Such a storm would wreak havoc with our communication systems and power supplies, and scientists say we’re overdue.
August has two birthstones, peridot and sardonyx.
Thawing permafrost likely allowed methane gas to be released, creating the large hole in permafrost found in northern Russia, says the Russian team that investigated it.
More than 4 billion years ago, giant asteroid impacts melted, mixed and buried the surface of Earth
Climate extremes are here to stay, say researchers.
This Octomom was observed to set a new record – 53 months – for the longest brooding period of any known animal.
“We are ‘sniffing’ methane. We see the bubbles on video from the camera … All analysis tells the signs. We are in a [methane] mega flare.”
Since 1500, more than 320 land animals have gone extinct. Populations of the remaining species show a 25 percent average decline.
It’s always a good hair day for a hairy pink squat lobster (Lauriea siagiani). These little guys live on sponges in the western Indo-Pacific.
A newly-discovered species suggests that feathers were much more common among dinosaurs than once thought.
These baby loggerhead sea turtles hatched from their eggs and began their march to the sea on Friday night, July 25, around 9 p.m.
Some 71% to 87% of the iron in North Atlantic seawater may have originated in dust from the Sahara desert.
This map shows the amount of water stored in underground aquifers in the U.S. on July 7, 2014, in contrast to the average from 1948 to 2009.
Next time you see crepuscular rays or sunrays extending from the horizon … turn around. You might catch a glimpse of elusive anticrepuscular rays.
Nature itself puts up a roadblock to hurricane prediction – minor variations in the atmosphere – too small for seasonal forecast models to capture.
Shot in Joshua Tree National Park in California. Relax … and enjoy the night sky.
Dogs, monkeys and dolphins all show expressions akin to human smiles. But in sharks and other fish, the parts of the brain related to feelings are less developed.
The last below-average global temperature for June was in 1976 and the last below-average global temperature for any month was February 1985.
You call them starfish? They’re brilliant by any name.
If the Yellowstone supervolcano were to erupt today, it would have major, perhaps catastrophic, consequences.