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Since 2006, levels of heat-trapping methane in Earth’s atmosphere have risen sharply. A new study settles a disagreement about the source.
According to current forecasts, California has a 93% chance of an earthquake of magnitude 7 or greater occurring by 2045.
Expect higher-than-usual tides in the days following the January 31, 2018, full supermoon.
Ship tracks typically form among low-lying stratus and cumulus clouds. They form around exhaust particles released by ships.
Eastern France experienced unusually heavy rainfall throughout January 2018, and last week the Seine, in Paris, began a precipitous rise. Videos here.
Two rocks that crashed to Earth from space in 1998 are the 1st meteorites found to contain both liquid water and a mix of complex organic compounds such as hydrocarbons and amino acids.
This bird-like dinosaur lived in China about 161 million years ago. Scientists think it might have used its rainbow ruff to dazzle potential mates.
A powerful earthquake struck 174 miles (280 km) southeast of Kodiak, Alaska, early on January 23. Tsunami watches or warnings were issued – later canceled – for western North America and Hawaii.
On January 21, 1968, in what came to be known as the Thule incident, a U.S. jet carrying 4 nuclear bombs crashed in Greenland, spreading radioactive wreckage across 3 square miles of a frozen fjord.
NASA says 2nd-warmest year on record. NOAA says 3rd-warmest. Their methodologies differ slightly, but – by both standards – the 2017 results make the past 4 years the hottest yet recorded.
Moon and Uranus February 19 and 20
Return of the young moon, and Venus