How to detect an earthquake from the comfort of your home
August 4, 2011, 12:53 p.m. by OurAmazingPlanet Inc.
Seismologists place accelerometers around cities and encourage regular citizens to plug the device into their home computer to monitor seismic activity.
All 50 states saw record high temperatures in July
August 1, 2011, 4:33 p.m. by OurAmazingPlanet Inc.
Even Alaska hit 97 degrees last month.
100-degree days scorch states, but nowhere near record
July 14, 2011, 4:13 p.m. by OurAmazingPlanet Inc.
Cities that have suffered due to severe drought are sweating more than others.
Rare Amur leopard caught on video
July 14, 2011, 12:16 p.m. by OurAmazingPlanet Inc.
Camera traps hidden in the remote Russian Far East have caught one of Earth's most elusive and critically endangered animals on tape: wild Amur leopards. It is thought that only 50 of the big cats still live beyond captivity.