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Giant quake may lurk under Bangladesh

A huge earthquake could be building beneath Bangladesh, Earth’s most densely populated nation. There’s potential for some 140 million people to be affected.

"MuddyBot," a robot with a tail. It uses the locomotion principles of the mudskipper to move through a trackway filled with granular materials. Image via Rob Felt / NSF.

Researchers recreate 1st steps on dry land

In a groundbreaking study, researchers explored a key evolutionary transition – from animals living in water to living on land – using a robot called MuddyBot.

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Noctilucent clouds over Europe last week

Time-lapse video of the amazing noctilucent cloud display over northern Europe on July 12-14, 2016. Adrien Mauduit called it a “storm” of these clouds.

Realtime snapshot of wind currents over USA. July 15, 2016 at 9:35 EDT

Watch wind flowing across US in real time

The wind map updates every hour and lets you see the movement, flow, and speeds of wind across the United States. Go see it! It’s great!

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.