Earth

Here's How New York City Would Look if Stars Were Visible in the Night Sky

Like any other bustling metropolis, it's impossible to see much in New York's night sky beyond the Moon and whatever clouds are...

Jonathan Kesh
Friday, 06 April 2018 - 8:04PM

Global Warming Is Killing Coral Reefs—Scientists Say Sunscreen Could Save Them

Coral reefs are dying. The world's largest coral reef, Australia's Great Barrier Reef, is going extinct very fast, thanks to...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 06 April 2018 - 10:54AM

Drones Help Archaeologists Find 50 New Ancient Nazca Lines in the Peruvian Desert

The Nazca Lines of Peru have been fascinating to researchers and archeologists for decades. While these gigantic carvings were made...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 06 April 2018 - 10:16AM

Food Grown in Antarctica Without Sunlight or Soil is Good News for Astronauts

For better or worse, one particular part of The Martian that really stuck with the audience was how the stranded Mars astronaut had...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 05 April 2018 - 7:06PM

New Study Says Alien Worlds May Lack Enough Phosphorus to Create Extraterrestrial Life

Earth really is a special place.Our world the exact right distance from the sun to be able to support life, and its watery environment...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 05 April 2018 - 10:23AM

New Analysis of a Crystal Viking 'Sunstone' Shows It Could Accurately Navigate the Oceans

Nowadays, you don't hear about crystals being useful unless you're talking to someone who believes in pseudoscientific "healing...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 04 April 2018 - 7:21PM

Birds Have an 'Internal Compass' Protein Which Lets Them Sense Earth's Magnetic Field

We take it for granted that various species of birds will "fly south for the winter", but how do they navigate over long journeys?...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 03 April 2018 - 8:17PM

Ancient Earth Study Suggests Our Odds of Finding Aliens Close to Us Are Greater Than We Ever Imagined

The only planet in the known universe that has been definitively proven to shelter life forms is our own.This being the case, it's...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 03 April 2018 - 1:11PM

The European Commission Just Launched the First Satellite Designed to Remove Space Debris

As the world gears up for the new space race, it's easy to forget that space isn't the virgin soil it used to be--thanks to decades of...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 03 April 2018 - 10:51AM

Dozens of Dinosaur Footprints Found in Scotland Shed Light on Prehistoric Evolution

Finding a single dinosaur footprint tends to be a big deal for paleontologists. Finding several dozen is an even bigger deal.And about...

Jonathan Kesh
Monday, 02 April 2018 - 8:23PM

Space Station Tiangong-1 Finally Crash Landed Near the South Pacific 'Spacecraft Graveyard'

After weeks of speculation, Tiangong-1 — the falling space station which could crash nearly anywhere in the world — made its...

Jonathan Kesh
Monday, 02 April 2018 - 6:37PM

Geophysicists Say Oil Extraction Is Causing Huge Portions of Texas Land to Sink and Warp

West Texas is facing a reckoning: After decades of extracting countless barrels of oil and quantities of natural gas from the Permian...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 02 April 2018 - 11:47AM

Tiangong-1 Was Supposed to Crash in a 'Satellite Graveyard' in the Ocean Called Point Nemo

When things are going well, we typically dispose of satellites that need to be taken out of orbit by landing them as far away from...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 01 April 2018 - 3:19PM

Falling Chinese Space Station Tiangong-1 Will Be Difficult to See Up In The Sky

You would think that as a falling satellite came closer and closer to Earth's atmosphere, we would be able to pinpoint exactly where...

Jonathan Kesh
Friday, 30 March 2018 - 7:48PM

New Theory Says If We Traveled Back to the Beginning of Time, Humans Might Never Have Evolved

When you look at the evolutionary tree of life, it's comforting to follow the one strand that starts at "bacteria," passes through...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 30 March 2018 - 12:21PM

Fossilized Baby Tyrannosaur Teeth Have Been Uncovered in Montana

The Tyrannosaurus rex still looked absolutely terrifying even as a kid, going off these enormous new fossils.A team of researchers...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 29 March 2018 - 6:32PM

Paleontologists Say They've Discovered a Nightmarish New Dinosaur With 'Meat Hook' Claws

Paleontologists have announced some pretty cool new dinosaurs over the past year, including the rainbow-feathered Caihong juji, the...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 29 March 2018 - 12:54PM

Oldest-Ever-Found Human Footprints in North America Rewrite History of When We Settled the Continent

As we turn our attention to the stars to search for life on other planets, it's easy to forget that the history of life on our Earth...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 29 March 2018 - 10:58AM

Geologists Say Plate Tectonics Are Splitting the Entire African Continent in Two—Can Anyone Stop it?

Things aren't looking good for Kenya right now--the country is literally splitting in two.Enormous rifts have opened within the...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 29 March 2018 - 10:37AM

New Oxygen Isotope Study Says Water Was Present on Earth Before Impact That Formed the Moon

The Earth was wet before the moon was created.That's the theory put forth as a result of new findings from a study of oxygen isotopes...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 29 March 2018 - 10:16AM