The Worldwatch Institute quantifies the steady decline of nuclear energy’s share of global power production, and renewable energy’s increased share.
New imaging technology provides unprecedented 3-D views of an intact brain’s neural structure and its vast internal connections.
Experts used “scenarios” to suggest global human population will stabilize around 9 billion by about 2050. A new statistical analysis tells a different story.
Arctic sea ice continued its long-term decline in 2014. Meanwhile, sea ice on the other side of the planet was headed in the opposite direction. Why?
Mass and energy are interchangeable.
Northwestern Florida was thought to get hit by a hurricane with a five-meter (16-foot) storm surge every 400 years. In fact, the frequency may be every 40 years.
Astronomical imagery often figured in the poetry of Pablo Neruda. Today, with the help of Michael West of Maria Mitchell Observatory, we honor that connection.
The Chinese were great students of nature. Autumn is connected in Chinese thought with the direction west, considered to be the direction of dreams and visions.
A lunar tetrad – four total lunar eclipses in a row – began on the night of April 14-15. The next one will be on the night of October 7-8.
June through August 2014 is the warmest period recorded since record keeping began in 1880, NOAA says. Also, the warmest August since 1880.
Lethal aggression is something that chimpanzees naturally do, the study says, regardless of whether human impacts are high or low
Peak tornado activity typically occurs in the region from early May to early July. It has moved an average of seven days earlier over the past six decades.
In the wake of the deaths of 16 Nepalese guides on Mount Everest in April 2014, many groups push for reform of climbing expedition practices.
Major Hurricane Odile struck the Baja Peninsula and left extensive damage and flooding across the area. Photos of the damage and firsthand reports, here.
The startling results of a new survey include 17 previously unknown monuments and dozens of burial mounds surrounding Stonehenge.
The Montreal Protocol put the brakes on ozone-depleting chemicals 30 years ago. But one compound is still abundant in Earth’s atmosphere. Where’s it coming from?
The Mid-Autumn Festival or Moon Festival features the beautiful idea that we all see the same moon.
The definition for “supermoon” is so generous that there are typically 4-6 of them each year.
Saturday, September 6, 2014, is the first World Shorebird Day. How to participate, here.
Heads up, stamp collectors and astronomy enthusiasts! A collection of new stamps from the Isle of Man, which has 26 Dark Sky sites.