This map shows the relative amount of water stored in underground aquifers in the U.S. on July 7, 2014, compared to the average from 1948 to 2009.
The latest science media releases highlighting exciting news and research from around the globe.
Maybe some extra-terrestrials pollute their planets too.
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.
Remember the Camelopardalids, the meteor shower earlier this year astronomers said would be spectacular … except it wasn’t? Now, the same astronomers explain why.
Scientists are back from a first exploration of the strange crater on the Yamal Peninsula in northern Siberia. Curiouser and curiouser.
Mars has two moons, Jupiter has 67, Saturn 62, Uranus 27, Neptune 14. But our planet Earth has just one moon. Doesn’t it?
Most distant planets known so far orbit close to their stars and thus have a short “year.” Kepler-421b has a year about twice as long as Earth’s.
Twilight is the time of day between daylight and darkness. Astronomers, the experts on nighttime, recognize three kinds of twilight.
Today is the 45th anniversary of humanity’s historic first steps on the moon. “One small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind.” The story in pictures.
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.
The multiverse hypothesis – the idea that there are other universes – can be tested, scientists say.
The car-sized rover is currently crossing a stretch of hard, rocky ground like that which previously dented and punctured its aluminum wheels.
It’s said that once you’ve seen a green flash, you’ll never go wrong in matters of the heart. Here’s all you need to know … plus great pics.
Next generation, in this case, is defined as experiments that will be at least 10 times as sensitive as the current crop of dark matter detectors.
A science team is investigating a mysterious crater on the Yamal peninsula of northern Siberia. It’s about 80 meters (87.5 yards) across. No cause is yet known.
What if we’d had Twitter on July 16, 1969, the day Apollo 11 launched carrying the first humans to the moon? NASA did a live-tweet reenactment today as if we had.
USGS released this cool geologic map of Mars this week, which was prepared for NASA. What to see first? Notice impact craters, in yellow.
Auroras are awesome to see from here on Earth. Check out the view from space! Vine posted by ISS astronaut Reid Wiseman.
More complex shape for 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko restricts potential sites for November 11 landing. “Wow, wow, wow! I can’t wait to get closer!”