Scientists launch mission to find the oldest ice on Earth
April 9, 2019, 6:10 a.m. by Michael d'Estries
Researchers hope to retrieve an ice core containing more than 1.5 million years of climate history.
Image Awards celebrate the beauty of invisible biological worlds
April 4, 2019, 5 p.m. by Michael d'Estries
Annual Koch Institute exhibition explores the thought-provoking visuals behind biomedical research at MIT.
Icelandic ice cave looks like glowing amber thanks to setting sun
April 4, 2019, 9:13 a.m. by Michael d'Estries
Fortuitous timing gives photographer Sarah Bethea a stunning view of the 'Land of Fire and Ice.'
Time-lapse captures bizarre beauty of Norway's floating islands
April 2, 2019, 3:10 p.m. by Michael d'Estries
These unusual masses of soil and spongy plant life support a wide variety of species.
Mystery behind the beach invasion of Garfield phones finally solved
March 29, 2019, 1:14 p.m. by Michael d'Estries
Decades after the first of the iconic orange phones began washing ashore, a French community finally has answers.
Rare 'cosmic telescope' amplifies light from dawn of time
March 28, 2019, 3:16 p.m. by Michael d'Estries
A gravitational lens theorized by Einstein has allowed us to spot light dating back 12.8 billion years.
Quaking aspen leaves inspire an energy harvester fit for Mars
March 27, 2019, 8:25 a.m. by Michael d'Estries
The delicate tremble of aspen leaves may generate enough backup energy to extend the life of future Mars rovers.
NASA captures massive meteor explosion over Bering Sea that everyone missed
March 25, 2019, 12:55 p.m. by Michael d'Estries
The 32-foot-wide meteor is estimated to have exploded with a power 10 times the energy of the Hiroshima atomic bomb.
Morgan Freeman turns ranch into a sanctuary for bees
March 21, 2019, 3:32 p.m. by Michael d'Estries
Actor doesn't even wear a veil to protect himself because, clearly, all living things love Morgan Freeman.
'Signing Day' recognizes high school seniors starting jobs, not college
This map tells you exactly what lies on the other side of the ocean
'Super mom' spotted on a Minnesota lake — with 56 ducklings in tow
Fireflies! 12 things you didn't know about lightning bugs
Huge freshwater aquifer found under the ocean
It's time to stop releasing balloons