Time will be 7 p.m. EDT this evening. People in a wide swath of U.S. mid-Atlantic states can see it, if skies are clear.
There’s now a target date of 2030 for a manned mission to Mars. But how close are we, really, to becoming Martians?
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.
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.
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.
Are supermoons hype? In our opinion … no, just modern folklore. However, they can cause real physical effects, such as larger-than-usual tides.
The fourth and final lunar eclipse in an ongoing tetrad – four lunar eclipses in a row – happens on September 27-28, 2015. Some will call it a Blood Moon.
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.
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.
Wow! Check out this visual comparison of the emerging El Niño with the record-breaking El Niño of 1997-98, which created weather extremes around the globe.
Scientists using the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) have produced tiny droplets of a state of matter thought to have existed right at the birth of the universe.
Scientists say they have found a total of 1,550 bones representing 15 individuals. They say it’s the largest fossil hominin find on the African continent.
Three International Space Station crew members will leave the spacecraft and return to Earth on Friday, September 11. Watch their departure and landing.
Thinking of plants and animals – including humans – as independent individuals might be an oversimplification, according to modern thinking in microbiology.
A new study estimates that almost all seabirds have eaten plastic.
How is climate change connected to sea level rise? One-minute video explains.
Our efficient killing technologies have given rise to the human super predator. Our impacts are as extreme as our behavior, says study.
If so, where are we likely to find it? Could we ever get to it? Would we be able to drink it? A planetary geoscientist explains.