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Members of the EarthSky community - including scientists, as well as science and nature writers from across the globe - weigh in on what's important to them. Photo by Robert Spurlock.
The answer – fewer than are in a banana – has implications for the study of human health and raises questions about what generates complexity anyway.
“I have become citizen number 62 of Asgardia, a new space nation dedicated to expanding peaceful exploration of space for the benefit of humanity.”
Russian businessman Igor Ashurbeyli believes that an orbiting space station has the potential to become a sovereign nation in space.
New studies reveal the diversity of early human populations and help pin down when we left Africa.
The secret life of urban rats.
A week ago, a test crew emerged after living for a year in Mars-like conditions inside a solar-powered dome on the slopes of Hawaii’s Mauna Loa volcano.
For 90 years, science’s favorite explanation for the origin of life has been the “primordial soup”. But recent research adds weight to an alternative idea.
Where’s the best place to see the August 21, 2017 eclipse? Here are 10 great viewing spots to gaze upon nature’s grandest spectacle, weather permitting.
A new study suggests that the first people to reach America travelled via the Pacific coast rather than through a corridor between two giant ice sheets.
Hunting used to be the biggest threat to polar bear survival. Not anymore.
See moon and Regulus before dawn
Have you seen Venus?