What’s now known as the Good Friday Earthquake in Alaska caused extensive property damage and natural changes, but few deaths.
The thing that got us off the hook? A big hot interception 200 million years ago.
A new documentary film tracks the history and mission of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault – sometimes called the Doomsday Vault – and its founder Cary Fowler.
Ever wonder how high the highest points on Earth are, in contrast to the deepest manmade boreholes and ocean trenches? Check out this fascinating infographic.
Scientists believe a huge impact scar, hundreds of miles wide, came from an asteroid that broke in two moments before slamming into the central Australian outback.
2015 Arctic sea ice maximum lowest measured since records began being kept in 1979. Maximum took place in February, 15 days earlier than the 1981-2010 average.
On the day of the equinox, the center of the sun would set about 12 hours after rising – given a level horizon, as at sea, and no atmospheric refraction.
Awesome photos of the March 20 solar eclipse, by EarthSky Facebook and G+ friends lucky enough to see it, and kind enough to share their pics.
Many believe Earth’s changing distance from the sun causes the change in the seasons. But that is not the case.
A 480-million-year-old fossil of a gigantic sea creature is giving paleontologists insights into the ancestors of modern-day arthropods such as lobsters and scorpions.
A global effort to create a consolidated inventory of all existing sea life announced the results of eight years of work.
A new long-term earthquake forecast for California by the U.S. Geological Survey revises estimates for the chances of large earthquakes over the next several decades.
After months of anticipation, the NOAA Climate Prediction Center finally issued an El Niño advisory on March 5. How will it affect your weather?
More new mystery craters reported in Russian media last month. A Russian scientist calls for “urgent investigation.” Other scientists suggest a new cause.
Alaska’s famous Iditarod sled dog race traditionally runs from Anchorage to Nome. But this year, lack of snow forced a reroute and moved the kickoff 250 miles north.
This is Frankie, a German shepherd mix. He can sniff out thyroid cancer in patients’ urine samples with 88% accuracy, according to a new study.
Swiss plane Solar Impulse 2 landed Monday in Muscat, Oman, the first stopover in the attempt to fly around the world powered by the sun alone. Follow the flight.
Tortoise hatchlings spotted on the island of Pinzón last year are the first to have survived there in more than a century. Thanks to conservation efforts, tortoises are making a comeback.
The phenomenon of freezing rain: What causes the dangerous winter weather element that can paralyze cities.