NASA, along with Utah State University, launched four rockets into the Northern Lights, or aurora borealis, in Alaska on Monday in order to learn more about turbulence in the upper atmosphere.
When it comes to predicting the weather, meteorologists look to the sky to determine if there's a chance of rain or sunshine. But now new research is suggesting that we start looking down, and not up, in order to better gauge future forecasts.
As climate change warms our world, glaciers in Iceland are melting and causing the land to literally rise up in response, according to a new study.
While the massive nor'easter that swept across the East Coast earlier this week forced some to remain shut inside their homes and wait out the storm, others could not be more excited about the almost-record snowfall, and took full advantage.
In the hunt for habitable planets around the galaxy, scientists may have just gotten some help. Remarkable research has, for the first time, suggested that extreme Neptune-like planets have the potential to become rocky, habitable worlds.
Paleontologists in China have recently discovered a new species of an extremely long-necked dinosaur - spanning about half of its body length at times - earning it the nickname "dragon," a new study describes.
Kids teasing, taunting and bullying one another on the playground is nothing out of the ordinary, and the same goes for chimpanzees. And if any of these antics were to result in a confrontation, new research shows that those chimps with macho moms are more likely to win the fight.
Based on new fossil evidence, scientists may have discovered a previously unknown human species from Asia that lived as recently as 10,000 years ago, changing prior views of our human ancestry.
An ancient skull, dating back 55,000 years, that was recently discovered in a northern Israel cave is shedding light on the migration of modern humans out of Africa, linking their movements with Neanderthals, a new study shows.
Scientists have spotted the first northern saw-whet owl in Arkansas, a species previously believed to not frequent the state during wintering months, according to new research.
The shooting of a bald eagle, a federally protected species, in East Tennessee has prompted an investigation by state and federal wildlife officials, who are offering a $10,000 reward to any information on the shooter.
The first zebra sharks born via artificial insemination made their groundbreaking debut at the Aquarium of the Pacific on Tuesday, according to reports.
The world can still enjoy normal living standards while combating climate change and drastically cutting emissions, a new analysis says, but only with sweeping changes to agriculture, transport, food and fuel.
Finally, it seems we have scientific proof that girls are better than boys, because according to new research girls outperform boys in educational achievement regardless of the level of gender, political, economic or social equality.