Earth

A Jurassic Crocodile Fossil With Dolphin-Like Features Has Been Uncovered

Crocodiles are an ancient species that haven't changed too much over millions of years — natural selection was never too big a...

Jonathan Kesh
Monday, 14 May 2018 - 6:20PM

Long Lost Asteroid is Rediscovered Just Before Making a Close Pass by Earth

Asteroid 2010 WC9 was first detected way back on November 30, 2010 by the Catalina Sky Survey at the University of Arizona, who ended...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 13 May 2018 - 5:49PM

Utah State Park Visitors Keep Vandalizing 200 Million-Year-Old Dinosaur Footprints

There's nothing inherently unusual about tourists skipping rocks on a lake in a state park. The problem arises when these rocks happen...

Jonathan Kesh
Friday, 11 May 2018 - 8:03PM

NASA Scientists Are Scratching Their Heads Over This New Magnetic Mystery Swirling Through Earth's Violent Outer Atmosphere

A newly discovered magnetic phenomenon in Earth's outer atmosphere explains what happens to the energy from solar flares.

Chris Mahon
Friday, 11 May 2018 - 12:42PM

Congress Just Proposed Legislation to Search for Alien Life – How AI Can Overcome the Biggest Obstacle of Our Own Human Bias

When all we know is Earth, how can we conceive of an alien civilization that doesn't look anything like Earth life?

Chris Mahon
Friday, 11 May 2018 - 12:03PM

An Ugly Underwater Worm That Eats Bones is Named After Jabba the Hutt

Since 2002, marine biologist Robert Vrijenhoek has studied a type of bone-eating worm he discovered out near the Monterey Bay...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 10 May 2018 - 6:30PM

Carbon Dioxide in Earth's Atmosphere Reaches All-Time High for Recorded History – But the Trump EPA Probably Won't Do Anything About It

The last time there was this much carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere, human beings didn't exist.

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 09 May 2018 - 11:17AM

Scientists Are Using Technology that Edits Human DNA to Save the Great Barrier Reef

Scientists are using the same technology that edits human DNA to save the Great Barrier Reef.

Chris Mahon
Monday, 07 May 2018 - 11:07AM

New Study Examines Why Some People Get Gray Hair Earlier Than Others

"Going gray" is a pretty standard part of getting old, but there are always unlucky souls who start seeing patches of their hair turn...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 06 May 2018 - 2:56PM

Lunar Meteorite in Africa Looks Like Evidence of Water Beneath the Moon's Surface

When a fallen meteorite from the Moon was recovered in northwest Africa, it was mostly notable because it's cool that something came...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 03 May 2018 - 8:07PM

475 Million Year Old Trilobite Fossil is Discovered By a Young Girl in Tennessee

You're not going to find a trilobite on your next walk about town, but there's always a chance you come across some ancient remnants...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 03 May 2018 - 6:34PM

Bizarre Fossilized Skull May Be the Missing Link Between Dinosaurs and Birds

Paleontologists have discovered a skull with the teeth of a dinosaur & the beak of a bird that sheds crucial light on how birds...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 03 May 2018 - 11:45AM

Flat-Earthers Say the 'Pac-Man Effect' Finally Explains Why We Don't Fall Off the Planet

At the risk of upsetting anyone, I just want to start by saying that flat-Earthers are wrong. Period. There are some things in life...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 02 May 2018 - 12:03PM

New Study Says the Science Surrounding Earth's Magnetic Field Flip Is Flawed

The disillusionment of finding out that the North Pole is not the same as magnetic north is on par with learning that there is no...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 01 May 2018 - 12:02PM

Researchers Say They've Found the Longest Straight Path by Sea on Earth

If you're trying to get from point A to point B in a boat as quickly as possible, make sure those points aren't between Russia and...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 01 May 2018 - 10:44AM

NASA's IceBridge Mission Shares a New Photo of Giant Glacial Valleys

Since NASA is most well known for exploring, and justifiably so, it's easy to forget that the agency focuses a fair amount on our...

Jonathan Kesh
Monday, 30 April 2018 - 8:48PM

Coral Experts Say Australia's $379M Great Barrier Reef Investment Won't Save It

In a lot of ways, coral reefs are like the rainforest--we've been told for years that they're fragile, beautiful, and essential to our...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 30 April 2018 - 11:18AM

Mysterious Yellowstone Geyser Eruptions Can't Be Explained—Is it the Supervolcano?

The world has been watching Yellowstone with a wary eye for years now, waiting for some kind of sign that the area's resident...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 30 April 2018 - 10:47AM

World's Oldest Spider Dies at 43 Years Old in the Australian Outback

Researchers recently made a surprising discovery while conducting a long-term study of spiders in Western Australia when one of their...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 28 April 2018 - 12:58PM

The Secret to How Water Made It to Earth Finally Revealed in New Asteroid Experiment

The Holy Grail of astrobiology is still discovering liquid water on an alien planet, but scientists still aren't sure where Earth got...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 26 April 2018 - 11:19AM