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  • NASA is launching a box of lasers to make the coldest spot in the universe

    May 21, 2018 12:15 PM 31

    The Cold Atom Lab (CAL) will create a spot aboard the International Space Station 10 billion times colder than the vacuum of space. (NASA/iGoal Animation) With an experiment launching to the International Space Station Monday (May 21), scientists will be able to create a temperature that's 10 billion times colder than the vacuum of space to focus in on atoms'

  • Scientists explore DNA secrets of green-blooded lizards

    May 16, 2018 10:00 PM 31

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A group of lizards inhabiting the island of New Guinea boasts one of the most exotic traits of any animal: green blood. And scientists have been trying hard to figure out what benefit this characteristic — caused by high levels of an ordinarily toxic green bile pigment — may give them. But these lizards are beginning to give up some of their

  • Saturn's gorgeous rings and 3 moons shine in stunning Cassini photo

    May 14, 2018 2:00 PM 117

    NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this image of Saturn, its rings and the moons Mimas, Janus and Tethys on March 13, 2006. Tethys is below the ring plane, Mimas is above it and tiny Janus appears to sit right on the rings in this view. (NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute) NASA and the Cassini team have given us another gorgeous blast from Saturn's

  • North Carolina researchers catch 9.5-foot alligator in Kitty Hawk canal

    May 8, 2018 5:17 PM 699

    Alligator researchers caught and released a 9.5-foot alligator in North Carolina Monday. The gator, which was found swimming in a canal in Kitty Hawk, was captured by researchers with Coastal NC Alligator Research group. They announced the news on Facebook. The researchers were at a nearby doughnut shop when they heard a local radio station report that the gator

  • Jupiter in opposition: Planet will appear bigger, brighter on Tuesday

    May 8, 2018 3:36 PM 745

    You won't need binoculars to catch this shiny display: Jupiter will be at its biggest and brightest Tuesday night. The gas giant will be in opposition — opposite the sun — rising high in the sky in the east shortly after sunset. The largest planet in the solar system will be at its highest around midnight local time. "Jupiter comes to opposition about

  • Spectacular 6-story-deep sinkhole opens on New Zealand farm

    May 7, 2018 5:47 PM 453

    This image made from the May 2, 2018 video shows huge sinkhole on farm in Rotorua, New Zealand. A spectacular sinkhole the length of two football fields and the depth of a six-story building has opened up on a New Zealand farm. A worker stumbled upon the chasm before dawn this week when he was rounding up cows for milking on the farm near the North Island

  • Hawaii's volcanic eruption has destroyed at least 9 homes, officials say

    May 6, 2018 11:00 PM 32

    Hawaii officials on Sunday upped the number of destroyed homes to at least nine in the wake of last week's eruption of the Kilauea volcano. "Hawaiian Volcano Observatory confirms 2 more fissures emerged between Leilani and Malama Street near Luana and Kupono Street last night, bringing the total number of fissures to 9 at this time," it also said. The Kilauea

  • Florida deputy wrangles alligator stuck in garage in wild video

    May 4, 2018 7:00 PM 35

    Alligator missing a foot found in Sarasota, Florida garage was captured and released into a nearby pond. Mice, roaches and spiders: these are a few of the critters that a homeowner will occasionally come across. But a much bigger animal wandered into one Floridian’s home on Wednesday — an alligator. The reptile, which had been spotted in the Sarasota

  • A Tennessee Girl Discovered a 475 Million Year Old Fossil

    May 3, 2018 6:11 PM 45

    (DANDRIDGE, Tenn.) — A Tennessee girl’s discovery while out walking was eons in the making. WATE-TV reports 11-year-old Ryleigh Taylor was walking around the shore of Douglas Lake in Dandridge when she found a 475-million-year-old fossil. The station reports her family reached out to Colin Sumrall, an associate professor of paleobiology at the University

  • Wood frogs' winter survival may depend on holding in urine: study

    May 2, 2018 9:15 AM 414

    A wood frog is seen in Ohio, April 24, 2018. In a report released May 1, 2018, scientists have found that wood frogs, which don’t urinate in the winter, recycle urea, the main waste in urine, into useful nitrogen which keeps the small animals alive as they hibernate and freeze. (Associated Press) Wood frogs hold in urine all winter as a survival mechanism