Plans to Build New Walmart Store in Florida Puts Butterflies in Danger

A Florida real estate developer is putting on hold plans to build a Walmart store and hundreds of apartments after federal officials last week...

Twin Snow Leopards Born in May at Bronx Zoo Now on Display

A pair of cuddly snow leopard cubs have been born at the Bronx Zoo. The twin boys were born May 6 to a pair of...

Thousands of Small Earthquakes Shake Iceland Amid Concerns of Possible Volcanic Eruption

Thousands of small intense earthquakes are rocking Iceland amid concerns that one of the country's volcanoes may be close to erupting. Iceland has raised its...

Earth’s Fourth Hottest Month on Record Was July

Despite the cool July in much of the USA, the Earth as a whole had its fourth-hottest month on record in July, the National...

Iceland Volcano’s Chances of Eruption Increasing

Intense rumbling under Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano has prompted the country's Met Office to raise the volcano's eruption risk level to orange today (Aug. 18). The...

Study Shows Natural Earthquakes are More Powerful Than Man-made Earthquakes

Man-made earthquakes, a side effect of some energy drilling, cause less shaking and in general are about 16 times weaker than natural earthquakes with...

Cambridge University is Looking for a ‘Chocolate Doctor’ to Study Chocolate

Is there a doctor of chocolate in the house? Cambridge University in England is seeking a doctoral student to pursue what sounds like the sweetest...

Jupiter and Venus to Form “Double Star” on August 18

Jupiter and Venus will be seen close together in the sky, as seen from Earth, in the middle of the night, between 17 and...

Researchers Test Machine That Keeps Lungs Alive Outside of the Body

Creamy-pink and glistening, they lie on a stainless steel exam table — this pair of lungs inflating and falling in a rhythmic, ghostly pattern. At...

Study Says the Rapid Melting of the World’s Glaciers Can be Blamed on Humans

More than two-thirds of the recent rapid melting of the world's glaciers can be blamed on humans, a new study finds. Scientists looking at glacier...

Iranian Mathematician Becomes the First Woman to Win Fields Medal

An Iranian mathematician working in the US has become the first ever female winner of the celebrated Fields Medal. In a landmark hailed as "long...

Sharks Could Possibly be Extinct in the Next 20 Years

Sharks' troubles run deep. The lagoon and other coastal nursery habitats for sharks are reeling from pollution, fishing pressure and other threats. Sharks that survive...

August’s Supermoon Lights Up the Night Sky

Sunday marks summer’s biggest and brightest supermoon, with the full moon being the closest it will get to Earth during 2014. Click here to see...

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...

EU Effort to Make a Supercomputer Like the Human Brain in Danger of Collapsing

A billion-dollar European effort to model the human brain in a supercomputer is in danger of collapsing amid skepticism this is even possible. Not even...

First Great White Shark of 2014 Seen at Cape Cod

According to the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy, first great white shark has reached the Cape Cod. This year’s first great white shark was spotted...

The Next Full Moon You Will See on Friday the 13th Will Be August...

June 13, 2014 holds special significance for the superstitious since it’s also the last time a full moon will coincide with Friday the 13th...

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...

Study Says Carbon Found Buried Deep Underground is Changing the Climate

Soil buried deep underground that formed on Earth's surface thousounds of years ago has been found to be rich in carbon. The subsurface features of...

Ken Ham, Founder of Answers in Genesis, Says Dinosaur Bones Prove Creationism Right

The Australian man building a Noah’s ark in America has defied his critics again, unveiling a dinosaur fossil named “Ebenezer” he says proves humans...