Biologists have discovered a nocturnal hunting spider that can steer while falling. Watch it glide!
The latest science media releases highlighting exciting news and research from around the globe.
How is climate change connected to sea level rise? One-minute video explains.
More than 90 years after California’s last wolf was killed, a pack has been observed near Mt. Shasta. Are the mountain’s glaciers a reason the wolves chose this location?
The F ring, Saturn’s outermost ring, is perhaps the most active ring in our solar system, with features changing on a timescale of hours.
Dawn spacecraft has now moved to within about 900 miles (1,500 km) from the dwarf planet Ceres. See some early images from its new, closer orbit.
Our efficient killing technologies have given rise to the human super predator. Our impacts are as extreme as our behavior, says study.
If so, where are we likely to find it? Could we ever get to it? Would we be able to drink it? A planetary geoscientist explains.
In July, scientists spotted a rare South Pacific nautilus – considered to be one of the rarest animals on Earth – for the first time in three decades.
Researchers say these high-energy neutrinos come from sources beyond our Milky Way galaxy. They say the ability to discover them heralds a new form of astronomy.
Satellite images capture the ongoing onslaught of wildfires in the U.S. West.
A new explanation for the driving force behind ancient fire fountain eruptions on the moon. Plus … do some volatiles on the moon and Earth have a common origin?
The next Blue Moon will be on May 21, 2016. It’s a seasonal Blue Moon, the third of four full moons between the March equinox and the June solstice of 2016.
Why are sprites elusive? It doesn’t help that they flash on millisecond timescales. Also, they’re above thunderstorms, usually blocked from view on the ground.
A new study suggests that natural forces are behind California’s drought, but that global warming has contributed 8-27% to the drought’s severity.
The zodiacal light is an eerie light extending up from the horizon. No matter where you are on Earth, springtime or autumn is the best time to see it.
The Cassini spacecraft made its final flyby of Saturn’s moon Dione last week. Check out the spacecraft’s final breathtaking close views.
Last month’s average global temperature was the all-time highest monthly temperature since record-keeping began in 1880.
Despite rumors, no asteroid threatens Earth. All known Potentially Hazardous Asteroids have less than a 0.01% chance of hitting Earth in the next 100 years, says NASA.
Volcanoes are channels that transfer molten rock from Earth’s crust to the surface. Here’s why eruptions happen.
Seeing animals in clouds, or a face in the moon, are examples of pareidolia. Look here for photos and to test your own ability to see things that aren’t there.
Wildfire outbreaks have charred nearly 7 million acres this summer. Satellite view of several fires burning in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.