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Twitter has been blowing up with posts on cats’ attraction to taped squares on the ground. An animal behavior expert explains what draws Fluffy to the #CatSquare.
Antarctica has 12 million penguins and 5 penguin species, according to a new report released today. But at least 2 penguin species have recently and significantly declined.
Here’s a collection of lovely, gorgeous, and wonderful photos from the EarthSky community in celebration of our favorite planet. Thank you all!
People traveling in airplanes often see glories. The sun has to be behind your head. You’ll see the plane’s shadow cast on a cloud, surrounded by a halo of light.
The European Space Agency is monitoring the progress of the crack in Antarctica’s Larsen-C ice shelf. The crack is eventually expected to produce a massive iceberg.
Controversy surrounds construction of hydropower stations on a river that feeds deep, ancient Lake Baikal.
First new global map of Earth at night since 2012, dubbed Black Marble. It shows city lights, boats on the water, how people follow geography, population patterns and more.
Scientists are learning more about the way storms on the sun can disrupt our communications satellites and ground-based electric grids.
A rainbow isn’t a flat two-dimensional image on the dome of sky. It’s more like a mosaic, composed of many separate bits … in three dimensions.
Thanks to years of drought followed by above-average rainfall, California is enjoying a fantastic wildflower superbloom in 2017. See before-and-after space images here.
Hunter Davis sent these photos from Antarctica this morning of the aurora australis – or southern lights – now appearing over Earth’s South Pole.
On April 10, 2013, one of the largest non-volcanic landslides in the history of North America took place at the Bingham Canyon mine in Utah.
Basic facts that paleontologists thought they’d known for 130 years – about dinosaurs’ family trees – might turn out to be wrong.
Asian elephants got stuck in a mud-filled old bomb crater in Cambodia. A collaborative rescue effort saved them all.
The enormous ring of light that appeared in the night sky on April 2 – above a thunderstorm in the Czech Republic – was a rare and fleeting lightning phenomenon.
Audubon website lets you enter your zip code to see a list of the best bird-friendly plants for your yard. Plus a free app to identify the birds you see.
After 5 years of exceptional drought, California deserts have exploded with “superblooms” of wildflowers following the wet winter.
In fact, they’re one of nature’s best animal dads. This month – autumn in Antarctica – their breeding cycle begins. But there’s still a long winter ahead.
John Burroughs – born in 1837 – was one of the first nature writers. He was the first to say, “I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.”
Don’t miss this video! And learn how birds in flocks perform their wonderful, graceful movements. Hint: they don’t just follow a leader, or their neighbors.
Young moon, Mars and Aldebaran
Black dog, rising moon, San Juan Islands