Cheese Chunks Adorn Ancient Mummies – Discovery News

Discovery NewsLumps of cheese, shown with arrowheads, were collected from the neck and chest of a female mummy known as the “Beauty of Xiaohe.” Inset shows an enlarged view of…

Americans Would Give Up TV Before Internet – Discovery News

Discovery NewsUsing the Web has become the main activity for hundreds of millions of people around the globe. iStockPhoto. Gallery. HolidayGiftGuide2011:FortheCouchPotato. View Caption +#1: Indulging the Indulgent. Need to come…

Whales and ships heading for collision in Bering Strait, fear scientists – Tech Times

Tech TimesWhales and ships are on a collision course in the Bering Strait, environmentalists and marine scientists have warned. Some members of whale species that normally live in the sub-Arctic…

Polar Bear Habitat Revealed in Google ‘Street View’ Photos – Discovery News

Discovery NewsPolar bears may be familiar as the totemic species of climate change, but the fact that they live predominantly on Arctic sea ice means that very few people have…

The Bering Strait Poses Increased Risk of Collision between Whales and Ships … – Science World Report

Science World ReportA large population of whales and ships is increasingly using the ice-free Bering Strait, the channel that connects the Pacific and Arctic Oceans, raising the risk of collision…

Risk Of Collisions Between Whales And Ships Increased In Bering Strait: Study – International Business Times

International Business TimesThe study suggests slowing ship speeds in the Bering Strait, reducing motor noise and the likelihood of collisions between whales and ships. Reuters. When the Arctic Ocean thaws,…

Ants use their babies as floaties during floods – The Age

The AgeLos Angeles: When faced with floodwaters, ants use their helpless babies as floating life-preservers – by sticking them at the very bottom of the life rafts that they build…

Strange Ribbon is a ‘Roadmap in the Sky’ for the Interstellar Magnetic Field, say … – French Tribune

French TribuneA NASA spacecraft was the first to spot a strange ribbon of energy and particles at the edge of the solar system. Scientists have said that it appears to…

Hawking: Black hole theory is my ‘biggest blunder’ – Science Recorder

Science RecorderUniversity of Cambridge professor Stephen Hawking is clarifying his stance on black holes and the role played by them in the universe. In a paper published earlier this week,…

Ceres asteroid vents water vapour – BBC News

BBC NewsObservations of the Solar System’s biggest asteroid suggest it is spewing plumes of water vapour into space. Ceres has long been thought to contain substantial quantities of ice within…

Scientists hope comet-chaser spacecraft wakes up – Washington Post

Washington PostBERLIN — Scientists at the European Space Agency are expecting an important call. Their comet-chasing probe Rosetta is due to wake from an almost three-year hibernation at 11 a.m.…

Google’s ‘smart contact lenses’ only part of eye tech – San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco ChronicleThey say eyes are the window to the soul, but a handful of engineers and doctors are hoping they’re also a window to our health. Google announced on…

The Science Behind Ageing Sharks: Study Reveals Great Whites Can Live More … – International Business Times

International Business TimesAccording to the researchers, the age of the oldest female white shark sampled was 40, and that of the oldest male was 73. Reuters. Adult white sharks, also…

5 most incredible discoveries of the week – USA TODAY

USA TODAYAn amazing find by a sharp-eyed astronomer and a bizarre discovery about the pooping habits of dogs are on this week’s list: 1. For 2nd time ever, we saw…

Passengers rescued from ship stuck in ice in Antarctica – Fox News

Fox NewsCANBERRA, Australia – A helicopter rescued all 52 passengers from a research ship that has been trapped in Antarctic ice since Christmas Eve after weather conditions finally cleared enough…

Dozens Injured in Rare Argentina Piranha Attack – Discovery News

Discovery NewsThe Palometa jack (Trachinotus goodei), a species of piranha, is being blamed for the Christmas Day attack on swimmers in Argentina. Corbis. Gallery. SeaMonstersRealandImagined. View Caption +#1: Monsters Ho!…

Mars Curiosity rover gets software upgrade, discovers wheel damage – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesNASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has gotten a brand new software upgrade, but the intrepid robot’s wheels are a little worse for wear. Officials at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory…

Astronauts make good progress on space station repairs – USA TODAY

USA TODAYSpacewalkers accomplished more than expected Saturday outside the International Space Station but wrapped up their work early, after one reported feeling cold. Rick Mastracchio and Mike Hopkins breezed through…

Amborella Genome Yields Evolutionary Insight into Flowering Plants – Guardian Express

Guardian ExpressThis is neither the website of, nor affiliated in any way with, Guardian News and Media. Amborella genome yields evolutionary insight into flowering plants. A slew of scientific papers…

Ancient Tributes to the Winter Solstice – Discovery News

Discovery NewsThis weekend marks the beginning of the end. Of winter’s darkness, that is. Today (Dec. 21), the Northern Hemisphere celebrates the mark of increasingly longer days, while the Southern…

Exclusive: Newly Sequenced Plant Genome Solves Darwin’s ‘Abominable … – Design & Trend

Design & TrendThe flower is the only link to the ancient flowers that covered the planet and is helping scientists understand the evolutionary processes that led to the 300,000 species…

DNA of Oldest Flowering Plant Solves Darwin’s Evolution Mystery – Science World Report

Science World ReportOne of Darwin’s mysteries may have been solved thanks to the sequenced genome of the Amborella plant. Scientists have discovered why flowers suddenly proliferated on Earth millions of…

Snorkel-equipped spacewalkers stay dry during space station repair job – NBCNews.com

NBCNews.comTwo NASA spacewalkers started fixing the International Space Station’s cooling system more quickly than expected on Saturday, with no sign of the helmet-flooding problem that led NASA to outfit astronauts…

Amborella Gene Explains Flower Evolution since 160 Million Years Ago – Headlines & Global News

Headlines & Global NewsA genome of a flowering plant may pave the way to improving the health and cultivation of major food crops. (Photo : Flickr). A genome of a…

Neanderthals cared for elder, burial site shows – AFP

AFPWashington — New findings at an old Neanderthal burial ground in France have bolstered the notion that cavemen cared for their elders, researchers said. The research is based on excavations…

China puts photocopier on the moon – Register

RegisterChina’s National Space Administration, as the outfit’s website hasn’t had meaningful updates since 2009, so we’re reliant on state media service Xinhua for the news that the Chang’e-3 lander touched…

Chinese moon rover launched successfully – CNN

CNN(CNN) — China’s first lunar rover deployed successfully from the unmanned spacecraft Chang’e-3 that landed on the moon Saturday. China launches first mission to the moon. Jade Rabbit (called Yutu…

China’s Jade Rabbit rover rolls on to Moon’s surface – BBC News

BBC NewsChina’s Jade Rabbit robot rover has driven off its landing module and on to the Moon’s surface. The robotic vehicle rolled down a ramp lowered by the lander and…

Convection May Explain Europa’s Weird Chaotic Terrain – Discovery News

Discovery NewsEuropa, one of Jupiter’s largest moons, is often cited as the most likely place in the solar system (other than Earth) to harbor life as we know it. It…

Hubble may determine whether Comet ISON survived fiery trip – Computerworld

ComputerworldAfter Comet ISON’s tumultuous close approach to the sun on Thursday, scientists are working to determine whether it still exists or is now nothing more than dust. The comet, which…