The Skygazer’s Guide to Autumn’s Night Sky

Autumn is under way in the Northern Hemisphere, and if you are an avid sky gazer you just might have noticed signs of the...

Reversal of Magnetic North and South Poles Could Come Sooner Than Expected

Earth's magnetic field is weakening at 10 times the rate experts thought it was — and that could mean a reversal of the magnetic...

ESA Plans to Land Rosetta Spacecraft on Comet on November 12

Europe's Rosetta spacecraft will attempt on November 12 to land a robot lab on a comet hurtling through deep space in a first for...

U.S. Geological Survey Using New Technology to Watch Mount St. Helens

Almost a decade ago around this time of the year, Mount St. Helens, an active stratovolcano located in Skamania County, Washington, had shown signs...

Astronomers Discover Water Molecules on Neptune-sized Planet

Astronomers have discovered molecules on a Neptune-sized planet, HAT-P-11b, which is about 120 light-years from Earth. According to astronomers, the study of the smallest...

Scientists Develop ‘Invisibility Cloak’

Harry Potter is not the only one to have an invisible cloak. Scientists at the University of Rochester have created an invisible cloak and...

Pluto is a Planet

When Pluto was hurled from the pantheon of planets back in 2006, it could simply have slinked away, accepting its new title of “dwarf...

Curiosity Rover Drills into Mount Sharp on Mars

The Curiosity rover has drilled its first full hole in Martian rock since May. The robot used its power tool to grind out a sample...

First Russian Woman Leaves for International Space Station

The Russian Soyuz spacecraft lifted off from the Russian-leased Baikonur launch facility in Kazakhstan at 9.25pm UK time carrying a Russian-US crew. Aboard is Elena...

UN Outlines Plan to End Deforestation by 2030

The United Nations vowed to end the deforestation of the Earth by the year 2030, as part of the climate summit in New York...

4 Fireballs Seen in Eastern Part of the U.S.

Residents of several states across the Eastern part of the U.S. reported seeing a rare phenomenon Tuesday. More than 140 people said they witnessed what...

EPA Issues New Blueprint in Plan to Restore Great Lakes

The federal government issued a new blueprint Wednesday for its efforts to restore the Great Lakes, including plans to clean up 10 contaminated rivers...

India Sends Spacecraft Nicknamed “MOM” to Mars Orbit

An Indian spacecraft affectionately nicknamed MOM reached Mars orbit on Wednesday, beating India’s Asian rivals to the Red Planet and outdoing the Americans, the...

NY Mayor Bill De Blasio Urges UN to Intervene on Climate Change

Mayor Bill De Blasio urges the United Nations to intervene as soon as possible on the issue of climate changes, pointing out that “the...

Study Shows that Fish in Antarctica Develop “Antifreeze” Proteins to Help Them Stay Alive

Fish in Antarctica develop special “antifreeze” proteins that help them stay alive in the icy Southern Ocean, according to a new study. The life-saving...

Volcano in Western Indonesia Spews Out More Ash

A volcano in western Indonesia has sent a new, powerful burst of hot ash into the air. National disaster management agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho...

Changing Winds are Responsible for Warming of Pacific Ocean Off North American Coast

Humans -- and the greenhouse gas emissions they bring about -- are not responsible for the temperature increases in the waters of the Pacific...

Why Leaves Change Color in Autumn

It’s time to bust out your sweaters and boots, friends, because today, Sept. 23, marks the official first day of autumn. Some people love...

John Green and Bill Gates Join Forces to Bring Clean Water to Ethiopia

Author John Green has gotten a lot of attention for his heart-wrenching novel The Fault in Our Stars, the bestselling young-adult-novel-turned-blockbuster-movie about two young...

Emergency Route to be Built in Puna in Case Lava Flow Blocks Major Road

The National Park Service has said to work with State and County of Hawaii to build an emergency route in case lava flow covers...