I robot. Aye science!

I robot. Aye science!

Ocean technology on the move: 1: a robot sub smart enough to find stuff in the deep ocean 2: a metal fish glides for weeks under the More »

A climate of extremes?

A climate of extremes?

Are extreme heat, wicked cyclones and record rainfalls signs of climate change, or just more changes in the weather? Will warming More »

When earthquakes break…

When earthquakes break...

How do rocks move? What governs how long and violent an earthquake will be? Should we worry about a powder between the grinding rocks? More »

Shock and aftershock in Haiti

Shock and aftershock in Haiti
Aftershocks and triggered earthquakes both follow a large earthquake, and they don’t happen at random. Can lessons about the sequence More »

Looking anew at diamonds

Looking anew at diamonds

New analysis uses light to distinguish one diamond from another, but won’t help the battle against the “conflict diamonds”. More »

Saturn’s Secret: Lightning

Saturn's Secret: Lightning

Cassini finds lightning strikes on Saturn, haze on moon Titan, dust between the rings, and new rotation rate. More »

Planet Formation

Planet Formation

New view of crystals that form into planets in protoplanetary disks. Which came first, the planet or the crystals? More »

Understanding Volcanoes

Understanding Volcanoes

How do volcanoes work, and how accurate are predictions? How have volcanoes changed the landscape? More »

Earth Seen From Space

Earth Seen From Space

Earth Observing System uses satellites to accelerate earth science, oceanography, meteorology and global change. More »

Desert Dust Detailed

Desert Dust Detailed

Soils provide new clues to early desert formation in Asia. The vast Loess Plateau of China has good soil. More »

Volcano Overdue at Yellowstone?

Volcano Overdue at Yellowstone?

Giant volcano at Yellowstone erupts on schedule. The last eruption covered about 20 states with ash. If Yellowstone blows, think big! More »

Natural Gas: Vast Undersea Supply?

Natural Gas: Vast Undersea Supply?

Gas hydrates under the ocean may contain an almost unlimited supply of energy, but they’re hard to get, and using them could make More »