From hellishly hot planets to water worlds, some distant planets are like nothing in our Solar System.
On Nov. 15, 2021, U.S. officials announced that they had detected a dangerous new debris field in orbit near Earth. Later in the day, it was confirmed that Russia had […]
“Should they strike, each of them has an energy at impact equal to all of the nuclear weapons on Earth combined."
Surface deformation or other signs of an impending explosion may not occur. Instead, supervolcanic eruptions can be much more insidious.
The findings include signs of flash flooding that carried huge boulders downstream into the lakebed.
Asymmetric organocatalysis is an environmentally friendly way of accelerating chemical reactions and creating specific types of molecules.
Much like computing technology, the Great Red Spot has been getting smaller and faster over the last few years.
Without Benjamin List and David MacMillan, chemists would still be using metals and enzymes to catalyze chemical reactions.
David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian were awarded the highest honor in medicine for their research into how human bodies make sense of and respond to the outside world.
The unconventional method could help astronomers better track meteorites that fall during the daytime.
An icy space rock flattened an ancient city and everyone in it, perhaps inspiring the Biblical story of Sodom
Shocked city dwellers who stared at it were blinded instantly, then the entire city caught fire.
Research from NASA reveals Mars’ spectacular volcanic past.
The atmosphere’s habitable zone is so small, several mountain ranges extend beyond it.
Asteroid Bennu is still far more likely to fly right by us than to make impact.
How did the troughs form?
Scientists track down a puzzling early burst of oxygen on Earth.
A puzzling — and huge — break in the geological record finally might be explained.
We should not romanticize ancient Egyptian culture.
Let's celebrate the progress, but put the cork back in the champagne bottle.
Galaxies can die if their star-making stuff is lost. But now it can find its way back.
Surrounding Earth is a powerful magnetic field created by swirling liquid iron in the planet’s core. Earth’s magnetic field may be nearly as old as the Earth itself – and […]