Next time you’re brushing you teeth, think on this: New research suggests that the fluorine in your toothpaste originates from the sun’s dead ancestors.
The August 10, 2014 is the closest, brightest supermoon of this year.
Check out – and try – five fun physics tricks. Can you figure out the physics behind these phenomena?
Bacteria in the Gulf of Mexico consumed many of the oil toxins released during the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill, but not the most toxic, says new research.
A strong 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck China’s Yunnan province on August 3, 2014. Reports early August 4 are of 12,000 homes collapsed, at least 398 dead and 1,800 injuries.
Such a storm would wreak havoc with our communication systems and power supplies, and scientists say we’re overdue.
August has two birthstones, peridot and sardonyx.
Climate extremes are here to stay, say researchers.
Scientists aboard the icebreaker Oden observe a methane mega flare.
New Horizons – en route to Pluto – is currently out of hibernation for a series of engineering and navigation checks, which will continue until the end of August 2014.
Nature itself puts up a roadblock to hurricane prediction – minor variations in the atmosphere – too small for seasonal forecast models to capture.
The last below-average global temperature for June was in 1976 and the last below-average global temperature for any month was February 1985.
Hard evidence that Alzheimer’s can be slowed by physical and mental exercise, a diet rich in plants, and by monitoring risk factors for cardiovascular disease.
On July 17, 1975, a famous first handshake between nations in space.
Bam! Yikes! Do you – and your dog – have astraphobia?
Are your friends like family? Maybe more than you know. Friends who aren’t biologically related may still resemble each other genetically.
Rammasun, also called Glenda, intensified before making landfall earlier today. Typhoon status of 175 kph/110 mph expected as it passes very close to Manila.
Like in humans, excess fat in elephants can contribute to the development of heart disease, arthritis, a shorter lifespan and infertility, say researchers.
You’ll love this spectacular timelapse of the summer night sky over Utah.
That bright meteor over Australia – seen by many – was likely the reentry of the upper state of a Soyuz rocket, launched two days earlier. Video here.