Research from Everest: Can leucine help burn fat and spare muscle tissue during exercise?
Research on Mt. Everest climbers is adding to the evidence that an amino acid called leucine found in foods, dietary supplements, energy bars and other products may help people burn fat during ...
Dawn beams back asteroid science data
(PhysOrg.com) -- The Dawn spacecraft has completed a graceful spiral into the first of four planned science orbits during the spacecraft's yearlong visit to Vesta. The spacecraft started taking detailed observations ...
Flowering plant found at record 4,505m in Swiss alps
A flowering plant has been found at an altitude of above 4,505 metres (14,780 feet) on the central Swiss alps -- a European record, Basel University said Tuesday.
Skydiving on Saturn
Daredevils regularly bail out at high altitude to skydive through Earths atmosphere but what would it be like to skydive on Saturn?
Sky's no limit in high-аlying goose chase
Jessica Meir turns around and looks at the gaggle of geese behind her and asks "Are you guys ready?"
Mission into ice clouds: Q&A with MACPEX pilot Bill Rieke
The Mid-latitude Airborne Cirrus Properties Experiment (MACPEX) is a NASA field campaign that is investigating cirrus cloud properties and the processes that affect their impact on solar radiation. The campaign ...
Scientists reach beyond the clouds with mobile phone app to explore the outer atmosphere
Engineering scientists at the University of Southampton have reached above the clouds in a first-of-its-kind experiment to develop new technologies that probe the stratosphere using an unmanned vehicle.
Mysterious noctilucent clouds as seen from space
Mysterious "night shining" or noctilucent clouds are beautiful to behold, and are usually seen during the summertime, appearing at sunset. They are thin, wavy ice clouds that form at very high altitudes and ...
MABEL flies her maiden voyage
Flying at the edge of space, a pilot wearing high-altitude flight gear maneuvered the ER-2 aircraft last month over the California desert. At 12 miles above the ground the temperature outside had plummeted ...
Dracula fish, bald bird among strange new species
Dracula fish, a bald songbird and a seven-metre (23 feet) tall carnivorous plant are among several unusual new species found in the Greater Mekong region last year, researchers said Wednesday.
Global Hawk drone aircraft flies over Frank on the GRIP hurricane mission
NASA's 2010 hurricane experiment is in full swing as the tropics have heated up. NASA's Global Hawk unmanned aircraft was sent out over this past weekend to conduct measurements on then Tropical Storm Frank ...
Scientists try to harness super-winds that once carried bombs
The man from the Forest Service burst into the switchboard room with orders for the young operator. Keep quiet, he told Cora Conner, 16. Stay put.
Mountain mice show adaptation to altitude
This fuel-preference represents an adaptation in high altitude mice to use oxygen more efficiently than their low-altitude counterparts.
Tibetan adaptation to high altitude occurred in less than 3,000 years
(PhysOrg.com) -- A comparison of the genomes of 50 Tibetans and 40 Han Chinese shows that ethnic Tibetans split off from the Han less than 3,000 years ago and since then rapidly evolved a unique ability to thrive at high ...