Billions of tons of ice being lost in West Antarctica each year is causing the region to be pushed sideways by sturdier bedrock in the East Antarctica region.
In the decade between 2000 and 2010 about 1,900 cyclones churned through the Arctic, scientists report, noting that total to be about 40 percent more than previously believed.
Extensive watching of news coverage of terrorism events can be harmful to mental health, a new study from the University of California, Irvine suggests.
The Carrintgon Event is regarded as the largest geomagnetic solar storm known to hit Earth. But University of Colorado solar scientist Daniel Baker contends that a solar storm in July 2012 was even more powerful than the Carrington Event, and had it hit Earth, it would have caused widespread technological disaster by short-circuiting satellites, blowing out power grids and transformers and shorting ground-based communications that could have put aircraft crews and astronauts at risk.
Detailed observations near the equator on Mars, have revealed slender, finger-like markings - possibly due to salt water - that appear to expand down the slopes with the seasons.
Here on Earth, the air gets colder and thinner as altitude increases up until a certain height, about 45,000 feet, when it starts to warm up again. This phenomenon is also present on Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune, as well as billions of other plants, according to a new study.
New research on gestation suggests that a father's diet can influence his offspring's health. While most research in the field is focused on the mother, the new study indicates that fathers should receive due attention in future gestation research.
Researchers have developed a prosthesis for the brain which shows promise in treating rats with brain injury, reporting that their work could lead to the creation of a functional neural prosthesis to be used in humans.
Organic milk contains notably higher concentrations of healthful fatty acids compared to conventional milk, according to researchers from Washington State University, who spent 18 months testing hundreds of milk samples.
Humans age in a way not necessarily typical in the rest of nature, according to the results of a new study on aging habits of a range of species, which found that while some organisms, like humans, are strong in their youth and grow weaker as they age, the opposite is true for some species, while others seem to be unaffected by age at all.
The rarest species of orchid in Europe has been rediscovered on a volcanic range in the Azores, scientists report.
An analysis of 20 of the top children's movies released between 2006-2010 suggests that the films send kids mixed messages about obesity and eating habits.
It might be no surprise that the coldest temperature on Earth was measured in Antarctica, but the latest and most-detailed global surface temperature maps reveal a spot on the South Pole that registered at minus 136 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 93.2 Celsius).
The discovery of a fossilized wasp species with an appendage remarkably similar to that of more recent wasps known for laying eggs in figs has puzzled researchers because figs did not come to exist until 65 million years after the fossilized wasp was alive.
A European bumble bee species introduced in Chile in the 1990s to supplement the pollination efforts of native honeybees has grown into a certifiably invasive species, out-competing native pollinators not just in Chile, but across the South American continent.