At the North and South Poles, sunrise comes at the spring equinox, noon at the summer solstice, sunset on the autumn equinox and midnight at the winter solstice.
There’s a unique collage of more than 100 trillion microorganisms living on and in you that are essential to your life and part of what makes you, well, you. It’s your microbiome.
Check out one of the world’s most famous early photos. It shows the Wright brothers and the first true airplane on December 17, 1903.
“Nights like these are almost to good to be true.” See this touching, just-released video.
Audubon Society’s Christmas Bird Count starts December 14 and runs through January 5. It’s free and anyone can participate, but you have to sign up in advance. Here’s how.
Happy birthday, Melvil Dewey!
Video capture by a drone of dense fog with zero visibility on Tuesday, December 9, in Dallas, Texas. Amazing visuals!
Every so often, the International Space Station (ISS) becomes visible in your night sky. Here’s how you can spot it.
Glacier melt means rats can reach bird nests on South Georgia, an island north of Antarctica and east of the Falklands. What to do? Send in helicopters!
Every atom in our bodies was processed in the body of an ancient star.
Early birds versus night owls. Who wins the battle over bedtime? Let’s see what the guys at AsapSCIENCE have to say about this one. New video!
Heard the rumor that “NASA says” Earth will experience several days of total darkness in December 2014? Not true, of course.
Many believe that turkey is high in tryptophan, which causes that drowsiness you feel after a big Thanksgiving meal. True?
Be thankful for turkeys this Thanksgiving! An antibiotic to target staph infections and strep comes from good bacteria made inside turkeys, say researchers.
Pico do Fogo is a shield volcano in the Cape Verde islands, off Africa’s west coast. After a 20-year quiet, it began erupting Sunday, causing hundreds to evacuate.
Awesome visualization, based on an ultra-high-resolution NASA computer model, showing how carbon dioxide in our air travels around the globe.
As the rest of Earth warms, debate continues on what’s causing the mid-latitude chill.
Over five feet (1.5 meters) of snow fell just south of Buffalo, New York on November 18, 2014. A second round is forecast for today.
Could we survive on Mars? The AsapSCIENCE guys address the question.
A study looks at differences in the ways that men and women’s bodies react to time spent in space.
Scientists hope a thought-controlled implant might one day help combat neurological diseases, such as chronic headaches, back pain, and epilepsy.