WASHINGTON The mosquito behind the Zika virus seems to operate like a heat-driven missile of disease. The hotter it gets, the better the mosquito that carries Zika virus is at transmitting its buffet of dangerous illnesses, scientists say.
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska Researchers from the U.S. Geological Survey have solved a 50-year natural science mystery: the undersea source of tsunami waves that devastated a remote Alaska village following the 1964 Great Alaska Earthquake.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.—Scientists yesterday reported they finally have “good evidence” for Planet X—a true ninth planet on the fringes of our solar system.
The gas giant is thought to be almost as big as Neptune and orbiting billions of miles beyond Neptune’s path—distant enough to take 10,000-20,000 years to circle the sun.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. The International Space Station now has a bright pop of orange, thanks to commander Scott Kelly’s green thumb.
Kelly showed off his gardening results; a thriving zinnia with a beautiful orange-yellow bloom over the weekend. He posted photos of the flower on his Twitter account.
“Yes, there are other life forms in space!” Kelly said in a tweet.
NEW YORK A new analysis is challenging the idea that smoking marijuana during adolescence can lead to declines in intelligence.
Instead, the new study says, pot smoking may be merely a symptom of something else that’s really responsible for a brainpower effect seen in some previous research.
WASHINGTON The amount of man-made heat energy absorbed by the seas has doubled since 1997, a study released Monday showed.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.—Astronomers have discovered the brightest star explosion ever—a super supernova that easily outshines our entire Milky Way.
An international team revealed “the most powerful supernova observed in human history” yesterday in the latest “Science” journal.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. Astronomers have discovered the brightest star explosion ever, a super supernova that easily outshines our entire Milky Way.
An international team revealed “the most powerful supernova observed in human history” Thursday in the latest Science journal. The astronomers used a network of telescopes around the world to spot the record-breaking supernova last year.
NEW YORK The remains of a mammoth that was hunted down about 45,000 years ago have revealed the earliest known evidence of humans in the Arctic.
Marks on the bones, found in far northern Russia, indicate the creature was stabbed and butchered. The tip of a tusk was damaged in a way that suggests human activity, perhaps to make ivory tools.
WASHINGTON China is coming to a crossroads as it hurriedly increases nuclear power production to cope with rising electricity demand and cut carbon emissions: Should it reprocess its nuclear waste or store it?