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Today in science: Bingham Canyon landslide

On April 10, 2013, one of the largest non-volcanic landslides in the history of North America took place at the Bingham Canyon mine in Utah.

When is the next leap year?

If there were no leap years, eventually February would be a summer month for the Northern Hemisphere. 2017 isn’t a leap year, but 2020 will be.

Backyard Bird Count begins February 17

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Why not join thousands of people from around the world in the 2017 Great Backyard Bird Count?

Why pine trees smell so good

Pine, spruce, and fir trees – Christmas tree favorites – produce chemicals called terpenes, which give them their special, distinctive scent.

How to spot ISS in your sky

A new map-based feature in NASA’s Spot the Station program makes it even easier to track the International Space Station as it passes over you.

Mount Hekla was called Gateway to Hell

Mount Hekla is Iceland’s 3rd most active volcano. A large eruption in 1104 earned it the moniker Gateway to Hell. Is Mount Hekla overdue for another eruption?

Why trees shed their leaves in the fall

Something to think about while raking.

Clues to ancient earthquakes in caves

Stalagmites on the floors of caves in southern Indiana contain evidence of past earthquakes, scientists say.

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.

Tallest peak in the US Arctic is …

No one knew whether Mount Chamberlin or Mount Isto was taller. Now an aerial study – and a ski mountaineer – declare a winner.