The National Audubon Society’s 114th Christmas Bird Count starts this weekend. It runs until January 5. Info on how to participate here.
“The relatively cool year [in 2013] does little to offset the long-term trend of the last 30 years: the Arctic is warming rapidly, becoming greener and experiencing a variety of changes.” – David M. Kennedy
Twenty years after Montreal Protocol limited emissions of ozone-destroying chemicals, the Antarctic ozone hole has stabilized but has not begun to recover.
Around mid-December, Comet Lovejoy is near the famous Keystone asterism in the constellation Hercules. Photos and charts here.
Researchers found a partial skeleton including arm, hand, leg and foot fragments. They say that P. boisei may have been as tall as 4.5 feet tall, with a robust frame.
“We would like space weather users, operators of systems, and policy makers adopt this event immediately and do war game scenarios with it.” – Daniel Baker
December 10, 1851 is the birthday of Melvil Dewey, who invented the Dewey Decimal classification system used today in libraries around the world.
Watch for a possible continuation of the unexpected Andromedid meteor outburst tonight! The Geminid meteor shower is now rising to a peak, too.
A new study looked a snake venom in order to learn how it evolved into the sophisticated and deadly cocktail of proteins it is today.
More than a half a million people have signed up with NASA to receive alerts when the ISS flies overhead. Here’s how.
Comet ISON is now thought to be a traveling debris field, with no solid nucleus or core. Will we see the debris field from Earth? No one knows yet.
Despite a global increase in meat consumption, humans are far from the top of the food chain.
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.
Snow and a significant ice event is likely all the way from parts of North Texas into the Great Lakes and U.S. Northeast over the next several days.
What’s that very bright star or planet in the west after sunset now? It’s the planet Venus, now near its time of greatest brilliancy.
Male brains facilitate connectivity between perception and coordinated action. Female brains facilitate communication between the analytical and the intuitive.
“What we really need – to learn to slow or stop the aging process – is how to reduce or repair the damage done by stress.” – Avi Roy and Anders Sandberg
A new algorithm could profoundly change the way we find photos among the billions on social media sites such as Facebook and Flickr.
With proper coaxing, molecules in microgravity can assemble themselves into forms with surprising properties. This new NASA ScienceCast video explores the possibilities
You assume that fresh vegetables are more nutritious than frozen, right? Maybe not …