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Science Wire | Oct 28, 2015

Five see-through animals

These five animals are as transparent as ghosts … but they’re real!

Image Credit: Jurgen Otto.
Blogs | Videos | Oct 22, 2015

Three amazing feats of spiders

Halloween time is spider time. Three amazing spider skills you might not have known about.

Science Wire | Oct 14, 2015

Why trees shed their leaves in the fall

Something to think about while raking.

Science Wire | Oct 12, 2015

Visualize Earth systems this week!

Earth Science Week is October 11–17, 2015. This year’s theme is “Visualizing Earth Systems.”

Smokey sunset, August , 2015, from EarthSky community member Chris Levitan Photography.
Science Wire | Sep 21, 2015

2015 wildfire season a record-breaker

Worst recorded years for U.S. wildfires are 2005, 2006, 2007, 2011 and 2012. This year has already joined that list, and wildfire season is still going strong.

Autumn foliage. Image Credit: Kasia via Flickr.
Science Wire | Sep 18, 2015

Why Earth has 4 seasons

Some assume our planet’s changing distance from the sun causes the change in the seasons. That’s logical, but not the case, for Earth.

Science Wire | Sep 04, 2015

What is the Yellowstone supervolcano?

Beneath Yellowstone National Park lies a volcanic hotspot. The most recent enormous eruption occurred 640,000 years ago. What’s going on now?

Science Wire | Sep 01, 2015

Bats also face chemical threats

Cave-dwelling bats are fighting an epic battle against the fungal disease white-nose syndrome. Now, they may be facing another foe — chemical contaminants.

Credit: NOAA
Science Wire | Aug 18, 2015

Large 2015 Gulf of Mexico dead zone

Data from this year’s survey indicate that the dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico is above average in size, likely because of heavy rains in June.

ISS, as captured by Dave Walker
Science Wire | Aug 17, 2015

How to spot the International Space Station

Every so often, the International Space Station (ISS) becomes visible in your night sky. Here’s how you can spot it.