Star Orbiting Black Hole at Breakneck Speed (Video)

March 20, 2013, 6:42 pm

A red dwarf star and a black hole are orbiting each other once every 2.4 hours, a new record for the fastest-spinning black-hole X-ray binary system ever found.

Caesium Reacting With Water in Slow Motion (Video)

February 20, 2013, 7:23 am

Chemist Dr. Martyn Poliakoff from the University of Nottingham in the UK shows caesium reacting with water recorded with a high-speed camera, and discusses the reaction.

Raining Spiders in Brazil? (Video)

February 12, 2013, 5:40 pm

A rain of spiders was recorded on Feb. 3 in Santo Antonio da Platina, Brazil.

Naked-Eye Comet May Appear in March

February 12, 2013, 9:36 am

Our solar system is expecting a visitor called Comet Pan-STARRS, which might be visible in the evening sky during most of March.

Common Moles Can Smell in Stereo (Video)

February 5, 2013, 5:37 pm

The common mole, Scalopus aquaticus, can find its prey by smelling which direction it's in, according to a new U.S. study.

What Do Fish Thoughts Look Like? (Video)

January 31, 2013, 12:00 pm

With new technology, scientists in Japan have detected the thought that went through a baby zebrafish's brain when it spotted some delicious food.

‘Stampeding’ Aussie Dinosaurs May Have Been Swimming

January 29, 2013, 12:00 pm

The only known dinosaur stampede has turned out to be evidence of a probable river crossing rather than a mass escape, according to new Australian research using 3D analysis.

A Violent Debate: Could Guns Be Made at Home With 3D Printers?

January 26, 2013, 1:00 am

Is it possible to manufacture a ready-to-fire gun using a 3D printer?

Liquid Metal Marbles Revolutionize Nanomaterials (Video)

January 23, 2013, 7:46 pm

Australian researchers have encapsulated droplets of liquid metal with an insulative or semiconducting nano-coating, that could have applications in electronics and industrial [...]

Baby Sharks Freeze to Prevent Predator Detection (Video)

January 10, 2013, 3:00 pm

Even while growing inside their egg cases, some embryonic sharks keep very still when predators are nearby to avoid being detected.

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