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Like most life on Earth, our gut microbes have their own circadian rhythm. Disrupting that daily routine can be bad – and keeping it in balance can be good – for whole body.
Due to shifting weather patterns, the northeastern coast of the United Sates could see more frequent and more powerful hurricanes in the future, says new research.
NOAA’s outlook for this winter predicts a warmer, drier South, and cooler, wetter North. Drought is expected to persist in California and expand in the Southeast.
In a recent study, when researchers asked children to draw a scientist, the children most often depicted a bald, middle-aged man in a white coat. More study results here.
The International Astronomical Union – which has given itself responsibility to name and define things in space – has now joined the rest of us in recognizing traditional star names.
Many believe that turkey is high in tryptophan, which causes that drowsiness you feel after a big Thanksgiving meal. True?
Photog Adventures sent its GoPros to space, captured some stunning views, and then lost the cameras for 15 days. Follow the adventure in this video.
A new analysis of hundreds of studies says that almost every aspect of life on Earth has been affected by climate change … and that’s not good news for humans.
Some things that would happen here on Earth if our giant source of heat and light were to vanish from the sky, and how long it would take.
Researchers have now mapped a preserved underwater site off the coast of Sweden. They think it was a lagoon where Mesolithic humans lived during parts of the year.
A fog blanketed London in December 1952, killing as many as 12,000 people. Its exact cause and nature puzzled researchers for decades … until now.
It’ll be the hottest year on record unless the final weeks of 2016 are the coldest of the 21st century so far, according to the World Meteorological Organization.
Scientists have signed an open letter in support of increased knowledge of Near-Earth Objects (NEOs), whose orbits carry them near Earth. You can sign it, too.
A supermoon’s pull of gravity creates higher-than-usual tides. But gravity doesn’t affect a human body as much as it does an ocean tide.
For many, Carl Sagan’s name was synonymous with astronomy. Today would have been his 82nd birthday.
Sometimes people report them as UFOs, but they’re called hole-punch clouds and they’re made by jets. The connection between hole-punch clouds, jets and snowfall.
Are supermoons hype? In our opinion … no, just modern folklore. And they cause real physical effects, such as larger-than-usual tides.
He’s the astronomer for whom Halley’s Comet is named. It was the first comet ever predicted to return.
Who benefits from the time change? A scientist on why DST is more burden than boon.
A new map-based feature in NASA’s Spot the Station program makes it even easier to track the International Space Station as it passes over you.
Orion’s Belt and the Celestial Bridge
Gravity waves over China