The National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Science Foundation (NSF), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are among those hit hard by the sequester cuts that take effect on March 1.
Scientists have now measured the spin of a supermassive black hole, describing the rate in terms of the energy needed to sustain the spin. These black holes are thought to occupy the center of virtually every galaxy.
Mind meld rats: Researchers have demonstrated that electrical signals generated in the brain of one rat can be decoded by the brain of another, in an experiment involving rodents that are thousands of miles apart.
Multimillionaire space tourist Dennis Tito has established Inspiration Mars Foundation a nonprofit intended to organize a mission to Mars by 2017. The project's chief technical officer Taber MacCallum dubbed this a no-frills, 'Lewis and Clark trip to Mars'.
Oreo Separator Machine: Scientist David Neevel doesn't much care for the creme inside Oreo cookies. So he did what any man with too much time on his hands would do: He invented a revolutionary technology.
Helicoprion, an extinct creature that roamed the seas some 225 million years ago, might have used its toothy spiral jaw to slice and dice prey before swallowing it, suggests a new study of its fossilized jaw.
Relying on the many publicly available videos of the meteor that exploded over Russia's Ural Mountains earlier this month, a pair of Colombian astronomers say that they have calculated the space rock's orbit.
Photos of an eel-like creature captured in New Jersey have gone viral, prompting speculations of a 'sea monster.' The animal appears to be a sea lamprey, a type of parasite common in northern Atlantic waters, experts say.