Science

Mafia toxic waste dumping poisons Italy's farms

Mafia's illegal toxic waste dumping _ a racket worth billions _ is poisoning Italian farmlands

Friday - 12/20/2013, 03:09pm EST

Taking mystery, anxiety out of 'check engine' light

The sudden appearance of a vehicle's "check engine" light is an anxiety-provoking moment for drivers. A new smartphone app helps take the mystery out of the intimidating indicator, before taking the car to the mechanic.

Friday - 12/20/2013, 10:45am EST
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NASA awards $500K grant to Langley visitor center

NASA awards $500K grant to Virginia Air & Space Center

Friday - 12/20/2013, 03:54am EST

Warm November set month's heat record for planet

November set heat record for planet, average global temperature was balmy 56.6 degrees

Friday - 12/20/2013, 03:40am EST

NASA orders urgent spacewalk repairs at station

NASA orders urgent spacewalk repairs at station to fix cooling system; cargo launch delayed

Friday - 12/20/2013, 02:38am EST

Cat-mouse game might explain how felines got tame

Cat and mouse: Feline appetite for little critters helped tame its wild ancestors, study says

Thursday - 12/19/2013, 04:42pm EST

China to launch moon rock-collecting probe in 2017

China to launch moon rock-collecting probe in 2017 after successful soft landing of Chang'e 3

Thursday - 12/19/2013, 04:42pm EST

Oklahoma adopts California-style quake precautions

As more earthquakes shake Oklahoma, state adopts more California-style precautions

Thursday - 12/19/2013, 04:08pm EST

Northern Arizona University gets time on telescope

Northern Arizona University astronomers will be getting partial use of a precious resource -- time on a large new telescope.

Thursday - 12/19/2013, 03:52pm EST

China building fourth Antarctic research base

China building fourth Antarctic base to enhance research into climate change, other fields

Thursday - 12/19/2013, 09:41am EST

Urban schools improving faster than rest of US

Nation's Report Card shows narrowing gap between urban schools, national averages

Thursday - 12/19/2013, 09:01am EST
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Group says travel promotes health, longer life

There's good news for travel enthusiasts.

Thursday - 12/19/2013, 04:55am EST

UVa chemist honored by National Science Foundation

UVa chemist honored with early career development award from National Science Foundation

Thursday - 12/19/2013, 04:05am EST

Debate brews over whether to save island's wolves

As wolves die out on remote national park in Michigan, debate brews over whether to intervene

Thursday - 12/19/2013, 02:10am EST

Study: Many dolphins sick 1 year after oil spill

Study: Nearly half of dolphins checked in oiled bay in bad shape 1 year after Gulf spill

Wednesday - 12/18/2013, 09:30pm EST

Study: Sick dolphins a year after oil spill

Study: Dolphins in La. bay were in bad shape a year after Gulf oil spill with lung damage

Wednesday - 12/18/2013, 07:00pm EST

Janet Rowley, cancer genetics pioneer, dies at 88

Cancer genetics pioneer Janet Rowley dies; awards include nation's highest scientific honor

Wednesday - 12/18/2013, 12:27pm EST

Snowflake photography brings you up close with ice crystals

Alexey Kljatov set up a snowflake studio on his balcony in Moscow last winter and snapped images of frozen crystals of water, better known as snow. The results are magical.

Tuesday - 12/17/2013, 01:57pm EST

NASA debates space station repairs or restocking

NASA debates space station spacewalk for broken cooling loop, cargo flight delayed another day

Tuesday - 12/17/2013, 01:52pm EST
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