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2016 Great Backyard Bird Count starts February 12

This year’s Great Backyard Bird Count runs from February 12–15. It’s free and easy to participate. Find out how.

How do snowflakes get their shape?

Depending on the temperature and humidity of the air where the snowflakes form, the resulting ice crystals will grow into a myriad of different shapes.

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What are cloud streets?

Cloud streets are long rows of cumulus clouds that are oriented parallel to the direction of the wind. Check out these cool images!

2015 worst US wildfire year on record

Wildfires burned more than 10 million acres of land in the United States in 2015, a year marked by intense drought across much of the west.

New glimpse of geology under Antarctic ice

Using technology built to withstand the harsh winters, scientists have managed to map the volcanos, rifts, and basins hidden under West Antarctica’s ice sheet.

Christmas Bird Count starts December 14

This year’s data could be really interesting because of the ongoing, wild El Nino-related weather. Learn how to participate, here.

Vast river network once flowed across Sahara

Scientists have captured amazing new radar images of a paleoriver network underneath the desert sands of the Sahara.

Faster ice loss at major Greenland glacier

A large glacier in northeastern Greenland, called Zachariae Isstrom, has been melting faster since 2012. It’s now losing mass at rate of 5 billion tons per year.

Here are 3 amazing feats spider skills

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

Five see-through animals

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