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.
The year 2014 has a total of five supermoons. They are the two new moons of January, and the full moons of July, August and September. Everything you need to know here.
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.
Telstar was the first satellite able to relay television signals between Europe and North America. It launched on this date … and helped change the world.
Stores are full of probiotic products, but are we any closer to understanding if and how they work?
They’re about to become genetic models for astronauts, to help explore the long-term effects of space flight and deep space travel.
You only use 10% of your brain. You’re either left-brained or right-brained. Alcohol kills brain cells. Nah. All myths.
On this date a year ago, an astrophotographer in France captured an amazing photo of the moon at the precise instant of new moon.
How many genes does it take to make a human? Fewer than we thought. A new estimate of 19,000 is far below initial estimates of 100,000 genes.
Neoguri is still expected to make landfall near Kyushu, Japan on Wednesday evening according to U.S. clocks, early Thursday a.m. locally in Japan.
The sun is a life-giving force. But it can also kill us in lots of different ways, points out Frasier Cain, publisher of the Universe Today website.
Check out these dramatic shots of the July 3 dust storm – aka haboob – washing over Phoenix, Arizona. Thanks to all who posted on EarthSky’s Facebook page.