With ongoing climate change, the long view of future drought risk in the U.S. Southwest is not a pretty picture, say scientists.
Australian multimedia artist Andy Thomas creates 3D animations of bird songs. He calls them “audio life forms.”
Observers around the world are watching the Bárðarbunga volcano in Iceland. Read about four likely scenarios for what might happen next.
Watch the video in this post, and become one of the first people on Earth to see the famous sliding stones of Death Valley’s Racetrack Playa in motion.
September’s birthstone, the sapphire, was said to represent the purity of the soul.
An MIT study finds big snowstorms will still occur in the Northern Hemisphere despite global warming.
A new report warns of a 70% increase in the number of days with unhealthy summertime ozone levels by the year 2050.
It’s highly unlikely a supervolcano will erupt at Yellowstone National Park. But, says a new study, if one did, volcanic ash would cover North America.
Scientists test a device on an Alaska glacier that could be used to explore an icy moon of Jupiter.
A new study has found that dangerous tornado outbreaks in the U.S. are on the rise.
Strong earthquake struck San Francisco Bay area early on August 24, 2014. Power outages, moderate damage across region, closed highways, serious injuries, no deaths.
It’s been a banner year for iceberg sighting in Iceberg Alley, the area off northeastern Newfoundland where the Titanic struck an iceberg and went down in April, 1912.
The discovery of bacteria in a lake under 800 meters of ice suggest the possibility that similar life might exist elsewhere in our solar system.
A zombie ant fungus must kill its ant host outside the ant colony, in order to to reproduce and transmit its infection, new research shows. But not far outside.
The blue hour – when the sun is some distance below the horizon, when the sky is deep blue and the landscape is suffused with bluish light – is a good time to take photos.
Some extreme rainfall events of August 2014. Extreme rainfall in the context of urban sprawl.
The brain mushroom is that rare species with the distinction of being both edible and poisonous.
This strange fossil – a worm-like creature with legs, spikes and a head that’s difficult to distinguish from its tail – has been linked with a group of modern velvet worms.
Icelandic Meteorology Office closely monitoring Bárðarbunga, a volcano more than 2,000 meters in elevation, located beneath the country’s largest glacier. Aviation code now back down to orange.
Scientists head out to the Gulf of Mexico every summer to measure the size of the dead zone—an area with oxygen levels that are too low to support most marine life.