The environment is truly a thing of beauty and should be protected whenever possible. What can we do to save the environment, and what new technology is available to help us?
If fettuccine rock exists on Mars, it would suggest the existence of microbial life there.
Everyone loves foraging for seashells at the beach, but the true jackpot is finding a perfect unbroken sand dollar. However, taking one home may not be such a good idea.
Water surrounds us, falling from the sky and pouring from faucets, and yet many of us never ask where it comes from. The answer stretches way back — before tides and thunderclouds to the big bang.
The Mushroom Burial Suit is designed to give our dead bodies new life by breaking them down and nourishing the soil.
To honor their prehistoric pasts, most U.S. states have designated official state fossils, ranging from trilobites to dinosaurs. Take our quiz to learn more!
In a devastating twist of irony, a warming climate in Norway is already damaging the Svalbard Global Seed Vault.
Caves are full of incredible geological formations, including stalagmites and stalactites. But you've probably never seen anything like cave popcorn before.
Green, clean energy sounds good at first: Harness the power of the wind to run our creature comforts. But could the sounds people hear (and don't hear) from wind turbines endanger their health?
"Will draw dinosaurs for food" is what they like to think they do. But it's actually way more complicated.
The spring, or vernal, equinox traditionally marks the first day of spring — but climate scientists use a different date altogether. Find out more about this and other facts about the spring equniox.
Scientists set up two stations to capture this strange seismic activity.
It's traditional for forests to surround churches in Ethiopia, and now they're providing the last tree canopies in a country that's been heavily deforested. But will they survive?
The decades-old geyser was created by accident when a geothermal company tried to drill a well. Now the strange geyser is open to tourists for the first time ever.
Massive gypsum crystals were discovered beneath Mexico's Sierra de Naica Mountain in very inhospitable environs — to humans anyway.
Sealab was a U.S. Navy program that allowed undersea divers to go deeper and stay underwater longer. So why did it disappear?
The Ancient Earth visualization map shows the movement of the planet's tectonic plates in a really cool way.
Many scientists believe that humans influence Earth at a rate so massive that a change to the geologic time scale is in order.
A new technology can speed the purification of water using sunlight, potentially providing clean water to billions of people.
There are seven different numbers you might see on a plastic container. And each number has its own meaning.
The forward momentum on recycling has stalled in the U.S. and other countries, but some experts say there's still potential for growth.
Some cities, even large ones, are making big strides in improving air quality.
Cockroaches are taking a big bite out of a Chinese city's trash problem.
Sastrugi are gorgeous snow formations found in the polar north, but they're also no fun to travel over.
These ancient wonders aren't static sculptures; they vibrate and shift throughout the day, creating a variety of sounds as they stretch their aging, eroding 'bones.'
The pigment ultramarine was as expensive as gold in medieval Europe; so how did it end up in the teeth of a nun buried at a monastery in rural Germany?