We continue our tour of the Burke Museum, where we meet a mastodon and see some ancient art
Although the mechanisms vary, together the glaciers are losing 75 billion tons of ice annually
When the sun, moon and Earth are aligned, high tidal stress may increase the chances that an earthquake will grow bigger than it otherwise might have been.
Thrills! Chills! Exploding mountains! And some of the prettiest images of the Grand Canyon you ever did see
Mud Mountain Dam is a fascinating, record-breaking earthen dam—and right on the way to one of our favorite volcanoes!
We asked leading scientists to predict the future. Here’s what they had to say
By playing road noise where there was no road, researchers were able to gauge the effect of the noise on bird behavior without having to deal with the effect of the road itself. ...
South America and central Africa lost the most wilderness in a decline since the 1990s that saw the planet's wild areas down by a tenth
Scientists are increasingly confident about the link between earthquakes and oil and gas production, yet regulators are slow to react
Sharks can accumulate both methylmercury and a toxin called BMAA, which can have synergistic effects on human consumers. Christopher Intagliata reports.
A map of Earth in 2100 reveals where livelihoods are at stake due to climate change—and what people are doing to prepare for that future
The marathon was used as a benchmark, coupled with climate change models and heat stress measurements
Today, we visit the Discovery Lab at the Burke Museum and get to act like a bunch of exploring kids!
Quality of life on an increasingly crowded planet depends on decisions made today
A map based on new data reveals where climate change threatens peoples’ ways of life—and what they are doing to prepare for the future
Our influence is written in the geologic strata
We have changed the world irrevocably and may soon transform ourselves as a species. Here's a status report on the human experiment
The OSIRIS-REx probe's journey to the asteroid Bennu will answer questions about our deepest past and possible futures
Environmental concentrations of certain insecticides slashed honeybee drones' living sperm counts. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Welcome to the second leg of our Burke Museum visit! In this one we get to meet a very awesome sabre kitty, enjoy some of the prettiest rocks and fossils ever, and lie in the center of a volcano...