Earth

Baby Kraken! Internet Goes Gaga Over Tiny, Deep-Sea Dumbo Octopus Hatchling

It constantly surprises people that we know more about the surface of the Moon than we do about our ocean floor. So much down there...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 - 11:00AM

Plants Took Over Earth's Land 100 Million Years Earlier Than Previously Thought

Most of Earth really belongs to the plants, who fill up nearly every nook and cranny of nature and generate the oxygen that we fauna...

Jonathan Kesh
Monday, 19 February 2018 - 8:21PM

Asteroids Could Be 'Time Capsules' Showing How Life Began on Earth

As much as we tend to panic over the idea of an asteroid crashing into the Earth, one possible explanation for life on Earth...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 18 February 2018 - 12:48PM

Spacefest IX

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Ants Can Play Doctor and Treat Each Other's Wounds With Spit

Up until now, it was thought that human beings were the only species that could give each other medical aid in order to heal wounds...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 14 February 2018 - 6:38PM

Ancient Mammoth Track Fossils Suggest Family Was Critical to Survival

We might think of love and family as primarily human concerns, concepts that evolved as homo sapiens' brains did on the path to...

Justin Joffe
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 - 10:52AM

Satellite Data Shows Global Warming Is Accelerating Sea Level Rise Faster Than Ever

Now might be a good time to start taking long-distance swimming lessons--it turns out that humanity is melting the planet even faster...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 - 10:30AM

Antarctic Iceberg Discovery Reveals Hidden Ancient 'Alien' Ecosystem That's 120,000 Years Old

The race is on. Scientists are rushing to Antarctica as part of what's been described as an "urgent" mission to study new forms of...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 12 February 2018 - 10:47AM

NASA is Heading to the Winter Olympics to Study Snow

Like so many people around the world, a group of NASA scientists are currently in Pyeongchang, South Korea, but they're not watching...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 11 February 2018 - 1:23PM

TRAPPIST-1 Planets Could Contain 250 Times More Water Than Earth

The seven planets orbiting around the nearby (or relatively nearby, about 40 lightyears away) TRAPPIST-1 star have been making...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 10 February 2018 - 12:19PM

'Walking Fish' Fossil Discovery Explains How First Humans Left the Ocean

Scientists have long known that humans evolved out of the water long ago, eventually developing the neural circuitry to resist gravity...

Justin Joffe
Friday, 09 February 2018 - 10:46AM

Archaeologists Find 'Mummified Reptilian Aliens' in Peru Tomb Near Mysterious Nazca Lines

Scientists say they've found six strange, three-fingered alien mummies in an ancient tomb in Nazca, Peru.A number of scientists...

Super User
Thursday, 08 February 2018 - 2:36PM

Oman Mars Desert Simulation Prepares Humans for Colonizing the Red Planet

Right now, in the barren Oman desert, a group of would-be astronauts is roaming around in aluminum space suits, training for what...

Justin Joffe
Thursday, 08 February 2018 - 12:03PM

Venus Flytraps Refuse to Eat Friendly Bugs That Pollinate Them

The Dionaea muscipula, better known as the Venus flytrap, is a fascinating plant.While most leafy green fauna is slow, docile, and...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 07 February 2018 - 8:25PM

Asteroid That Killed the Dinosaurs Possibly Caused Giant Lava Flows

Approximately sixty million years ago, a mass extinction event killed off the majority of the dinosaurs and their peers. Those that...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 07 February 2018 - 6:40PM

Ozone Layer Still Thinning Above Earth's Biggest Cities Despite Evidence Atmosphere Was Healing

The ozone layer has been an important part of the discussion surrounding environmental conservationism and man-made climate change for...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 07 February 2018 - 11:10AM

Unlocking the Secrets of Shark Scales Could Lead to Superfast Airplanes and Drones

When it comes to efficient design ideas, it's hard to argue with nature.Millions of years of evolution have their advantages, and...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 07 February 2018 - 10:27AM

Virus Rain Is Pummeling Earth With Bacteria Every Day And Now We Finally Know Why

We're in the midst of the deadliest flu season in history, so just how much sickness is floating around in our atmosphere? Literally...

Justin Joffe
Wednesday, 07 February 2018 - 10:08AM

Moon's Fossil Bulge Could Finally Explain Earth's Mysterious Origins

The moon has a fairly pronounced middle-age spread.As a result of millennia of spinning around, weight has gathered around the lunar...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 06 February 2018 - 11:14AM

Newfound Dinosaur Species Suggests Egypt Is Hiding Groundbreaking Fossil Discoveries

The idea of digging in the deserts of Egypt to find hidden treasure is nothing new. Archeologists have been trying to uncover the...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 06 February 2018 - 10:25AM