Learn about animals, weather and natural disasters, alternative energy, environmental politics and space.
Tue, Dec 23, 2014 2:32 PM
Astronaut Alexander Gerst spent half of 2014 in space, taking 12,500 photos that are now an ultra-HD time-lapse video.
When birders talk about spotting a "life bird" just what do they mean?
Scientists are hoping to compile the most complete picture to date of how carbon dioxide is distributed, both geographically and seasonally.
Electric Christmas lights are cool, but they can't compete with Mother Nature's polar light displays.
The dark matter-seeking spacecraft turned its X-ray vision onto the sun to study nanoflares and the sun's surface temperature.
Court in Argentina recognizes the ape as a 'non-human person' unlawfully deprived of her freedom.
Since the moon just entered a new phase, its light shouldn't detract from watching meteors in the sky.
A serious scientific journal has rounded up some cute critters for its list of the year's top animal stories.
Mondays are hard. But they're easier when you have a pile of baby kit foxes to stare at.
The company hopes to offer space tourists a 'perspective-changing view of our world' by 2016.
The X-class solar flare sparked a high-frequency radio blackout over Australia and the South Pacific.
The sequoia in Wrest Park was planted just after the Christmas tree trend began in Victorian England.
Some warblers may be able to detect storms using infrasound, and the discovery could lead to new ways of predicting the weather.
The unknown species is believed to be a snailfish with 'large wing-like fins and a head resembling a cartoon dog.'
Two documentaries revisit the 2004 disaster and explore how science has advanced since then.
Puppies are cute, but they come with a host of issues that require an unlimited amount of patience.
Activist and author blogs about politics, energy and Earth's resources.
Science journalist blogs about humans and other wildlife.