Intense human pressure on areas set aside for preservation could be threatening biodiversity
By analyzing sediment cores from Chilean lakes, an international team of scientists discovered that giant earthquakes reoccur with relatively regular intervals.
Over the 400 years or so that humans have been measuring Earth's magnetic field, it has drifted inexorably to the west. Now, a new hypothesis suggests that weird waves in Earth's outer core may cause this drift.
Balancing nature with modern life is a growing trend for cities looking to go green. We looked at 100 cities and ranked their public green and outdoor space on seven different factors: public park acres per 1,000 residents, public park access, yearly spend on parks per resident, median home price, average monthly rent, air quality, and average monthly temperature.
ROBERT KIRBY, Apr 10 2016
In the upcoming issue of Discover magazine, scientists explore the possibility of Earth being contacted by technologically superior extraterrestrials who don't necessarily arrive with good intentions. We would be in a lot of trouble.
Science, Mar 4, 2016
Sure, sure, Star Wars beat them to it 30 years ago, but scientists won’t be getting points on originality, even if they rip off the name, too.
Tré Goins-Phillips, Feb. 22, 2016
After remaining in the shadows for decades, new audio between two Apollo 10 astronauts has been brought to the light, and it reveals “weird music” coming from the far side of the moon.
Jon Street, Jan. 25. 2016
Mother Earth never ceases to amaze.
Sid Perkins, January 25, 2016
Geologists have had to contend with bad luck, budget cuts and the race to the moon in their efforts to drill deep into our planet
A critically endangered species of antelope has been driven further to the brink of extinction following a mysterious and substantial die-off of its herd over the summer.