Cute Overload: Panda Cub Born At National Zoo Crashes Panda Cam [VIDEO]
September 17 2012 6:27 PM
Cute overloads are typically the stuff of Reddit subthreads, but on Monday, the National Zoo Panda Cam suffered this literal fate when their servers crashed shortly after the birth of a new giant panda cub.
Super Typhoon Sanba Continues To Intensity, Threatening Okinawa And South Korea
September 14 2012 9:37 PM
Super Typhoon Sanba continues to pose grave danger to the Japanese island of Okinawa and the South Korean mainland. Sanba, with peak winds as high as 178 mph, is currently moving north toward Okinawa at 13 mph.
New Species Of Monkey With Unusual Coloring and 'Human Like' Eyes Found In Congo
September 14 2012 5:05 AM
Scientists have identified a new species of African monkey with distinct coloring that differentiates it from other species. The new primate species now scientifically named Cercopithecus lomamiensis was first found by a research team during their field surveys in a remote area of the middle Lomami Basin between the Tshuapa, Lomami and Lualaba Rivers in central Democratic Republic of Congo.
Tropical Storm Nadine Expected To Become Hurricane By Tomorrow As Kristy Forms In Pacific
September 12 2012 5:47 PM
Tropical Storm Nadine is expected to become a hurricane later Wednesday night or early Thursday morning as it churns in the Caribbean, according to the National Weather Service.
10 Animals That Could Disappear Forever [PHOTOS]
September 12 2012 2:54 PM
Scientists have recently come out with a list of 100 species teetering on the brink of extinction, highlighting animals other than the usual suspects like the giant panda. Take a gander at these adorably doomed creatures.
'Rotten Egg Smell' Tortures Residents Of Southern California, But Why?
September 11 2012 6:47 PM
Investigators from Southern California's South Coast Air Quality Management District received nearly 200 complaints about a "rotten egg smell" and began searching for the stench Tuesday morning. The odor is thought to be coming from the Salton Sea.
Sky's No Real Limit For Wind Power, Scientists Say
September 11 2012 10:07 AM
Four million wind turbines in an all clean-energy economy in 2030 could supply enough to meet more than half the world's energy demand, according to a new study.
Buried Antarctic Lake Ellsworth To Be Explored For New Life, Climate Change Clues
September 10 2012 1:45 PM
A dozen British scientists, engineers and researchers will drill down in December to a buried Antarctic lake 2 miles under an ancient ice sheet, gathering water and sediment samples in the hopes of discovering clues about the Earth's climate history and possibly new life forms.
Ahmadinejad Accuses West Of Creating Drought Conditions In Iran
September 10 2012 12:50 PM
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is claiming that Western nations are conspiring to throw Iran into a serious drought (and thereby threaten its agriculture) by deliberately destroying rain clouds headed toward the country.
Chinese River Turns Red, And Nobody Is Quite Sure Why
September 07 2012 9:52 PM
A stretch of China's Yangtze River has mysteriously turned red around the city of Chongqing. Officials are investigating the river's transformation, as nobody is quite sure what caused it. The river began turning the color of a nice marinara sauce on Thursday.
'Zombee' Apocalypse: Researchers Ask Citizens To Be On Lookout For Parasite-Infected Bees
September 07 2012 1:09 PM
San Francisco State University biologists have tagged bees infected with parasitic fly larvae using tiny radio trackers.
Hurricane Michael Weakens To Category 2; No Warnings In Effect, National Weather Service Says
September 06 2012 5:24 PM
Hurricane Michael is losing strength in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean as it was downgraded to a Category 2 storm Thursday night.
Lake Erie Dead Fish: Lake Inversion Suspected But Locals Are Skeptical
September 05 2012 5:27 PM
Lake inversion is the most likely killer of tens of thousands of dead fish that washed up on the shores of Lake Erie over Labor Day weekend as Canadian officials believe no chemical or toxic spill was responsible.
Tropical Storm Leslie Officially Becomes A Hurricane
September 05 2012 4:55 PM
Tropical Storm Leslie has strengthened into a hurricane, according to the National Weather Service. The storm, currently sitting east of Florida and the Bahamas, is not expected to make landfall in the United States, and no hurricane watches have been issues along the Atlantic coast.
Cutting Down Tropical Forests Means Less Rain, Study Says
September 05 2012 3:49 PM
Scientists found that the air that passes over large rainforests produces twice as much rain or more as air that passes over deforested areas.
Does A UV Water Disinfection Plant Opening In New York Mean More Chlorine Added To Drinking Water?
August 31 2012 9:29 PM
New York will be opening the world's largest ultraviolet, or UV, drinking-water disinfection plant in a couple of months, Scientific American reported Friday.
Tropical Storm Isaac Path Set For Missouri, Obama And Romney Headed To Louisiana As Storm Settles
August 31 2012 3:09 PM
As tropical storm Isaac, downgraded from a hurricane, heads for Southern Missouri, President Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney are en route to Louisiana to view storm damage.
Melting Sea Ice: Bad For Polar Bears, Good For China
August 30 2012 12:41 PM
As climate change warms the world's oceans and Arctic sea ice recedes to its lowest -ever recorded levels, China has taken advantage of it -- and may soon reap commercial benefits
Climate Change Deniers Tend To Embrace Free Market, Conspiracy Theories, Study Finds
August 29 2012 4:32 PM
What do conspiracy theorists and free market ideologues have in common? They both deny climate change, according to a recent psychological study conducted b y the University of Western Australia.
Hurricane Issac 2012 Downgraded To Tropical Storm; 725,000 In 5 States Lose Power; New Orleans Levees Hold
August 29 2012 4:00 PM
Hurricane Isaac was downgraded Wednesday to a tropical storm but continued to hover over Louisiana with heavy rains and damaging winds. The storm, which was a category one hurricane for 24 hours, has since sustained weakened winds of 75 mph, the National Hurricane Center reported.