"Ghost gear" leads to hundreds of thousands of animal deaths.
Why can’t more rainwater be collected for the long, dry spring and summer when it’s needed?
The Black, Caspian, and Aral Seas are the last surviving fragments of a body of water that stretched from Austria to Turkmenistan.
Despite the enormous mass of the Earth, simply depleting our groundwater is changing our axial tilt. Simple Newtonian physics explains why.
There may be more energy in methane hydrates than in all the world’s oil, coal, and gas combined. It could be the perfect "bridge fuel" to a clean energy future.
Bathybius haeckelii was briefly thought to be the link between inorganic matter and organic life.
At least one of Earth's creatures is able to survive the vacuum of space.
Based on data since 2000 alone, global warming is still occurring at a whopping 7-sigma significance. How hot will planet Earth get?
Instead of giving the 239 suffering families and the public a true story, Netflix exploited a horrifying tragedy to push conspiracy theories.
The natural wonders of Mauritius include the spectacular sight of an underwater waterfall. Here's the science of how it works.
What was this mammoth tusk doing on the ocean floor 150 miles from land?
Popular media often frame scientists as having a cold, sterile view of the world. That couldn’t be further from the truth.
Cement production currently accounts for 8% of global carbon emissions.
The intensely white coloration of the shrimp is a remarkable feat of bioengineering.
Scientists may have detected the somewhat smelly chemical dimethyl sulfide on a planet 120 light-years from Earth.
Scientists have discovered enzymes from several plastic-eating bacteria. So, why are our oceans still full of plastic pollution?
Catastrophes are difficult to predict because they are so rare. But AI using active learning can make predictions from very small data sets.
Deep underwater, temperatures are close to freezing and the pressure is 1,000 times higher than at sea level.
Dead whales inspire a way to find extraterrestrial life on Mars.
Despite the vast number of planets in the Universe, Earth's specific evolutionary history guarantees that its life forms — including humans — are utterly unique.
Ancient organic chemistry.
Ancient helium-3 from the dawn of time leaks from the Earth, offering clues to our planet’s formation. A key question is where it leaks from.
A floating platform the size of Rome collapsed off of Antarctica.
The 557-million-year-old specimen challenges the theory that animal body plans were laid out in the Cambrian explosion.