Earth

Tiny Creatures in the Ocean's 'Twilight Zone' May Be Affecting Climate Change

Finding Nemo may have led you to believe otherwise, but the ocean doesn't go from the happy sunlit upper parts to the deep, dark...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 17 August 2018 - 11:27AM

Earth Is Surrounded By A Swarm Of Lightning-Fast "Mini-Moons" That We Can Mine Like Asteroids, New Research Reveals

It's easy to look at Jupiter's 63 moons and feel a little left out: Earth has only one moon and – although it's pretty nice –...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 16 August 2018 - 12:05PM

Scientists Have Grown an Artificial Mineral That Can Store Greenhouse Gases... And Help End Pollution

A recent paper on potential 'exo-civilizations' claimed that alien civilizations who follow in our environment-ruining footsteps will...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 15 August 2018 - 11:55AM

Death From Above: Oldest Pterosaur Fossil Discovered In Utah May Have Eaten Small Dinosaurs and Reptiles

According to a new study published on Monday, scientists in northeastern Utah have discovered fossils that belong to a new giant...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 14 August 2018 - 10:38AM

Global Overshoot Day Reveals We Consume The Natural Resources Of 1.7 Earths... And It's Only Getting Worse

Each year the Global Footprint Network (GFN), an international environment think tank, assesses how much of the Earth's resources...

K.S. Anthony
Wednesday, 01 August 2018 - 10:49AM

Worms Frozen in Siberia For Over 40,000 Years Have Risen From the Dead

Han Solo may have survived in carbonite for months, and Captain America may have survived being frozen for 70 years, but there are two...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 27 July 2018 - 10:36AM

Feline Elon Musk? A Parasite Found In Cats May Cause Risk-Taking and Entrepreneurial Behavior in Humans

Researchers at the University of Colorado have found that exposure to Toxoplasma gondii, a protozoan parasite found in house cats,...

K.S. Anthony
Wednesday, 25 July 2018 - 10:33AM

Scientists Just Discovered a New Species of Armored Dinosaur That Would be Right at Home in 'Jurassic Park'

It's not going to save you 100% of the time, but if you could travel with armor on your back all day every day, you'd stand a better...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 20 July 2018 - 10:50AM

Pay Dirt: Sound Waves Accidentally Found One Quadrillion Tons of Diamonds Buried Deep Within the Earth

The biggest payday in history is sitting one hundred miles beneath Earth’s surface. Scientists from MIT – with scholars at ten...

Scarlett James
Monday, 16 July 2018 - 1:45PM

UFO In Flight? A Fireball With a Weird Trajectory Lit Up The Sky Over The Midwest Yesterday

For midwesterners, fireworks weren't the only things worth staring up at the sky for during this long holiday weekend. Hundreds of...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 09 July 2018 - 11:41AM

We Need Some Space – Why Our Planet Feels Warmer On The Aphelion When We Are Farthest Away From The Sun

Today marks Earth's aphelion, the point in its orbit when we are farthest from the Sun! If you want to be exact, aphelion occurred...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 06 July 2018 - 12:38PM

You Never Forget Your First Time: Did NASA Just Find The First Meteorite Ever Recovered From the Ocean?

Just two days into their search for a giant meteorite that crashed off the coast of Washington State, Dr. Marc Fries and the crew of...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 06 July 2018 - 12:09PM

NASA Will Begin Searching for a 2-Ton Meteorite Off the Coast of Washington State This Week

Despite tens of thousands of meteorites entering Earth's atmosphere each year, the vast majority of them burn up before they ever hit...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 02 July 2018 - 12:18PM

Bill Nye Launches "Kick Asteroid" Campaign To Raise Awareness of Planetary Defense

It's not the Space Force, but Bill Nye (everyone's favorite scientist and the man who made bow-ties and lab coats cool) and his...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 27 June 2018 - 11:54AM

Indian Space Agency Discovers Massive Exoplanet Where Years Last Just 19 Days

Indian scientists discovered EPIC 211945201b, a planet roughly 27 times more massive than Earth and just 600 light years away.

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 26 June 2018 - 1:20PM

Watch: Asteroid Lights Russian Sky, Raising Questions Of Whether We're Prepared For An Asteroid Strike

Russian home security and dashcam owners were given a light show last week as a meteor approximately 13 feet wide flew overhead and...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 26 June 2018 - 11:48AM

A Volcanic Eruption Is Coming For New England As Rising Magma Takes Geophysicists By Surprise

Magma is swelling up beneath New England – how did scientists miss this until now?

Chris Mahon
Monday, 25 June 2018 - 12:41PM

Two Greenland Glaciers Sitting Right Beside Each Other Are Melting at Radically Different Speeds

Much like other glaciers around Earth's two poles, the Inglefield Gulf in northwest Greenland is melting and gradually contributing...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 24 June 2018 - 4:03PM

The International Space Station Released a Satellite Which Harpoons Space Junk For Its First Field Test

This small cube which resembles a Borg cube may not seem like much (unless you've seen enough Star Trek: The Next Generation to be...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 23 June 2018 - 1:32PM

Antartica Is Getting Taller—And That Could Help Humans Delay Global Warming

It seems that Antarctica is a much stranger place than anyone--especially the scientists who study it--ever expected.   Apart from...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 22 June 2018 - 12:53PM