Advanced genetic analysis and statistical modeling have confirmed that early humans mated with Neanderthals.
A total eclipse moon has to happen at full moon. Outer planets are always near the full moon in their month of opposition. Mars reached opposition April 8 …
A lunar tetrad – four total lunar eclipses in a row – begins on the night of April 14-15. People are calling it a Blood Moon eclipse. Here’s why.
Some books say the upcoming series of eclipses is a harbinger of dire events. Jay Ryan, astronomer and Christian, explains why he’s not persuaded that “Blood Moons” are a sign of apocalypse.
Scientists are watching a giant mass of sub-surface water in the Pacific. When this water reaches the sea surface, it could set off a powerful El Nino.
Cameras mounted on the upper stage of a Soyuz rocket last week looked earthward during a satellite launch.
The NIST has launched a new hyper-accurate atomic clock for the U.S. time standard called NIST-F2. The clock uses a ‘fountain’ of cesium atoms to determine the exact length of a second.
… even seemingly contradictory ones, like “happily disgusted.”
For the second time in two days, a powerful earthquake has struck Chile. Today’s quake was 7.6 magnitude. It’s considered an aftershock of the 8.2-magnitude quake on April 1.
The first of three sets of solar particles are now en route to Earth and are expected to deliver glancing blows to Earth beginning April 1 and into April 2.
Scientists can create artificial nanostructures that can ‘bend light.’ But the challenge has been making enough of the material to turn invisibility cloaks into a practical reality.
Meteorologists said Hellen was likely to be “one of the most powerful tropical cyclones ever seen over the northern channel [of the southwestern India Ocean] since the satellite era (1967).”
The primary cause of a landslide is the influence of gravity acting on weakened materials that make up a sloping area of land.
Photos from friends around the world of the March 27 and March 28 pairing of the moon with Venus. Thank you, everyone, for posting!
A BBC production shows a crow solving an 8-step puzzle to get food.
“It is a form of mind reading,” said Marvin Chun, professor of psychology, cognitive science and neurobiology and an author of the paper in the journal Neuroimage.
Last weekend’s fatal mudslide in Washington state obliterated the village of Oso, Washington and left a trail of devastation in its wake. On Tuesday, the death toll stood at 14.
Brad Josephs, who captures video of grizzlies and wolves in Alaska, commented, “Note to self: when filming grizzly bears, never hide your camera in a fish.”
An expert in atmospheric dynamics and aviation meteorology comments on the mysterious disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
We’ve all seen satellite images of possible floating debris from the missing jet. Why can’t we just fly to that spot and find it? The answer is ocean currents.
Manatee season at the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge in Florida is November 1 to March 31. You can almost imagine the manatees breathing a sigh of relief.