Study uncovers secret to speedy burrowing by razor clams
Study exposes how sea turtle hatchlings use their flippers to move quickly on sand (w/ Video)
Life can be scary for endangered loggerhead sea turtles immediately after they hatch. After climbing out of their underground nest, the baby turtles must quickly traverse a variety of terrains for several ...
Tiny 'headless' insect turns out to be rarest ladybug in the United States
A former Montana State University student has discovered the rarest ladybug in the United States, according to MSU entomologist Michael Ivie.
Martian chemical complicates hunt for life's clues
The quest for evidence of life on Mars could be more difficult than scientists previously thought. A scientific paper published today details the investigation of a chemical in the Martian soil that interferes ...
Curiosity's first photo of home planet Earth from Mars
18 months into her mission to discover a habitable zone on the Red Planet, NASA's Curiosity rover has at last looked back to the inhabited zone of all humanity and snapped her 1st image of all 7 Billion Earthlings ...
Why 'singing' sand dunes hum certain notes
What does Elvis Presley have in common with a sand dune? No, it's not that people sometimes spot both in the vicinity of Las Vegas. Instead, some sand dunes, like The King, can sing. And new research looking ...
Even Canadian rocks are different
Canadians have always seen themselves as separate and distinct from their American neighbours to the south, and now they have geological proof.
Sweet new approach discovered to help produce metal casting parts, reduce toxicity
(Phys.org)—Based on a new discovery by researchers at Oregon State University, the world's multi-billion dollar foundry industry may soon develop a sweet tooth.
Man, climate combine to erode Cancun's beaches
(AP) -- Cancun's eroding white sand beaches are providing a note of urgency to the climate talks being held just south of this seaside resort famed for its postcard-perfect vistas.
Iceland's Katla volcano is getting restless
(AP) -- If Iceland's air-traffic paralyzing volcanic eruption last year seemed catastrophic, just wait for the sequel. That's what some experts are saying as they nervously watch rumblings beneath a much ...
Mars Rover Update
In January 2004, NASA landed two identical robotic rovers named Spirit and Opportunity on the surface of Mars. The twins were primed for a brief 3-month mission to tell us a story of water and possibly life ...
Scientists measure Martian sand movement: Dune migration rates appear to be similar to those on Earth
Last year, images from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captured sand dunes and ripples moving across the surface of Marsobservations that challenged previously held beliefs that there was not a lot ...
Curiosity rover's second scoop discarded, third scoop commanded
(Phys.org)—Commands will be sent to Curiosity today instructing the rover to collect a third scoop of soil from the "Rocknest" site of windblown Martian sand and dust. Pending evaluation of this Sol 69 ...
Slick and slender snake beats short and stubby lizard in sand swimming
For swimming through sand, a slick and slender snake can perform better than a short and stubby lizard.