Happy Solstice! Get the Scientific Reason for the Season
Sunday''s solstice marks the start of winter in the Northern Hemisphere and the Southern Hemisphere - get the scientific reasons behind the timing.
Drink Beer? Take Showers? Worry About West''s Snowpack
Some scientists say the West''s snowpack is declining, in a hint at a future with less water to irrigate crops, brew beer and take showers.
Storms From Space: Sun Unleashes an X-Class Flare
The sun fired off a massive solar flare late Friday, after days of intense storms from our nearest star.
Sea Ghost! Scientists Spot the Deepest Living Fish
Scientists say they''ve spotted the deepest living fish ever found - a "sea ghost" of a snailfish that floated past their camera in the Mariana Trench.
Beyond 3-D: ''4-D Printing'' Makes Shape-Shifting Items
The new technique can print out dynamic 3-D structures capable of changing their shapes over time.
3-D Printer System Beams Up a New Tool to Space Station
The International Space Station''s 3-D printer has created a plastic ratchet - the first hand tool to be printed out in outer space.
Where''s Rudolph? Reindeer Are Disappearing Worldwide
In China, the iconic animals are on the decline largely because of inbreeding, according to new research.
EPA''s New Rules Say Coal Ash Is Not Hazardous Waste
Environmentalists say they''re unhappy with the rules for a coal power byproduct that contains toxic materials such as arsenic and lead.
NASA Satellite''s 1st CO2 Maps of Earth Revealed
NASA scientists have unveiled the first "quite amazing" carbon maps obtained from a new spacecraft, the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2.