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The Great Barrier Reef is off the coast of Queensland in northeastern Australia. It is the largest living organism on Earth. However, the reef is being damaged by climate change and pollutants from farms that flow into the reef.
NASA has found salt minerals that provide strong evidence that there was liquid water on Mars. NASA has found lines of "hydrated" salt minerals on Mars. Scientists say these minerals would require liquid water to be created. And where there’s liquid water, they say, there could be life.
Sixteen teams from around the world have set their sights on the moon. The teams are also hoping to win the $30 million Lunar XPRIZE. Google, the U.S. technology company, launched the international space competition in 2007.
Aliens not likely to visit anytime soon. Birds prefer to pick their own mates. And more from the world of science.
The mysterious decade-long decline in the number of honeybees has led Master Beekeeper Billy Davis to take action. Founder of the Sustainable Honeybee Program, Billy Davis is developing stronger bees and teaching beekeepers how to strengthen bee colonies. He's been keeping bees since the 1960s.
A NASA satellite system called SERVIR captures images and environmental data, like dangerous weather and changes in water resource use. Scientists feed that information into complex computer programs. The results of the analysis are shared to help people make better policy decisions.
NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and Mikhail Komienko hits halfway point of yearlong spaceflight. The two experienced astronauts arrived at the International Space Station in March this year and won’t return to Earth until March 2016.
Scientists blame warmer water for the deaths. They say the rising temperatures are as a result of changing weather and wind conditions, which are not linked to climate change. Scientists say carbon dioxide emissions and other pollution are making the Arctic warm faster than anyplace on the planet.
The discovery is the result of finding bones in a hard-to-reach area of a cave near Johannesburg, South Africa. The researchers say they have recovered about 1,500 bones from the cave. Scientists wonder whether others could have placed dead bodies there in a behavior rarely found in early humans.
A new study is predicting that warmer ocean waters will mean fewer marine species through the end of the century. But other plants and animals will survive by expanding their territory. That is a finding from the largest study ever of marine plants and animals by an Australian university.
Most of us rarely think about the earth's magnetic field. We might know that it helps guide birds as they travel and keeps our compasses pointing north. But, the magnetic field is much more. It is one of the main components that make life on the planet possible.
Entomologists -- scientists who study insects -- are working with other scientists to learn why bee colonies are dying in the United States. They call the problem “colony collapse disorder.” Bees play a role in a third of our food. People are volunteering to help these important insects survive.
Experts say ground-based radar is unable to track about 70% of aircraft flights. This is one reason Malaysia Airways Flight 370 plane has not been found. Now, there are plans to deploy aircraft tracking satellites into space so that no plane will ever be "lost" again.
In the United States, a company is working on a project that could change the way we think about public transportation. Its planned system would move people around in steel tubes. Those passengers would be travelling at speeds of up to 1,200 kilometers per hour.
Earth is in the middle of its sixth mass extinction. Now, scientists are in a race against time to classify the estimated 11 million species alive today. Yet only about two million species are known to science. Researchers are worried many will disappear before they even have a name.
A tiger population count in 2004 found 440 tigers in the Bangladeshi part of the Sundarbans forest, the world’s largest mangrove forest. The new census found that only about 100 tigers are left in the Sundarbans forest of Bangladesh.
Controlling traffic is a complex and high cost problem in many developed countries. It becomes more difficult and costly with the ever-increasing number of cars on the roads. But scientists and students at CATT at the University of Maryland are working to solve that problem.
Scientists who study the sun watch for sunspots -- violent storms that can affect communications, navigation systems and even electric power stations on Earth.
Sunspots are a product of huge electromagnetic storms on the sun. Scientists can observe them eight minutes after they happen.
Researchers, following the animals on the Arctic, discovered sea ice is melting faster than predicted, making it harder for polar bears to survive. They are calling on nations to reduce greenhouse gases. If that does not happen, polar bears could one day disappear from our planet.
Mosquitoes need blood to survive and their favorite target is humans. They are completely driven by smell. How do they find their victims and why do they prefer some people more than others? New research now shows how mosquitoes choose who to bite.
Nations are reacting to the Asia-Pacific free trade agreement reached by the United States and 11 nations in the area. The agreement has taken years to negotiate. President Obama has voiced strong support for the measure while U.S. lawmakers have reacted cautiously to the complex agreement. More
Army General John Campbell said American forces are responsible for "mistakenly" hitting a hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan. He told a congressional committee in Washington that Afghan forces requested the airstrike. The Afghan forces said Taliban fighters were firing from the hospital. More
The first self-driving semi-trailer truck began its first trip on a major European highway last week. The German automobile company Daimler made the vehicle, which is named Actros. It is perhaps the first mass-produced truck whose driver will only be required to watch the vehicle’s movements. More
Israel uses home teardowns as punishment for Palestinian uprising. Fear is growing that violence will worsen in the area.| As It Is More
For the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal to take effect, the agreement needs approval from national legislatures in all 12 countries. Completion of the deal is a major foreign policy victory for U.S. President Barack Obama. However, U.S. congressional approval of the deal is not guaranteed. More
Do you have an enemy? Hopefully, you don’t. An enemy is someone who hates you and you hate them back. An enemy threatens you, attacks you or tries to harm you. In some languages, there are different words for a personal enemy versus an enemy of war, political enemy or enemy of the state. More
When we want to compare things we use comparative and superlative forms. Find out some of rules and exceptions of these important forms in Everyday Grammar for this week. More
Hollywood's latest space operation gone wrong movie stars Matt Damon as an astronaut mistakenly left on Mars. The film is a hit with movie critics. But what do science critics think? More
We continue the story of “The Open Boat” by Stephen Crane. As we told you last week, the story is based on true events. In eighteen ninety-six, Crane was traveling to Cuba as a news reporter. On his way there, his ship sank in the Atlantic Ocean. Crane climbed into the last remaining lifeboat. More
The Great Barrier Reef is off the coast of Queensland in northeastern Australia. It is the largest living organism on Earth. However, the reef is being damaged by climate change and pollutants from farms that flow into the reef. More
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