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Stunning and Amazing: Northern Lights Wow U.K.

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 2:26pm

"It is just good luck," says astronomer Mark Thompson of the BBC's Stargazing Live. "The last time I have seen it this spectacular was probably 20 years ago."

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13 Workers Exposed To Radiation At N.M. Nuclear Waste Dump

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 10:58am

An accident at the site appears to be more serious than first disclosed. Nobody knows what happened, but it's shaping up to be a major setback for the nation's only dedicated nuclear waste dump.

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A Strong Sex Life Helps Couples Cope With The Trials Of Aging

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 8:48am

Everybody knows a healthy sex life is important for a good marriage. But keeping the spark in the bedroom may be even more crucial for older couples dealing with chronic illness.

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A Strong Sex Life Helps Couples Cope With The Trials Of Aging

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 8:48am

Everybody knows a healthy sex life is important for a good marriage. But keeping the spark in the bedroom may be even more crucial for older couples dealing with chronic illness.

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13 Workers Exposed To Radiation At N.W. Nuclear Waste Dump

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 4:00am

An accident at a nuclear waste site in New Mexico appears more serious than initially thought. Government officials and private contractors say 13 people have been exposed to radioactivity.

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Chickens Laying Organic Eggs Eat Imported Food, And It's Pricey

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 3:38pm

America's farmers aren't growing enough organic corn and soybeans for our organic animals. Farmers in China, India and Argentina are filling the gap, but tight supplies have led to shortages.

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U.S. Lets 141 Trillion Calories Of Food Go To Waste Each Year

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 2:02pm

Americans wasted 31 percent of all food that was available in 2010, the USDA reports. For the first time, the agency calculated what that means in terms of calories, too.

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Neil DeGrasse Tyson Explains Why The Cosmos Shouldn't Make You Feel Small

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 1:35pm

The astrophysicist says that participating in a "great unfolding of a cosmic story," should make us feel large, not small. This spring, Tyson hosts a TV series called Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey.

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From Aztecs To Oscars: Popcorn's Beautiful, Explosive Journey

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 4:00am

Long before it fueled moviegoers, popcorn helped lay the foundation for the Aztec empire. In our video, we look at popcorn under a microscope, where the rock-hard kernel's fluffy secret is revealed.

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Robot Swarm: A Flock Of Drones That Fly Autonomously

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 5:20pm

Inspired by birds that fly in tight bunches, researchers fit drones with GPS, processors, and radios that allow them to navigate in formation or while following a leader.

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More Hints That Dad's Age At Conception Helps Shape A Child's Brain

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 3:55pm

A study that took many other potential influences into account found that kids born to men 45 and older were more likely than the children of younger fathers to develop autism or ADHD.

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Feeling The Fiscal Squeeze, EPA Seeks To Slim Down

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 3:00pm

The Environmental Protection Agency is offering buyouts to some of its employees. The move comes as a number of federal agencies, under pressure from the sequester, are trying to slim their budgets.

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Portable Potables: How To Fight Drought By Reusing Water

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 3:00pm

David Sedlak, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, explains the many methods of capturing and reusing drinking water.

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'Planet Bonanza' Indeed: NASA Unveils 715 New Worlds

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 2:03pm

The space agency announces a stunning discovery, as the Kepler mission identifies 715 new planets that orbit 305 stars. The finding boosts the verified number of such planets by around 70 percent.

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Is Planet Earth Under New Management?

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 7:03am

Look at what's happening to the planet, its air, its soil, its animals, its plants. Maybe it's time to point a finger at the cause of all this change — and name it.

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Why We Miss Creative Ideas That Are Right Under Our Noses

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 4:00am

In crowdsourcing, a big challenge is not with coming up with creative ideas, but identifying creative ideas. A bias makes us bad at spotting creative ideas when they come from those working around us.

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The Galaxy In Your Toilet Bowl

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 3:00pm

Our resident physicist, Adam Frank, likes to point out the great science happening around us all the time. Even there in your toilet bowl, that whirl of water is similar to a spiraling galaxy.

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Winter Blahs Got You Down? 'Crowboarding' Video Can Help

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 2:43pm

If the snow and ice have cramped your style, you might take cues on how to make the best of things from a crow. The bird was filmed using a jar lid as a sled, over and over.

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Why Farmers Can Prevent Global Warming Just As Well As Vegetarians

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 12:10pm

A study argues that if we want to cut emissions from meat production, we should help farmers produce more meat with less land. Farmers also need incentives not to cut down forests to graze animals.

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Why Farmers Can Prevent Global Warming Better Than Vegetarians

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 12:10pm

A study argues that if we want to cut emissions from meat production, we should help farmers produce more meat with less land. Farmers also need incentives not to cut down forests to graze animals.

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