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There are more than 450 active and dormant volcanoes located within the Ring of Fire. Plus it’s prone to powerful earthquakes. Here’s why.
December has two birthstones, turquoise and zircon.
Light is the fastest-moving stuff in the universe. It travels at an incredible 300,000 kilometers (186,000 miles) per second. So, in a year, light travels far.
Many believe that turkey is high in tryptophan, which causes that drowsiness you feel after a big Thanksgiving meal. True?
Jupiter’s gravity slings long-period comets out of harm’s way, while nudging some asteroids closer to Earth. And, in 1770, Jupiter took aim on Earth – but missed.
Supervolcanoes – massive eruptions with potential global consequences – don’t appear to follow the conventional volcano mechanics, say researchers.
Over its lifetime of about 25 years, an Arctic Tern can fly a million kilometers – nearly three times the distance from the Earth to the moon.
A big El Niño is developing in 2015, say scientists. This NASA video explains El Niño and its impact on the marine food web.
November’s birthstone, the topaz, was thought to have the power to cool boiling water, as well as excessive anger.
What if an advanced civilization could collect all of the energy emitted by its star?
Latest dusk for northerly latitudes
One robot spacecraft spies another