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A long-lost land mass is submerged in the depths of the southwestern Pacific Ocean. Should it be recognized as a full-fledged continent?
Listen to the birds chirping and watch the giant panda loll around and chew on bamboo. Peace!
A new ‘tree of life,’ showing how horses have evolved over the past 18 million years challenges long-held ideas.
Your dog or cat might look as if it’s dreaming when its whiskers twitch and legs wiggle. But are animals really dreaming?
At a very steady rate, unstable carbon-14 gradually decays to carbon-12. The ratio of these carbon isotopes reveals the ages of some of Earth’s oldest inhabitants.
Banned chemicals from the 1970s have been discovered in the bodies of crustaceans in the deepest of Earth’s ocean trenches.
The aurora borealis, or northern lights, are an ethereal display of colored lights shimmering across the night sky. What causes them?
Winners of the 2017 Underwater Photographer of the Year (UPY) contest. How do you choose a favorite?
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.
What’s magnetic north would become magnetic south. Is Earth headed to a pole reversal? A look at the archaeological record in southern Africa provides clues.
An astrophysicist and an ecologist are combining their expertise using drones, thermal cameras and the techniques used to analyse objects in space in order to help endangered species.
Evidence in rocks of a “lost continent,” thought to be leftover after the ancient supercontinent Gondwana began breaking up some 200 million years ago.
We can’t feel Earth’s rotation or spin because we’re all moving with it, at the same constant speed.
Frog snags cricket with its ‘bungee cord’ tongue. Watch it in super slo-mo and find out why it works so well.
Take 14 seconds to watch the change in Earth’s surface temperature from 1880 through 2016.
Are you a February baby? Here’s some cool info about your birthstone, the amethyst. Plus pics!
What happens when an endangered whale pod loses its wise old grandma?
After 2015’s record year, 2016 saw fewer shark attacks worldwide. Here in the U.S., the most happened in Florida.
Time-lapse of sea and sky shot on Hawaii in December. Watch what happens as lava flow from the Kilauea Volcano meets the ocean.
A new study suggests that humans, not climate change, were the primary cause of extinction of the huge and astonishing creatures that roamed Australia 45,000 years ago.
Hare and Dove at Orion’s feet
Ice circles in Syracuse, New York