Worldwide Strengthening El Nino Giveth and Taketh Away
In California, they're counting on it to end an historic drought; in Peru, they've already declared a pre-emptive emergency to prepare for...
Sea creatures make brighter clouds to cool the Earth
Green globs of little critters in the ocean are responsible for half of the cloud droplets that cover the Southern Ocean during the summer, a new...
Critic’s Notebook: ‘The Bomb’ Helps Return Nukes to the TV Spotlight
The 70th anniversary of the first atom-bomb test prompted this PBS program, and other shows are covering the history of nuclear programs and...
Peru will make contact with remote Amazon tribe
A tribe that lives deep in the Amazon rainforest is about to get a visit from the government: Peru says it will take the controversial step of...
Q&A: Claustrophobia: More Likely in Women Than Men
The reasons for such a gender difference are not clear, and claustrophobia is not as well studied as some other phobias
Galaxy graveyard may be overflowing with dark matter
A vast cluster of dead galaxies roughly 300 million light-years from Earth may hold as much as 100 times more dark matter than visible matter,...
Man allegedly paid $55K to skin, behead famed African lion
Months after Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe came under fire for exporting 23 elephant calves to China (National Geographic has published...
Observatory: Farming Had an Earlier Start, a Study Says
Farming may have originated 23,000 years ago, thousands of years earlier than previously thought, according to seeds researchers found at an...
An asteroid didn't wipe out ichthyosaurs — So, what did?
During the dinosaur age, ichthyosaurs — large marine reptiles that look like dolphins — flourished in prehistoric oceans, living in all kinds of...
The New Health Care: The Evidence Supports Artificial Sweeteners Over Sugar
Added sugar is bad for your health, studies indicate, while sugar substitutes do not deserve the bad reputation they have acquired....
Ancient volcano tattooed the Earth with giant rings
Concentric circles of rocky hills and valleys in South Africa tell the story of a billion-year-old collapsed volcano in newly released photos from...
Dogs Trained in Prison to Protect Lives
A program at Auburn University breeds and trains dogs, with help from inmates, to use their sense of smell to detect threats....