Earth

NASA Discovers Earth Has a Second Moon

This is why we love NASA. Just when you think we've learned everything we can about something as seemingly predictable as the moon,...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 23 October 2017 - 11:21AM

The World's First Floating Wind Farm Just Opened in Scotland

At this point, there's really no excuse for burning fossil fuels for energy. Yes, it's cheaper than setting up all new renewable...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 19 October 2017 - 7:50PM

A House-Sized Asteroid Narrowly Passed By the Earth

Good news, everyone: human civilization wasn't destroyed by a giant asteroid yesterday.You may think that this is obviously a given,...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 12 October 2017 - 7:09PM

Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin Plans to Send Tourists into Space by Early 2019

Elon Musk and SpaceX had better watch out - another company is hot on their heels, and looking to make a big impact on the space...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 06 October 2017 - 7:45PM

Watching Hurricane Harvey From the ISS Is Beautiful and Frightening

Batten down the hatches and brace for really bad news--something big is on the way, and it's not going to end well. Hurricane Harvey,...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 25 August 2017 - 10:58AM

Watch a Live Stream of Today's Total Solar Eclipse!

Who's ready for a solar eclipse?Today, large parts of America will get the rare treat of watching in wonder and awe as the sun is...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 21 August 2017 - 9:55AM

NASA Is Sending Up Giant Bacteria Balloons During the Eclipse to See if We're Infecting Other Worlds

If you're not already pumped for next week's total solar eclipse, it's time to get even more excited: one fun side effect of the...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 15 August 2017 - 11:18AM

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