SCIENCE - TECHNOLOGY - NATURE
FAMOUS SCIENTISTS' EARLY WORKS STOLEN IN $2.5 MILLION HEIST OF RARE BOOKS
Early works from some of the most famous scientists in history — including Leonardo da Vinci, Nicolaus Copernicus, Galileo Galilei and Isaac Newton — were stolen in a recent rare-book heist in London, according to news reports.
FACTS ABOUT PIRANHAS
Piranhas are South American fish with razor-sharp teeth and a reputation for feeding frenzies.
SCIENTISTS UNCOVER GENES THAT MAY HELP COMBAT AGING AND DISEASE
Researchers have discovered that a subset of genes associated with the circadian cycle become active only later in life or during periods of intense stress. These 25 genes could be the key to treating everything from neural degeneration and loss of memory to fertility and digestive problems.
NASA SCIENTISTS HAVE A NEW WAY TO DEFINE PLANETS
NASA researchers led by by Alan Stern, the principle investigator for NASA's New Horizons Pluto mission, have proposed a geophysical definition of a planet. The new definition would include all known dwarf planets as well as our very own Moon, but would leave out other cosmic objects such as stars and black holes.
WATCH THIS AMAZING DRONE FOOTAGE OF FALCON 9 LANDING
Using a camera-equipped drone, SpaceX was able to film the Falcon 9's third successful landing. The reusable nature of this rocket significantly reduces the cost of launches and makes more frequent launches and faster pogress possible.
CLIMATE CHANGE COULD HAVE WIDE-RANGING EFFECTS ON MENTAL HEALTH
ATLANTA — Climate change may have surprising and wide-ranging effects on mental health, experts say.
WATER 'WALLS' SPUR EVOLUTION OF NEW COLORFUL FISH SPECIES
There are more than 300 species of bizarre and beautiful fish living in the lower Congo River.
SMILE! NEW BUCKTOOTHED GHOST SHARK SPECIES DISCOVERED
A previously unknown ghost shark with rabbit-like teeth and a bulky head is making waves in record books; it's the 50th ghost shark species known to science, a new study reported.
TULLY THE SPINELESS MONSTER? EXPERTS SAY ANCIENT BEAST HAD NO BACKBONE
The Tully monster, a bizarre beast that plied the seas some 307 million years ago, has long mystified scientists.
LIVESTOCK MAKE UP A QUARTER OF SNOW LEOPARDS' MEALS
The snow leopard is either a threatened animal or a threat, depending on whom you ask.