astronomers say. The planet and its sun are 'extragalactic' visitors, they say.

Science June 14, 2014

Alaska's Pavlov volcano flow hits the red alert level

Increased eruption activity from Alaskan volcano prompts issuing of aviation alert. Red alert called in the state for the first time since 2009.

Science June 4, 2014

Koalas don't hug trees to be cute but to cool down

Researchers have discovered why Koalas like hugging trees. Aside from looking cute, hugging trees serves to cool down koalas during hot days.

Science June 6, 2014

Hubble spies candy-colored universe, benefits boffins

A newly updated image from the Hubble Space Telescope shows the Universe in one of the most colorful pictures the telescope has ever produced.

Science June 4, 2014

Pavlof volcano in Alaska set to erupt: Ash clouds spotted, lava next?

One of Alaska's most active volcanoes may be ready to blow once again, as ash clouds shoot miles high into the sky.

Science June 4, 2014

World is on the verge of extinction and we're the cause (or we can help prevent it)

Earth may be witnessing its sixth great extinction. Here is what researchers have found when looking at the rate species are vanishing.

Science June 4, 2014

Laser-based broadband connection will let you watch Earth-based TV shows on the moon

A new Internet connection for spacecraft can download more than 100 songs a second.

Science June 4, 2014

What is NASA up to on the International Space Station?

A little agriculture and a planned 'room extension' are keeping astronauts busy on the International Space Station. Lettuce is ready for harvesting, while an "add-a-room" module is being readied for testing.

Science June 3, 2014

China takes heed of U.S. move and aims to cap emissions

China hints at following lead of United States for capping emission levels. Such an action would be a significant policy shift for the Asian giant.

Science June 3, 2014

Is the moon the next Wi-Fi hotspot for Earth?

NASA, MIT successfully test broadband connections between the Earth and the moon. The data rate achieved with lasers beats any Wi-Fi on Earth.

Science June 3, 2014

Mega-Earth planet discovered by scientists

New 'mega-Earth' planet detected orbiting star 500 light years away. Much more massive than Earth, it has implications for life on other planets.

Science June 3, 2014

World's most sensitive, accurate thermometer can measure temp in less than a second

Most sensitive thermometer ever created uses light beams for precise measurements. The device can detect temperature to within 30 billionths of a degree.

Science June 3, 2014

Big Brother creator will launch reality TV show in search of Mars One crew

Big Brother creator Endemol has teamed up with Mars One in order to document the Mars One astronaut selection process. A new reality TV show on the subject is now in the works.

Science June 4, 2014

Kepler-10c is 'Godfather Earth'. Is this rocky planet home to alien life?

Astronomers discovered what could be a new class of exoplanet known as a "Mega-Earth." This new rocky exoplanet is 17 times more massive than the Earth.

Science June 4, 2014

Eruption of Alaska's Pavlof volcano intensifies, ash cloud reaches 22,000 feet

Local volcanologists have reported that the latest eruption of Mount Pavlof is intensifying. While the volcanic activity in the area is increasing, experts say that the eruption is still considered as a low level eruption.

Science June 3, 2014

Blame climate change for summer flash floods (and maybe just about everything else) in the UK

Global warming could set off flash floods throughout the United Kingdom, based on a new study.

Science June 3, 2014

Kepler spies 'Mega-Earth': This 'godfather' exoplanet is 17 times heavier than Earth but are there aliens?

Kepler-10c, a world many times more massive than Earth, has been recognized as a member of a new class of planet. What does that mean for the chance of alien life there?

Science June 3, 2014

NASA to test flying saucer-type Mars spacecraft in Hawaii

The scheduled tests today of NASA's flying saucer heading to Mars have been cancelled. Pictured here, the LDSD being prepared for supersonic tests off the coast of Hawaii.

Science June 3, 2014

Vintage photos of Apollo astronauts training in Hawaii for moon mission released

Photos of Apollo astronauts, training in Hawaii more than four decades ago, have been rediscovered and released to the public. The lava flows stood in for the moon's surface as astronauts practiced in rocky landscapes to learn how to collect samples and operate the lunar vehicles.

Science June 3, 2014

NASA launching Mars parachute test off Kauai

NASA is to test a new, larger parachute vehicle. The goal is to use it to deliver heavier loads to Mars in the near future.

Science June 2, 2014

Carbon reduction could stem global warming trend

A new study says reducing carbon emissions is key to help battle climate change. The researchers from UCLA argue no other solution is better.

Science June 2, 2014

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