Some as-yet unknown phenomenon is leading an unprecedented number of common dolphins to beach themselves on the shores of Cape Cod in Massachusetts. Volunteers are trying to save them, but more than 100 have died. One scientist has a theory for why it's happening, but it's hardly conclusive.
Lake Vostok is located 2.2 miles beneath Antarctica's icy surface. It's been unseen and untouched for about 20 million years. But now reports are surfacing that Russian engineers may have reached the lake after a decades-long effort to drill into it.
Like a modern cicada, the ancient katydid used its legs to make sounds to attract members of the opposite sex. But unlike their modern descendants, the ancient critters produced just a single note.
Surely you've experienced a song that gets stuck in your head, sometimes for no apparent reason, and won't go away. Well, turns out there almost always IS a reason, and scientists are actually doing research to try and understand the phenomena.
The substance that gives plant cells their rigid nature, the same substance that binds trees together, is typically discarded as waste in the agricultural process. But a Kansas State University student is researching how that waste, lignin, may be used in construction.
A Drexel University professor is trying to reduce the environmental impact of cement — one of the most ubiquitous materials on earth. So far, he's had success in all of the areas that matter.
When a body is cremated, if it has any metal parts, like a titanium hip, those metal parts are left behind. For years it was either buried in graves or sent to the dump. But a Dutch company, OrthoMetals, has a business that gathers those materials and processes them for industrial reuse, sending the proceeds to charity.
After a lengthy quiet period, activity on the surface of the sun is picking up again and it's sending radiation toward Earth. Though there's no risk on the ground, certain satellites and high-flying airplanes could be at risk to communications breakdowns.
Crows can sled down roofs, of course, but distinguish between styrofoam and rocks to help make their lives easier to eat? They can do that too, according to new research.
Amelia Rivera has a genetic disorder that has presented her with many challenges in life. She also needs a kidney transplant. Her mother says a hospital told her she wouldn't be getting the transplant because of her mental disability.