Antarctic meteorite: a new mineral has been discovered in a known Antarctic meteorite first discovered in 1969.
04/07/2011 01:00 am
After 48 years of happy marriage, Joyce Carol Oates experiences widowhood.
02/16/2011 06:05 am
An unusually warm January has limited the return of Arctic sea ice, whose extent set a record low for the month. The ice's ability to reflect sunlight back into space has a significant influence on climate worldwide.
02/05/2011 04:04 pm
Noticed a chill in the air? You're not alone. A blast of subzero temperatures has swept the Northeast, closing schools, stalling cars, and collectively freezing billions of nose hairs. The coldest temperature on Monday was recorded in New York's Adirondack Mountains, where Lake Saranac saw a low of –36°F. Boston woke up to temperatures of –2°F, actually colder than parts of the Arctic Circle. Many Americans outside the Northeast weren't much warmer. Even Tallahassee, Fla., saw temperatures drop to 25°F. Outside the US, South Koreans are seeing the lowest temperatures in almost a century, prompting the government to require public agencies to keep the thermostat set below 64°F to save energy. Still, these temperatures are downright balmy when compared to some places on Earth. Here's a list of sites that will make today seem like T-shirt weather.
01/24/2011 06:08 pm
As ongoing water problems force changes to Australian agriculture, will farmers demand more subsidies for water-hogging crops like rice and cotton or shift to less thirsty crops?
01/20/2011 02:10 pm
The seasonal cooling effect of light-reflecting snow and ice in the Northern Hemisphere may be weakening at twice the rate predicted by climate models, a new study shows, accelerating the impact of global warming.
01/18/2011 08:47 pm
Guest blogger Stefan Karlsson presents his take on global warming, more often called 'global climate change.'
12/23/2010 10:56 am
Scientists say that Mars went through three ages, and the first age may have been habitable for life as we know it. Each stage on Mars can be found at nine different locations around the planet Earth today.
12/10/2010 02:10 pm
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In Pictures Space photos of the day: Snowed in