Scientists seek beaches where dead whales can rot in peace

Published Jun. 21 2019

So many gray whales are dying off the U.S. West Coast that scientists and volunteers dealing with the putrid carcasses...

Gee whiz: Testing of sewage confirms rise in marijuana use in Washington state

Published Jun. 21 2019

The proof is in the pee.

Controversial telescope to be built on sacred Hawaiian peak

Published Jun. 21 2019

After years of protests and legal battles, officials have announced that a massive telescope which will allow scientists to peer...


Scientists take a peek behind those sad puppy dog eyes

Published Jun. 17 2019

What's behind those hard-to-resist puppy dog eyes?

Long-distance trip: NASA opening International Space Station to visitors

Published Jun. 8 2019

You've heard about the International Space Station for years. Want to visit?

Scientists crack secret of fish's deadly, transparent teeth

Published Jun. 6 2019

A deep-sea fish can hide its enormous, jutting teeth from prey because its chompers are virtually invisible - until it's...

Perk up: California says coffee cancer risk insignificant

Published Jun. 3 2019

California officially gave its blessing to coffee Monday, declaring the beverage does not pose a "significant" cancer risk.

US measles count nears 1,000, surpassing 25-year-old record

Published May. 30 2019

U.S. health officials on Thursday reported 971 measles cases so far this year, the highest tally in 27 years, and...

Girl believed to be tiniest newborn weighed as much as apple

Published May. 29 2019

When she was born, the baby girl weighed about the same as an apple.

Tracking microbes people carry may predict future health

Published May. 29 2019

We share our bodies with trillions of microbes that are critical to staying healthy, but now scientists are getting a...

Colombian conservationist breeds rare frogs to undermine animal traffickers

Published May. 24 2019

In a small farmhouse surrounded by cloud forest, Iván Lozano inspects dozens of glass containers that hold some of...

UT doctoral student finishing TVA's research on tree rings to understand long-term weather patterns

Published May. 15 2019

A University of Tennessee doctoral student is resurrecting research that was abandoned nearly 80 years ago that could be crucial...


Space-tourism dream edges toward reality in New Mexico

Published May. 10 2019

British billionaire Richard Branson and his space-tourism company Virgin Galactic announced new steps Friday toward offering thrill rides into the...

Google promises better privacy tools, smarter AI voice assistant

Published May. 7 2019

Google announced updates for its artificially intelligent voice assistant and new privacy tools to give people more control over how...

Moon rocks to be studied at University of Tennessee

Published Apr. 25 2019

A professor at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville will help analyze moon rocks collected decades ago and never...

Study: Genetic test predicts middle-aged obesity risk

Published Apr. 18 2019

Can a genetic test identify newborns at risk of becoming severely obese by middle age? Researchers say they have come...

Scientists spur some activity in brains of slaughtered pigs

Published Apr. 18 2019

Scientists restored some activity within the brains of pigs that had been slaughtered hours before, raising hopes for some medical...

Senior's weakness for scams may be warning sign of dementia

Published Apr. 15 2019

Does an older friend or relative have a hard time hanging up on telemarketers? Or get excited about a "You've...

Scientists reveal first image ever made of a black hole

Published Apr. 10 2019

Humanity got its first glimpse Wednesday of the cosmic place of no return: a black hole.

Greece opens shipwreck sites to divers as underwater museums

Published Apr. 10 2019

Near the northern Greek island of Alonissos lies a remarkable ancient shipwreck: the remains of a massive cargo ship that...

Almost 500 people in southeastern U.S. report seeing meteor

Published Apr. 4 2019

For almost 500 people in the southeastern United States, getting up early Thursday was its own reward.

Behold the beefless 'Impossible Whopper'

Published Apr. 1 2019

Would you like that Whopper with or without beef?

Measles count in U.S. this year already more than all of 2018

Published Apr. 1 2019

The number of U.S. measles cases through the first three months of this year have surpassed the count for all...