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Whales Only recently Evolved into Giants when Changing Ice, oceans Concentrated Prey

Whales Only recently Evolved into Giants when Changing Ice, oceans Concentrated Prey

The blue whale, which uses baleen to filter its prey from ocean water and can reach lengths of over 100 feet, is the largest vertebrate animal that has ever lived. On the list of the planet’s most massive living creatures, the blue whale shares the top ranks with…

Kepler Telescope Spies Details of TRAPPIST-1 System’s Outermost Planet

Kepler Telescope Spies Details of TRAPPIST-1 System’s Outermost Planet

A University of Washington-led international team of astronomers has used data gathered by the Kepler Space Telescope to observe and confirm details of the outermost of seven exoplanets orbiting the star TRAPPIST-1. They confirmed that the planet, TRAPPIST-1h, orbits its star every 18.77 days, is linked in its…

New Information on How Long some Rockfish Live and How Often they Spawn

New Information on How Long some Rockfish Live and How Often they Spawn

Some things just get better with age. Like rockfish mothers. A rockfish might not start spawning until she is 25 years old. As she gets older she produces more, and more robust, young. She continues to produce them over many years, into advanced age – which for some…

Sea Lions Remember Prey Hotspots to Maximize Hunting efficiency

Sea Lions Remember Prey Hotspots to Maximize Hunting efficiency

When you forage for food, you need hunt no further than your corner restaurant. When a sea lion…

Hubble Spots Moon Around Third Largest Dwarf Planet

Hubble Spots Moon Around Third Largest Dwarf Planet

The combined power of three space observatories, including NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, has helped astronomers uncover a moon orbiting…

ANSEP Receives $3 million Grant from NSF

ANSEP Receives $3 million  Grant from NSF

ANCHORAGE, ALASKA – The National Science Foundation has announced Alaska Native Science & Engineering Program as the recipient…

Early human fossils found in South African cave system

Early human fossils found in South African cave system

An international team of scientists, including one from the University of Washington, has announced the discovery of additional…

Air Force X-37B Spacecraft Lands after Two Years in Space

Air Force X-37B Spacecraft Lands after Two Years in Space

While seldom in the news, a United States Air Force craft, launched in May of 2015, remained in…

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