May 03, 2016 18:12 UTC

Science in the News

Science in the News tells about news from the worlds of science and the environment.


3:25 AM - 3:29 AM April 26, 2016

Dinosaurs Already Decreasing Before Asteroid Hit


6:20 PM - 6:23 PM April 22, 2016

Some Birds as Smart as Apes


11:36 PM - 11:42 PM April 15, 2016

Hawking, Zuckerberg Help Launch Search for Life in the Universe


8:35 PM - 8:40 PM April 01, 2016

Scientists Could be Closer to AIDS Cure


10:29 PM - 10:33 PM March 22, 2016

Scientists Closer to Solving Plain of Jars Mystery


6:37 PM - 6:43 PM March 21, 2016

Four Young People Who Make the World Better


7:30 PM - 7:33 PM March 17, 2016

Mummies Contain Clues to Colon Cancer


9:36 PM - 9:43 PM February 25, 2016

Astronaut Scott Kelly Talks about His Year in Space


9:26 PM - 9:30 PM February 23, 2016

Climate Change: Sea Levels and Arctic Temperatures Rise


11:17 PM - 11:20 PM February 12, 2016

"Smart" Bandages Could Heal Wounds More Quickly


9:58 PM - 10:03 PM February 12, 2016

Gravitational Waves Detected, Einstein Is Right


9:03 PM - 9:07 PM February 09, 2016

Helicopter Pilot Dies Fighting Poachers


7:58 PM - 8:01 PM February 09, 2016

SCIENCE - Some Volcanic Clays Kill Bacteria


7:00 PM - 7:01 PM February 09, 2016

NASA: Big Asteroid Could Pass Near Earth Next Month


9:04 PM - 9:08 PM February 05, 2016

Students Learn Hands-on With Animals


9:13 PM - 9:16 PM January 21, 2016

Is There a Ninth Planet in Our Solar System?


11:32 PM - 11:38 PM January 19, 2016

Roman Toilets: Not so Clean After all


9:05 PM - 9:09 PM January 15, 2016

Copper Metal Kills Some Viruses on Contact


12:21 AM - 12:24 AM December 24, 2015

How Do Dogs Drink?


8:11 PM - 8:20 PM December 23, 2015

A Look Back at 2015: The Year in Science and Technology

    Audio Dinosaurs Already Decreasing Before Asteroid Hit

    For years, scientists believed that the dinosaurs were killed off by the effects of an asteroid hitting the Earth. Now, a new study shows that the prehistoric creatures were dying off millions of years before that space rock hit the planet.

    Audio Some Birds as Smart as Apes

    Calling someone "bird brain" is a common insult for people who may not be so smart. But perhaps no longer. Researchers are finding that at least some birds are pretty smart -- as smart as apes. Looks like we'll have to find a different insult! Learn some adjectives in this story.

    Scientists: Monkeys Used Raft to Cross Ocean

    Scientists announced that seven small teeth appeared in 21-million-year old rocks near the Panama Canal. The teeth belonged to a kind of monkey that should have only been in South America at that time. Scientists think the monkeys rode on rafts for at least 160 kilometers across the ocean.

    Audio Polio Virus Used to Kill Brain Tumors

    A team at Duke University is using a polio virus to infect tumor cells. It sets off an immune response that lasts for several months. The tumor goes away permanently. This may seem like a miracle cure. But Gromeier pointed out that the approach has limits.

    Audio Researchers Repair Brain Injuries With New Cells

    Researchers from Rice University are combining biology, nanotechnology and engineering to learn more about how the brain works. They are studying how to regrow brain cells that would repair injuries caused by strokes and accidents.

    Video Hawking, Zuckerberg to Search for Life in the Universe

    Is there anybody out there? That is one of the oldest questions ever asked by people. Now a new group, supported by scientists and a few billionaires, is putting their minds and their money behind a project to answer that question.

    Audio Scientist Fights for Coral Reefs, Makes Science Fun

    The difficult language of science can turn off many people, especially children. A marine biologist is trying to change that. She is making her ocean research interesting to people of all ages.

    Audio Scientists Could be Closer to AIDS Cure

    Scientists say they may have found a way to permanently take the virus that causes AIDS out of a person’s body. The AIDS epidemic has taken many millions of lives. HIV is the killer virus that causes the deadly AIDS disease.

    Audio Scientists Closer to Solving Plain of Jars Mystery

    Scientists have uncovered a new group of human remains in the Plain of Jars in Laos. They go all the way back to the Iron Age, some 2,500 years ago. The scientists hope that the newest discoveries will bring some information about who created the jar and burial sites across the area.

    Four Young People Who Make the World Better

    Four young technology business leaders are starting to make the world better. They created technology that helps deaf people communicate, tracks women’s health, helps teachers and students, and provides electricity.

    Audio Sea Levels Rise With Arctic Temperatures

    Scientists studying sea levels say they are rising faster today than any time over the past 3,000 years. Another group of scientists also found temperatures in the Arctic hit record highs in January.

    Audio Astronomers Get Window Seat for Eclipse

    A commercial airplane got a great view of the solar eclipse that spanned the International Date Line during March 8 and March 9. An astronomer posted his video to YouTube.

    Video 'Smart' Bandages to Heal Wounds More Quickly

    Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology have created a new kind of “smart bandage.” It can provide medicine to a wound, and is made of material very similar to human skin.

    Audio Oceans To Hold More Plastic Than Fish by 2050

    So much plastic is being dumped into the world’s oceans that by 2050 there will be more plastic than fish, says a new report. The report says one way to stop this from happening is for more plastic recycling. Not all plastic is dumped into the ocean. Some are swept into the water from storm drains.

    Audio Astronaut Scott Kelly Talks about His Year in Space

    For nearly a year, American astronaut Scott Kelly has been living and working at the International Space Station (ISS), with no running water. During a news conference from space, he said the second thing he is going to do back home in Houston is jump into his swimming pool.

    Audio Some Volcanic Clays Kill Bacteria

    As researchers find more bacteria and viruses that resist germ-fighting drugs, the medical world is turning to old cures to fight disease. One cure is as simple as dirt.

    Gravitational Waves Detected, Einstein Is Right

    It took 100 years, but finally, scientists proved Albert Einstein’s theory that gravitational waves exist. The waves were predicted as part of Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity nearly 100 years ago. It was the theory of the physics behind the workings of our world and the universe.

    Audio NASA: Big Asteroid Could Pass Near Earth Next Month

    A 30-meter wide asteroid will pass close to Earth this March and again in September 2017. The odds of a collision with our planet are like winning a lottery.

    Audio Cameras Capture Pictures of Mysterious Bush Dog

    Bush dogs live in Central and South America.  They are a rarely seen and threatened species. But new photos suggest they may more common than scientists thought.

    Video Is There a Ninth Planet in Our Solar System?

    Scientists at the California Institute of Technology say they have found evidence of a ninth planet. Calling it "Planet Nine," this planet is very far out in the solar system. The scientists are working to confirm that it is there, and hope to take a picture of it one day.

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The Day in Photos

Two boys smiles after shaving their heads during a service to celebrate Buddha's upcoming 2,560th birthday on May 14, at Jogye Temple in Seoul, South Korea, May 2, 2016.

Two boys smiles after shaving their heads during a service to celebrate Buddha's upcoming 2,560th birthday on May 14, at Jogye Temple in Seoul, South Korea, May 2, 2016.