Earth

Report: Earth-Like Planet Found in Our Nearest Star System

Over the last few years, Kepler has discovered thousands of exoplanets, several of which are considered to be potentially...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 15 August 2016 - 4:21PM

Watch: How Gamma Ray Bursts Could Wipe Out Life on Earth

To sci-fi fans, gamma rays are best known as the driver of Hulk's origin story. But while there's no scientific proof that gamma...

Janey Tracey
Sunday, 07 August 2016 - 10:34AM

Venus May Have Been the First Habitable World in Our Solar System

These days, Earth is the only known habitable planet in our Solar System, and the best candidates for potential habitability are Mars...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 05 August 2016 - 2:12PM

Scientists Catalog All of the Exoplanets That Could Be "New Earths"

Over the last few years, scientists have found hundreds of new exoplanets, many of which lie in their stars' habitable zones. Now, a...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 03 August 2016 - 4:18PM

Theia Collision Might Have Seeded Precious Metals on Earth

For many years, scientists believed that the materials for life on Earth were seeded in a collision with the planetary body Theia,...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 16 June 2016 - 4:01PM

Scientists Find Mysterious "Quasicrystals" That Couldn't Have Formed on Earth

Quasicrystals are an extremely rare occurrence, which is to say they have only actually occurred on Earth once that we know of. Now,...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 13 June 2016 - 4:42PM

The Earth’s Core is Actually 2.5 Years Younger than Its Surface

Ever since Einstein developed the theory of relativity, scientists have known that time can be dilated dependent on how close to...

Zain Charkawi
Thursday, 26 May 2016 - 8:47PM

Seawater Offers a Brand New Way to Produce Clean Energy

As the world starts to move away from using fossil fuels towards cleaner and greener forms of energy, there seems to be more and more...

Zain Charkawi
Tuesday, 24 May 2016 - 4:52PM

Study Claims Complex Life on Earth Evolved a Billion Years Earlier Than We Thought

When life began on Earth, it took billions of years for it to reach even the minimum requirements for complexity and become...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 18 May 2016 - 10:29AM

On May 30, Mars Will Come Closer to Earth Than It's Been for Over a Decade

On May 30, Mars will come 46.8 million miles from Earth, which will be the closest the two bodies have been since 2005. The Red...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 11 May 2016 - 12:55PM

San Diego Outlines Plan to Run the City Totally on Renewable Energy by 2035

San Diego seems to be on the frontline of the battle against climate change, as the city has recently released a plan that includes...

Zain Charkawi
Thursday, 05 May 2016 - 9:03PM

Get Your Earth Porn Fix With NASA's New 4K Highlight Reel from the ISS

The astronauts of the International Space Station are hard at work studying both extraterrestrial and terrestrial phenomena while out...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 19 April 2016 - 11:11AM

Two Supernovae Showered Earth with Radioactive Debris

Supernovae are, by nature, catastrophic cosmic events, but they're usually too far away to have a direct effect on our planet. Now, a...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 06 April 2016 - 5:18PM

NASA Releases Nearly 3 Million Amazing Images of Earth from Space

For the last sixteen years, the Japanese remote sensing instrument Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 04 April 2016 - 3:46PM

Beginning This Year, You Can Be Buried in a Suit Full of Mushrooms That Will Eat Your Body When You Die

When a loved one passes, the last thing on the family’s mind is how the departed’s body is going to pollute the environment (and...

Zain Charkawi
Thursday, 10 March 2016 - 7:51PM

The Remarkably Simple Initiative That's Reducing Polar Bear Deaths in the Arctic

February 27th was International Polar Bear Day, and this year polar bears and their fans have cause to celebrate thanks to the World...

Alexandra Grunberg
Monday, 29 February 2016 - 8:48PM

Food Shocks – Scientists Gather to Discuss the Dangers of an Agriculture/Climate Change Clash

What if multiple climate-change related disasters struck simultaneously on a global scale? No, this isn’t a pitch for a...

Alexandra Grunberg
Monday, 15 February 2016 - 11:02AM

Study Finds Earth's Probability of Being Habitable Is 82%

Astronomers from the University of Washington have devised a new habitability index, based on a planet's appearance when it's...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 09 February 2016 - 10:41AM

Scientists Offer Compelling Evidence That Earth is the Result of a Collision Between Two Early Planets

The origins of the moon have been a rather interesting study over the years, as it’s been determined for quite some time that the...

Zain Charkawi
Thursday, 04 February 2016 - 7:00PM

NASA Captures a Unique View of Earthrise from the Moon

You would think we would get tired of looking at Earth, since we live here, but we never do. NASA just released a stunning image of...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 18 December 2015 - 2:50PM