- Firework Science: Chemical Ingredients Yield Colorful Blasts
July 02 2013 5:27 PM
Elements that burn in different colors are a key ingredient of your Fourth of July fireworks display.
- X-Ray Vision, American Jaguar: The Week In Science
June 29 2013 1:51 PM
Wi-Fi could help us see through walls; the only known wild American jaguar is photographed.
- Hot Flash Relief Without Hormones, FDA-Approved
June 28 2013 4:55 PM
Brisdelle, which contains the same active ingredient as anti-depressant Paxil, got the stamp of approval Friday.
June was a great month for doublespeak. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper was caught lying in a congressional hearing about the scope of the National Security Agency’s ability to snoop on American communications. Clapper, when asked by Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., last March, “Does the NSA collect any type of data at all on millions or hundreds of millions of Americans?” he answered “No, sir … not wittingly.”
When NBC’s Andrea Mitchell asked Clapper how his testimony squared with the details on the PRISM program revealed by leaker Edward Snowden, he said his response was the “least untruthful” answer that he could give.
- Kitchen Science: Sconic Sections, Strawberry DNA, Mobius Bagels
June 28 2013 12:34 PM
Math and science can be brought to life over afternoon tea.
- Transmitting 8 Blu-Ray Discs Per Second With Twists Of Light
June 27 2013 3:40 PM
A new kind of fiber-optic cable achieves massive bandwidth rates by twisting signals into vortices of light.
- What Will We Fork Over To Pay Our Bar Tabs In Space?
June 27 2013 12:07 PM
Will Mars colonists pay for their coffee in credits, spacebucks or gold-pressed latinum bars?
- Watch Scientists Pour Lava On Ice
June 26 2013 3:45 PM
Think lava can melt ice? Think again!
- How Evolution Shaped Humans To Pitch 90MPH Fastballs
June 26 2013 1:34 PM
Humans throw much faster than chimps, thanks to a few key anatomical features.
- Yes, You Can O.D. On Coke (The Soda)
June 25 2013 4:58 PM
Excessive consumption of cola soda can lead to heart arrhythmias, doctors say.
- How Costly Is A Cap On Carbon Emissions?
June 25 2013 3:42 PM
Existing carbon capture methods eat up money and energy -- but cheaper, more efficient methods are on the horizon.
- Obama On Climate: Power Plant Carbon Caps A 'Major Development'
June 25 2013 12:21 PM
Currently, there are no federal rules in place limiting carbon dioxide emissions at existing power plants.
- The Physics Behind The Spinning Egyptian Statue
June 24 2013 6:03 PM
The case of the spinning statue is less about a mummy's curse and more about friction and vibration.
- Methane Found In Water Near Marcellus Gas Wells
June 24 2013 3:10 PM
A new study finds higher methane levels in water near natural gas wells, but how clear is the link to drilling activities?
- Red Panda Escapes At National Zoo [UPDATE]
June 24 2013 1:14 PM
A young male red panda named Rusty wasn't in his enclosure on Monday morning.
- Cornell Scientist Speaks On GMO Misconceptions, Risks, Rewards
June 24 2013 8:20 AM
Cornell University researcher Margaret Smith emphasizes the scientific facts about GMO safety, but understands public concerns.
- Diaper Scares, Irish Snails: The Week In Science
June 22 2013 9:28 AM
Scientists tie snail genetics to Irish history; and how dangerous are traditional diapers, really?
- The Secret Life Of Vegetables: Your Salad Might Have Jet Lag
June 21 2013 1:56 PM
Since produce still senses light-dark cycles after harvest, how we store fruits and vegetables could affect nutrition.
- Gulf of Mexico Will Likely See Huge 'Dead Zone' This Year
June 21 2013 6:27 AM
A New Jersey-sized patch of ocean in the Gulf could turn into an aquatic desert this year.
- New 3-D Model Of Human Brain Most Detailed Yet
June 20 2013 4:17 PM
A map of the brain with a resolution 50 times finer than previous models could assist research into neurodegenerative diseases.