Citizen Scientists Are Helping NASA Map the Aurora Like Never Before

The aurora borealis that took place on St. Patrick's day was spectacular, but aside from being the strongest geomagnetic storm in a decade, there's another reason it was special. It was the first time that thousands of citizen scientists tweeted about the aurora to help NASA construct a detailed global map of the… » 3/29/15 9:00am Today 9:00am

30 Previously-Unknown Species of Fly Discovered in Los Angeles

Nature doesn't end at the borders of a city — it's just transformed. That's why scientists are finding new animal species in urban areas, where the ecosystems favor scavengers, hardy weeds, and junk-eaters. It probably comes as no surprise that the sprawling city of Los Angeles is home to its own unique fly species. » 3/26/15 9:38am Thursday 9:38am

How Floating Soap Was Invented

Ivory has been producing their uniquely floating soap for the well over a century now and in hat time they've become one of the most popular soap brands in the world. For many years, the company has maintained that the discovery of its trademark floating soap was a complete accident, but exactly how true is this? » 3/26/15 7:15am Thursday 7:15am

A Re-Introduced Bill May Unlock Published Scientific Knowledge

Promising public access legislation FASTR (Fair Access to Science & Technology Research Act) has been re-introduced by a bipartisan coalition in Congress. Lawmakers now have an important opportunity to strengthen and expand rules that allow taxpayers to freely read articles resulting from research their tax dollars… » 3/26/15 5:30am Thursday 5:30am