Scientists have long thought that tectonics could be responsible for surface features on Jupiter's icy moon Europa. Now, they have a crucial piece of evidence.
Once nearly driven out of existence by whalers, the Earth's largest animals have rebounded to about 97 percent of historical levels, say scientists.
Government spokeswoman Rosario Murillo said a committee formed by the government to study the event determined it was a 'relatively small' meteorite that 'appears to have come off an asteroid that was passing close to Earth.'
The Harvest Moon this year brings with it something special: it comes during the moon's apogee, the point at which it is at the point in its orbit closest to the Earth.
Anti-whaling campaigns and conservation efforts have lead to the near total reestablishment of blue whale populations in the easter Pacific Oceans, according to a University of Washington study.
The population of blue whales off the US West Coast has rebounded to about 2,200, or 97 percent of their levels at the beginning of the 20th century, researchers estimate.
The European Space Agency has narrowed down the landing sites for its ExoMars rover to four. But a recent paper highlights the difficulties they will face in making the final call.
Researchers suspect that the 65-ton Dreadnoughtus, a humongous herbivore uncovered in Argentina, drowned in a flood some 77 million years ago.
With the coffee genome sequence in hand, researchers now plan to develop new and better varieties of one of the world's most craved beverages.
Some area residents are preparing for possible evacuation after the island's mayor declared a state of emergency.
Asteroid 2014 RC will pass within 22,000 miles of New Zealand at 2:18 on Sunday, coming closer than geosynchronous and weather satellites orbiting Earth.
Researchers were able to uncover nearly 70 percent of the bones in Dreadnoughtus's body, making it the most complete fossil to date of a super-massive dinosaur.
Researchers suspect that, more than 300 million years ago, a species of synapsid, a group that includes mammals and their extinct relatives, was active during nighttime.
Native to Asia, the zebra-striped archerfish targets its prey with jets of water, making it one of the few fish known to use tools.
In a study released Wednesday, scientists found that a synapsid species from 300 million years ago may have had eyes best suited for the dark.
The Japanese government is seeking to resume legally hunting minke whales in the Antarctic Ocean in 2015, following a UN ban in March on the country's whaling program.
Weighing about 65 tons, Dreadnoughtus roamed what is now Argentina some 75 million years ago.
A new map of our region of the universe reveals that our galaxy is located in a vast supercluster of galaxies, which astronomers have dubbed 'Laniakea.'
Ever heard of Laniakea? Well, it's a supercluster of 100,000 galaxies including the Milky Way, and scientists just took a tape measure to it for the first time.
A whole new taxonomic family has been created to describe two newly discovered species of deep-sea life.
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