Perseverance deploys wind sensor as health checks continue

Perseverance deploys wind sensor as health checks continue

A fortnight since its widely-documented touch down on Mars, NASA's Perseverance rover continues to find its bearings and stretch its numerous 'arms' on the Red Planet. Since the 18 February landing, the rover team...
Soft Robotics for Deep Sea Exploration

Soft Robotics for Deep Sea Exploration

Inspired by a strange fish that can withstand the punishing pressures of the deepest reaches of the ocean, scientists have devised a soft autonomous robot capable of keeping its fins flapping — even in...
Mysterious storm on Neptune abruptly reverses direction, baffling scientists

Mysterious storm on Neptune abruptly reverses direction, baffling scientists

Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope watched a mysterious dark vortex on Neptune abruptly steer away from a likely death on the giant blue planet. The storm, which is wider than the Atlantic Ocean, was...
The moon controls the release of methane in Arctic Ocean (Study)

The moon controls the release of methane in Arctic Ocean (Study)

It may not be very well known, but the Arctic Ocean leaks enormous amounts of the potent greenhouse gas methane. These leaks have been ongoing for thousands of years but could be intensified by...
New 'sea dragon' species discovered off UK coastline

New ‘sea dragon’ species discovered off UK coastline

A mysterious small marine reptile dating from 150 million years ago has been identified as a new species that may have been capable of diving very deeply. The well-preserved specimen was found in a...
Neanderthals buried their dead: New evidence (Study)

Neanderthals buried their dead: New evidence (Study)

Was burial of the dead practiced by Neanderthals or is it an innovation specific to our species? Researchers have demonstrated, using a variety of criteria, that a Neanderthal child was buried, probably around 41,000...
Honey Bees Use Animal Dung to Fend Off Giant “Murder” Hornets (Study)

Honey Bees Use Animal Dung to Fend Off Giant “Murder” Hornets (Study)

Researchers have witnessed what they suspect is the first instance of wild bees using tools, after observing Asian honeybees gathering animal feces to ward off attacks by giant hornets. Throughout the region, the Asian honeybee...
Researchers trace origins of flight with pterosaur lost precursor

Researchers trace origins of flight with pterosaur lost precursor

Pterosaurs were the earliest reptiles to evolve powered flight, dominating the skies for 150 million years before their imminent extinction some 66 million years ago. However, key details of their evolutionary origin and how they...
The world's first DNA 'tricorder' in your pocket (Study)

The world’s first DNA ‘tricorder’ in your pocket (Study)

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) scientists developed the world's first mobile genome sequence analyzer, a new iPhone app called iGenomics. By pairing an iPhone with a handheld DNA sequencer, users can create a mobile...
Study reveals how airflow inside a car may affect COVID-19 transmission risk

Study reveals how airflow inside a car may affect COVID-19 transmission risk

A new study of airflow patterns inside a car's passenger cabin offers some suggestions for potentially reducing the risk of COVID-19 transmission while sharing rides with others. The study, by a team of Brown University...
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Maryland Police Chief Charged With Attempted Murder After Arson Spree

Former Laurel Police Chief David Crawford was arrested Wednesday and is facing attempted murder charges in connection with multiple arsons. Crawford is being charged with...

Indiana: Cocaine found hidden within massive garlic shipment

Indiana State Police say they found something more than pungent cargo in a truck they inspected in Porter County. The truck from California was carrying...

Eddie Benton-Banai, co-founder of American Indian Movement, dies at age 89

Eddie Benton-Banai, who helped found the American Indian Movement partly in response to alleged police brutality against Indigenous people, has died. He was 89. He...

Rare white sea turtle found on South Carolina beach

The Kiawah Island Turtle Patrol came across a rare sight while checking sea turtle nests Sunday morning: a white sea turtle hatchling. The town of...