About 3/4 of the United States is more likely to be warmer-than-average than colder-than-average this winter, according the NOAA report, and western drought is likely to persist or worsen.
Lightning is beautiful and powerful on our own planet. Here’s what’s being discovered about lightning on other worlds, via NASA ScienceCasts.
To better understand where magma gathers in Earth’s crust, researchers studied the Taupo Volcanic Zone of New Zealand, the planet’s most active cluster.
The BepiColombo mission to our sun’s innermost planet – fascinating little Mercury – launches from Europe’s spaceport in French Guiana on October 20 at 01:45 UTC (tonight at 9:45 p.m. EDT). Here’s how to watch.
Charles Darwin puzzled over why ants come in such wildly different sizes. The question even made him doubt his theory of evolution. New research might explain why.
The fossils of Ledumahadi mafube suggest that it was the largest land animal alive 200 million years ago.
Whale watchers on a cruise out of Nova Scotia got a thrill when they saw 3 whales breach the surface, one after the other. “We did not drive them,” the cruise director commented.
A new simulation by scientists lets you witness supermassive black holes about to collide. One shows them from outside the system, just 40 orbits from merging. The other places you in their midst.
Astronomers have tantalizing new evidence for a possible Neptune-sized moon orbiting the gas-giant planet Kepler-1625b, some 8,000 light-years away.
On both September 19 and 23, Arctic sea ice dropped to its minimum extent of 1.77 million square miles (4.59 million square km). The 2018 minimum ties for the 6th-lowest in the satellite record.
Himalayas at sunrise
Geminid meteors peak this week