Study finds an exoplanet, tilted on its side, could still be habitable if covered in ocean
Nearly 2,000 planets beyond our solar system have been identified to date. Whether any of these exoplanets are hospitable to life depends on a number of criteria. Among these, scientists have thought, is ...
Intensive agriculture may have exacerbated drought in ancient Maya city
NASA scientist offers perspective on the factors that may lead to life on a planet
Before an asteroid wiped out the dinosaurs, Earth experienced a short burst of intense volcanism
Sixty-six million years ago, an asteroid more than five miles wide smashed into the Earth at 70,000 miles per hour, instantly vaporizing upon impact. The strike obliterated most terrestrial life, including ...
Researchers use X-ray video of guineafowl walking through poppy seeds to create a 3-D model of how tracks get made
Curiosity rover finds clues to how water helped shape Martian landscape
(Phys.org)—Observations by NASA's Curiosity Rover indicate Mars' Mount Sharp was built by sediments deposited in a large lake bed over tens of millions of years.
Pufferfish myth busted—they do so breathe when puffed up
Study shows pre-human ancestors adapted to metabolize ethanol long before humans learned about fermentation
Leaves of ancient carnivorous plants found in Baltic amber
American mastodons made warm Arctic, subarctic temporary home 125,000 years ago
Existing age estimates of American mastodon fossils indicate that these extinct relatives of elephants lived in the Arctic and Subarctic when the area was covered by ice caps—a chronology that is at odds ...
Bridgmanite: World's most abundant mineral finally named
Study shows graphene able to withstand a speeding bullet
Genomes of malaria-carrying mosquitoes sequenced
Nora Besansky, O'Hara Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Notre Dame and a member of the University's Eck Institute for Global Health, has led an international team of scientists in sequencing ...
Most American presidents destined to fade from nation's memory, study suggests
American presidents spend their time in office trying to carve out a prominent place in the nation's collective memory, but most are destined to be forgotten within 50-to-100 years of their serving as president, ...