Beijing's smog crisis reaches hazardous, off-the-chart levels [Photos]
January 23, 2013, 12:30 p.m. by Catie Leary
Rapid industrialization combined with weak environmental regulations is to blame for Beijing's smoggy woes, which gets worse in the winter due to climate patterns and an increased demand for coal-powered heat.
Astronaut snaps beautiful photo of 'night-shining clouds'
January 23, 2013, 11:51 a.m. by Douglas Main, OurAmazingPlanet
The cloud glows due to a combination of low temperatures in the mesopause and the cloud's positive relative to the sun.
Puffed up pigeons, hound dogs brace for impending U.K. snow [Photos]
January 21, 2013, 12:23 p.m. by Catie Leary
After a weekend of widespread heavy snowfall that disrupted transport and prompted school closures, yet another foot of the white stuff is slated to be dumped throughout the country.
Bikes, boats and rock climbers invade London [Photos]
January 18, 2013, 12:30 p.m. by Catie Leary
A bike show, a boat show, an outdoor show and an active travel show join forces this weekend at London's ExCeL Centre. The massive event features manufacturer trade stalls, speeches, demonstrations and areas where visitors can climb rock walls or ride bikes.
Critters adapt to Europe's frosty weather [Photos]
January 16, 2013, 11:55 a.m. by Catie Leary
Whether they're hunkering down in their dens or generating body heat through exercise, animals do their best to stay toasty.
Mass bathing in Ganges river kicks off Kumbh Mela pilgrimage [Photos]
January 15, 2013, 12:15 p.m. by Catie Leary
Touted as the largest religious gathering on Earth, the Kumbh Mela is a Hindu pilgrimage organized every 3 years, rotating between the cities of Allahabad, Nashik, Haridwar and Ujjain.
'Signing Day' recognizes high school seniors starting jobs, not college
Turtle 'marriage' ends after 115 years
Is there a reason toothpaste has to be in a box?
Geese with ice-covered beaks get a helping hand from humans
These simple tests could predict how long you will live
Interactive map plots your address over 750 million years of Earth's history