NASA, NOAA, and Japan Meteorological Agency all report 2014 as Earth’s warmest year since modern-day record-keeping began in 1880.
Like all Antarctic journeys in the early 1900s, the search for magnetic south was grueling. The outcome was unclear, but the effort is still remembered today.
Two Americans have become the first to free-climb Yosemite National Park’s Dawn Wall, which has been called the hardest rock climb in the world.
Unstable carbon-14 gradually decays to carbon-12 at a steady rate. The ratio of these carbon isotopes reveals the ages of some of Earth’s oldest inhabitants.
Making future travel plans .. with an emphasis on ‘future?’ Check out these exoplanet travel posters from NASA.
By associating with early humans, dogs enjoyed new foods and the relative safety of human camps. Eventually, dogs traveled the world with their two-legged masters.
Age of Aquarius begins when vernal equinox point moves out of constellation Pisces and into Aquarius. There’s no definitive answer as to when that will be.
This year’s Chinese New Year celebration for 2015 will fall on February 18-19. It’ll ring in the Year of the Sheep. Gong Xi Fa Ca, y’all.
Project Nightflight in Austria has a new web platform, presenting not just astrophotos, but also the sounds they heard while capturing them. It’s wonderful.
When did our human population reach one billion? How long to add each billion after that, to bring us to the 7+ billion humans on Earth today? What’s next?