Science News

June 12, 2011

Small Galaxies May Only Give Birth to Small Stars

June 1, 2011

Think comets are cool? Tweet about them.

May 22, 2011

Milky Way Faces Mid-Life Crisis

May 14, 2011

The Hidden Message in Pixar’s Films

May 12, 2011

From the LITD Archives: A Primordial Moon

May 11, 2011

NASA’s Proposed Space-Fairing Boat Would Cruise and Study Titan’s Oceans

May 10, 2011

Mars’ Underground Atmosphere

May 9, 2011

Transfusion of Synthetic Blood Saves Woman’s Life

Jeff Bezos Invests $19.5 Million in General Fusion’s Nuclear Technology

Saving the Seas: Reducing Fertilizer Runoff to Resurrect Ocean Dead Zones

Saturn Moon’s Atmosphere Forged by Comet Impacts

May 8, 2011

Supermassive Black Hole Rises and Shines

Obama is Right to Withold Photos of Bin Laden’s Corpse

May 7, 2011

Beleaguered Mission Measures Swirling Space Time At Last

May 4, 2011

Former Planet May Have Grown a Tail

Sings of Dark Matter From Minnesota Mine

May 3, 2011

Astronomy in Antarctica

McDonals Observatory Dodges Wildfire

Praising Arizona

May 2, 2011

Astronomers Unveil Portrait of ‘Super-Exotic-Super-Earth’:Densest Known Rocky Planet

Measuring the Distant Universe in 3-D

The Cost of SETI: Infographic

May 1, 2011

Tapping Light’s Magnetic Properties, Innovative Tech Harvests Solar Energy Without Solar Cells

For the First Time, Humans See Quantum Entanglement with the Naked Eye

April 28, 2011

China Announces It Will Build Its Own Space Station In The Next Ten Years

Tycho’s Supernova Went Boom After Slurping UP Some of Its Neighbor

Tour the Galaxy With this Pan-and-Scan All-Sky Picture

April 27, 2011

Surreptitious Sleep States Uncovered

Physics Tricks Could Make for One-Way Soundproofing

Budget Cuts Put Alien Search On Hold

The Middle East is Ripe for a Science Revolution

April 26, 2011

Citing Cost, NASA bows Out Of Two Astrophysics Projects, Including Building The Largest Scientific Instrument Ever

To Curb Malaria, Researchers Create Gene That Rapidly Spread Through Mosquito Populations

In Thrilling Smashup, LHC Breaks Beam Luminosity Record

They Sure Don’t Make Pyrex Like They Used To

New Fog-Harvesting Devices Could Provide Clean Drinking Water for the World’s Poor

April 25, 2011

Dry Ice, Wetter Mars

April 24,2011

With ‘Coolest Job Ever’ Ending, Astronauts Seek Next Frontier

You’ve Never Seen the Milky Way Like This

Geyser Moon Puts its Mark on Saturn

April 20, 2011

Radio Interviews

Scientists Announce New Method to Pull Potable Water from Tanks Exhaust

Gorgeous Galaxies Celebrate Hubble’s 21st Birthday

April 19, 2011

The [Space] Drugs Don’t Work

April 16, 2011

<a href="!5792127/nasas-crazy-plan-to-land-on-mars"The Crazy Design of NASA's New Mars Rover

April 15, 2011

Kepler’s Bonus: New Insights on Stars

Eruopean Students Aiming For the Moon

The Speed of the Universe

April 14, 2011

NASA Chooses Space Shuttle’s Retirement Homes

Particle Hunt Nets Almost Nothing; The Hunters Are Almost Thrilled

Too Much Information? Noninvasive Genetic Tests for the Unborn

April 13, 2011

Cannabis-based Drug Gets Green Light Worldwide

30 Years, 133 Launces, 133 Seconds

April 11, 2011

A (Very) Smart Kid and a Solid Theory

Astronaut Training Party

Texas Republicans Ignore Climate Science at Their Peril

Open Lab 2010 Now For Sale

If You Can’t Name That Star, Try Asking Your Telescope

Baffling Blowup in Distant Galaxy

April 10, 2011

A Lovely Swirl: Orbiter Spots a Shifting Vortex at Venus’s South Pole

Observations: Are You Smarter Than a Middle Schooler; New Site Tracks Science Misconceptions

April 9, 2011

Who Killed the Deep Space Climate Observatory?

Big Bang Recreated in a Metameterial, Offers Evidence That Time Travel is Impossible

Book Review – The Clockwork Universe; What Newton Gave us

The Saga of Pluto

Fire Slows Dark Matter Search

Mundane Explanation for Bizarre Pioneer Anomaly

Colliding Galaxies

Revelations of Stars’ Ages Will Be a Boon for SETI

Mystery Signal at Fermilab Hints at ‘Technicolour’ Force

Exo-evolution: Aliens Who Hide, Survive

Crater ‘Ghost’ On Fresh-Faced Titan

April 3, 2011

Astrophysics: The Inner Lives of Red Giants

Condensed-matter Physics: Transitions on Triangles

First Portraits of Mercury From Orbit

Just Breathing in Iraq Can Be Hazardous

Remodeling the Standard Model

Lunar Pothold May be Ideal Water Traps

Backward Stars Point to Galactic Cannibalism

April 2, 2011

New Insights on Lunar Swirls

April 1, 2011

A New Wrinkle: Comet Strikes in the 1980s and 1990s Left Ripples in Jupter’s and Saturn’s Rings

Iran is Top of the World in Science Growth

March 31, 2011

When Beauty and Science Collide

The Earth’s Lumpy Gravity

Why Hubble Isn’t a Space Paparazzi

Gallery-Supermoons and Sparkling Nebulae

Dark Matter Could Make Planets Habitable

NASA Kills Off Comet Hunter

March 30, 2011

New Stars of Science Honored In D.C.

New Study Gives Dark Energy A Boost

Two Stars Caught Fusing Into One

Planets Take Shape in Embryonic Gas Clouds

March 29, 2011

Vanished: A Mystery Game at the Smithsonian

Men Are From Mars … and so are Women

Bananas Could Make Cars Leaner, Greener

Internet Architect Paul Baran Dies at 84

Flawed Diamonds Could Store Quantum Data

Re-Creating the First Human Spaceflight Experience

March 26, 2011

Suzaku Shows Clearest Picture Yet of Perseus Galaxy Cluster

March 25, 2011

Remarkable Fossil: 525-Million-Year-Old Discovery of ‘Feathered Helmet from Beyond the Clouds’

Russian Boreal Forests Undergoing Vegetation Change, Study Shows

Exploding Stars and Stripes: Pattern of X-ray ‘Stripes’ in Supernova Remnant Could Explain How Cosmic Rays are Produced

First Student-Developed Mission in which Satellites Orbit and Communicate

March 23, 2011

Cassini Finds Saturn Sends Mixed Signals

March 22, 2011

Supermoons and Sparkling Nebulae: What’s New in Space?

Robot Swarms Could Help Search for Life in Martian Caves

March 22, 1995: Longest Human Space Adventure Ends

Giant ‘quasi-stars’ Spawned Early Black Holes

March 17, 2011

How Weather Could Link Japan Radiation to U.S.

Nuclear Cover Up: World’s Largest Moving Structure to Seal the Wrecked Chernobyl Reactor

Which Way is the Future?

Gravity’s Bias for Left May Be Writ in the Sky

Largest Galaxies Grow Up Gradually Like Snow Flakes

Dark Energy is Not an Illusion After All

March 16, 2011

New Model Lets Researchers Crawl Through Virtual Brain Networks

Kepler’s Ongoing Exoplanet Findings Show Bizarre Solar Systems and Peculiar Planets

March 15, 2011

The Spread of the Tsunami from Japan Across the Pacific [Video]

Lasers Could Nudge Orbiting Space Debris Aside

Next up for Congress: Repeal the Law of Gravity


The Fast-Moving Nuclear Story Meets and Unscientific Press Corps

March 14, 2011

Cosmic Rays May Not Come From Supernovas

March 4, 1962: Nuclear Age Comets to Antarctica

Study Blames Plasma Flow for Spotless Sun

NASA’s Messenger Spacecraft Zeroes in on Mercury

March 10, 2011

A Bittersweet Finale for the Discovery

NASA And ESA Mars Rover Faces Cancellation

March 8, 2011

The Best Next Space Missions

A Memoir: A Decade-Plus of Tracking Lunar Larcency

SOFIA Project Flies Into its Researh

March 6, 2011

Chernobyl Plants & Temperate Caves Could Help Humans Colonize New Worlds

Space Beer Reaches for Final Frontier

Double Whammy on Mars

March 5, 2011

The Creation of the International Space Station

NASA Offers Proof of Alien Life

Space Tourism May Mean One Giant Leap for Researchers

Stellar Wormholes May Exist

A Bid to Implode Cosmic Ray Theory

Sun’s Doldrums Likely To Last

California – Satellite Launching Fails

An Inflatable Space Station

March 2, 2011

Hot Pixel Mystery Plagues Delayed Space Telescope

March 1, 2011

Dialing in a Radio Eclipse

Who Needs Twitter? Libyan Protests Covertly Connect on Dating Websites

Dark Matter is Alive and Well, Thankyouverymuch

California Greenhouses Will Use Sun’s Heat to Extract Sticky Oil

Neil Tyson’s Advice to Young Science Communicators

Scientists Get Tickets to Ride With Space Tourists

Feb. 27, 2011

By Shining a Laser From the Ground, Researchers Could Easily Measure Earth’s Magnetic Field

Yale Scientists Create the World’s First Anti-Laser

With the World’s Largest Antimatter Trap, UCSD Scientists Aim to Trap a Trillion Positrons at Once

FYI: If I Fell Through The Earth, What Would Happen in the Center?

Amazing Shuttle Launch Video From an Airplane Window

Feb. 26, 2011

Gas Rich Galaxies Confirm Prediction of Modified Gravity Theory

Floating Solar Panels: Solar Installations on Water

Satellites Could Keep an Eye Out for Floods

Modular Space Communications Technology Moved Into Unmanned Aircraft for Marines

Two Planets Found Sharing One Orbit

Feb. 25, 2011

Darpa’s Cheetah-Bot Designed to Chase Human Prey

Biggest Solar Blast in Four Years

NASA’s First Robot Astronaut

Feb. 24, 2011

New Mexico’s Bet on Space Tourism Hits a Snag

Discovery, Bound for Space Station, Leaves Earth One Last Time

Mafia Informants Fail Acid Test

New Biological Pathway Identified for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

Discovery Waits for Her Final Flight

Physics of Burrowing Sandfish Revealed

Journey to the Innermost Planet

Why are Americans So Ill-Informed on the Topic of Climate Change?

Feb. 22, 2011

California – Satellite Will Analyze Space Grit

Feb. 21, 2011

Vacuum has Friction After All

Feb. 20, 2011

U.S. Urged to Swiftly Secure Supplied of ‘Energy-Critical Elements’

Frankenstein Syndrome: Why Do We Fear Making Humans?

Feb. 19, 2011

Boston Hayden’s Planetarium Gets a Makeover

Why Nobody Can Match the iPad’s Price

Unexpectedly, Navy’s Superlaser Blasts Away a Record

Moon Race Brings 29 Teams to the Starting Line

Feb. 17, 2011

Ample Dark Matter Ignites Starburst Galaxies

Feb. 16, 2011

Study Links Rise in Rain and Snow to Humans

Feb. 15, 2011

NASA Craft Snaps Images of Comet in Valentine Fling

Feb. 14, 2011

No, There’s No Proof of a Giant Planet in the Outer Solar System

First Earthward-heading Solar Flare of the Cycle

Triumph: Fake Astronauts Land on Fake Mars

Feb. 12, 2011

Thousands of New Stars Emerging in Glowing Nebula

Millky Way Munched on Galactic Snack

‘Atomtronics’ May Be the New ‘electronics’

Feb. 11, 2011

Which Pills Work? Debate Erupts After Vitamin D Supplements Prove Unnecessary

Study Examines Relationship Between Autoimmune Skin Disease and Neurological Disorders

Race Against Time to Find Apollo 14’s Lost Voyagers: ‘Moon Trees”

Moral Hazard of the Multiverse

To Hitch a Ride to Mars, Just Flag Down an Asteroid

Harvard Engineers Build Tiny Processors Out of Nanowries

Feb. 10, 2011

Handwriting Problems Affect Children With Autism Into the Teenage Years

Extra Testosterone Reduces Your Empathy, Researchers Find

Prenatal Surgery May be Preferable for Spina Beifida

Neural mechanisms linked Vulnerability to Anxiety

Communication Breakdown: Early Defects in Sensory Synapses in Motor Neuron Disease

Jupiter Swallows an Asteroid

Feb. 8, 2011

Allergies Linked to Brain Tumor Protection

Brilliant Space Photos From Chandra and Spitzer

Lifestyle Choices – Not Discrimination – Hold Back Women in Science

Feb. 7, 2011

What Could Possibly Go Wrong: Industrial Cyber-Sabotage

National Health Detective Squad Uses Genomic Tools to Diagnose Its First Mysterious Disease

Scientists Mine Dormant Bacterial Genomes For New Antibiotics

Malaysia Releases 6,000 Genetically Modified Mosquitoes into the Wild

What Could Possibly Go Wrong: Blotting Out the Sun

Feb. 6, 2011

NASA’s Dreaming: Future Space Technologies

The Sun, Captured From All Angles

Supernova To Superfluid

‘Love’ Hormone Has a Dark Side

Feb. 4, 2011

Hadron Collider to Keep Running

Ultracold Quantum ‘Bullets’ Make Pendulums Speed UP

China Takes Lead in Race for Clean Nuclear Power

Storyboard: Inside the Battle to Define Mental Illness

Exoplanet Hunter Finds Bounty of Multi-Planet Solar Systems

Russia Working on Mysterious Space Plane of Its Own

Mars’ Shifty Sand Dunes Knocked Down by Dry Ice

Universe’s First Stars May Still Shine

World’s Most Powerful X-Ray Laser Illuminates Hidden Protein World

New Mexico Bill seeks to Protect Anti-Science Education

Feb. 2, 2011

New-Found Cornucopia of Exoplanets More Than Doubles the Current Cosmic Census

New Model Says the Cosmos is At Least 250 Times Larger Than the Visible Universe

Black Lab Sniff’s Out Bowel Cancer in Patients With Near-Perfect Accuracy”

Atomic Disguise Makes Helium Look Like Hydrogen

Why Astrophysicists Need a Lightbulb in Orbit

Jan. 31, 2011

Milk of Life: Dairy Cows Inocularted Against Sepsis Could Help Malnourished Children

South Carolina Scientists Works To Grow Meat In Lab

Jan. 30, 2011

Intel Science Talent Search Picks Top 40

Jan. 29, 2011

Presthetics that Feel

We Can Feed 9 Billion People in 2050

City Tech Research Team Casts Light on Asteroid Deflection

Vitamin D Deficiency Alters Lung Growth and Decreases Lung Function

How to Play a Duet for Violin and Radioactive Particles

A Galaxy When Galaxies were Young

Understanding the Human Neurosystem by Researching Locust Brains

On the Hunt for Universal Intelligence

Jan. 28, 2011

Single Molecule Controlled at Room Temperature: Tiny Magnetic Switch Discovered

Jan. 26 2011

In Hubble’s Lens, Signs of a Galaxy Older and Farther Than Any Other

New Evidence That Life on Earth Was Forged In Outer Space

Your Guide to the Year in Science 2011

A Look Insite NASA’s Next X-Ray Observatory [Slide Show]

X-Ray Vision: NASA’s NuSTAR Telescope

Space-Based “A-Train” Satellite Set to Provide More Accurate Climate Data

Jan. 25, 2011

Motivated Engineer Designs His Own Heart Implant

The Nation’s Science Report Card Is Out, And It’s Not Pretty

How Do You Define Galaxy? Astronomers Embark On Democratic Process To Forge Definition

Jan. 24, 2011

Highly Ordered Artificial Spin Ice Created Using Nanotechnology

No Direct link Between Black Holes and Dark Matter, Scientists Find

New Device May Revolutionize Computer Memory

Insect Eyes Inspire Improved Solar Cells: Anti-Reflective Film Based on Moth Eyes Increases Efficiency of Photovoltaics

New Twist on the Electron Beam

The Crab Nebula Flickers!

Jan. 21, 2011

Fake Mars Astronauts Are Approaching Fake Mars!

Betelgeuce and 2012

Astrophysics: How Galaxies Got Their Black Holes

Quest For Dark Energy May Fade to Black

New Nanocomposite Magnets Could Reduce Demands for Rare Earth Elements

Italien Scientists Claim (Dubious) Cold Fusion Breakthrough

Recalling a Fallen Star’s Legacy in High-Energy Particle Physics

Jan. 20, 2011

Wave-Generated ‘White Hole’ Boosts Hawking Radiation Theory, Physicists Find

A Step Towards Quantum Computing: Entangling Ten Billion Particles

NASA Probe Has a Valentine’s Day Date With a Comet

Smoking on Screen Lights up a Smoker’s Brain

Are Science Blogs Stuck in an Echo Chamber? Chamber? Chamber?

Jan. 19, 2011

Best Way to Measure Dark Energy Just Got Better

New Technique Could Pinpoint ‘Galaxy X’

VISTA Stares Deeply Into the Blue Lagoon

Black Holes Light Up

Jan. 16, 2011

The Angry Red Galaxy

In galactic collisions, might makes right

New NASA Game: Extreme Planets Makeover Gliese 581d

Observations: Space tourism to International Space Station set to resume in 2013

Stunning New Images From Cassini’s Close Flyby of Rhea

The Biggest Astrophoto … Ever!

10-Year-Old Girl Discovers Supernova

Hubble Eyes Hanny’s Voorwerp

Jan. 14, 2011

Houston, We May have Some Problems: Colonizing Mars and Sex in Space

Shuttle Launch update: February 24 and April 19.Maybe

Physics Stack Exchange

Astro info overload part 2!

Planck Telescope Searches the Super-Cold Universe, Find Neat Stuff

Neighboring Black Hole Puts on Weight

Planck Telescope Find Cold, Weird Wonders

Beams of Antimatter Stream Space During Earthly Thunderstorms NASA Says

Why don’t Exoplanets Match Astronomer’s Expectations?

Jan. 11, 2011

Tevatron faces final curtain
Jan. 10, 2011

UK Tech to Aid Private Space Shot

Moon water Differs from Earth Water

Plasma Jets Pump Heat into the Sun’s Sizzling Corona

Can sitting too much kill you?

New Subatomic Particle Could Help Explain the Mystery of Dark Matter

Hole’s on First?: New Evidence Shows Black Hole Growth Preceding Galactic Formation

World’s Largest Neutrino Detector Completed at South Pole

A Geometric Theory of Everything

Study: Hyperactive Black Holes Aren’t Caused by Galactic Smash Ups

The alien Seekers of SETI Are Just Getting Started

The 100 Top Science Stories of 2010

NASA Planet Hunters Announce Smallest Exoplanet Ever Found, Just 560 Light Years Away

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