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Wed, Oct 01, 2014 3:24 PM
The gravity map of the moon created by the GRAIL mission spacecrafts revealed a set of linear structures arranged in a rectangular shape about 1,600 miles wide.
Actor warns of a 'catastrophic warming of the planet' if carbon pricing is not enforced to curb the emissions of the fossil fuel industry.
If it is actually plankton, it could be a contaminant launched into space with the space station module.
After enduring 3 years of drought, water conservation continues to be a major concern for Californians.
Without exposure to sunlight, the tiny organisms rely on minerals in the subglacial water and lake muck for the energy they need to survive.
Deer have antlers but cows have horns. Moose have antlers but sheep have horns. Confused? Here's the trick to telling the difference between the two.
Ants naturally band together to prevent the spread of disease, so the parasitic fungus had to adapt its tactics to gather hosts.
Snakes turn themselves into accordions to shimmy up trees.
Poaching is so widespread in Africa that 75 percent of elephant populations across the continent have been declining since 2009.
The petrified forest was swallowed up by the seas thousands of years ago, but harsh winter storms provide a glimpse into prehistoric life.
Along with the rest of the state, lushly landscaped boneyards are confronting seemingly eternal bone-dry conditions.
Scientists aren't sure what happened during the Cretaceous period that resulted in a shift away from toothed pterosaurs.
Ominous and beautiful, these strange clouds tell a story.
The Hallucigenia sparsa's spines links it to velvet worms, but it disrupts the evolutionary connections among worms and other arthropods.
From proposing penguins to voting bovines, here are three dozen randomly interesting facts about animals.
Ribs and teeth can provide insight into the types of food, wine and even pollution that people were exposed to during their lives.
Activist and author blogs about politics, energy and Earth's resources.
Science journalist blogs about humans and other wildlife.