Widespread winter storm conditions in northeastern U.S. New York not affected as strongly as expected, but strong effects farther north in Boston. Both cities come to a standstill.
Asteroid 2004 BL86 came closer than any known asteroid this large until 2027. Information and photos of the asteroid, plus links to more.
What happened when scientists realized aerosol sprays were harming Earth’s ozone layer, plus … an update on the Antarctic ozone hole.
Three moon shadows at once on Jupiter Friday night! It won’t happen again for U.S. observers until the year 2032. You can also watch online.
Once you watch this video, you’ll understand why people have been practicing meditation for thousands of years.
It’s very cool. Hear the sounds of space exploration history!
If you love extreme weather, outer space and photography, you’ll love this image of lightning inside Cyclone Bansi in the Indian Ocean, taken from ISS.
NASA, NOAA, and Japan Meteorological Agency all report 2014 as Earth’s warmest year since modern-day record-keeping began in 1880.
Like all Antarctic journeys in the early 1900s, the search for magnetic south was grueling. The outcome was unclear, but the effort is still remembered today.
Two Americans have become the first to free-climb Yosemite National Park’s Dawn Wall, which has been called the hardest rock climb in the world.
Unstable carbon-14 gradually decays to carbon-12 at a steady rate. The ratio of these carbon isotopes reveals the ages of some of Earth’s oldest inhabitants.
Making future travel plans .. with an emphasis on ‘future?’ Check out these exoplanet travel posters from NASA.
By associating with early humans, dogs enjoyed new foods and the relative safety of human camps. Eventually, dogs traveled the world with their two-legged masters.
Age of Aquarius begins when vernal equinox point moves out of constellation Pisces and into Aquarius. There’s no definitive answer as to when that will be.
This year’s Chinese New Year celebration for 2015 will fall on February 18-19. It’ll ring in the Year of the Sheep. Gong Xi Fa Ca, y’all.
Project Nightflight in Austria has a new web platform, presenting not just astrophotos, but also the sounds they heard while capturing them. It’s wonderful.
When did our human population reach one billion? How long to add each billion after that, to bring us to the 7+ billion humans on Earth today? What’s next?
2015 has six supermoons. The closest on September 28 will also undergo a total lunar eclipse.
Isaac Newton was born on January 4, 1643. His insights laid a foundation for our modern understanding of celestial motion, light and gravity.
The idea we will all weigh less and even experience a floating sensation due to a planetary alignment on January 4, 2015 (#zeroday) is entirely false. Sigh.