A captive naked mole-rat eating By Ltshears - Trisha M Shears (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

The Remarkable Immunities of the Naked Mole-Rat

Research explains why naked mole rats, unlike most mammals, are resistant to cancer and the pain induced by acid. 
PASO ROBLES, CA - DECEMBER 22: Rescue workers survey damage while searching for survivors December 22, 2003 in Paso Robles, California. The 6.5 richter scale earthquake hit the central coast of California earlier today killing at least two people. (Photo by Rod Rolle)

Before the Quake

The West Coast may be implementing an earthquake warning system. This new technology may help ensure accuracy, minimize false positives, & save lives. 
Wine tasting pino noir

The Science Behind What Makes a Great Pinot Noir Great

Four compounds have been identified that can help growers determine the best time to harvest their grapes. 
Octopus vulgaris.

Consider the Octopus

Are octopuses as solitary and introverted as we previously imagined?
National Wildlife Refuge

The History of the National Wildlife Refuge System

Malheur National Wildlife Refuge has been occupied by armed militants since January 2, 2016. But where did the National Wildlife Refuge system come from?
Periodic elements

The Ever-Evolving Periodic Table of Elements

Four new elements--113, 115, 117, and 118--have been added to the periodic table. But the search for new elements hasn't always been so systematic. 
Promo image from The X Files with David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson

Reopening The X-Files: Is ESP Possible?

"Here I am again, Scully, up late pursuing this obsession with ESP." "It's a fraud, Mulder."
Hobbits from The Lord of the Rings. Photo credit: Neal Peters Collection

Were Hobbits Real?

New research suggests that a distinct species, dubbed "hobbits", existed between 17,000 and 95,000 years ago.
Extreme ultraviolet light streams out of an X-class solar flare

The Threat of Solar Flares

Solar flares are highly unpredictable and difficult to anticipate. But their threat is very real.
North American Nebula

The Search For Antimatter

Physicists, in recent years, have been trying to find evidence of antimatter in the universe. Its existence could overturn the Big Bang theory.