Earth

Watch What Happens When Lightning Misses the Earth

If you sat down to draw a lightning bolt, it would probably look like it’s facing down, reminiscent of Harry Potter’s scar. But...

Chelsea Gohd
Wednesday, 28 June 2017 - 12:31PM

Watching Wind Currents Blow Across the Earth Is Mesmerizing

If you were a fan of the previous video we did on ocean currents, here's your next fix! NASA's Goddard Flight Center has put together...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 26 May 2017 - 1:56PM

NASA Video Shows What Antarctica Looks Like Beneath the Ice

Antarctica is a terrifying place when you get past the lovable penguins: it's the world's largest desert, yet it's also the coldest...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 23 May 2017 - 4:54PM

NASA's Satellite Footage of Ocean Currents Looks Like a Moving Van Gogh Painting

If Planet Earth has taught us anything, it's 1) that the world is filled with hidden wonders and 2) that each of our lives would be...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 18 May 2017 - 1:41PM

Come Check Out the Earth Day Celebration in New York!

A while ago, we spoke about the Earth Day Initiative's new program, Count to 50, which is an opt-in plan to switch people's utility...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 17 April 2017 - 2:15PM

The Earth Day Initiative's Plan to Switch America's Utility Bills to Clean Energy

The first glimpses of Blade Runner: 2049 offered a look at a near-future LA where "[t]he climate has gone berserk--the ocean, the...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 24 March 2017 - 1:25PM

A New 4K Video From a NASA Astronaut Shows The Beauty of Earth From Space

Neil Armstrong made history by being the first man to set foot on the Moon, but NASA astronaut Jeff Williams has looked at the Earth...

Noelle Phansalkar
Thursday, 05 January 2017 - 3:41PM

A Dying Star Foreshadows Earth's Demise

A spectacular celestial event might may foreshadow an ominous fate for Earth. Leen Decin, professor at the KU Leuven Institute of...

Noelle Phansalkar
Tuesday, 13 December 2016 - 3:51PM

Could Marvel's Galactus Really Consume the Earth?

Have you ever wondered what Earth would taste like to Galactus? No? How about the amount of energy Galactus would receive if he...

Cory McDonough
Sunday, 23 October 2016 - 12:27PM

Scientists Discover the Oldest Fossil Yet

Science may have just taken a big step forward as a team of researchers have now made known the four year-old discovery of a certain...

Zain Charkawi
Thursday, 01 September 2016 - 7:45PM

Scientists Propose New Epoch Defined by Humanity's Devastating Impact on the Earth

The geologic time scale of the Earth is divided into world-changing events that defined each period. Now, scientists are claiming that...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 30 August 2016 - 11:31AM

Earth's Early Temperatures Might Make It "One-of-a-Kind," Study Says

For many years, scientists have all but taken for granted that, statistically speaking, there must be habitable planets within stars'...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 23 August 2016 - 5:01PM

How Big Would a Futurama Ice Cube Need to Be to Combat Climate Change? (Hint: Really Big)

Global warming is a huge problem, and it's not going away anytime soon. As of this week, every single month in 2016 has been the...

Janey Tracey
Sunday, 21 August 2016 - 12:31PM

Report: Earth-Like Planet Found in Our Nearest Star System

Over the last few years, Kepler has discovered thousands of exoplanets, several of which are considered to be potentially...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 15 August 2016 - 4:21PM

Watch: How Gamma Ray Bursts Could Wipe Out Life on Earth

To sci-fi fans, gamma rays are best known as the driver of Hulk's origin story. But while there's no scientific proof that gamma...

Janey Tracey
Sunday, 07 August 2016 - 10:34AM

Venus May Have Been the First Habitable World in Our Solar System

These days, Earth is the only known habitable planet in our Solar System, and the best candidates for potential habitability are Mars...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 05 August 2016 - 2:12PM

Scientists Catalog All of the Exoplanets That Could Be "New Earths"

Over the last few years, scientists have found hundreds of new exoplanets, many of which lie in their stars' habitable zones. Now, a...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 03 August 2016 - 4:18PM

Theia Collision Might Have Seeded Precious Metals on Earth

For many years, scientists believed that the materials for life on Earth were seeded in a collision with the planetary body Theia,...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 16 June 2016 - 4:01PM

Scientists Find Mysterious "Quasicrystals" That Couldn't Have Formed on Earth

Quasicrystals are an extremely rare occurrence, which is to say they have only actually occurred on Earth once that we know of. Now,...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 13 June 2016 - 4:42PM

The Earth’s Core is Actually 2.5 Years Younger than Its Surface

Ever since Einstein developed the theory of relativity, scientists have known that time can be dilated dependent on how close to...

Zain Charkawi
Thursday, 26 May 2016 - 8:47PM