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Fluorescent image of the coral Pocillopora damicornis. The field of view is approximately 4.1 x 3.4 mm.  Imag via Andrew D. Mullen/UCSD

New microscopic view of ocean floor life

Underwater microscope provides new views of ocean-floor sea creatures in their natural setting.

Photo credit: Mike Quinn

How can I see a green flash?

It’s said that once you’ve seen a green flash, you’ll never go wrong in matters of the heart. Here’s all you need to know … plus great pics.

Image via NASA/NOAA

Moon photobombs Earth

In early July, a satellite camera caught the moon crossing the face of Earth.

Noctilucent clouds - July 14, 2016 - by our friend Jüri Voit Photography in Estonia.

Noctilucent clouds over northern Europe

Photos from far northern Europe last night and this morning (July 13 and 14, 2016) of a wonderful display of noctilucent, or night-shining, clouds.

Image via NASA

Keeping Earth safe from asteroids

How NASA is working to keep Earth safe from asteroids and other hazards that come from deep space.

Klyuchevskoy's usually snowy and glaciated peaks, with a plume rising over 6,000 meters. Photo taken on June 7th, 2016. Image via  Andrew Matseevsk for Earth of Fire

Russian glacier-covered volcano erupting

The Klyuchevskoy volcano on Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula is erupting. Ash explosions affecting air traffic could occur at any time.

Several Indian Ocean rockskippers (Alticus monochrus), on a rock at the intertidal zone in Mauritius. Image via Georgina M. Cooke.

Many fish evolved to survive on land

“A fish out of water might seem an extraordinary thing, but in fact it is quite a common phenomenon,” said these researchers.

The smoke from multiple fires in the Mato Grosso region of Brazil rises over forested and deforested areas in this astronaut photograph taken from the International Space Station on Aug. 19, 2014. Image via NASA.

Intense season for Amazon fires ahead?

Scientists working with a seasonal fire forecast say the recent El Niño’s long-lasting effects may cause an intense fire season in the Amazon in 2016.

Researcher Christian Nawroth and friend, via Nawroth's website, Farm Animal Cognition.

Are goats our new best friend?

Have you noticed how your dog will gaze at you when it wants something from you? Researchers have learned that goats do the same thing.

Image via Galyna Andrushko / shutterstock / theconversation

Looking for a pristine landscape? Sorry …

If you’re hoping to escape civilization and head into an unaltered wilderness, you might be surprised to learn it no longer exists on Earth, a study says.