Antarctica’s Dry Valleys are home to briny lakes at the surface. Now scientists find liquid salt water – possibly containing unknown ecosystems – below ground.
The asteroid that killed the dinosaurs 66 million years ago might have mobilized an existing volcanic system, causing vast lava flows.
Scientists, philosophers, historians, journalists, agency administrators and activists grapple with what it means to ‘save nature’ in the Anthropocene.
Last December, an undersea volcano exploded to life in the Polynesian island kingdom of Tonga. The eruption created a new island.
May’s birthstone, the emerald, is a type of beryl colored green by chromium. Perfect emeralds are among the rarest of gemstones.
April showers brought these rainbows. Enjoy these awesome photos from our friends!
Why do different institutions – NASA, NOAA, and the Japanese Meteorological Agency – publish slightly different global temperature measurements?
Nepal sits on the boundary of the two massive tectonic plates that collided to build the Himalayas. Their ongoing convergence also means earthquakes.
It’s below the magma chamber they knew about before and contains enough hot, partly molten rock to fill the Grand Canyon 11 times over.
Amazing video of whales surfacing – open-mouthed – under a diving expedition.
According to a new study, microbes eat the carbon and release it as CO2, where ends up back in the atmosphere and contributes to further warming.
The quake’s epicenter less than 50 miles from capital city of Kathmandu. Hundreds dead and many historic buildings collapsed.
Over 99% of all the animal species that have ever lived are now extinct. Here are Earth’s biggest extinctions, in under 5 minutes. New video from AsapSCIENCE.
Amazing photos and videos of Chile’s Calbuco volcano, which began erupting Wednesday for the first time in over 42 years.
Of the eastern and central U.S. states studied so far, Oklahoma is by far the worst-hit in recent years. Texas, Kansas, Colorado, New Mexico and Ohio all have had more earthquakes in the past year.
Decades ago, most of Arctic’s winter ice pack was made up of thick, perennial ice. Not anymore. Watch the change in this one-minute animation.
It’s their active season. Here are ten things to know about these venomous spiders that like to live where we do.
It showcases the beauty of nature and tries to convey that “we can’t reverse time to travel back to bring back all that we have lost by mistake.”
Share pics and video of your favorite places on Earth to social media with hashtag #NoPlaceLikeHome.
April 22, 1970 – Arbor Day – was the first Earth Day. Today, a common practice in celebration of Earth Day is still to plant new trees.
Sharks are incredibly unlikely to bite you. They’re even less likely to kill you. However, we remain fascinated with their ability – and occasional proclivity – to do just that.