Natural Sciences

Hubble detects helium in the atmosphere of an exoplanet for ...

Astronomy
  Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have detected helium in the atmosphere of the exoplanet WASP-107b. This is ...

Mosquitoes bite when thirsty, too

Biology
  When it’s hot and dry, mosquitoes like nothing more than the refreshing taste of you. Biologists with the University ...

Study shows sea turtle nesting beaches threatened by microplastic pollution

Ecology
  TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Plastic is famous for its unyielding durability, making it perfect for consumer products but a unique ...

Hubble catches a colossal cluster

Astronomy
This NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image shows a massive galaxy cluster glowing brightly in the darkness. Despite its beauty, this ...

From car engines to exoplanets

Astronomy
  Chemical models developed to help limit the emission of pollutants by car engines are being used to study the ...

Is there life adrift in the clouds of Venus?

Astronomy
  MADISON, Wis. — In the search for extraterrestrial life, scientists have turned over all sorts of rocks. Mars, for ...

More accurate estimates of methane emissions from dairy cattle developed

EcologyMore Science
Leading the worldwide effort to get a better handle on methane emissions from animals, an international consortium of researchers devised ...

How biofuels from plant fibers could combat global warming

Ecology
  Scientists, companies and government agencies are hard at work on decreasing greenhouse gas emissions that cause climate change. In ...

Solving the Dark Energy Mystery: A New Assignment for a ...

Astronomy
Forty-five years ago this month, a telescope tucked inside a 14-story, 500-ton dome atop a mile-high peak in Arizona took ...

Radioactivity from oil and gas wastewater persists in Pennsylvania stream ...

Ecology
  DURHAM, N.C. – More than seven years after Pennsylvania officials requested that the disposal of radium-laden fracking wastewater into ...