The central bearded dragon can rapidly shift its body color to soak up extra sun or cool off, while using its neck color to communicate with other lizards.
Eavesdropping on the creaks and groans of an athlete’s knee could help doctors track healing after injury or surgery.
Scientists hope to learn whether arachnophobes' perception of spiders as larger than actual size causes their fear—or whether it is the fearfulness itself that causes their visual misperception.
Juno team member William Kurth offers an exclusive tour of the instruments the spacecraft will use to study Jupiter's intense magnetic waves.Produced with support from Explore Scientific
Juno, NASA’s new mission to Jupiter, reaches the giant planet on July 4, 2016. Among its many firsts, Juno will peer deeper than ever before beneath the Jovian clouds and will deliver the first interplanetary LEGO kit.Produced with support from Explore Scientific
Male lemurs mix their scented secretions to send long-lasting messages to one another.
When a shy fish ventures into the unknown, it prefers to follow a fish with a similarly cautious personality.
A new atlas of light pollution shows that most people never see a truly dark sky at night. You can read more about it here.
Vegan bakers discovered chickpea juice acts like an egg white, putting meringues back on the menu.
Street smarts and city slime give urban birds advantages over their country cousins.
Loudness and stamina are ways a woodpecker trumpets his dominant place in the pecking order.
Engineering students in the mechatronics class at The Cooper Union in Manhattan have a unique final exam—they build sumo robots that fight one another for supremacy.
International Space Station astronaut Jeff Williams discusses his space-eye view with Nickelodeon TV stars
In this special edition of 60-Second Science Video, two numbers compete. Which is larger? The number of possible positions in the ancient game of go or the number of atoms in the entire universe?
Genetic testing can be used to personalize prescriptions and dosages.
Students tackle the challenge of taking mass transit to the speed of sound as they gear up for the next round of Elon Musk's SpaceX Hyperloop Pod competition.
An old fishing boat, only 20 meters long but packed with as many as 950 would-be migrants from Libya, sank off the coast of Italy on April 18, 2015. A year later the Italian government is trying to recover and identify the bodies now trapped under 400 meters of water.
Brazilian torrent frogs have a special way to get noticed when loud streams threaten to drown out their calls—they shake a leg.
Thirteen times a century, on average, Mercury passes directly between Earth and the sun, creating what astronomers call a transit. It just happened again; this video, created with images from the orbiting Solar Dynamics Observatory shows the tiny planet’s silhouette as it makes its seven-hour journey across the solar disk.
NASA’s MESSENGER spacecraft orbited Mercury for four years before its planned plunge and crash into the planet’s surface on April 30, 2015. On May 6, 2016, NASA, the USGS and their university partners showed what they had accomplished during the mission. They presented the first topographic map ever produced of Mercury, along with a color-enhanced view of its northern polar region. On May 9, 2016, Mercury's transit across the solar disk was visible from Earth—an astronomically rare event.