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.
We love coffee! Coffee is the second most-traded commodity on Earth, after oil. How does the world’s favorite drug actually work?
Tool marks within the engraving suggest that it was likely created by someone who intentionally passed a sharp object again and again over the cave wall.
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.
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.