Science News

Mystery Over the Bizarre ‘Tully Monster’ Creature Persists (Video)

A new study led by the University of Pennsylvania has found that the ancient ‘Tully monster’ creature was likely not a vertebrate fish-like animal as previous studies had suggested. (AOL Screenshot)
A new study led by the University of Pennsylvania has found that the ancient ‘Tully monster’ creature was likely not a vertebrate fish-like animal as previous studies had suggested. (AOL Screenshot)

A new study led by the University of Pennsylvania has found that the ancient ‘Tully monster’ creature was likely not a vertebrate fish-like animal as...




  • Scientists working on the island of Mauritius have found something quite remarkable – remnants of a long-lost continent called Gondwana. (AOL Screenshot)

    Scientists Find Remnants of ‘Lost Continent’ Lurking Around Mauritius (Video)

    Scientists working on the island of Mauritius, located in the Indian Ocean, have found something quite remarkable – remnants of a long-lost continent called Gondwana... Read more

  • In this photo provided by the University of Hawaii, scientists Joshua Ehrlich, from left, Laura Lark, Sam Payler, Brian Ramos, Jay Bevington and Ansley Barnard, pose for a photo before they enter a geodesic dome called Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation, or HI-SEAS located 8,200 feet above sea level on Mauna Loa on the island of Hawaii, on Jan. 19, 2017. (University of Hawaii via AP)

    Freeze-Dried Food and 1 Bathroom: 6 Simulate Mars in Dome

    HONOLULU—Crammed into a dome with one bathroom, six scientists will spend eight months munching on mostly freeze-dried foods—with a rare treat of Spam—and have only... Read more

  • Winter air has a lot to do with it. (AOL Screenshot)

    The Science Behind Static Electricity (Video)

    Winter is here, which means it’s time for warm clothes, thick socks and getting shocked by everything you touch. What do doorknobs and light switches... Read more

  • Animals are considered the only living beings capable of associative learning, but new research led by the University of Western Australia has found that plants can also "...learn about their environment by making links between events." (AOL Screenshot)

    Researchers Have Found Some Plants Can Actually ‘Learn New Habits’ (Video)

    Animals are considered the only living beings capable of associative learning, but new research led by the University of Western Australia has found that plants... Read more

  • Theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking poses for a picture ahead of a gala screening of the documentary "Hawking," a film about the scientist's life, at the opening night of the Cambridge Film Festival in Cambridge, England, on Sept. 19, 2013. (Andrew Cowie/AFP/Getty Images)

    Stephen Hawking Wonders Why People Sit All Day

    Noted British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking has publicly wondered why people sit all day. He delivered a speech on the seriousness of obesity for a... Read more

  • Le Coq Rico's heritage breed turkey. (Courtesy of Le Coq Rico)

    Thanksgiving’s Carbon Footprint Is Smallest in These States

    The environmental impact of your Thanksgiving dinner depends on the state where you prepare the meal. Researchers calculated the carbon footprint of a typical Thanksgiving... Read more

  • Vehicle automation is set to be rolled out in stages, starting with partially automated driving from 2016, highly automated driving from 2020, and fully automated systems available from 2025. (Courtesy of Continental)

    Is Self Driving Technology Already Making Us Safer?

    If you have not purchased a new car recently, talk about self-driving cars can sound like science fiction, even though much of the technology is already... Read more

  • A new study led by a team out of India has found that Earth’s protective magnetic field cracked after an intense geomagnetic storm observed by the GRAPES-3 muon telescope on June 22, 2015. (AOL Screenshot)

    Solar Flare Caused a ‘Crack’ in Protective Field Around Earth (Video)

    A team of scientists suspects that Earth’s magnetic field cracked due to a solar flare.  A news release by the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research... Read more

  • Scientists say the study of a rather volatile lake on the floor in the Gulf of Mexico, dubbed the ‘Jacuzzi of Despair’ due to the number of aquatic lives it has claimed, could inform searches for life on other planets. (AOL Screenshot)

    Scientists Find a ‘Jacuzzi of Despair’ in Gulf of Mexico (Video)

    Scientists say the study of a rather volatile lake on the floor in the Gulf of Mexico, dubbed the ‘Jacuzzi of Despair’ due to the... Read more

  • An image released by NASA shows a few stunning blue ponds amidst an otherwise barren-looking landscape. The overhead photo from May 13, 2014, actually shows a specific type of mine in Moab, Utah. (AOL Screenshot)

    Stunning Blue Ponds Appear Amid Barren Landscape in NASA Image (Video)

    An image released by NASA shows a few stunning blue ponds amidst an otherwise barren-looking landscape. The overhead photo from May 13, 2014, actually shows... Read more

  • Diamonds are a data storers’ best friend? (Shutterstock)

    Turning Diamonds’ Defects Into Long-Term 3-D Data Storage

    With the amount of data storage required for our daily lives growing and growing, and currently available technology being almost saturated, we’re in desparate need... Read more

  • Scientists working with the Operation ScanPyramids project say they’ve discovered cavities in the Great Pyramid of Giza, perhaps indicating the fabled corridors and chambers really do exist. (AOL Screenshot)

    Scientists Declare Discovery of Two Cavities in Great Pyramid at Giza (Video)

    It has long been rumored that there’s much more to the Great Pyramid at Giza than meets the eye, such as hidden corridors and chambers... Read more

  • asdzxc00000

    ‘Ghost Ship’ Spotted on Lake Superior

    A video shot near Lake Superior appears to show a tall “ghost ship” on the water’s horizon. “We were looking at it [the rainbow] and... Read more

  • Pompeii was largely destroyed by the volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. Technological advances have enabled researchers to virtually reconstruct the area’s ruins including the 3D representation of a luxurious estate owned by a banker from that era. (AOL Screenshot)

    A Digitally Recreated Villa Shows How Wealthy Lived in Pompeii (Video)

    Pompeii is well-known as an Italian city that was largely destroyed by the volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in the year A.D. 79. Technological advances... Read more

  • A file photo of students testing the contents of a stream at the Notre Dame Linked Experimental Ecosystem Facility for evidence of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Rice University scientists are developing the light transmission spectrometer, which can detect GMOs. (Arial Shogren)

    New Device Could Detect GMOs That Have Escaped Into Environment

    Researchers led by Rice University Professor Scott Egan have received a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to detect genetically modified organisms (GMOs)... Read more

  • Thomas, 5, looks at Jeanne Calment after he brought her flowers at her retirement home in Arles, southern France on  Feb. 12, 1997. (AP Photo/Florian Launette,File)

    How long can people live? New study suggests there’s a limit

      New research suggests there may be a limit to our life span—one that’s hard to extend without some sort of breakthrough that fixes all... Read more

  • Receive Our Epoch 10 Newsletter
    Important stories from around the world,
    in your inbox daily.

    Top