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For 90 years, science’s favorite explanation for the origin of life has been the “primordial soup”. But recent research adds weight to an alternative idea.
“A decade ago, this year’s sea ice extent would have set a new record low …Now, we’re kind of used to these low levels of sea ice – it’s the new normal.”
Dozens reported killed, and over 150 missing, in the earthquakes that shook Italy in the early morning of August 24. Searches ongoing.
No one knew whether Mount Chamberlin or Mount Isto was taller. Now an aerial study – and a ski mountaineer – declare a winner.
One year from today … the 1st total solar eclipse visible from the contiguous U.S. since 1979. Start planning now!
It’s purple! An underwater research team spotted this guy off the coast of California.
Is there a large-scale, secret program to spray chemicals into Earth’s atmosphere, resulting in “chemtrails?” Leading atmospheric scientists just say no.
New research on how sunflowers use their internal circadian clocks to face east in the morning and follow the sun during the day.
Ever wonder what squirrels see as they scamper through the treetops? Wonder no more.
Japanese scientists utilize dramatic video to understand how goblin sharks feed. Danish scientists show that Greenland sharks can live to be nearly 400 years old!
The Pacific’s Ring of Fire has 75% of the world’s active and dormant volcanoes, plus it’s prone to powerful earthquakes. Here’s why.
It’s the insect star of The Silence of the Lambs.
Hunting used to be the biggest threat to polar bear survival. Not anymore.
Humpback whales appear to rescue not just their own species, but also other whale species, seals and sea lions from attacks by killer whales.
Circumzenithal arcs have been described as an “upside down rainbow” or “a grin in the sky.” They’re wonderful! See photos here.
Formerly secret Camp Century in Greenland was abandoned beneath ice and snow. But the ice is melting, and biological, chemical and nuclear waste may be released as early as 2090.
Greenland’s ice sheet insulates its own bottom layer, which is warmed from below by Earth’s heat. Which bottom layers are now thawed, and which are still frozen?
You call them starfish? They’re brilliant by any name.
“Parakeets are Britain’s fastest growing bird population and are on a trajectory to global domination.”
For 11 days, the Soberanes fire has been burning near the California coast between Monterey and Big Sur. Here are some satellite views.
Every visible star is within Milky Way
Mars and Saturn over the Alps