Sunday, August 30, 2015
Six people shut themselves inside a dome for a year in Hawaii on Friday, in the longest U.S. isolation experiment aimed at helping NASA prepare for a pioneering journey to Mars.
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced Friday that the U.S. Defense Department is funding a new venture to develop cutting-edge electronics and sensors that can flex and stretch and could be built into clothing or the skins of ships and aircraft.
It's the LOL generation that appears most annoyed by bad grammar and spelling slips, according to a survey by Dictionary.com.
Saturday, August 29, 2015
Scientific studies about how people act or think can rarely be replicated by outside experts, said a study Thursday that raised new questions about the seriousness of psychology research.
Teenagers who identify as "goths," a subculture known for its members' black clothes and makeup, have a three times higher risk of depression than non-goth peers, researchers said Friday.
Thrust into the spotlight during his short life, Knut the polar bear's celebrity has outlived his dramatic drowning in 2011 -- as has the medical mystery surrounding his demise.
From round disks to oval clusters; many galaxies in the Universe have undergone a dramatic transformation over the past eight billion years or so, researchers reported on Thursday.
A hundred prominent artists, academics and public figures signed a combative climate change manifesto released Thursday calling for an end to "climate crimes" and the era of fossil fuels.
By thinking small, a group of South African scientists may have pioneered solar technology that has stumped Internet giant Google.
Friday, August 28, 2015
Sea levels are rising around the world, and the latest satellite data suggests that 1 meter (3 feet) or more is unavoidable in the next 100-200 years, NASA scientists said Wednesday.