Explorers happen upon the first glowing sea turtle ever recorded.
Miners, working in opal deposits in the New South Wales outback, first discovered the fossilized remains of this creature, which has been dubbed Lightning Claw.
Asteroid impact and volcanic eruptions might have been a one-two punch that killed off the dinosaurs. New dates suggest the catastrophes were nearly simultaneous.
Roads washed out. People trapped in cars. Seven deaths as of Sunday evening. And it’s still raining, but the rain should taper off by Monday night.
Despite climate change, sea ice will continue to make the Northwest Passage too treacherous to be a regular Arctic shipping route for decades, says study.
In the fall, the leaves of some trees turn yellow, orange or red. The bright colors are wonderful to behold. But do they have some hidden purpose?
U.S. landfall looks increasingly unlikely. “Historical” flooding possible in parts of the U.S. Southeast and Mid-Atlantic.
October has two birthstones – opal and tourmaline.
Fossilized shells and bones uncovered at two sites in Colombia. Scientists date this ancient sea turtle’s remains at 120 million years old.
A satellite view from Monday shows wildfires still burning in Oregon, Idaho, and Montana. The fires started in August.
Sunday’s supermoon, combined with an 18.6-year lunar cycle, caused high tides on both sides of the Atlantic this week. There were many flood warnings and alerts in effect in the UK on Tuesday night. In eastern North America, Tropical Storm Joaquin might combine with high tides to cause flooding.
Scientists are studying the increasingly fast rate of summertime ice melt in Greenland. See a new NASA video, plus illustrations of the 2015 melt season.
During Sunday night’s total eclipse of the moon, Earth’s shadow brushed the moon’s face. But you can see Earth’s shadow tonight, too, or any clear evening.
Hadrosaur was a truly polar dinosaur that endured months of winter darkness and probably experienced snow.
An initial draft, a collaborative effort from scientists at 11 institutions, of a new, comprehensive evolutionary tree of life. Plus …
Worst recorded years for U.S. wildfires are 2005, 2006, 2007, 2011 and 2012. This year has already joined that list, and wildfire season is still going strong.
On the day of the equinox, the center of the sun would set about 12 hours after rising – given a level horizon, as at sea, and no atmospheric refraction.
Some assume our planet’s changing distance from the sun causes the change in the seasons. That’s logical, but not the case, for Earth.
Have you ever noticed mushrooms growing in a big circle? It’s known as a fairy ring. How does it happen?
“Right now, the monsoon is 12 percent below average and dropping, and [India is] headed for a pretty serious dry season,” said a researcher.
At least five people killed and 1 million evacuated, after a powerful 8.3-magnitude earthquake off the coast of Chile last night. Tsunami waves and many strong aftershocks followed. Tsunami advisory for California and Hawaii.