Want to try to capture a meteor on film? The first step is planning. The next step is to gather your equipment. Then on to the capture process itself.
Simple things you can do to get fewer mosquito bites this summer.
The Sonic Hedgehog gene drives embryonic development of mammal limbs and shark gills. Could our limbs have evolved from gills?
No, Earth’s magnetic field did not collapse for 2 hours on April 23. The erroneous story, which is still spreading, originated with a glitch in a computer simulation.
The JWST mirror covers off for a few days this week, and webcams are set up at Goddard Space Flight Center. Watch!
The meltdown at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant on April 26, 1986 exposed 572 million people to radiation. It was far worse than the 2011 Fukushima accident.
It’s their active season. Here are 10 things to know about these venomous spiders that like to live where we do.
As Earth spins under the sky, the stars appear to move. When a camera captures that movement, that’s called a star trail. Plus … an astrophotographer explains how he does it.
April 22, 1970 – Arbor Day – was the first Earth Day. Today, a common practice in celebration of Earth Day is still to plant new trees.
Lots of non-humans – octopuses, crows, monkeys, machines – are intelligent. Could some also be conscious?
No, there won’t be a green moon on April 20, 2016 … or on May 29. Some possible origins of this latest urban legend.
Japan was struck by a 7.0-magnitude earthquake on April 15, 2016. One day later, on April 16, Ecuador was struck by a 7.8-magnitude earthquake.
Gravity does far more than make things fall down. It governs the motion of planets around the sun, holds galaxies together and determines the structure of the universe.
Study finds higher rate of illness and death in newborns and juvenile bottlenose dolphins after Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
People traveling in airplanes often see glories. The sun has to be behind your head. You’ll see the plane’s shadow cast on a cloud, surrounded by a halo of light.
The solar eclipse of March 9, 2016 brought together students from around the world – and EarthSky helped to make it happen.
Scientists identified what they call the Pacific Extreme Pattern – warm seawater next to cool seawater – and showed its connection to heat waves weeks later.
You, or your kids, might notice this. When you’re moving in a car, earthly objects get left behind, but the moon seems to follow. Why?
A new study suggests that sea-level rise over the next 100 years could be nearly double earlier estimates.
If we wanted to hide Earth from alien civilizations, could we do it? Apparently, we could, according to new work by two scientists at Columbia University.