Earth

Massive Wind and Solar Farms Could Transform the Sahara Into a Real-Life 'Dune'

Most people remember two things about Dune: the sandworms and the spice. But if you go back and read the original, you'll notice...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 11 September 2018 - 11:27AM

Is This How the World Ends? Scientists Say Earth Will Transform Dramatically in the Next 100 Years

According to a new study published in the journal Science, the Earth's going to transform radically within the next century--new...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 04 September 2018 - 1:15PM

Python Species Cross-Breeding In The Florida Everglades Have Created A Hybrid 'Super Snake'

It sounds like one of those old Sci-Fi Channel original movies (the New York Times even called it "The Snake That's Eating Florida"),...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 28 August 2018 - 1:30PM

New Study Claims Air Pollution Can Cause 'Huge' Reduction in Intelligence

Residents of Beijing are all too familiar with the physical health effects of air pollution--like the 'Beijing cough'--but a new study...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 28 August 2018 - 12:48PM

NASA Releases Stunning New Images Showing Clouds of Dust Swirling Around the Earth

There's a hundred different ways to look at the Earth, from heat maps to magnetic imaging, but one dimension that's particularly...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 27 August 2018 - 1:09PM

'The World is On Fire:' New NASA Satellite Photos Show Every Fire Burning on Earth

Satellite imagery of Earth is cool because it gives us a different perspective of our home, but it can also be quite disturbing. This...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 24 August 2018 - 1:40PM

'Potentially Hazardous' Asteroid the Size of a 747 Will Fly Past Earth Next Week

While NASA's OSIRIS REx mission heads to the asteroid Bennu and JAXA's Hayabusa2 investigates Ryugu, another asteroid has decided to...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 23 August 2018 - 12:34PM

New Geological Evidence Suggests Earth's Magnetic Poles Could Flip at Any Time

For the past few years, scientists have waffled between warning that the Earth's magnetic poles could flip at any time (with...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 23 August 2018 - 11:46AM

New Study Suggests a Twist on Evolutionary Theory: 'Survival of the Laziest'

When you find out that elephants need to eat between 200-600 pounds of food a day, or that hummingbirds have to consume half their...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 22 August 2018 - 12:31PM

Scientists Confirm New Aurora-Like Phenomenon Called A 'Skyglow' But There Are Some Who Call It... STEVE?

We like to think of the scientific community as being a group of Very Serious Individuals™ committed to approaching natural...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 21 August 2018 - 11:59AM

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