Articles by Ben Wolford

Iceberg
Giant Iceberg Spotted By NASA Satellite In Antarctica Drifting Out To Sea [VIDEO]
Apr 24, 2014 13:07 PM E
A massive iceberg that broke off of Antarctica last year is drifting out to sea and could eventually contribute to seal-level rise or interfere with shipping lanes, NASA says.
Fish
Seafood Market Saturated With Illegal Fish, Especially In Chinese Imports, Study Says
Apr 23, 2014 16:05 PM E
A major new study says that as much as one-third of all U.S. seafood imports are from illegal wild catches. The worst part is there's almost nothing anyone can do about it.
Earth
For Earth Day, NASA's 'Global Selfie' Campaign Seeks To Build Composite Image Of Our Ailing Planet
Apr 22, 2014 16:04 PM E
NASA is trying to gather enough selfies through its #GlobalSelfie hashtag to assemble a mosaic image of the planet for Earth Day. They say they'll post the results in May.
Squirrel Test
Self-Control In Animals Linked To Brain Size; Chimps Have More Inhibitions Than Gerbils [VIDEO]
Apr 22, 2014 14:12 PM E
A huge team of researchers completed one of the biggest tests of animal cognition yet, relying on data from 567 animals of 36 species. They hope the findings will offer clues about how intelligence evolved.
Loch Ness Monster
Loch Ness Monster Spotted By Apple Maps, Internet Says; Google Remains Monsterless
Apr 19, 2014 15:52 PM E
Apple Maps and Loch Ness Monster enthusiasts are celebrating new images of... something. It could be a prehistoric monster trapped in a Scottish lake, or it could be a publicity stunt. The jury's out.
LADEE moon picture
NASA Satellite LADEE Crashes Into The Moon Friday As Planned
Apr 18, 2014 15:30 PM E
The NASA lunar satellite LADEE ended its mission early Friday morning by crashing into the surface of the moon, as planned. Scientists will now begin sifting through its scientific data to solve riddles about the moon's atmosphere.
Robot
Weird Robot Could Be The Future Of Animatronics, Or Totally Useless [VIDEO]
Apr 18, 2014 15:30 PM E
This strange new robot is a Norwegian engineer's hobby, but it also could solve problems in animatronics to make movies better.
Flying Car
Future Technology Intrigues And Terrifies Americans At The Same Time, Pew Survey Finds
Apr 17, 2014 16:14 PM E
A new survey from the Pew Research Center shows that Americans want fanciful new technology but are scared by advancements that are already here.
Tree Frog
Scientists Plead For Alternate Identification Methods For Threatened Species: Rush To Resurrect Extinct Animals May Actually Cause Extinction
Apr 17, 2014 14:05 PM E
A group of conservation biologists is pushing for an end to invasive sampling among vulnerable species. Their paper will appear in the journal Science.
Gum 41
New Nebula Photo: Image Shows Portion Of The 'Running Chicken Nebula' In Constellation Centaurus
Apr 16, 2014 16:18 PM E
A new photo released Wednesday is probably the best one yet of a nebula called Gum 41, according to the European Southern Observatory.
Fort Pierre National Grassland
Biologist Finds New Spider Species Hiding In Western Grasslands — And Another, And Another
Apr 16, 2014 13:07 PM E
A biologist in South Dakota is on a mission to find all the unknown spider species in the western prairies. Since 2013, he's been on a roll.
Arctic Glacier
Ice Ages Study Uses Ancient Plankton To Determine Temperature And Sea Level Over 5.3 Million Years
Apr 16, 2014 13:06 PM E
Scientists have used to ancient plankton to determine that cold temperatures preceded the onset of massive ice sheets when the current ice age began more than 2 million years ago.
Zumwalt Destroyer
Zumwalt Destroyer, Most Futuristic Of Navy Ships, Now Ready For Battle [PHOTOS]
Apr 15, 2014 16:16 PM E
The Zumwalt destroyer is the U.S. Navy's latest toy, a 600-foot stealth ship with massive guns that can launch missiles up to 72 miles. Because of robot-like innovations, this ship comes closer to driving itself than any other.
Rings of Saturn
Rings Of Saturn May Be Shedding A New Moon; Astronomer Says He Might Be Watching 'An Act Of Birth'
Apr 15, 2014 16:15 PM E
Saturn appears to be shedding rings, which could form the gas giant's 63rd known moon, according to new research.
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