"I grew up watching footage of Nile crocodiles flying out of the water, eating zebras and wildebeest. And the thought of getting in the water with one was completely incomprehensible to me — just impossible."
After space shuttle Discovery returns from its last mission, NASA workers will start getting it ready for its next voyage — to a museum.NASA is retiring its shuttle fleet this year, and 21 museums across the country - including Chicago's Adler Planetarium - are vying for the chance to become a retir
A research study published this week offers a powerful reminder of the difficulty of using cutting-edge science in the courtroom.The study, reported in the latest issue of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, describes the genetic fingerprinting technique that the FBI relied
It probably comes as no surprise to most parents, and regular readers of our blog, that kids prefer the taste of cereals marketed with popular cartoon characters.But a new study suggests that a box sporting Shrek or Dora the Explorer may also make children forget their reservations about unhealthful
Could life have rained down on Earth from outer space? That tantalizing prospect has been raised in a new scientific paper by NASA scientist Richard B. Hoover of the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala.