Science

  • Maybe This Is The Reason Neanderthals Went Extinct

    Why did the Neanderthals suddenly go extinct 40,000 years ago?We may never know for certain the answer to that provocative question. But a remarkable new study published this month suggests that our prehistoric rivals were done in not by epidemics or climate change -- as some have argued -- but…

    Huffington Post
  • This graphic shows why North Korea is a real threat to the US

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un receives applause as he guides the multiple-rocket launching drill of women’s sub-units under KPA Unit 851, in this undated photo released by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) April 24, 2014. Over the weekend, North Korea earned further worldwide scorn…

    Business Insider
  • 3Doodler Start is a new low-temperature 3D printing pen designed for kids

    3Doodler — the company behind the handheld 3D printing pen of the same name — has just pulled the curtain back on it’s newest creation: a 3D printing pen designed specifically for children. The pen, dubbed the 3Doodler Start, performs the exact same function as 3Doodler’s previous products, but…

    Digital Trends
  • Zika mosquitoes not guaranteed to lie low for Rio Olympics

    By Paulo Prada RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Alarmed by the growing global scare about the spread of the Zika virus, Brazilian officials and Olympic organizers are telling would-be visitors to the Games to fear not. The month of August, when Rio de Janeiro will host the Olympics, is mid-winter in the…

    Reuters
  • In a Tight Spot? Robo-Roach Can Flatten Itself to Help

    Robots that mimic the way cockroaches can scuttle through teeny-tiny cracks might one day help first responders locate and rescue disaster victims trapped in debris, researchers say. Specifically, the researchers have patterned robots after insects for decades — after all, insects are some of the…

    LiveScience.com
  • This Bacterium Acts Like a One-Cell Eyeball

    Your eye is an inch-wide orb that detects light by focusing it onto a retina with a lens. Now, we know that a freshwater bacterium called Synechocystis does virtually the same thing, even though it’s 10,000 times smaller and consists of just a single, spherical cell. When light hits the cell, it…

    The Atlantic
  • Watch: This video will give you a newfound respect for the cockroach

    The cockroach is a deeply unlovable member of the animal kingdom. Not only are these nocturnal pests nearly indestructible, they're also known to spread diseases like dysentery, plague, and leprosy. Anyone who has lived in a cockroach-infested apartment knows how hard they can be to kill.

    Vox.com
  • Obama Seeks Cybersecurity Boost to Replace 'Ancient' Tech

    President Barack Obama warns that the federal government is relying on archaic computer systems to protect reams of critical data from cyberattacks, as he announces a new, centralized effort to boost cybersecurity

    ABC News
  • New Dog IQ Test Could Provide Clues To Dementia

    Man's best friend could help unlock clues when it comes to human intelligence and even give us a better understanding of dementia, researchers believe. A new study says that we might be able to measure canine intelligence with an IQ test similar to the ones for humans.Researchers at the London…

    Huffington Post
  • S. Korea: North blew up rocket stage to confound analysts

    TOKYO (AP) — Minutes after North Korea launched its rocket, South Korea's navy detected a rain of fragments falling into the sea and then a sooner-than-expected disappearance of the rocket from their radar, suggesting a possible failure. News outlets working in real time jumped on the idea. But it…

    Associated Press
  • At-Home Full Genome-Sequencing Is Now Just A Spit Tube Away

    DNA sequencing startup Sure Genomics wants to help you learn about your entire genome at the click of a button. Today, the startup opened up an at-home service to the public, enabling consumers to get their full DNA sequence with a single saliva test.Some of the bigger companies in the personal…

    TechCrunch
  • A New Brain Implant Could Move Your Limbs With Nothing but Your Thoughts

    The quest to give patients with paralysis the ability to walk is on the verge of a breakthrough.

    Mic
  • How special needs students can benefit from STEM education

    As STEM3  joins a growing number of public, charter, and private institutions that focus on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields, education researchers have found that such specialty schools have exceptional benefits for not only those with special needs but also minority and…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Ravens are smart enough to feel paranoid

    The birds show cognitive processes previously thought to belong exclusively to humans: the ability to imagine being spied on.

    CNET
  • Snug as a bug: the hated cockroach inspires a helpful robot

    By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - People use a lot of words to describe the reviled cockroach: disgusting, ugly, sneaky and repulsive, to name a few. Scientists said on Monday they have built a small search-and-rescue robot, inspired by the ability of cockroaches to squeeze through tiny…

    Reuters
  • Play

    Supermarkets of the Future

    ABC News' Tina Trinh explores the technology being introduced at supermarkets to make for speedier checkouts and smarter stores overall!

    ABC News Videos
  • Studies Aim to Restore Habitat of Imperiled Northwest Fish

    Scientists in the Pacific Northwest are studying more than a dozen watersheds to develop templates on habitat restoration that could be used in similar streams to bolster struggling fish populations

    ABC News
  • North Korea satellite in stable orbit: U.S. official

    By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A satellite launched by North Korea at the weekend has now stabilized in its orbit around the Earth in a step forward from a launch in 2012, a U.S. official and a second source familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. The satellite was initially tumbling in…

    Reuters