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Watch Mercury Transit Across the Sun This Veteran’s Day

If you’re reading this before 12:30 p.m. EST there’s still time to catch an astronomical event that won’t happen again for...

Scarlett James
Monday, 11 November 2019 - 9:23AM

Scientists Discover a Wild New Seismic Phenomenon Called ‘Stormquakes’

Storms that form over the water like hurricanes and nor’easters can actually shake the seafloor, according to PBS, and scientists...

Scarlett James
Tuesday, 22 October 2019 - 10:21AM

Scientists Claim Ice Age Caused by Massive Asteroid Dust Cloud Led to Biodiversity on Earth

There's a verse from Genesis – the book in the Bible, not the project involving legendary drummer Phil Collins – that I frequently...

Gart Williams
Thursday, 19 September 2019 - 10:46AM

A New Species of Six-Foot Tall Tumbleweeds Could Invade Your Town

Perhaps it's due to an excess of monster movies in my formative years, but sometimes I like to look out across the city skyline as it...

K.S. Anthony
Tuesday, 03 September 2019 - 10:38AM

Scientists Develop Plastic That Can Be Recycled Repeatedly... But Does it Matter?

Here's a fun fact that your great-great-great-great grandchildren will be choking on, assuming humanity survives that long: the...

K.S. Anthony
Wednesday, 08 May 2019 - 11:46AM

Sobering Video Shows What the World Would Look Like if Humans Suddenly Vanished

The final paragraph of Cormac McCarthy's Pulitzer prize-winning novel The Road, which imagines the world after a nuclear holocaust, is...

Gart Williams
Tuesday, 12 March 2019 - 11:29AM

Video: New Natural History Museum Exhibition Reveals What Baby T. Rex Might Have Looked Like

A new exhibition at the American Natural History Museum in New York City promises an engaging and informative look at the most famous...

K.S. Anthony
Wednesday, 20 February 2019 - 11:44AM

It Doesn't Matter What You Believe: Interactive Map Shows How Climate Change Will Affect American Cities

There's a saying in the legal profession regarding those who unwittingly commit crimes: "ignorance of the law is no excuse." Didn't...

Gart Williams
Thursday, 14 February 2019 - 11:47AM

Scientists Say Life Possible Because of a Big Bang: a Planet Colliding With Earth

Scientists at Rice University are claiming that the essential elements – including nitrogen and carbon – that make life on Earth...

K.S. Anthony
Wednesday, 23 January 2019 - 3:31PM

Cocaine May Be Causing Eels in London's River Thames to Become 'Hyperactive'

It's been known for some time now that improperly disposed of pharmaceuticals – including hormones, antibiotics, blood thinners, and...

K.S. Anthony
Tuesday, 22 January 2019 - 9:52AM

Massive, Spinning Ice Whirlpool Mysteriously Appears in Maine River

There are plenty of things you might expect to see in a New England river: ducks, geese, exhausted Ivy League rowers... all perfectly...

K.S. Anthony
Wednesday, 16 January 2019 - 9:18AM

Ice Melting in Antarctica Has Accelerated 280% In 40 Years, According to New Study

If glaciers in some parts of Antarctica took the #10YearChallenge, their selfie comparisons would be different but not exactly...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 15 January 2019 - 10:32AM

Ancient Waters In The Pacific Are Getting Colder, Not Warmer Thanks To The Ocean's 'Long Memory'

The verdict has been in for quite some time that global warming is real. While data shows that ocean surface temperatures are rising,...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 08 January 2019 - 12:42PM

A Remote Stalagmite May Have Solved the Mystery of the Akkadian Empire's Fall

There's a lot we still don't know about the Akkadian Empire, but one of the chief mysteries that haunts archaeologists is why it fell....

Chris Mahon
Friday, 28 December 2018 - 1:32PM

New Research Says Antarctic Ice Sheet Could Collapse Soon--and Dramatically Raise the Seas

Earlier this year, we reported on scientists' warnings that Antarctica's ice sheets were hitting record lows, as well as news that all...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 21 December 2018 - 12:09PM

The Earth's Magnetic Field May Be Headed for a Cataclysm

We've reported on Earth's magnetic field before, including studies claiming that the planet's poles may reverse at any time and...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 12 December 2018 - 1:03PM

Exploring Earth's 'Deep Biosphere' May Be Key to Understanding Extraterrestrial Life

Everyone is holding out hope that we'll eventually find intelligent life (even if it's a tiny, super-intelligent entity, like Silvano...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 12 December 2018 - 12:29PM

Scientists To Attempt Dimming the Sun by Simulating a Mini Volcanic Eruption

In the wake of a recent study claiming that filling the atmosphere with a thin cloud of sulfur oxide could block enough of the Sun's...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 06 December 2018 - 12:42PM

A New Study Says We Could Counteract the Effects of Climate Change by Spraying Chemicals Into the Atmosphere

So far, we've seen some pretty wild plans to deal with climate change, ranging from giant, underwater walls to prop up the Antarctic...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 30 November 2018 - 1:45PM

Would You drink Treated Sewage Water? El Paso Residents Have No Choice Because Of Droughts Cause By Climate Change

A lot of people who read Dune remember the famous line "He who controls the spice controls the universe." Instead, maybe they should...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 30 November 2018 - 1:10PM