RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. In a Nordic-inspired building tucked in a corner of the Bayer CropScience North American headquarters, high school students wander through 6,000 square feet dedicated entirely to the specialness of bees. Children taste different types of honey and examine the differences between honeybee and carpenter bee specimens.
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BERLIN For this decision, a U.N. agency has decided to take its time.
The International Telecommunication Union said Thursday that it had considered a proposal to abandon the “leap second” at a conference in Geneva, but recommended further study.
WASHINGTON The National Institutes of Health is sending its last remaining research chimpanzees into retirement ‚Äî as soon as a federal sanctuary has room for them.
MANILA, Philippines When Typhoon Haiyan slammed into the central Philippines two years ago, flattening entire villages and killing thousands, the country became a poster child for the havoc wrought by global warming and increasingly extreme weather.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.—There’s a new rocky Earth-size planet on our galactic block—and it’s a sizzler.
Astrophysicists yesterday revealed the newfound world, which is named GJ 1132b after the small nearby star that it orbits.
Even though the mercury can hit 450 degrees F on this planet, it’s cool enough to have a thick Venus-like atmosphere.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. There’s a new rocky Earth-size planet on our galactic block, and it’s a sizzler.
Astrophysicists on Wednesday revealed the newfound world, GJ 1132b, named after the small nearby star that it orbits.
OLEDO, Ohio The algae bloom that spread across Lake Erie this summer was the largest on record and left behind a thick, paint-like scum that covered an area roughly the size of New York City, government scientists said Tuesday.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.—NASA’s Mars-orbiting Maven spacecraft has discovered the sun likely robbed the red planet of its once-thick atmosphere and water.
Scientists reported yesterday that even today, the solar wind is stripping away about 100 grams of atmospheric gas every second.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.—Paleontologists with the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science yesterday unveiled the first baby Pentaceratops skull ever discovered as hundreds of people lined up to get a look.
Scientists had cut open the giant plaster jacket that protected the skull as it was airlifted out of the desert badlands of northwestern New Mexico and trucked to the museum.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. NASA’s Mars-orbiting Maven spacecraft has discovered that the sun likely robbed the red planet of its once-thick atmosphere and water.