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Sea level rise creating ghost forests in U.S. East

Sea level rise is killing trees along the U.S. east coast, creating ‘ghost forests’ that are visible from space.

5 ways fish are like you and me

Fish are more like humans than you might realize.

Did lightning strikes spark life on Earth?

Lightning strikes - perhaps a quintillion of them, occurring over a billion years - might have provided sparks of life for the early Earth by unlocking phosphorus, says new research.

Evidence of a brand new physics?

Physicists at the LHCb Collaboration at CERN have found particles not behaving the way they should according to the guiding theory of particle physics. Could it be evidence of a brand new physics?

How to make beneficial insects welcome in your garden

Ladybugs, lacewings, spiders, and bees can help your garden grow. How to help these beneficial insects.

How plants manage the shift from winter to spring

How plants tolerate cold spells, and the effects of climate change on how plants manage the transition from winter to spring.

Billions of cicadas may be coming soon to trees near you

One of the largest groups of 17-year cicadas, Brood X, last emerged from underground in 2004. The next generation will begin arriving in April 2021.

Scientists discover 4 new particles

On March 3, scientists at CERN in Geneva - which operates the the Large Hadron Collider, largest particle physics laboratory in the world - announced the discovery of 4 brand-new elementary particles.

What’s the coldest Earth has ever been?

Our planet’s history includes episodes of cold so extreme that glaciers reached sea level in equatorial regions.

Astrophysicists design ‘radically different’ world map

You know the old problem of how to portray the round globe of Earth on a flat map? Now a trio of map experts has worked together to solve this problem. Their new map is 2-sided and round.