Bam! Yikes! Do you – and your dog – have astraphobia?
It was a fierce predator, “not a dinosaur you’d want to mess with,” said the scientist whose analysis of an ancient skull revealed a brand new species.
Imagine you’re paddle-boarding, and an orca – killer whale – pops up on the ocean surface near you. Two amazing and beautiful videos, here.
The tools, whose makers may or may not have been some sort of human ancestor, date back to 3.3 million years ago.
A predicted global warming effect is a slowdown in North Atlantic Ocean circulation. New research shows recent decreases that are unprecedented in the past 1,100 years.
It circulates heated blood through its body as mammals and birds do. Its warm blood makes the opah a high-performance predator that swims faster, sees better.
New work confirms zones of liquid salt water hundreds of meters below the bright red waterfall in icy Antarctica, known as Blood Falls.
What does this year’s odd U.S. weather have in common with a huge spike in hungry, stranded sea lion pups on California shores? Both are linked to a giant patch of warm ocean water.
As Pavlof Volcano poured out lava and ash, ISS astronauts managed to capture these seldom-seen oblique views of the volcano.
The May 18, 1980 eruption at Mount St. Helens was one of the most destructive volcanic events ever recorded in the history of the United States.
Nano particles in sunscreens have been found to harm marine worms, crustaceans, algae, fish and mussels. A new study shows their negative effect on sea urchin embryos, too.
Startling infographic about the cruel practice of shark finning, and a word about overfishing from an expert.
Contrary to myth, these clouds don’t continue extending downward to form tornados. But it’s true they can appear around, before or after a storm.
India got a geologic boost that accelerated its drift toward Eurasia 80 million years ago, researchers suggest. The speed of the resulting impact created the Himalayas.
From California’s Death Valley to China’s Flaming Mountains of Xinjiang … the world’s hottest places. And coldest places! New infographic by GB Energy Supply.
A new tool tracks the locations of whales along the U.S. west coast, in order to decrease the chances of whales colliding with ships or getting tangled in fishing gear.
Nepal sits on the boundary of the two massive tectonic plates that collided to build the Himalayas. Their ongoing convergence also means earthquakes.
Today’s earthquake comes less than two weeks after a 7.9-magnitude quake left more than 8,000 dead and 18,000 injured there.
… she’s going to want to take a picture. An octopus at a New Zealand aquarium trains a camera on visiting tourists.
Earth’s water likely came from asteroids and/or comets. New research suggests that small bodies in distant solar systems carry water to their planets, too.
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.