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Mars’ atmospheric pressure is less than 1% that of Earth, so spacecraft come down hard. Europe has been trying for a Mars’ soft landing since 2003. How they plan to succeed.
Like most life on Earth, our gut microbes have their own circadian rhythm. Disrupting that daily routine can be bad – and keeping it in balance can be good – for whole body.
Earth’s hottest periods occurred before humans existed. Those ancient climates would have been like nothing our species has ever seen.
Near the Arctic Circle, in northern Alaska, is where forests give way to tundra. Researchers are looking at how the warming climate might affect the ecology of this northern boundary.
A new analysis of hundreds of studies says that almost every aspect of life on Earth has been affected by climate change … and that’s not good news for humans.
Some things that would happen here on Earth if our giant source of heat and light were to vanish from the sky, and how long it would take.
A fog blanketed London in December 1952, killing as many as 12,000 people. Its exact cause and nature puzzled researchers for decades … until now.
It’ll be the hottest year on record unless the final weeks of 2016 are the coldest of the 21st century so far, according to the World Meteorological Organization.
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.
Who benefits from the time change? A scientist on why DST is more burden than boon.
N. Hemisphere? Watch for earliest sunsets
Milky Way over Eagle Lake, Maine