New research concludes that warm and cold extremes in the central Pacific are often correlated with heat waves several weeks later in the Eastern United States. Advance warning could help cities prepare – and perhaps save lives.
California residents have been forced to use less water with each passing year, but as drought becomes the new norm, they aren't just conserving, they're revolutionizing the way the state manages its water.
The Cassini probe zipped through the icy plumes of Enceladus Wednesday, looking for evidence that the moon's hidden sea is habitable. The search for life in the solar system is increasingly pointing to new and less-accessible destinations.
Even after giving birth to 100 million trillion Earth-mass planets in the habitable zones of host stars, the cosmos has the raw material to produce more than 10 times that number, according to a new study.