Until now, researchers have had to rely on computer simulations to explain what happens moments before the blast that rips a star apart. But NASA's orbiting X-ray observatory NuSTAR lets scientists glimpse conditions at star's core.
A study involving a centrifuge, glue, and several unfortunate field ants seeks to answer a question that has long puzzled entomologists: How fast can you spin an ant around before its head detaches from its body?
Calico cats obtain their fur color from the inactivation, or 'silencing,' of one of their X chromosomes. Scientists have now discovered a technique allowing them to observe the inactive X chromosome of female cells in immortalized mouse cell lines.
Mixing of hot and cold magna can bring a volcanic eruption in as little as 60 days. Volcanic eruptions at Mount Hood occur when cold magma, stored like 'peanut butter in a refrigerator,' mixes with hot magma from deep within the Earth’s crust, say researchers.
Asteroid 2014: On Monday night, a 295-yards wide asteroid came within 27,000 miles of the Earth. One 2014 solution for an incoming asteroid: blast it into small pieces with a nuclear bomb. Could we get there in time?
Crude oil interferes with the transfer of potassium in the heart cells of bluefin tuna, preventing their hearts from beating properly, reports a new study that has implications across the animal kingdom.
After weeks of bewildered speculation, scientists at NASA have determined that the infamous 'jelly doughnut,' rock spotted by the agency's Opportunity Mars rover is a actually piece of a larger rock broken and moved by one of the rover's wheels.
When a crazy ant gets stung by a fire ant, it secretes a defensive substance and rubs it over its body, a strategy that may be aiding the invasive species' slow takeover of the Southern United States, say scientists.
A team of scientists have used high-resolution imagery from satellites to count right whales breeding off Argentina's coast, pointing the way for a new method for analyzing populations of the marine mammals.