Earth

A Sunken Ferry Finds New Purpose as An Artificial Reef For Sea Life

There's lots of things you can do with a boat once you decommission it. Intentionally sinking the boat isn't an intuitive option, but...

Jonathan Kesh
Monday, 18 June 2018 - 6:21PM

It's Literally Raining Green Gems in Hawaii Because of the Kilauea Volcano Eruption

You may have heard of frogs raining from the sky, but what about gemstones? Hawaii's Kilauea volcano has been erupting for weeks,...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 18 June 2018 - 1:00PM

New Research Shows Crab Spiders Are Remarkably Good at Flying With 10-Foot Web Parachutes

Some spiders can jump. Others can burrow. More than you might expect can paraglide.New research on spider flight published in the...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 17 June 2018 - 3:04PM

A New Form of Photosynthesis Could Help Us Grow Plants on Other Planets Like Mars

Photosynthesis, the process of converting light into energy, is such a key part of any plant that the idea of "finding a new...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 16 June 2018 - 2:37PM

Newly Discovered Amber Fossil Preserved the Oldest Known Prehistoric Tropical Frog

The Cretaceous period of prehistory is mostly well known for its giant dinosaurs like the Tyrannosaurus rex. Much less well known, but...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 16 June 2018 - 12:40PM

Antarctica's Rapid Rate of Melting Ice is Already Impacting Earth's Sea Levels

When it comes to pushing back the literal rising tides of climate change, it's hard to think of anything that could provoke a stronger...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 13 June 2018 - 6:06PM

Paleontologists Dig Up Fossils of Two New Prehistoric Saber-Toothed Predators in Russia

It wasn't just saber-toothed tigers who had long teeth back way back when. And there were predators far, far older than that species...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 09 June 2018 - 5:17PM

New Method For Fighting Climate Change Involves Sucking Carbon Dioxide Out of the Sky to Make Fuel

As our reliance on fossil fuels continues pumping more greenhouses gases into the air and making climate change that much worse, a...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 07 June 2018 - 6:15PM

Scientists Just Discovered the Oldest Recorded Footprints in History on an Ancient Seabed

Last March, archaeologists found the oldest human footprints ever discovered, located on a beach on Calvert Island in Canada. Those...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 07 June 2018 - 12:07PM

An Unexplored Area of Antarctica is Full of Constant Earthquakes

We've only ever recorded a handful of earthquakes in Antarctica, and many have assumed that our least popular continent was a very...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 06 June 2018 - 7:08PM

Human Meme 'Ancient Aliens' Host Says Extraterrestrials Created God After Leaving Earth

Since his original appearance on the History Channel's Ancient Aliens, Giorgio Tsoukalos' squinting, wild-haired face has been...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 06 June 2018 - 11:53AM

The Moon Is Drifting Away From Earth—And Scientists Say It's Making Our Days Last Longer

We've all wished for more hours in the day. Now, according to a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 05 June 2018 - 11:17AM

An Unknown Dinosaur Skeleton Which Could Be a New Species Sold For Over $2 Million

Back in 2013, paleontologists dug up an unusual skeleton in Wyoming that clearly belonged to a dinosaur about 150 million years ago,...

Jonathan Kesh
Monday, 04 June 2018 - 7:27PM

New Giant Geoglyphs Found Near the Ancient 'Nazca Lines' Raise Fresh Questions About Aliens

Since their first discovery 80 eighty years ago, the Nazca Lines have fascinated people from around the world, sparking speculation...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 04 June 2018 - 11:26AM

A Defective NOAA Weather Satellite Still Sent Back Some Great Photos of the Earth

When the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA, a scientific agency that studies Earth's oceans and skies)...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 02 June 2018 - 3:21PM

After Killing the Dinosaurs, Chicxulub Asteroid Crater Was One of the First Places to Harbor New Life

When a six-mile-wide asteroid single-handedly kills 75 percent of life on Earth and leaves a crater over a hundred miles wide, you'd...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 01 June 2018 - 11:55AM

Paleontologists Confirm a Reptile Fossil is the Ancient 'Mother of All Lizards'

At first glance, the reptile Megachirella wachtleri pictured above looks like a normal lizard. And it should — it's the direct...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 30 May 2018 - 6:41PM

Satellites Are Capturing Footage of Hawaii's Erupting Kilauea Volcano as Seen From Space

For the past several weeks, the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii's big island has been destroying homes and forcing nearby residents to...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 27 May 2018 - 3:46PM

The Oldest Case of Dandruff Ever is Found on a 125 Million-Year-Old Dinosaur Fossil

If you've ever struggled with dandruff, know that you're not alone. Dinosaurs had it, too.The oldest known case of dandruff now dates...

Jonathan Kesh
Friday, 25 May 2018 - 7:44PM

New Microbe Research Suggests the Key to Finding Aliens Is Hiding in the Stratosphere

Despite being a haven for life, Earth has some pretty inhospitable environments--the deep ocean has enough darkness, low temperatures,...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 25 May 2018 - 11:48AM