According to a report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the average global temperature during period from December 2014 to February 2015 was the highest on record.
Clouds of cosmic dust in the early universe were the result of exploding stars, suggests data from a flying NASA observatory.
In Northern France on Saturday a full moon (and solar eclipse) created an ocean surge not seen since 1997.
After 15 years of below-average water levels, Lakes Superior, Michigan, and Huron are now well above normal, suggesting that climate change's impact on the fourth seacoast may be more complicated than previously thought.
Viewers share their best – and not-so-great – views of the solar eclipse in all of its glory.
Friday’s vernal equinox marks warmer months ahead – but is it really the first day of spring?
Researchers say Carnufex carolinensis, an early crocodile ancestor, was probably a dominant predator in the Triassic.
Carnufex carolinensis lived some 230 million years ago, before the age of dinosaurs, say scientists.
The best land-based location is the Faroe Islands. Next best: northern Europe. And of course, the Internet.
Peckoltia greedoi, a newly discovered catfish species in Brazil, gets its name from Greedo, the green-skinned bounty hunter shot by Han Solo in the Mos Eisley Cantina in the 1977 film 'Star Wars.'
NASA's Maven spacecraft has spotted ultraviolet northern lights caused by solar wind colliding with the Red Planet's atmosphere.
Skywatchers in northern latitudes were treated to an extra dazzling display, thanks to a massive solar storm colliding with our planet's magnetic field.
Thanks to a genetic study, a pair of extinct animals that have long defied categorization now have a taxonomic home.
A new genetic map answers age-old questions – both archaeological and cultural – about the people of the United Kingdom.
Videos of people dancing on treadmills have been a YouTube staple for years. Could the viral trend make its way into fitness clubs?
For many people around the world, a solar eclipse is as much a cultural event as it is an astronomical one. Here are some tips on viewing it safely.
Father of the modern novel Miguel de Cervantes' body was found in the Convent of the Barefoot Trinitarians in Madrid after being lost since the 17th century.
The massive solar storm currently bombarding the Earth could produce Northern Lights visible from the contiguous United States.
Using data from NASA's MESSENGER probe, scientists have created two new maps of Mercury, revealing never-before-seen formations on the surface of the planet.
With the 17-million-year-old skull of an ancient whale, researchers are zeroing in on the origins of human bipedalism.
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