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?
Joshua trees can live for up to 300 years, but climate change is threatening their very survival.
Permafrost across the globe is rapidly melting. What could this mean for the future of the planet?
The world has only had time zones since the late 1800s. Some people think we should eliminate them and have just one universal time instead.
This white-hot metal not only makes beautiful jewelry, it's coveted for industrial, medical and military purposes too.
The U.S. is full of exceptional geological formations. But these five set the bar high as far as landmarks go.
You can see these rocky formations in the Badlands of Nebraska, and they're as awe-inspiring as they are eerie.
Cross seas may looks super cool. But you never want to get caught up in the grid-patterned waves they generate.
Each year, Earth sees two equinoxes and two solstices. But how much do you actually know about these events? Take the quiz and find out!
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.
A new technology can speed the purification of water using sunlight, potentially providing clean water to billions of people.