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“A fish out of water might seem an extraordinary thing, but in fact it is quite a common phenomenon,” said these researchers.
Delay those New Year’s plans. World timekeepers have announced they’ll add a leap second just before midnight on December 31, 2016.
Mammatus clouds can appear ominous. But, in a way that’s so common in nature, their dangerous aspect goes hand in hand with a magnificent beauty.
Oceanic manta rays have long been thought to migrate great distances. But Indo-Pacific mantas, at least, are more local commuters than long-distance travelers.
In Chinese thought, summer has been associated with the color red, the sound of laughing, the heart organ, the fire element and a red phoenix bird.
On the June solstice, the sun sets at the same time in New York City and St. Augustine, Florida. But New York has an hour more of daylight. How’s that happen?
People at high latitudes are seeing glowing clouds in a dark night sky. They’re called noctilucent or “night-shining” clouds.
Confirmation that Mars came out of its last ice age 400,000 years ago. Plus insights into the water cycle on Mars, a possible help to future space colonists.
A rare combination of light and shade over a hillside in Mutare.
An oddly textured region of southern Mars is not ice-covered today. Yet landforms here – and now certain minerals – are associated with under-ice volcanoes.
Great Square of Pegasus points to Andromeda galaxy
Mars and Saturn over the Alps