Despite our fascination with screams, science knows relatively little about them. The psychology of screams …
Yes, Halloween is an astronomical holiday.
In folklore, ghost lights were strange lights seen over swamps or bogs. But we’re more sophisticated today. Aren’t we?
Ebola’s first documented outbreak was in 1976. But the Ebola virus family has been around for 16 to 23 million years, says new research.
Watch the NASATV live broadcast of the catastrophic launch failure. The rocket was bound for the International Space Station, loaded with supplies.
A very good 7-minute film, called Ambition. It’s not like any film about space exploration you’ve ever seen. The Rosetta comet mission lies at its heart.
2015 has 6 supermoons! The closest is the full moon on September 28, 2015, which will also undergo a total lunar eclipse.
Are those loud rumbles of thunder – or pelts of hail hitting your roof and knocking on your windows – or a crazed psycho killer on the loose?
The Hindu festival of Diwali is October 23, 2014. It’s a festival of light! But not so much so that you can see the light of Diwali from space.
A total solar eclipse of August 22, 1142 may have coincided with the birth of the Iroquois Confederacy, oldest democracy in North America and possibly on Earth.
Scientists say that the tsunami that hit Japan in 2011 was a thousand-year event. A monster wave might strike Hawaii about as often.
The fabled quinary or 5th order rainbow is made by sunlight reflected five times inside raindrops. Now, for the first time, we have an image of one.
The close pass of Comet Siding Spring to Mars was exciting! Closest approach was October 19. Watch for photos from the event here at EarthSky.org.
Hummingbirds playing in a fountain. Toward the end, listen for the little clicks and chirps.
Tunnels ending in light, your life flashing before you, out-of-body sensations. Near-death experiences merit further study without prejudice, these researchers say.
The MESSENGER spacecraft, now orbiting Mercury, caught the images to make this movie of last Wednesday’s lunar eclipse. See Earth and moon from Mercury!
Typhoon Vongfong will push into Okinawa later today (October 10, 2014) as a Category 2 or 3 storm with winds greater than 100 mph.
Watch a fun new video from the asapSCIENCE guys.
A lunar tetrad – four total lunar eclipses in a row – began on April 15, 2014. The last total lunar eclipse happened on October 8, 2014, and the next will take place on April 4, 2015.
Slooh.com invites stargazers worldwide for an online viewing of the total eclipse of the moon on October 8. Deborah Byrd will be on hand as a special guest.
Between the 1920s and 1950s, a perfect storm of population growth, sex and railway links let HIV to spread from Kinshasa in Africa, across the globe.