Bottlenose dolphins in Africa use signature whistles to identify each other, similar to the way humans use names, say scientists.
Cranberries are more than just a holiday condiment.
To help manage biodiversity in protected areas, we need to spend just a fraction of the yearly amount spent on the military, says a new study.
Pico do Fogo is a shield volcano in the Cape Verde islands, off Africa’s west coast. After a 20-year quiet, it began erupting Sunday, causing hundreds to evacuate.
Stunning visualization, based on an ultra-high-resolution NASA computer model, showing how carbon dioxide in our air travels around the globe.
You might think a hummingbird simply beats its wings so fast and hard it pushes down enough air to keep its small body afloat. Turns out it’s much trickier than that.
As the rest of Earth warms, debate continues on what’s causing the mid-latitude chill.
Over five feet (1.5 meters) of snow fell just south of Buffalo, New York on November 18, 2014. A second round is forecast for today.
Podcast and 2011 interview with Tom Niziol, a longtime meteorologist-in-charge of the National Weather Service in Buffalo, New York, about lake-effect snow.
Faced with lousy soil conditions, some plants came up with a novel solution – eating meat.
2014 is still on track to be the warmest year on record, and ocean surface temperatures appear to be rising as well.
Rising temperatures could lead to a 50 percent increase in U.S. lightning strikes by the end of the century, says a new study.
On November 3, a federal disaster declaration was issued for the new lava flow at Kilauea. The lava has destroyed only one home … so far.
On November 14 1963, crew aboard a trawler sailing near Iceland spotted a column of smoke rising from the sea surface. A new island was being born.
Earthquake activity in northwest Nevada over the past week has been more than in previous months combined, says the Nevada Seismological Laboratory.
Scientists hope a thought-controlled implant might one day help combat neurological diseases, such as chronic headaches, back pain, and epilepsy.
The twin waterspouts appeared on November 6, 2014 over the sea during a thunderstorm.
Heard the rumor that “NASA says” Earth will experience several days of total darkness in December 2014? Not true, of course.
It might look like a UFO – but it’s really a hole-punch cloud. A scientist talked with EarthSky about the connection between hole-punch clouds, jets and snowfall.
Over its lifetime of about 25 years, an Arctic Tern can fly a million kilometers – nearly three times the distance from the Earth to the moon.