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Dolphins Guide Scientists to Rescue Suicidal Girl

One day, my research team and I were following a school of bottlenose dolphins near shore as we do on a regular basis in the waters off Los Angeles, California. We just wrapped up our photo-identification work and were moving on to take video of dolphin social interactions and enter data on behavior. The dolphins…

Top 10 Headlines Today: Spacecraft on the Sun, Real Estate on the Moon…

The top 10 headlines on our radar today: Scientists are developing a spacecraft that will propel towards the sun, a lunar real estate agent has already sold a chunk of land on the moon, and…

Next Mars Rover Held Up Until 2011

The fevered race to pick a landing site and a new name for the Mars Science Lab seems to have come to a screeching halt today, as NASA announced that the mission will have to wait until fall 2011 to launch. —Image courtesy NASA/JPL Citing technical issues and a too-tight testing schedule, NASA officials told…