Study Says Snow Absorbs Toxic Pollutants in the Air

Those fluttering white snowflakes may be beautiful, but it turns out they're not as pure as you may have thought. A team of scientists recently...

Climate Scientists Baffled by Record Area of Sea Covered by Antarctic Ice

Climate scientists have confessed they are baffled – yet again – by another all-time record area of sea covered by ice around the Antarctic...

Heat from Mount Vesuvius Eruption in A.D. 79 Turned One Victim’s Brain to Glass

When Mount Vesuvius erupted in A.D. 79, the towering ash from the volcano wiped out life in Pompeii, Italy, and the surrounding area. Nearly...

Area Covered by Antarctic Sea Ice Reaches Record High

Satellite imagery reveals an area of about 20 million square kilometres covered by sea ice around the Antarctic continent. Jan Lieser from the Antarctic Climate...

Jupiter Awaits Arrival of NASA’s Juno Spacecraft

A team led by Leigh Fletcher of the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom are presenting new images of Jupiter at the UK's...

Researchers Find Earth’s Oceans Contain About 269,000 Tons of Plastic Litter

There are plastic shopping bags, bottles, toys, action figures, bottle caps, pacifiers, tooth brushes, boots, buckets, deodorant roller balls, umbrella handles, fishing gear, toilet...

Scientists Discover the Part of the Brain That Wakes You Up

Researchers believe they've identified the part of the brain which ends light sleep, called the non-rapid eye movement (NREM) cycle, and ultimately wakes you...

One of the Most Complete Ankylosaur Fossils Discovered in Montana

A team of researchers with the Royal Ontario Museum and the University of Toronto, both in Canada, has unearthed what is being described as...

4 NASA Astronauts Picked for Boeing, SpaceX ISS Flights in 2017

Four veteran astronauts have been selected to train for launch aboard new commercial crew capsules being built by Boeing and SpaceX that are intended...

NASA Takes “Global Selfie” of Earth

It took 36,422 individual photos from 113 countries around the world to create NASA's 2014 "global selfie" -- an interactive, composite picture of our...

Hubble Telescope Captures Image of ‘Cosmic Butterfly’

The cosmic butterfly, or as its known more formally, the twin jet nebula, was captured in a vibrant new image taken from the Hubble...

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe Breaks Record for Closest Approach to the Sun

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe has clinched the record for closest approach to the Sun by a human-made object, the space agency confirmed Monday. Scientists calculated...

Data Shows Earth’s Magnetic Field Is Weakening Faster Than Expected

Earth’s protective magnetic field has been weakening at a faster rate than expected, according to data from newly launched European Space Agency satellites. The...

Scientists Warn Perilous Climate Shift Could Happen Within Decades, Not Centuries

The nations of the world agreed years ago to try to limit global warming to a level they hoped would prove somewhat tolerable. But...

Paleontologists Discover Nearly Intact Whale Skeleton at the Top of a California Mountain

Paleontologists made an unexpected discovery in a very unexpected location when they unearthed a nearly intact whale skeleton well above sea level. The shifting...
NASA's Deep Space Atomic Clock, seen here in an artist's illustration, will test out new technology to for deep-space navigation. (NASA)

NASA to Launch Deep-space Atomic Clock that Could Transform Space Exploration

NASA is set to launch an incredible new atomic clock into orbit on a Falcon Heavy Monday (June 24) in a technology demonstration mission that could...

Study Finds That Apollo Astronauts Suffered From Higher Rates of Heart Disease Due to...

The rarified group of men who blasted off from Earth on the Apollo missions in the 1960s and 70s have suffered from much higher...

Hong Kong’s Pollution Creates Glow-in-the-Dark Algae Blooms

The trippy indigo glow lighting up Hong Kong’s darkened shores doesn’t look like the handiwork of pig manure, fertilizer, and sewage. But that nutrient-packed...

Ancient Monument Uncovered by Drought in Ireland

A huge monument that has remained hidden for centuries has been discovered in a farmer’s field in Ireland after a drought revealed its outline....

Mount Tavurvur Erupts in Papua New Guinea

A volcano spewed ash and rock into the sky above Papua New Guinea early Friday, prompting the evacuation of nearby communities and the diversion...