Major California science textbooks may be misrepresenting the science behind climate change as much weaker than it actually is, new Stanford research shows.
When times are good, it pays to be the big fish in the sea; in the aftermath of disaster, however, smaller is better.
Scientists have discovered a surprising similarity between rivers and humans: both release more carbon dioxide when they work hard.
Fires are more prevalent on a Tuesday and less likely on a Sunday, according to a new University of Melbourne study, which highlights the dramatic effect humans, religion and culture have on the global climate.
At the University of Melbourne, a rare, eight-carat diamond has been smashed to smithereens in a bid to discover the secrets of its origin and a potential 'mother lode' of diamonds.
People often criticize the amount of money spent on space exploration. Sometimes it's well-meaning friends and family who say that that money is wasted, and would be better spent on solving problems here on Earth. In fact, ...
As Earth's population grows toward a projected 9 billion by 2050 and climate change puts growing pressure on the world's agriculture, researchers are turning to technology to help safeguard the global food supply.
The Alpine–Himalayan belt, which stretches from the Mediterranean to the Pacific, is one of the world's most seismically active regions. Now, a combination of earth science, social science and education is being used to ...
Scientists from the Department of Earth Sciences at Royal Holloway, University of London together with colleagues from the USA, Russia and China, have discovered that forest fires across the globe were more common between ...
A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine offers NASA a framework for prioritizing satellite observations and measurements of Earth based on their scientific value.