Space shuttle-sized asteroid 2013 XY8 to fly past earth on Dec. 11
A newly-discovered asteroid about the size of a space shuttle will fly past Earth on December 11, 2013 at a very safe distance of 760,000 kilometers (470,000 miles). The closest approach of Asteroid 2013 ...
New ice core record shows West Antarctic climate variability
A 308-year ice core record provides new data on climate variability in coastal West Antarctica and shows that a clear warming trend has occurred in recent decades.
New limpit species discovered in Amundsen Sea
More than thirty new, and, as yet unclassified, species of marine life were discovered during a science expedition to the Amundsen Sea off Pine Island Bay in Antarctica.
More Americans spend less on Black Friday sales
More Americans took advantage of early holiday season sales than last year, but they spent less—and online sales fared better than brick-and-mortar stores, a survey showed Sunday.
Poll: Americans don't trust one another
Americans don't trust each other anymore. We're not talking about the loss of faith in big institutions such as the government, the church or Wall Street, which fluctuates with events. For four decades, a ...
First-ever survey of Do-It-Yourself Biology community challenges myths
As the Do-It-Yourself Biology (DIYbio) community has grown, so have concerns among media and policymakers about these science enthusiasts' ability to wield DNA and manipulate life.
Near-Earth Object 2013 US10 is a long-period comet
While initial reports from the Minor Planet Center in Cambridge, Mass., categorized object 2013 US10 as a very large near-Earth asteroid, new observations now indicate that it is, in fact, a long-period comet, ...
Image: Hot gas sloshing in a galactic cauldron
(Phys.org) —Galaxies are social beasts that are mostly found in groups or clusters – large assemblies of galaxies that are permeated by even larger amounts of diffuse gas. With temperatures of 10 million ...
Like other offenses, cyberdeviance and cybercrime seem to start and peak in the teen years
Tech-y teens, often more curious than criminal, are likely to start turning their talents to cyberdeviance and cybercrime at about age 15, with such activities peaking at about age 18.
'Tiger stripes' underneath Antarctic glaciers slow the flow
(Phys.org) —Narrow stripes of dirt and rock beneath massive Antarctic glaciers create friction zones that slow the flow of ice toward the sea, researchers at Princeton University and the British Antarctic ...
New type of black-hole quasar discovered
(Phys.org) —Like our Milky Way, every known large galaxy has at its center a supermassive black hole, some of which are surrounded by a super-bright disk of hot gas called a quasar—but now a research ...
Image: 3C 397: An unusual galactic supernova remnant
3C 397 (also known as G41.1-0.3) is a Galactic supernova remnant with an unusual shape.
Teens fret over online privacy, theft: US study
American teenagers are growing increasingly worried about online privacy and the possibility of identity theft, a study released Wednesday showed.
Twitter key source for 'mobile' news, survey finds
Twitter is finding a niche among younger US adults who monitor the messaging service for news on mobile devices, a survey showed Monday.