August has two birthstones, peridot and sardonyx.
Drought and more drought in California, whose accumulated rain debt now equals an average year’s precipitation, according to a new study.
Popular astronomy website and nation’s largest federation of astronomy clubs have joined forces to bring the night sky’s wonder, beauty, and mystery to the public.
The newest video from AsapSCIENCE is for dog lovers. That is, for everyone!
A new report published in The Lancet finds that “tackling climate change could be the greatest global health opportunity of the 21st century.”
On July 31, the moon becomes full for the second time this month. Modern folklore says the second full moon is a Blue Moon. New video from NASA.
A Boston University biology professor says the movie is “a turning point for ants in cinema,” although he has a few quibbles with the science.
For anyone who’s been stirred out of bed in the middle of the night by a clap of thunder: Here’s info about those intense storms that happen after the sun sets.
White shark populations are growing. Here’s why that’s good news.
Predicting flooding is notoriously difficult, but predictions are improving. Timely video in light of James Hansen’s prediction this week of catastrophic flooding in New York and other coastal cities before the end of this century.
Mosquitoes use a triple threat of visual, olfactory, and thermal cues to home in on their human targets, a new Caltech study suggests.
They’re calling them pentaquarks. What you need to know of the latest discovery about the tiny particles that make up our world.
Breakthrough Listen initiative, announced Monday, will scan the nearest million stars, plus stars in 100 other galaxies, for signs of an advanced civilization.
On July 17, 1975, a famous first handshake between nations in space.
Any drop in solar activity will be dwarfed by the impact of increased carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, says Jim Wild of Lancaster University.
Women make up 25 percent of the New Horizons flyby team. Science team leader Fran Bagenal said, “This isn’t remarkable – it’s just how it is.”
Telstar was the first satellite able to relay television signals between Europe and North America. It launched on this date … and helped change the world.
Cities adapt to growing ranks of coyotes, cougars and other urban wildlife
The colors in fireworks help create “ohhhhs” and “ahhhhs.” But what creates the colors?
World timekeepers will add one extra second on June 30, 2015. Meanwhile, a proposal to dump the leap second has been deferred until October.