Science - CBSNews.com / Science From CBSNews.com Sun, 25 Feb 2024 11:09:58 -0500 5 Commercial moon lander enters lunar orbit ahead of Thursday landing try /news/moon-orbit-landing-attempt-thursday-intuitive-machines-odysseus/ Now in lunar orbit, Intuitive Machines' Odysseus lander will attempt a touchdown near the moon's south pole Thursday. Wed, 21 Feb 2024 18:27:00 -0500 https://assets1.cbsnewsstatic.com/hub/i/r/2024/02/21/056a607c-35a4-4ce5-a135-284c6389e320/thumbnail/60x60/5c048a4de319821ef1d7cee40a42e5e4/lander-artist1.jpg?v=26439302e0bbe3219b6ef78d2fd37ce0 b04574fa-37b1-4fb0-85af-b6eb6fbb6181 Major U.S. cities are sinking, NASA images show /news/nasa-images-east-coast-cities-sinking-new-york-baltimore-rising-sea-levels-subsidence/ Images shared by NASA show the U.S. East Coast is actually sinking — including the land that holds major cities like New York? and Baltimore. Wed, 21 Feb 2024 12:04:00 -0500 https://assets1.cbsnewsstatic.com/hub/i/r/2024/02/21/327bede9-2bc1-4aca-8574-5a48b2d45899/thumbnail/60x60/e2f7a38a93a311b3abe2f06e4966d461/vlmeastcoastwide-se1-2020-lrg.jpg?v=26439302e0bbe3219b6ef78d2fd37ce0 2b8a6b06-6332-4e84-a3e6-5a3d08e41824 Experts reject "impossible project" to rebuild exterior of a pyramid /news/egypt-menkaure-pyramid-reconstruction-project-called-impossible/ An expert committee commissioned to review a contentious plan to reconstruct the outside of Giza's smallest pyramid says "there is no way" it can happen. Mon, 19 Feb 2024 08:04:27 -0500 https://assets1.cbsnewsstatic.com/hub/i/r/2024/01/30/7c08d477-00ae-4332-a28e-521cbd50d430/thumbnail/60x60/b5ee67d98e321aa957d6525e88d302cd/pyramid-menkaure-1962561273.jpg?v=26439302e0bbe3219b6ef78d2fd37ce0 55afd786-1889-4f68-820f-3766b07923e5 Stunning image shows star forming 5,900 light-years from Earth /news/hubble-image-massive-star-forming-constellation-scorpius-nasa/ The Hubble Space Telescope captured a bold photo of the likely star forming about 5,900 light-years from Earth. Fri, 16 Feb 2024 10:13:00 -0500 https://assets3.cbsnewsstatic.com/hub/i/r/2024/02/16/58d22c22-3749-45ef-856a-b0bc9165156d/thumbnail/60x60/e3a5a2b08847867fcf86ebfb37a518d0/hubble-iras16562-3959-potw2407a.jpg?v=26439302e0bbe3219b6ef78d2fd37ce0 8e1ef9df-1fc9-4697-a10b-dd7ce85b92b6 Migratory species at risk worldwide, landmark U.N. report says /news/migratory-species-at-risk-worldwide-landmark-u-n-report/ The first such report finds that 1 in 5 is threatened with extinction and 44% are seeing their populations decline. Humans are to blame, the report says. Mon, 12 Feb 2024 05:41:00 -0500 https://assets3.cbsnewsstatic.com/hub/i/r/2024/02/12/0d40cb2d-dbd2-489c-855e-2aa859977f3c/thumbnail/60x60/28174f18a0b22f2c19857b58482a8493/ap24040639930136.jpg?v=26439302e0bbe3219b6ef78d2fd37ce0 ecc50bc5-e73f-4af7-80f0-843c6f8803a1 Renowned climate scientist Michael Mann wins $1 million in defamation suit /news/michael-mann-1-million-suit-vs-writers-likened-his-work-to-child-molester-jerry-sandusky/ Michael Mann sued after two conservative writers liked his work to acts of infamous child molester Jerry Sandusky. Fri, 09 Feb 2024 05:30:00 -0500 https://assets1.cbsnewsstatic.com/hub/i/r/2024/02/09/fc27335a-a39e-4e1d-a3f2-d154e0a085e7/thumbnail/60x60/9c58f304681d35c8c401eb10dfac6edb/gettyimages-1988747447.jpg?v=26439302e0bbe3219b6ef78d2fd37ce0 8bc6d0b0-2d5e-49a4-ad42-3f36b1a1e365 World smashes record for hottest January ever observed /news/another-global-heat-record-is-in-the-books-this-time-in-january/ The warmest January on record was confirmed right after the world experienced its hottest year ever observed. Thu, 08 Feb 2024 07:05:00 -0500 https://assets3.cbsnewsstatic.com/hub/i/r/2024/02/07/83dc4e0e-210f-4a30-86cb-b790c9762ccb/thumbnail/60x60/d58c7f1046fad7a728c3c9bce0f4970d/gettyimages-1975823845.jpg?v=26439302e0bbe3219b6ef78d2fd37ce0 1727f867-c161-4722-8566-7ceef2553c1d Scroll buried by Vesuvius eruption deciphered after 2,000 years /news/scroll-buried-mount-vesuvius-eruption-deciphered-artificial-intelligence/ Three researchers won a $700,000 prize for using artificial intelligence to read a 2,000-year-old scroll that was scorched in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Thu, 08 Feb 2024 06:41:00 -0500 https://assets1.cbsnewsstatic.com/hub/i/r/2024/02/08/5826ed81-489b-43b1-9eb9-4e4b58f17102/thumbnail/60x60/45a696c95a139005310f7600ee925797/scrolls-gfk8u5fauaaohib.jpg?v=26439302e0bbe3219b6ef78d2fd37ce0 ad0c8da4-c664-4757-81b9-54baac19b905 Icelandic volcano at it again with a third eruption in recent months /news/iceland-volcano-alley-third-eruption-recent-months/ Officials said there was no immediate threat to the tiny town of Grindavik - evacuated after a previous eruption - or to a major power plant in the area. Thu, 08 Feb 2024 04:54:00 -0500 https://assets1.cbsnewsstatic.com/hub/i/r/2024/02/08/f4b28ed2-6a43-421e-8598-196657c5b7a7/thumbnail/60x60/ff063037dcd7c5bda3bec7fadb21a27c/2024-02-08t082159z-1954721701-rc27y5agt9aj-rtrmadp-3-iceland-volcano.jpg?v=26439302e0bbe3219b6ef78d2fd37ce0 659bbf90-c031-4b74-8a7f-fb2ce0f3bff1 Jellyfish with bright red cross found in deep-sea volcanic structure /news/jellyfish-bright-red-cross-found-deep-sea-volcanic-structure-japan-santjordia-pagesi/ Researchers named the marine animal "Santjordia pagesi" after the Cross of St. George because of its resemblance to the striking X. Wed, 07 Feb 2024 20:41:00 -0500 https://assets1.cbsnewsstatic.com/hub/i/r/2024/02/08/af537864-a07c-4b8a-97ac-b8c7c36c42ad/thumbnail/60x60/4817bb22b48f62953d91436746261a27/jellyfish.png?v=26439302e0bbe3219b6ef78d2fd37ce0 2eaf5cbd-453d-4536-9ba5-d113aa1493dc Super Bowl 2024 to be powered by Nevada desert solar farm /news/super-bowl-2024-to-be-powered-by-nevada-desert-solar-farm/ A vast solar farm with over 621,000 panels shimmer like a mirage but with the capability to power close to 60,000 residential customers — or one very big stadium. Wed, 07 Feb 2024 12:27:00 -0500 https://assets1.cbsnewsstatic.com/hub/i/r/2024/02/07/371e5274-f36e-4bf2-8e2f-077f9b738ba9/thumbnail/60x60/14a5f08b1f345f1d5c7b33de52588bcc/0207-cmo-greensuperbowlstadium-tracy-mid-2662362-640x360.jpg?v=26439302e0bbe3219b6ef78d2fd37ce0 e39a8637-5528-46da-921c-f38f11aba0cf Race to salvage mysterious shipwreck that washed ashore in Canada /news/shipwreck-newfoundland-canada-race-to-salvage-vessel-cape-ray/ Archaeologists and local residents are racing to study and preserve the wreck before it disappears back into the sea. Wed, 07 Feb 2024 06:08:00 -0500 https://assets1.cbsnewsstatic.com/hub/i/r/2024/02/07/790da530-7068-49aa-99e7-06b5f17940b6/thumbnail/60x60/c0b41d43466975cd760d4a8a1471ff04/gettyimages-1983624853.jpg?v=26439302e0bbe3219b6ef78d2fd37ce0 7b8b0c47-c56d-4196-8ce7-8f2d53c7af9b Does the hurricane scale need a Category 6? New study fuels debate /news/hurricane-scale-category-6-climate-study/ Researchers say five storms since 2013 had wind speeds that could categorize them as a Category 6 hurricane or cyclone — and that climate change will only make such intense storms more frequent. Mon, 05 Feb 2024 15:02:00 -0500 https://assets3.cbsnewsstatic.com/hub/i/r/2016/05/31/ad020985-d53f-439b-9332-22054ab20d3b/thumbnail/60x60/0097a118a7ce980145d39e1616310a1d/hurricane-patricia.jpg?v=26439302e0bbe3219b6ef78d2fd37ce0 eee2b8a8-045b-48cc-ac4e-d9c6750ad0fe Maps, data show how climate change could affect some major U.S. ports /news/maps-port-cities-climate-change/ New USGS data shows port cities like Boston and New York are exposed to coastal hazards, making communities potentially unlivable in the next decade. Fri, 02 Feb 2024 11:24:00 -0500 https://assets3.cbsnewsstatic.com/hub/i/r/2024/01/19/7ca15400-37b3-4bc8-a39f-060df8ab3a20/thumbnail/60x60/83e74f893c8c309f7d98c641d9cc474a/boston-10292019-2.jpg?v=26439302e0bbe3219b6ef78d2fd37ce0 313f14ff-f167-44b2-8a10-ff238b4f1a9e Watch: Asteroid NASA calls "potentially hazardous" about to zoom past Earth /news/watch-asteroid-nasa-potentially-hazardous-zoom-past-earth/ The asteroid, as big as a skyscraper and stadium, will pass within 1.7 million miles of Earth and you can see it on a NASA website. Fri, 02 Feb 2024 05:53:00 -0500 https://assets3.cbsnewsstatic.com/hub/i/r/2024/02/02/e7d2c860-8fcf-42bd-9b85-41ab9a67ad6f/thumbnail/60x60/f9526b79f71174535f5854d9d3bc01b7/ap24032567322048.jpg?v=26439302e0bbe3219b6ef78d2fd37ce0 b51e91f3-4852-4f75-9fb5-b4dff6ae157b 3 new coral bleaching alert levels created in wake of extreme heat /news/marine-heat-wave-coral-bleaching-alert/ The revised coral bleaching alert levels come in the wake of Florida experiencing hot tub-level sea temperatures and some reefs experiencing "100% mortality." Thu, 01 Feb 2024 16:10:36 -0500 https://assets1.cbsnewsstatic.com/hub/i/r/2024/02/01/42115adf-7dc6-428e-9b65-8517a134f240/thumbnail/60x60/952112933e55d568a12676fc6ecba50d/gettyimages-1795906860.jpg?v=26439302e0bbe3219b6ef78d2fd37ce0 825b0c47-3c01-4fc3-8e2c-1d0964723c2b Bones found in cave could rewrite history of humans and Neanderthals /news/bones-tools-cave-could-rewrite-history-humans-neanderthals-europe/ Researchers found human bones and tools hiding behind a massive rock in a German cave, the oldest traces of Homo sapiens ever discovered so far north. Thu, 01 Feb 2024 07:25:00 -0500 https://assets2.cbsnewsstatic.com/hub/i/r/2024/02/01/8f24adca-1afe-43d6-be3b-04d74bc9d24b/thumbnail/60x60/7ce27ec6e0fafc333f72e8d48dd8d76b/2024-01-31t223834z-1229548238-rc22t5ay8kq7-rtrmadp-3-science-cave.jpg?v=26439302e0bbe3219b6ef78d2fd37ce0 739d572e-865a-4542-b699-04ef8580eab4 CBS News joins hurricane hunters' flight over atmospheric river /video/cbs-news-joins-hurricane-hunters-flight-over-atmospheric-river/ Atmospheric rivers can cause widespread flooding and billions of dollars in damage. In our series “Protecting the Planet,” Ben Tracy joins an airborne research mission with hurricane hunters to learn more about the intense storm systems. Wed, 31 Jan 2024 14:54:19 -0500 https://assets1.cbsnewsstatic.com/hub/i/r/2024/01/31/f85c6291-5963-476e-9522-83ce90dc6df5/thumbnail/60x60/6d4d1d0971c5d446fdfaa3b2256965f6/0131-cmo-atmosphericriver-tracymid-2643229-640x360.jpg?v=26439302e0bbe3219b6ef78d2fd37ce0 05dc1712-d4e4-40c5-98e0-6435d54f3766 Project launched to rebuild the outside of Egypt's smallest Giza pyramid /news/egypt-reconstructing-outside-giza-smallest-pyramid-king-menkaure/ When ancient Egyptians built King Menkaure's pyramid more than 4,000 years ago, they did it a little differently. Now archaeologists want to put it back together. Tue, 30 Jan 2024 13:04:00 -0500 https://assets1.cbsnewsstatic.com/hub/i/r/2024/01/30/7c08d477-00ae-4332-a28e-521cbd50d430/thumbnail/60x60/b5ee67d98e321aa957d6525e88d302cd/pyramid-menkaure-1962561273.jpg?v=26439302e0bbe3219b6ef78d2fd37ce0 8fbec036-519c-4686-916d-ae8a0c148ddf See NASA's newly-captured "treasure trove" of 19 spiral galaxies /news/spiral-galaxies-images-nasa-smallest-scales-ever-observed-past-milky-way/ The new images captured by the James Webb Space Telescope are "mind-blowing even for researchers who have studied these same galaxies for decades," one scientist said. Tue, 30 Jan 2024 11:25:00 -0500 https://assets3.cbsnewsstatic.com/hub/i/r/2024/01/30/ea2c4e66-01e8-43be-826c-b33bcbdbc5b5/thumbnail/60x60/dbe29a8e71df2e0a089541df91e34fde/stsci-01hm9yk6rnejc0tttgmahd5v15.png?v=26439302e0bbe3219b6ef78d2fd37ce0 4cf4cba5-be33-444c-9546-ea23f101b8ef Flight controllers contact crippled Japanese moon lander /news/japanese-flight-controllers-re-establish-contact-with-tipped-over-moon-lander/ The Japanese space agency said limited science operations had resumed after the SLIM lunar lander tipped over and lost power as it was touching down. Sun, 28 Jan 2024 23:38:26 -0500 https://assets1.cbsnewsstatic.com/hub/i/r/2024/01/29/d841340f-1071-456a-ad8b-15f39045c1ec/thumbnail/60x60/8387101e0ecfa6a2458f55723fcc1466/012524-slim.jpg?v=26439302e0bbe3219b6ef78d2fd37ce0 40edd1e4-a7b3-42de-9f58-3816e97c30b6 How a tiny invasive ant is forcing lions to change the way they hunt /news/invasive-species-ant-lions-hunting-habits-study/ A study highlights the potentially profound impacts of invasive species, which are spreading at an increasing rate. Fri, 26 Jan 2024 09:52:39 -0500 https://assets3.cbsnewsstatic.com/hub/i/r/2024/01/26/624d0528-dd9c-4371-8f06-09ce82f20e9d/thumbnail/60x60/c0cf5210f36ec4b09002ec2c7aeb7e40/gettyimages-1371856508.jpg?v=26439302e0bbe3219b6ef78d2fd37ce0 e01be21a-a208-4f11-84fa-fd37b222ef65 Guns, coins found in wrecks of ships that vanished with 129 on board /news/hms-erebus-shipwreck-pistols-coins-found-ships-vanished-1848-with-129-aboard/ In 1848, the HMS Erebus and HMS Terror were lost in the frigid waters off the coast of Canada. None of the 129 men on board survived. Thu, 25 Jan 2024 12:43:00 -0500 https://assets3.cbsnewsstatic.com/hub/i/r/2024/01/25/c8405431-7ca6-4b19-b5ee-f69e73cebbdf/thumbnail/60x60/207397d80e4dd4f4e6554f40fd2f3630/shipwreck-1705437965326.png?v=26439302e0bbe3219b6ef78d2fd37ce0 b193db0f-8f69-4a72-87a8-c588b44af9d1 Japan says lunar lander achieved major goals despite battery woes /news/japan-slim-lunar-lander-pinpoint-touchdown-battery-problems-may-end-soon/ Japan's SLIM lunar lander tipped over on touchdown, but still captured imagery of the moon while demonstrating high-precision landing technology. Thu, 25 Jan 2024 11:24:00 -0500 https://assets1.cbsnewsstatic.com/hub/i/r/2024/01/25/816be3d6-94a1-4c3b-99d2-320e5507df83/thumbnail/60x60/eda08426d1baa6100ce8cee10fc17a0a/2024-01-25t062209z-1635631621-rc2uo5agyjy3-rtrmadp-3-japan-space.jpg?v=26439302e0bbe3219b6ef78d2fd37ce0 e4e8366b-e135-494c-8372-61ed7f49c900 Prehistoric "chewing gum" reveals what was on the menu for Stone Age teens /news/chewing-gum-dna-teens-stone-age-diet-deer-fox-hazelnuts-oral-health/ Paleontologists were able to determine that the teenagers' diet included deer, trout, hazelnuts, apple, duck and fox. Wed, 24 Jan 2024 08:09:00 -0500 https://assets2.cbsnewsstatic.com/hub/i/r/2024/01/24/32576d68-d828-44f8-9a96-0757213adceb/thumbnail/60x60/80a34d116f71a6730de02df82a5af73d/low-res-skeletal-material-korr2.jpg?v=26439302e0bbe3219b6ef78d2fd37ce0 52f4dcac-d9a1-47d7-a4e6-e082bf1c12db Doomsday clock time for 2024 remains at 90 seconds to midnight /news/watch-live-doomsday-clock-time-announcement-how-close-global-catastrophe-2024/ The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists unveiled its latest reading of the Doomsday clock on Tuesday morning, signaling how close humanity is to global catastrophe. Tue, 23 Jan 2024 11:18:00 -0500 https://assets3.cbsnewsstatic.com/hub/i/r/2023/01/24/d41e3a58-456b-4224-a7c9-aac91587b351/thumbnail/60x60/df67652efc05f44acbbd3bc996164889/2023doomsdayclockannouncement-1.jpg?v=26439302e0bbe3219b6ef78d2fd37ce0 8fe8a85a-bb37-4114-8161-637a3e90cf7d Denmark's oldest writing found etched onto a small iron knife blade /news/denmark-oldest-writing-rune-small-sword-2000-year-old-knife-blade/ Archaeologists say a single word inscribed on a 2,000-year-old knife blade is the earliest example of writing ever found in Denmark. Tue, 23 Jan 2024 10:02:31 -0500 https://assets1.cbsnewsstatic.com/hub/i/r/2024/01/23/8a77c2e5-a8dd-4460-b755-131479668461/thumbnail/60x60/f2bbb6a440cda0f1d34091d8bf148bc9/denmark-knife-rune.jpg?v=26439302e0bbe3219b6ef78d2fd37ce0 8e0577ad-c090-41e4-9264-a183faa10c9b Ancient temple filled with gold and silver jewels discovered in Greece /news/ancient-temple-gold-silver-jewels-discovered-greece/ Some parts of the temple dated back to the eighth century B.C., the Greek Ministry of Culture said. Fri, 19 Jan 2024 12:30:00 -0500 https://assets2.cbsnewsstatic.com/hub/i/r/2024/01/19/76a636c5-c898-49ab-8c46-8ce96ed73be5/thumbnail/60x60/da8be52d542f116256435595d0f4d767/fig3-ama23-5695-temple.jpg?v=26439302e0bbe3219b6ef78d2fd37ce0 261b4da2-f1d3-4203-86ef-5e8406a08981 Sea level rise could cost Europe billions in economic losses, study finds /news/sea-level-rise-cost-europe-uk-study/ Researchers found that sea level rise could cost the EU and U.K. nearly $950 billion by the end of this century. Thu, 18 Jan 2024 12:17:33 -0500 https://assets3.cbsnewsstatic.com/hub/i/r/2024/01/18/9052bb1e-506a-4601-874a-bc9d728d7595/thumbnail/60x60/7ed2c1e9411d8a2cea3f94f0b27ea538/gettyimages-1913089719.jpg?v=26439302e0bbe3219b6ef78d2fd37ce0 55fd9062-3d86-481c-853d-4cc3f2380553 Greenland's ice sheet melting faster than scientists previously estimated /news/greenland-ice-sheet-melting-faster-than-scientists-previously-estimated/ Since 1985, Greenland's ice sheet has lost approximately 5,091 square kilometers of ice, researchers found using satellite imagery. Wed, 17 Jan 2024 20:24:52 -0500 https://assets1.cbsnewsstatic.com/hub/i/r/2023/11/07/87cb6fd2-0659-48f7-9193-54016c9af7a6/thumbnail/60x60/f0451dbefb0270ef5175d94d91b3464c/1.jpg?v=26439302e0bbe3219b6ef78d2fd37ce0 e69ef9d5-6080-4395-8805-3dddd8f5fd5a
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