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Delay those New Year’s plans. World timekeepers have announced they’ll add a leap second just before midnight on December 31, 2016.
If you’re hoping to escape civilization and head into an unaltered wilderness, you might be surprised to learn it no longer exists on Earth, a study says.
It was Grandpa Pinpin’s dream to see his favorite bird, Spix’s Macaw, before his death at 94. He didn’t accomplish it, but his 16-year-old granddaughter did.
Scientists have detected persistent man-made chemicals in crustaceans from the Mariana Trench and Kermadec Trench, deepest parts of the ocean ever sampled.
After a 5-year voyage, Juno performed a successful braking maneuver on July 4. First spacecraft to enter Jupiter orbit since Galileo in the 1990s.
The colors in fireworks help create “ohhhhs” and “ahhhhs.” But what creates the colors?
Scientists at MIT and elsewhere say that the Antarctic ozone hole shows signs of shrinking. They say they expect it to close permanently by mid-century.
Hundreds of events – films, concerts, panels with engineers, scientists and astronauts – about asteroids and how to protect our planet from asteroid impacts.
The first map shows all the known asteroids within one-third of Earth’s distance from the sun today – Asteroid Day – June 30, 2016. Look below for a second map.
Sign up to trigger asteroid observations on a global telescope network on Asteroid Day, June 30. Anyone can help! Sign up by 00:00 UTC on July 1.
Earth’s shadow, sea and land
Mercury-Regulus conjunction on July 30