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Bible story of Sodom revisited. Was it a meteor strike?

The Bible story of Sodom and Gomorrah describes ancient cities destroyed for their wickedness. New research suggests a meteor impact instead.

What is time, and why does it move forward?

What is time, and why does it move forward? Cosmologist Thomas Kitching of University College London explains how the arrow of time points to the future.

Sex in space: Time to talk about it?

Sex in space has been a taboo subject for decades. But, these authors point out, it'll be necessary for the survival of the human race.

NASA drought research: Glimpsing the future

New NASA drought research is showing how the U.S. Southwest might change in the future, under different scenarios of adaptation and mitigation.

Reptiles as pets: dispelling the myths

Increasingly, people oppose owning reptiles as pets, believing they pose a danger to public health or are too cold to love. Why do reptiles get a bad rap?

Hurricane Ida: 4 essential reads about New Orleans hurricane risk, and more

Hurricane Ida hit the Louisiana coast with 150 mph (240 km/h) winds on August 29, 2021, 16 years to the day after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans on nearly the same path. What does climate change have to do with these powerful storms?

Does outer space end, or does it go on forever?

Can you travel to outer space and never stop? Science can tell us a lot. But some things we don’t know yet, like whether space just goes on forever.

Can we recreate dinosaurs from their DNA?

Can we recreate dinosaurs from their DNA? Maybe we could, if dinosaur DNA still existed. But DNA breaks down after some 7 million years.

Unexpected Perseid outburst floods cameras, wows viewers

Unexpected Perseid outburst on August 14, 2021. Automatic all-sky cameras caught it, and observers in Wyoming, USA and Ontario, Canada made visual observations.

A-74 iceberg near collision with Brunt Ice Shelf

Antarctica has been in 24-hour darkness in recent months. But satellite images show that the A-74 iceberg near collision with the Brunt Ice Shelf is ongoing.