Mayflies have begun emerging from the Mississippi River in swarms that show up on radar like thunderstorms, coat roads and leave behind slimy messes. They’ve already been blamed for at least one car crash this week in Wisconsin.
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For the past four months, a team of researchers have been living in a mockup Mars habitat on a Hawaiian volcano practicing isolated living on the Red Planet.
For the first time in three decades, scientists are about to revisit one of North America’s most remarkable troves of ancient fossils: the bones of tens of thousands of animals piled at least 30 feet deep at the bottom of a sinkhole-type cave.
The globe is on a hot streak, setting a heat record in June. That’s after the world broke a record in May. Last month’s average global temperature was 61.2 degrees, which is 1.3 degrees higher than the 20th century average.
Washington’s volcanoes, Mount St. Helens and Mount Rainier, are getting some enhanced — and high tech — scientific scrutiny this summer.
Though inhospitable to humans, Gunnison Island is home to one of the largest breeding colonies of American White Pelicans in North America, which specifically select the site for its inhospitality and seclusion.
The traveling exhibit “Hatching the Past” brings more than 100 dinosaur eggs and embryos to the Las Vegas Natural History Museum through Sept. 16.
You may be more similar to your friends than you think: A study suggests that the DNA code tends to be more alike between friends than between strangers.
Federal officials have identified more than 5,500 acres high in the Spring Mountains as critical habitat for the endangered Mount Charleston blue butterfly.
A commercial cargo ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Sunday, carrying food, science samples and new odor-resistant gym clothes for the resident crew.
Scientists say that baby’s brains come ready to learn, and what they need most is interaction and conversation with the adults in their lives.
It resembles a speck of mud on a wafer of black shale, something you might be tempted to scrape off with your fingernail. But the latest discovery by UNLV researchers is no small thing.
Federal wildlife officials on Monday listed 20 parcels of public lands in 10 states that could be suitable for bison from Yellowstone National Park. The sites under study include Arizona’s Grand Canyon National Park, an Iowa wildlife refuge and a North Dakota historic site.
A saucer-shaped NASA vehicle testing new technology for Mars landings rocketed high over the Pacific on Saturday and deployed a novel inflatable braking system, but its massive parachute failed to fully unfurl as it descended to a splashdown.
Once abundant throughout the Western United States, the bumblebee with the distinctive white rump began to disappear in the 1990s. By the time this man made his discovery, some experts feared it was gone forever from the Puget lowlands.
Egypt’s military said Saturday that devices it claimed it invented to detect and cure AIDS and hepatitis C need six more months of testing.
It may sound like a miracle drug, but this cutting-edge treatment is profoundly simple — though somewhat icky: take the stool of healthy patients to cure those with hard-to-treat intestinal infections.
The new robot guides at a Tokyo museum, developed by Japanese robotics expert Hiroshi Ishiguro, look so eerily human and speak so smoothly they almost outdo people — almost.
Swiss scientists are urging alpinists and hikers to keep an eye out this summer for lost items in melting ice patches — items lost hundreds or even thousands of years ago.
A report that scientists are calling one of the most comprehensive studies of great white sharks finds their numbers are surging in the ocean off the Eastern U.S. and Canada after decades of decline — bad news if you’re a seal, but something experts say shouldn’t instill fear in beachgoers this summer.
At 20 feet long, it is “the size of a delivery truck; we might actually be able to put this asteroid in a garage,” said Northern Arizona University astronomer Michael Mommert, who studied the rock, which goes by the inelegant name of 2011 MD.
U.S. authorities increased to 84 people their count of government workers potentially exposed to live anthrax at three laboratories in Atlanta as they investigated a breach in safety procedures for handling the deadly pathogen.
The public can once again get a close look at scientists working to uncover the bones of saber-toothed cats, mastodons and mammoths in the heart of Los Angeles.
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