WASHINGTON — Cosmic rays are made of protons, scientists found as they used a vast array of telescopes arranged across the Utah desert.
Though the brain tries to synchronize all of these clocks on a daily basis, some are more stubborn about resetting than others when adjusting to a new time zone and sleep schedule — according to a new study of sleep-deprived mice, which have interna
WASHINGTON — After more than a decade of monitoring the Bering Sea off the coast of Alaska, scientists have released the first count of one of the world’s most endangered group of whales.
What they found from studying seedlings is that some species have issues akin to the problems in dysfunctional families: they just can’t stand to be too close to each other.
WASHINGTON — Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin have miniaturized a children’s toy into a tiny motor that could one day power medical devices or harvest solar energy.
A study released by the George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication in Fairfax, Va., showed that 27 percent of broadcast meteorologists believe that global warming is a scam.
If the American public doesn’t “get” science issues, who is to blame — the many scientifically illiterate Americans or scientists themselves?
Scientists are picking up new clues to the behavior of the insect that is so very annoying for us in Minnesota and so dangerous for people in many other parts of the world.
WASHINGTON — Thin electronic readers such as Amazon’s Kindle are designed to mimic the look of ink on paper.
The U.S. National Lightning Detection Network monitors cloud-to-ground lightning activity across the U.S. and has just released their latest data on lightning strikes from 1996-2008 and lightning deaths from 1999-2008.
WASHINGTON — South African physicists working to protect data networks at the World Cup hope to provide something that no goalkeeper can promise: perfect defense.
A team of University of Minnesota researchers has built solar cells with potential efficiencies better than twice as high as current levels.
San Francisco is set to be the first place in the nation to require that retailers tell consumers how much radiation their brain will absorb from new phones.
Brazilian ranchers troubled by the tendency of jaguars to stealthily kill cattle may be justified in their fears, according to new research on the mysterious cats’ hunting patterns.
The wide spacing between the nostrils may help broad-nosed sharks track down their prey much quicker than sharks with smaller, pointy-shaped heads, according to new research that reexamines how the animals smell.
The moon’s interior may harbor 100 times more water than previous estimates, according to a new study that took a fresh look at samples of moon rocks collected by Apollo astronauts nearly 40 years ago.
Award-winning physician Larry Brilliant will discuss the relationship between the health of the planet and the health of people at the University of Minnesota tonight.
Official government estimates now say that around 27,000 barrels of oil per day have been pouring out of the damaged well in the Gulf of Mexico since the leak began.
WASHINGTON — Every four years, a new official soccer ball is designed for and used during World Cup matches. And every four years, players criticize the new ball. But this time around, the athletes have science on their side.
Scientists have begun a new phase in their effort to test seafood from areas of the BP oil spill.