The Atlantic hurricane season starts June 1. Here are the hurricane names for the 2016 season.
Energy from our young sun – 4 billion years ago – helped create molecules in Earth’s atmosphere that allowed it to warm up enough to incubate life, says study.
First total solar eclipse visible from the U.S. since 1991 (seen only from part of Hawaii), and first visible from contiguous U.S. since 1979. Start planning now!
Monster Nile crocodiles might be Florida’s newest invasive species.
New evidence from Australia of an enormous asteroid that struck Earth 3.4 billion years ago, triggering earthquakes and tsunamis and causing cliffs to crumble.
They’re called Kelvin Helmholzt clouds, aka billow clouds or shear-gravity clouds, and they look like breaking ocean waves.
A group of ivory gulls – a threatened species of seagull – has made a colony in an unusual place: On an iceberg.
May is the peak month for twisters here in the U.S.
Data from a trio of satellites show rapid local changes in Earth’s magnetic field. The cause is likely accelerations in the flow of liquid iron near Earth’s core.
If it weren’t for satellites, the eruption on Bristol island might have gone unnoticed. Instead, here are pics.
Wildfires are currently burning across a large expanse of Canada. This image from the Aqua satellite shows wildfire smoke trapped in the clouds.
But, in the case of the fossil bones examined in this new study, the baby dinosaur lived only weeks, apparently dying of starvation.
Earthquake rates have been steadily increasing since March at the Pacific Northwest volcano Mount St. Helens. The cause is probably new magma, rising upward.
These scientists said that, as our warming climate saps the ocean of oxygen, marine life like fish, crabs, squid, and sea stars could be left struggling to breathe.
Largest-ever analysis of microbial data concludes that 99.999 percent of species remain undiscovered.
It’s below sea level, with near-boiling water bubbling up from underground, high salt concentrations and toxic vapor. Yet life survives here.
The Sonic Hedgehog gene drives embryonic development of mammal limbs and shark gills. Could our limbs have evolved from gills?
No, Earth’s magnetic field did not collapse for 2 hours on April 23. The erroneous story, which is still spreading, originated with a glitch in a computer simulation.
Video of a spectacular jellyfish that floated past NOAA’s ROV on April 24, 2016 in the Mariana Trench – the deepest oceanic trench on the planet.
Red rainbows happen when the sun is on the horizon. They’re created in much the same process that causes a sunset or sunrise to look red.
New research suggests that dinosaurs were in decline tens of millions of years before the meteorite impact that finished them off.