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.
It’s their active season. Here are 10 things to know about these venomous spiders that like to live where we do.
In celebration of Earth Day 2016, we’ve brought together some of our favorite images of Earth by the EarthSky community. Thank you all!
April 22, 1970 – Arbor Day – was the first Earth Day. Today, a common practice in celebration of Earth Day is still to plant new trees.
Researchers say they’ve cracked the secrets of the monarch butterfly’s internal compass.
The tree of life, which depicts how life has evolved and diversified on the planet, is getting a lot more complicated.
Awesome videos showing the fiery eruption of Mexico’s Popocatépetl volcano, which began Monday morning.
Populations of the charismatic orange and black monarch butterfly have plummeted. Will they be extinct in 20 years?
Lots of non-humans – octopuses, crows, monkeys, machines – are intelligent. Could some also be conscious?
Japan was struck by a 7.0-magnitude earthquake on April 15, 2016. One day later, on April 16, Ecuador was struck by a 7.8-magnitude earthquake.
Gravity does far more than make things fall down. It governs the motion of planets around the sun, holds galaxies together and determines the structure of the universe.
In the forests of South America and New Zealand, trap-jaw spiders have mouths clamp down on their quarry like a mousetrap, at lightning speeds.
This new and wonderful video from SkyGlowProject.com will let you experience the 2016 superbloom of wildflowers in Death Valley National Park.
A rainbow isn’t a flat two-dimensional image on the dome of sky. It’s more like a mosaic, composed of many separate bits … in three dimensions.