Jan. 25, 2013

Cloudy With a Chance of Bacteria

by Charles Bergquist

Bacteria abound, even inside hailstones.

hail, hailstones, clouds, cloud, bacterial, bacteria, soil, Tina Santl-Temkiv
Jan. 18, 2013

Researchers Dig In to the Genetics of Burrowing

by Charles Bergquist

Complex behaviors, such as the way some mice dig burrows, can be affected by changes to just a handful of genes.

genetics, mice, mouse, tunneling, digging, burrowing, genes and behavior
Oct. 25, 2012

Lucy in the Trees?

by Charles Bergquist

Our hominid ancestors may have spent time in the trees more recently than previously thought.

anthropology, paleontology, lucy fossil, climbing trees, human origins, hominid, hominin, human evolution
Oct. 18, 2012

Around a Stellar Neighbor, an Earth-Sized World

by Charles Bergquist

The stellar neighborhood just got more crowded. A team of European Astronomers say they've detected what appears to be a planet about the same mass as Earth orbiting the star Alpha Centauri B, one of Earth's closest neighbors.

exoplanet, extrasolar planet, alpha centauri, space, astronomy, aliens
Oct. 04, 2012

Tiny Dino Sunk Its Fangs Into Plants, Researchers Say

by Charles Bergquist

A newly-identified species of fanged dwarf dinosaur dined on plants some 200 million years ago in what is now southern Africa.

dinosaur, teeth, dwarf dinosaur, fangs, paul sereno, Pegomastax africanus
Oct. 02, 2012

Meet a 'Genius' -- Nancy Rabalais

by Charles Bergquist

Science Friday extends its congratulations to marine ecologist Nancy Rabalais, one of the newly-named MacArthur Fellows for 2012.

macarthur foundation, macarthur fellows, genius award, genius grant, nancy rabalais, tube worms, gulf of mexico, oil spill, ecology
Aug. 08, 2012

Carl Sagan's Welcome to Mars

by Charles Bergquist

Shortly before his death in 1996, astronomer and science broadcaster Carl Sagan recorded a message to future Mars explorers.

mars, curiosity, space, carl sagan, exploration
Jul. 17, 2012

Cool Off with a Virtual Antarctic Tour

by Charles Bergquist

Forget the beach house or summer cabin at the lake -- we invite you to kick back and relax in Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton's hut.

antarctica, south pole, explorers, google street view, google maps, panoramic images
May. 30, 2012

Last Look This Lifetime: Catching the Transit of Venus

by Charles Bergquist

Hoping to see the disk of Venus cross the sun? We'll tell you how to spot this rare astronomical event.

venus, eclipse, transit of venus, sun, planet, astronomy, astronomer

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