If the horseshoe crab looks like it comes from another era, that’s because it does.
December has two birthstones, turquoise and zircon.
Wisdom – world’s oldest living, banded, wild bird – has returned to Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge. She’s 64 years old and a symbol of hope and inspiration.
If a gap interrupts a swarm of army ants, they build a ‘living bridge’ using their own bodies. How? New research says ants perform a collective computation.
The World Meteorological Organization says high temps in 2015 are due to the overall trend of global warming, combined with the strong ongoing El Niño.
A large glacier in northeastern Greenland, called Zachariae Isstrom, has been melting faster since 2012. It’s now losing mass at rate of 5 billion tons per year.
We know that dinosaurs laid eggs, but did they bury their nests as crocodiles do, or leave them open and exposed, like birds? New research has some answers.
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A global fire alert from space, FireSat sensors would be able to detect a fire anywhere on Earth within 15 minutes of its start and notify area emergency responders.
Cool video showing spectacular lightning discharges – running from cloud to cloud – seen from Mutare, Zimbabwe.
Including more women in international climate negotiations will lead to better results. Here are 15 climate champions already making a difference
With COP21 poised to begin in Paris, a new UN report suggests that weather-related disasters were nearly twice as frequent over the past decade as two decades ago.
If you live below 50 degrees N. latitude, auroras are likely to be low on your horizon, and you’re less likely to see vivid colors.
NASA scientists weigh in on whether this year’s El Niño will rival the monster El Niño of 1997-98.
There’s a hybrid canid living in the eastern US, the result of an amazing evolution story unfolding right in front of us. But it’s not a new species – yet – says biologist.
At the number one spot is the Japanese island of Iwo Jima.
Mesmerizing reconstructions of long-lost human ancestors – created using fossil discoveries and forensic techniques – from a 2013 book published by Yale Press.
Two are reported dead in the 6.5-magnitude earthquake, which struck just off the western Greek island of Lefkada on the morning of November 17.
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.
Supervolcanoes – massive eruptions with potential global consequences – don’t appear to follow the conventional volcano mechanics, say researchers.