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Lichens are not what you think they are. Not plant, not fungus — they are one of a kind.
The new study also confirmed that various methods of monitoring sea, ranging from satellite observations to on-the-ground measurements, tend to be equally reliable gauges of sea ice loss.
First-time contender Estonia scores big (with no shade thrown) in the fifth annual contest.
One of the country's most active volcanoes began its eruption well before dawn, forcing the evacuation of nearby villages.
What's the difference between moss, lichen and fungi? And how do you tell them apart?
New Cornell University study shows that while cities would fall quickly, sparsely populated areas would have months to plan and prepare.
This simple quote will recenter you, no matter how frazzled or out of place you feel.
Researchers used powerful spectrometers to monitor and track how much infrared radiation was being trapped inside the Earth's atmosphere.
Nutrient-rich dust from the desert is blown across the Atlantic to help the rain forest's soil.
The carnivorous bladderwort has a ridiculously compact genome, and is somehow lacking in so-called 'junk DNA.'
As more sinkholes are discovered, concerns over the potential danger posed by the phenomenon are growing.
Feast your eyes on 'Tempest Vermilion,' the latest video by time-lapse film duo Gavin Heffernan and Harun Mehmedinovic.
Global effort will start in the U.K. city of Bristol — with over 36,000 children from 130 schools planting saplings.
Long-gone settlements showed familiar, current-day signs of growth, including seeing monuments as evidence of public and private wealth.
The Milky Way is so much more than a pretty belt of stars in the night sky. Here are some enlightening facts!
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