3-D digital preservation not only helps save the memories of historical sites, it also guides restoration projects after natural disasters, such as the earthquakes that damaged the temples of Bagan.Editor's Note: Viewers sensitive to flashing light may want to avoid this video.
Kea parrots have a special call that makes nearby parrots burst into play.
Many social animals start to feel itchy after watching one of their fellows scratch, and scientists now have a better understanding of why an itch can spread through a group.
A baker’s half-dozen of Earth-size worlds is orbiting a (relatively) nearby star—and some could be habitable
Manh(a)ttan re-creates the race to Trinity. Working near the original test site revealed personal stories from the dawn of the nuclear age to the show’s cast and crew. Photo courtesy of U.S. Department of Energy
The U.S. Navy PBY-5 Catalina airplane sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. Click here for more videos and images.Video is courtesy of NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries and was made in collaboration with the University of Hawaii Marine Option Program.
You won’t see them on your favorite cooking show any time soon, but chimps prefer their food cooked and will bring items to be cooked before they eat them— Christopher Intagliata, Eliene Augenbraun, Benjamin Meyers
All it takes is a magnet and knowing where to look.
When polls try to tease out what a group of people is thinking, what are they measuring and how can they go wrong?
Scientists used special microphones to let us listen in on a tickled rat’s titters.
Researchers put a tiny ice rink on a tipping platform to measure how much grip winter boots really have.
Whistles let shepherds communicate between distant hillsides because a whistled sound wave travels farther than spoken words.
They may seem stationary to us, but corals are dynamic animals. In this film, researchers use time-lapse video to watch corals move along the ocean floor, unearth themselves when buried, and even attack each other for more real estate.“Lens of Time: Corals in Motion” was first published on bioGraphic and reproduced with permission. © 2016 California Academy of Sciences
Could the tiny vampire bat give Olympic sprinters in Rio a run for their money?
New research on mice demonstrates a way to use designer bacteria as a non-invasive test for cancer.
After a do-or-die engine burn the second spacecraft ever to orbit Jupiter is preparing to revolutionize our view of the giant planet
How to break a fundamental law of physics and win a Nobel Prize to boot. Stefan Hell explains super-resolved fluorescence microscopy for which he shared the 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
A new film presents an innovative plan to image potentially habitable planets around our sun's closest stellar neighbor—Alpha Centauri
Last week, 20,000 screaming fans swamped YouTube celebrities at the world’s largest online video conference in Anaheim, California. Alongside the young celebrity musicians, beauty gurus and pranksters, was an imposing lineup of science rock stars – scientists who have risen to Internet fame through their educational and personality-driven original content. With tens of millions of views per video and hundreds of millions of views overall, these science YouTubers reach more young people today than Carl Sagan and Neil deGrasse Tyson combined.
New measurements of Tamu Massif, the world's largest volcano, indicate that it had a very complicated genesis.