Turns out some hummingbird bills have evolved for fencing as well as sipping nectar.
Researchers have said that Totten Glacier, a behemoth with enough ice to raise sea levels by 11 feet (3.4 meters), appears to be melting. Now, they say 4 glaciers west of Totten, and a handful farther east, are also losing ice.
Moths – and many other flying insects – are probably more disoriented by a close light source than they are attracted to it.
From the months-long eruption of Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano to a strange object discovered on the surface of Mars – and more – here’s a quick roundup of the stories our readers enjoyed most in 2018.
The elusive fossa, deepsea corals and a tropical frog which has developed resistance to a deadly fungus. Here are 3 stories from 2018 that remind us how awesome the animal world is.
We can’t feel Earth rotating because we’re all moving with it, at the same constant speed.
For people in the continental United States, here’s your historic probability of getting a white Christmas in 2018.
At Earth’s South Pole, high noon happens only once a year, on the December solstice. And meanwhile, the North Pole is getting its only midnight.
A new study suggests that a tsunami of cosmic energy from a supernova killed off large ocean animals – including the huge megalodon shark – 2.6 million years ago.
December solstice sunrise comes at the same time for St. Augustine, Florida, and New York City. But St. Augustine has an hour more of daylight than New York. Here’s why.
Patty and the ice circle
See daytime moon after sunrise