12 November 2013, 03:17 PM ET
In a hotly anticipated decision, a blue-ribbon panel of experts today declared that One World Trade Center in New York City is the tallest building in the United States. For the height-obsessed, here's a list of some of the tallest things in the world.
12 November 2013, 01:20 PM ET
Take a look at this amazing 400x-magnified image showing a microbiological water park created by the fascinating fungus Emericella nidulans.
12 November 2013, 01:08 PM ET
Six mistakes appear in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's latest summary report on global warming and climate change.
12 November 2013, 11:22 AM ET
A image that went viral yesterday suggested that Typhoon Haiyan was the size of the United States. The scale on the image was off, as the American Red Cross.
11 November 2013, 06:08 PM ET
Some have compared the destruction wrought by Super Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines to that caused by the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. Here's a comparison of the two events.
11 November 2013, 05:40 PM ET
Mount Vinson is the eighth-highest mountain in the world.
11 November 2013, 05:35 PM ET
A monthlong underwater research mission led by Fabien Cousteau, grandson of the celebrated oceanographer Jacques Cousteau, has been postponed until the spring.
11 November 2013, 05:32 PM ET
Bacterial proteins could alter precipitation patterns and climate-change models.
11 November 2013, 05:02 PM ET
Even in Dzanga Bai, one of the most protected elephant meeting grounds in all of Africa, isn't safe from heavily armed poachers, who kill 35,000 elephants every year or about 96 elephants a day according to the Wildlife Conservation Society.
11 November 2013, 03:51 PM ET
Super Typhoon Haiyan slammed into the Philippines on Nov. 8, 2013, creating an enormous storms surge that devastated the region and likely killed thousands.
11 November 2013, 02:14 PM ET
An astronaut on the International Space Station has seen the deadly Typhoon Haiyan from orbit. See astronaut Karen Nyberg's amazing photo of the super typhoon.
11 November 2013, 01:38 PM ET
The U.S. military is assisting with recovery efforts and humanitarian relief in the Philippines in the aftermath of Super Typhoon Haiyan, a devastating storm that is estimated to have killed more than 10,000 people.
11 November 2013, 12:54 PM ET
A secretive new species of small wood-scorpion has been discovered in southwestern Turkey, researchers report.
11 November 2013, 12:28 PM ET
Take a look at a stunning time-lapse sequence captured at the 41st annual International Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
11 November 2013, 11:41 AM ET
In a first, U.S. officials are going to destroy their massive stockpile of illegal ivory this week, hoping to send a zero-tolerance message to elephant poachers.
11 November 2013, 11:18 AM ET
New evidence is shedding light on the processes that formed Earth’s oldest rock and mineral record – processes that influenced the early evolution of life.
11 November 2013, 11:03 AM ET
Another tropical disturbance will bring heavy rainfall to areas hardest hit by once-Super Typhoon Haiyan at midweek.
08 November 2013, 07:27 PM ET
The rain is ricocheting off the roads here in Manila. Early on Friday, our car’s tyres dragged in the deep puddles. Basketball courts - remnants of bygone American rule, and a staple of every district - are already flooding.
08 November 2013, 02:05 PM ET
Solar radiation, trapped by our atmosphere, keeps Earth warm. But if human activity is making it too warm, Stanford scientists have developed a panel that can return heat to space. Is this a tool for future geo-engineering?
07 November 2013, 07:01 PM ET
The Earth is warming due to emission of greenhouses gases, but a theory persists that cosmic rays are to blame. A new study found no evidence for this hypothesis.
07 November 2013, 02:05 PM ET
The flow of ice streams in Antarctica, such as the fast-moving Pine Island Glacier, is affected by stripes of high friction below the ice, which in turn control the glaciers' contributions to sea level rise.
07 November 2013, 01:55 PM ET
Artificial reefs created using 3D printing technology may be effective tools for restoring marine life in threatened ecosystems.
07 November 2013, 11:39 AM ET
Super typhoon Haiyan, bearing down on the Philippines, has become the year's most intense storm and is bearing down on the central Philippines, threatening to inflict massive damage and loss of life.
07 November 2013, 11:36 AM ET
Why would Nebraska's state legislators oppose learning how warming will affect state crops?
07 November 2013, 09:26 AM ET
This stunning wallpaper shows the marine wilderness of Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve in Alaska.
06 November 2013, 10:47 PM ET
Three studies have revealed details of the meteor that exploded above Russian city, Chelyabinsk, in February this year.
06 November 2013, 04:56 PM ET
Recent earthquakes rattling the Cogdell oil field in northern Texas were triggered by gas-injection wells meant to boost oil production, a study finds.
06 November 2013, 04:50 PM ET
Debris from the deadly tsunami that struck Japan almost three years ago is drifting across the Pacific Ocean toward North America, and will likely continue to wash onto North American shores over the next few years, according to NOAA.
06 November 2013, 03:56 PM ET
The polar bear is one of five species whose extinction risk is actually a myth.
06 November 2013, 03:39 PM ET
Katy Perry's latest album has been declared a potential biohazard by Australian authorities. The deluxe version of the album, named "Prism," may contains seed paper that fans are encouraged to plant to grow non-native flowers.
06 November 2013, 02:17 PM ET
A remote Russian volcano may be readying for a new eruption. On Nov. 5, a satellite spotted ash above Kamchatka's Zhupanovksy volcano, which recently woke from a decades-long slumber.
06 November 2013, 01:00 PM ET
Young Earth’s molten lava ocean was layered like a pudding cake. This lava sea was stratified, separated into lighter and denser layers.