What does this year’s odd U.S. weather have in common with a huge spike in hungry, stranded sea lion pups on California shores? Both are linked to a giant patch of warm ocean water.
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Nepal sits on the boundary of the two massive tectonic plates that collided to build the Himalayas. Their ongoing convergence also means earthquakes.
There’s a cosmic speed limit that unfortunately means we won’t be firing up warp drive anytime soon.
Scientists, philosophers, historians, journalists, agency administrators and activists grapple with what it means to ‘save nature’ in the Anthropocene.
Instead of pulling galaxies in our universe together, gravity seems to be driving them apart. How can gravity be repulsive, when our everyday experience shows it’s attractive? To explain it, we need dark energy.
Sharks are incredibly unlikely to bite you. They’re even less likely to kill you. However, we remain fascinated with their ability – and occasional proclivity – to do just that.
The word for it is “petrichor.” It’s the name of an oil that’s released from Earth into the air before rain begins to fall.
If you had to name a dinosaur, you might say Brontosaurus. But, since 1903, experts have said that Brontosaurus isn’t a separate species. Now Bronto is back!
The average U.S. student has played roughly 10,000 hours of games by the end of high school – only a little less time than the hours spent in school.
Living in ice is no easy feat, but ice worms make it work. Part of the secret to their survival on glaciers lies in a symbiosis between worm and bacteria.