Britain to create world's biggest protected marine reserve
Britain on Wednesday said it intended to create what will be the world's biggest fully-protected marine reserve, covering an area nearly the size of France and Germany put together in the Pacific Ocean.
Why does the Milky Way rotate?
We live in a galaxy that is called the Milky Way. It's called a barred spiral galaxy, which means that it has a spiral shape with a bar of stars across its middle. The galaxy is rather huge—at least 100,000 ...
Famed Los Angeles mountain lion appears recovered
(AP)—A mountain lion living in a Los Angeles wilderness park appears to have recovered from mange and exposure to rat poison earlier this year.
Climate change inspires rise of 'cli-fi' flicks
The giant, inflatable whale in this Gulf Coast city signals not only the arrival of one of the world's biggest documentary festivals, but also the emergence of film as a way to tell the story of climate change.
NASA upgrades its 3-D spacecraft app
(Phys.org) —A new-and-improved version of NASA's Spacecraft 3D app for mobile devices is launching to coincide with the second anniversary of the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover's landing on Mars. ...
James Cameron's deepsea voyage splashes into theaters
Two years after completing the first one-person voyage to the deepest part of the ocean, Hollywood director James Cameron's 3D underwater plunge is set to splash into theaters Friday.
Rover under-ice prototype may lead to Europa search
Change the Course to restore one billion gallons of water to Colorado River Delta
Change the Course, a freshwater restoration movement, will restore 1 billion gallons of water to the Colorado River Delta to support the revitalization of wetland habitats in what was once one of the planet's ...
Where does the Amazon start? Study points to source
Researchers strike fossil gold in South Africa
(Phys.org) —Squeezing through a gap called the International Postbox and climbing the jagged Dragon's Back were not in Alia Gurtov's plans for the fall semester, but she made an exception in order to participate ...
Three days, three wild finds
he house-size boulder looked like a good landing site, at least viewed from the maps and satellite images Tim Laman and Conrad Hoskin found online.
'Lost world' discovered in remote Australia
An expedition to a remote part of northern Australia has uncovered three new vertebrate species isolated for millions of years, with scientists Monday calling the area a "lost world".
Archeologist suggests much of Paleolithic cave art was done by women
Brazil looks to break from US-centric Internet (Update 2)
Brazil plans to divorce itself from the U.S.-centric Internet over Washington's widespread online spying, a move that many experts fear will be a potentially dangerous first step toward fracturing a global ...