Cave-dwelling bats are fighting an epic battle against the fungal disease white-nose syndrome. Now, they may be facing another foe — chemical contaminants.
September’s birthstone, the sapphire, was said to represent the purity of the soul.
Years of data on storms and sea surface temps show a correlation between a warm North Atlantic Ocean – more destructive hurricanes – and a fire-prone Amazon.
First recorded occurrence of three Category 4 hurricanes in central and eastern Pacific basins at once. Hurricane Center in Honolulu issuing advisories on all three.
Biologists have discovered a nocturnal hunting spider that can steer while falling. Watch it glide!
How is climate change connected to sea level rise? One-minute video explains.
More than 90 years after California’s last wolf was killed, a pack has been observed near Mt. Shasta. Are the mountain’s glaciers a reason the wolves chose this location?
In July, scientists spotted a rare South Pacific nautilus – considered to be one of the rarest animals on Earth – for the first time in three decades.
Satellite images capture the ongoing onslaught of wildfires in the U.S. West.
Why are sprites elusive? It doesn’t help that they flash on millisecond timescales. Also, they’re above thunderstorms, usually blocked from view on the ground.
A new study suggests that natural forces are behind California’s drought, but that global warming has contributed 8-27% to the drought’s severity.
Last month’s average global temperature was the all-time highest monthly temperature since record-keeping began in 1880.
Despite rumors, no asteroid threatens Earth. All known Potentially Hazardous Asteroids have less than a 0.01% chance of hitting Earth in the next 100 years, says NASA.
Volcanoes are channels that transfer molten rock from Earth’s crust to the surface. Here’s why eruptions happen.
Wildfire outbreaks have charred nearly 7 million acres this summer. Satellite view of several fires burning in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.
Damaging electric currents in space affect Earth’s equatorial region, not just the poles, according to new research.
Data from this year’s survey indicate that the dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico is above average in size, likely because of heavy rains in June.
Every so often, the International Space Station (ISS) becomes visible in your night sky. Here’s how you can spot it.
Scientists have created a new digital map of Earth’s seafloor geology.
According to satellite observations, more lightning happens over land than over the oceans, and more often closer to the equator. Check out this map.
Scientists say they’ve solved the riddle of why a collection of balancing rocks near the San Andreas fault has never been knocked over by earthquakes.