Research suggests that our iconic view of snowflakes as “perfect” isn’t true.
March has two birthstones – the aquamarine and the bloodstone.
Sure, the ocean freezes. But this photo of partly frozen waves – caught by photographer and surfer Jonathan Nimerfroh – fascinated even the experts.
Thousands of dolphins stampeding off Dana Point, California, three whales migrating near San Clemente, plus a newborn Humpback whale calf snuggling with its mom.
Lucky observers in western North America saw bright lights streaking in the sky Monday night – the disintegration of a Chinese rocket body. Photo and videos here!
Phosphorus carried in Saharan dust to the Amazon rainforest each year turns out to be just enough to replace that lost from the rainforest due to rain and flooding.
The mummy inside this statue – which was found in China – appears to be a man 30 to 50 years old. He was apparently buried alive inside a chamber while meditating.
As we journey around the galaxy, our solar system might regularly interact with dark matter, which might dislodge Oort cloud comets and boost heat in Earth’s core.
These lens-shaped clouds are often mistaken for UFOs. Here’s how they form, plus gorgeous photos and a video.
The U.S. Southwest and Central Plains are at high risk for a megadrought later this century if greenhouse gas concentrations continue to rise, says a new study.
The whale sings in a sound frequency that is so unusual, no other whales will respond. Filmmakers Josh Zeman and Adrian Grenier want to find it, and make a film about it.
A new map created by the National Parks Service. Dark blue areas are the most quiet, light yellow are the loudest. Have a look.
Satellite view of February 14-15 blizzard that hit the U.S northeast. As of February 17, Boston snow was deeper than in all but two locations in Alaska.
From the pink fairy to the screaming hairy, armadillos are a most peculiar mammal.
Wisdom – world’s oldest known, banded, wild bird at an estimated age of 63 – laid a new egg in late 2014. Now nature reminds us that life and death go hand in hand.
You may have seen a snake swallow a big animal, but have you ever seen a bird do it?
Nothing says “I love you” like roasted and pulverized cacao beans, better known as chocolate.
This year’s Great Backyard Bird Count runs from February 13 to February 16. It’s free and easy to participate. Find out how here.
Coolest space launch ever! Watch what happened when a spacecraft launch destroyed a sundog, in the process bringing to light a new form of ice halo.
A hallucinogenic fungus, perfectly preserved in amber, suggests that the fungus, the grasses it lived on, and grass-eating dinosaurs co-existed for millions of years.
Following launch scrubs on Sunday and again today, the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) now is scheduled to launch at 6:05 p.m. EST Wednesday, February 11.