23 January 2014, 10:30 AM ET
If an earthquake originated in California's San Andreas fault, Los Angeles would be impacted by stronger than expected shakes. Researchers at Stanford University used virtual earthquakes to prove how the geography of the region causes this to happen.
23 January 2014, 10:08 AM ET
The beauty of China can be hard to see through the thick smog.
23 January 2014, 07:27 AM ET
The rapidly reproducing and notoriously hungry lionfish has pushed native creatures out of tropical reefs at an alarming rate in the western Atlantic, where the invasive species has no natural predators.
22 January 2014, 05:14 PM ET
A robot surveying the underside of Antarctica's Ross Ice Shelf has made a startling discovery: Clinging upside-down from crannies in the ice shelf with their tentacles dangling into the icy water were thousands and thousands of tiny sea anemones.
22 January 2014, 04:23 PM ET
The northeastern United States was hammered by a blustery storm yesterday (Jan. 21), leaving some places now buried under more than a foot of snow.
22 January 2014, 02:18 PM ET
Though physically distant from Antarctica, water masses in the north and tropical regions of the Atlantic Ocean appear to have a significant influence on the effects of climate change on the icy continent.
22 January 2014, 01:36 PM ET
Images of a snow-free Mount Shasta seen from space reveal just how bad the California drought has gotten.
22 January 2014, 01:17 PM ET
The last glaciers in the United Kingdom melted centuries ago, not 11,500 years has had been believed, new research finds. Scotland's Cairngorm Mountains hosted glaciers in the Little Ice Age.
22 January 2014, 10:34 AM ET
The snowy conditions currently barreling across northeastern states may have football fans worried about what this might mean for the open-air Super Bowl scheduled for Feb. 2, but the storm has little bearing on weather conditions two weeks from now.
21 January 2014, 06:54 PM ET
Recycling may seem new, but it's an idea older than the United States.
21 January 2014, 04:28 PM ET
Giant wind turbines appear as white specks across the Thames Estuary in the United Kingdom, in this satellite photo of the London Array, the world's largest offshore wind farm.
21 January 2014, 02:23 PM ET
How much of an impact does beef really have on health and the environment?
21 January 2014, 02:19 PM ET
Since 1950, average temperatures have increased 1.1°F to an average of 58.3° in 2013. Increase in greenhouse gas levels continue to drive the temperature increase.
21 January 2014, 02:05 PM ET
The strange phenomenon known as ball lightning that has been reported for centuries was caught, by chance, on high-speed video by researchers studying conventional lightning, providing insight into the weird, glowing orbs.
21 January 2014, 01:59 PM ET
It's official: 2013 was one of the hottest on record, tying 2003 as the world's fourth warmest year since record keeping began in 1880, a new analysis shows.
21 January 2014, 01:45 PM ET
Lightning isn't just the stuff that zips from cloud to ground during a thunderstorm — there are many strange and mysterious types of lightning, from red sprites and elves high in the sky to eerie ball lightning floating near the ground.
21 January 2014, 01:42 PM ET
For better or worse, polar vortex now seems to be shorthand for any bitterly cold winter air blasting into the United States from the Arctic. But this atmospheric weather pattern is really just winter as usual.
21 January 2014, 01:39 PM ET
An ancient cold event known as the Younger Dryas is linked to the disappearance of forests in Europe because of drier conditions in the region that occurred relatively quickly after the onset of cold.
21 January 2014, 11:59 AM ET
The weather phenomenon that brought frigid temperatures – minus 18°F in some places – to the United States in the first week of 2014 was probed by NASA's Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument on NASA's Aqua spacecraft.
21 January 2014, 11:38 AM ET
Renewable biofuels are sometimes criticized for effecting food prices when they use food crops, which is why a research program in France is aiming to turn straw and other agricultural waste into jet fuel.
21 January 2014, 11:06 AM ET
Scientists have discovered a new species of toad that had been hiding on Peru's forest floors with a body camouflaged to look like dead leaves. A lack of eardrums separates it from its close relatives.
20 January 2014, 05:00 PM ET
Researchers discovered Vancouver could see three to four times greater shaking from future earthquakes, thanks to the Georgia Basin's amplifying effects.
19 January 2014, 01:00 PM ET
The most intense El Niño events may soon hit every 10 years, instead of every 20 years, thanks to warming water in the eastern Pacific Ocean, a new study predicts.
18 January 2014, 09:53 AM ET
Discovery Channel's new dramatic miniseries called Klondike reveals the dangerous lives of gold diggers who made their way into the Alaskan and Canadian wilderness to strike it rich at the end of the 19th century.
17 January 2014, 10:50 PM ET
Richard Madden, Abbie Cornish, Conor Leslie, Augustus Prew and Johnny Simmons ('Klondike' cast) braved the elements to deliver a realistic take of the gold rush in the frigid Yukon. They give Livescience.com's Laura Poppick the 'gold' carpet update.
17 January 2014, 05:24 PM ET
Scientists have discovered a U-shaped gorge that rivals the Grand Canyon in depth, carved by glaciers before West Antarctica was buried in ice.
17 January 2014, 04:59 PM ET
Most carbon capture schemes are complex and expensive, but research on sea urchins has revealed a clean and cheap way to capture carbon and turn it into something useful.
17 January 2014, 03:18 PM ET
Images from the Jan. 17, 1994 Northridge earthquake and scientific studies that followed.
17 January 2014, 02:59 PM ET
A new type of toad species was discovered hiding in the Peruvian Andes. See its unique “dead-leaf pattern.”
17 January 2014, 12:45 PM ET
Twenty years ago, no one knew the Northridge fault existed. Thanks to Northridge, the next one won't be such a surprise. The big question is: Are Californians ready?
17 January 2014, 11:43 AM ET
Images from space reveal the extent of a fast-growing blaze just outside of Los Angeles. The regions parched conditions and gusty winds provide the perfect conditions for wildfire.
17 January 2014, 10:28 AM ET
Seaweed transplants could help revive an underwater forest off the coast of Sydney, Australia, that was wiped out by sewage dumping decades earlier, a new study suggests.