Earth & Space
Seeing fresh dust at a young supernova: Source of the planets?
Melting Antarctic ice, rising seas: What can we expect?
Hurricanes, typhoons moving away from equator
Comet explores sun!
In 2011, a suicidal comet brushed the sun — showing a swirling magnetic field, the source of dangerous “space weather.” What did we More
Ancient water = ancient habitat?
Geologic dating shows that water has been trapped more than 2 kilometers underground since before the Cambrian explosion. This water More
Exploring the big! volcano
How do scientists predict an eruption? Watch volcanologists track a giant, active volcanic field in Chile’s Andes Mountains. More
Sinkholes: When the ground collapses!
What are sinkholes? Why are some locations prone to earthly collapse? How dangerous are they? Can we detect and prevent them? More
Space messengers: Private or public?
After an asteroid strikes, meteorite hunters go to work. What are the rules when you are looking for a hunk of outer space! More
How do hurricanes form? How do we predict their paths? How can we improve predictions? More
Scientists have tracked a light beam that’s half-a-million light years long to a monster black hole and found that the hole and its More
Take a modern volcano, and multiply it by 1,000. That’s a super-volcano. Their rare eruptions change landscapes and weather. How long More
Dunewatching, Martian style
New pix from Mars show sand dunes on the move. Mars has been dry for 1.5 billion years; could massive erosion be due to wind? Yes, says More
Reading magma, predicting giant eruptions
Volcanic eruptions are unpredictable, but here’s a new view of the historic eruption of a Mediterranean monster. About 3,500 years ago, More
Chasing neutrinos at the South Pole
Neutrinos travel through mass with scarcely a trace. A 1-billion ton detector at South Pole “sees” neutrinos from distant galaxies. More