At yesterday’s solar eclipse, the moon’s shadow brushed Earth. But what about Earth’s shadow? You can see it any clear evening …
The Hindu festival of Diwali is October 23, 2014. It’s a festival of light! But not so much so that you can see the light of Diwali from space.
Two cool nighttime photos by astronauts aboard the ISS. Check out the bright city lights.
Parasitic flowers of the genus Rafflesia are monstrous in size and diabolical in smell.
Scientists say that the tsunami that hit Japan in 2011 was a thousand-year event. A monster wave might strike Hawaii about as often.
A new global map of the ocean, made with satellite data, reveals thousands of previously uncharted seamounts.
Hundreds of millions of people in countries like India, Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh depend on the Hindu Kush Himalayan glaciers for food, energy and water.
The fabled quinary or 5th order rainbow is made by sunlight reflected five times inside raindrops. Now, for the first time, we have an image of one.
Something to think about while raking.
A study demonstrates that Earth’s last magnetic reversal – 786,000 years ago – happened in roughly the span of a human lifetime.
Four urban sections of the San Andreas Fault system in Northern California have stored enough energy to produce major earthquakes, according to a new study.
Hummingbirds playing in a fountain. Toward the end, listen for the little clicks and chirps.
Crocs are able to conduct highly organized game drives. They might be second only to humans in their hunting prowess, says a researcher.
New research suggests that during Earth’s last ice age – about 21,000 years ago – icebergs regularly reached South Carolina and even southern Florida.
In fact and in fiction, owls have always turned heads.
As the sun sets, it looks redder and redder as it gets closer to the horizon. Sometimes you can see a gradation of color a across the sun’s surface. Why does this happen?
Typhoon Vongfong will push into Okinawa later today (October 10, 2014) as a Category 2 or 3 storm with winds greater than 100 mph.
Satellite data show that one small “hot spot” in the U.S. Southwest produces the largest concentration of the greenhouse gas methane seen over the United States.
If global warming is real, shouldn’t sea ice be declining at both of Earth’s poles? Here’s an explanation of what’s happening – in under two minutes.
Powerful earthquake in the S. Pacific last night. No Pacific-wide tsunami warning, and only a small tsunami wave at Easter Island. No injuries or damages.
Jellyfish swarms in the Gulf of Mexico can be 100 miles (160 km) long. At their thickest, there can be more jellyfish than there is water.