Deanna Conners

Christmas Bird Count starts December 14

Audubon’s annual Christmas Bird Count is one of the longest-running citizen science projects in existence. How to participate.

How rare are November hurricanes?

The 2018 Atlantic hurricane season is nearing an end, but November hurricanes do occur and they can be deadly.

Tricks that animals play

Trick or treat! Here are 3 animals that excel at playing tricks on others – and not just on Halloween!

New species of giant dinosaur identified

The fossils of Ledumahadi mafube suggest that it was the largest land animal alive 200 million years ago.

How to spot ISS in your sky

Learn to watch ISS moving silently and steadily across your night sky, and think of the 3 astronauts currently on board.

Welcome to the Meghalayan age

Scientists have assigned a new name to the era we’re living in. They’re calling it the Meghalayan – because key data for the timing of the new age were derived from a stalagmite growing in a cave in the Indian state of Meghalaya.

Why plants don’t get sunburn

Plants produce their own chemical sunscreens that protect them from harmful ultraviolet light.

Space-based solar power: How close to reality?

The technology is further along than you might think for capturing solar energy in space – where the sun always shines – and beaming it to Earth.

How fireworks get their colors

The beautiful colors in fireworks – so good at stirring our emotions – are pure chemistry.

How do hurricanes get their names?

The World Meteorological Organization manages the formal system by which hurricanes receive their names. Find hurricane names for 2018 here.