Would you pay 25 cents to send a tweet to space on the odd chance that an alien might read it? The founders of Lone Signal hope so. The New York startup is launching a new website through which anyone can submit messages that will be broadcast to a star 17 light years away.
New York to Chicago, in five weeks? Scientists on Long Island are preparing to move a 50-foot-wide electromagnet 3,200 miles over land and sea to its new home at the U.S. Department of Energy's Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Illinois. The trip is expected to take more than a month.
Researchers from the University of Liverpool have solved the mystery of how marine mammals, like the sperm whale, hold their breath for long periods of time when diving underwater. The researchers found a unique molecular signature of the oxygen-binding protein myoglobin in diving animals, which gave them the opportunity to examine the evolution of the muscle oxygen stores in more than 100 mammal
A Chinese-manned spacecraft has blasted off with three astronauts on board for a 15-day mission to an experimental laboratory, the latest step towards the development of a space station.
Honey bees are currently experiencing an unsustainable decline in population, leading scientists to seek out ways to preserve and increase the population of one of the world’s most important insects.
Some of the world’s busiest oceans are hotspots for shipwrecks, often caused by adverse weather that will only increase with climate change, according to a new study. The South China Seas and East Indies, the East Mediterranean and Black Sea, and the North Sea and British Isles had the most accidents between 1999 and 2011.
New fossil evidence of the earliest complete skeleton of an ancient primate suggests it was a hyperactive, wide-eyed creature so small you could hold a couple of them in your hand — if only they would stay still long enough.
NASA used its Swift satellite to produce some of the best ultraviolet maps of the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds, two major galaxies that are closest to Earth. NASA used its Swift satellite to produce some of the best ultraviolet maps of the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds, two major galaxies closest to Earth. The space agency also collaborated with the Pennsylvania State University on this