For the first time, the public can track back the environmental changes occurring on our planet's surface over time via Google Earth Engine.
If you are of European ancestry, a European stranger could be a not-too-distant relative, a new genetic study suggests. Indeed, all humans share a set of common ancestors who may not be as ancient as you might think.
Launched in February and now 438 miles above the Earth's surface, NASA's Landsat Data Continuity Mission satellite took several photos of an erupting Indonesian volcano.
The sun fired off super-hot plasma in a dazzling eruption, captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory.
Sand tiger sharks have been known for devouring each other in the womb. Scientists now believe that they can explain why.
The ancestors of dinosaurs might have established themselves in present-day Tanzania and Zambia, suggest newly discovered fossils.
Earth permanently deformed: New research suggests that large-scale temblors can leave permanent scars on the crust of our planet.
The maxim, 'When in Rome, do as the Romans do' also applies to non-human primates, as scientists discover that wild monkeys have an ability to imitate the social eating behavior of other groups of monkeys.
More than one month after a sinkhole opened up and swallowed a sleeping man in Florida, local authorities show what the deadly pit looks like inside.
'Gate to Hell' unearthed in Turkey: Italian archaeologists have discovered what they believed to be the remains of an ancient cave that was the entrance to the underworld in Greek and Roman legends.
Lion kills heron: A video of four lions setting upon a blue heron at a Dutch zoo serves as a reminder of the King of the Jungle's wild instincts.
'Killer dolphins' escape: A story of highly-trained killer dolphins escaping from a Ukrainian military facility has turned out to be a hoax. But there is such a thing as a military dolphin.
The appearance of a small sinkhole Tuesday has closed down an entire block in Washington D.C. Why are there so many sinkholes?
100,000 'killer' bees attack: A pair of park rangers in Tampa, Fla., were hospitalized after disturbing a hive of what are likely Africanized 'killer' bees, a hybrid species introduced in the Americas in the 1950s.
Photos of an eel-like creature captured in New Jersey have gone viral, prompting speculations of a 'sea monster.' The animal appears to be a sea lamprey, a type of parasite common in northern Atlantic waters, experts say.
His passion for all things Vietnamese has combined with his passion for old maps, placing him at the center of a territorial dispute between Vietnam and China.
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