Members of the EarthSky community - including scientists, as well as science and nature writers from across the globe - weigh in on what's important to them. Photo by Robert Spurlock.
Myth #3: Applying urine to a jellyfish sting can reduce the pain
Some of the African savannah’s most biologically diverse wildlife hotspots owe their vitality to heaps of manure deposited over thousands of years by livestock of wandering herders, says a new study.
What you’re smelling is petrichor – a pleasant, earthy scent that accompanies a storm’s first raindrops. A weather expert explains where it comes from.
In June 1815, the Allied army defeated Napoleon’s army at Waterloo. An Indonesian volcano helped, says a scientist at Imperial College London.
Death is inevitable for individuals and also for species. With help from the fossil record, paleontologists are piecing together what might make one creature more vulnerable than another.
Most of us use rare earth elements every day – without knowing it. These little-known and fascinating elements make modern electronics possible.
Microplastics are everywhere – in our water, soil, and even the air we breathe. The consequences of this exposure on human health is unknown.
Red tides and a blue-green algae outbreak are fouling hundreds of miles of coast, killing fish and driving tourists from beaches. Some causes are natural, but human actions also play a role.
Today is World Elephant Day. Here’s a look at how unique brain structures – different from those of any other mammal – are responsible for elephants’ special abilities in learning and memory.
The Parker Solar Probe, expected to launch Saturday, will get closer to the sun than any spacecraft in human history. How will the spacecraft withstand the heat?
Light pillars over Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin
Watch Capella flashing red and green