Human activity underground is permanently changing the Earth, and some geologists see it as more evidence the planet has entered a new epoch called the Anthropocene.
Physicists have discovered tiny quantum tornadoes spinning inside droplets of superfluid liquid helium.
The National Park Service is celebrating its 98th anniversary on Monday (Aug.25) by waiving all national park entrance fees.
A new fossil-analysis technique revealed that early mammals from the Jurassic period were probably more picky insectivores than scientists previously thought.
Chemists can now use a test to identify counterfeit coffee made with filler ingredients like soybean, corn and twigs.
Giant 'dragon' pterosaurs from the group Azhdarchidae had a large distribution and likely played a key role in the Cretaceous period ecosystem.
How the crowd control technology — like tear gas, rubber bullets and sound cannons — being used in Ferguson, Missouri, works.
What makes for an ideal piece of gossip? People are mostly likely to spread a story if it contains a 'juicy' bit of information and involves someone they know well.
NASA’s Earth Observatory released images showing how the Novatak and East Novatak glaciers have retreated over the past 26 years.
Decades of research has revealed that snow ice in the Arctic in thinning, especially over the Beaufort and Chukchi seas.
LGBT Americans are significantly less likely to identify themselves as religious, according to a new Gallup Poll.
The biggest and brightest full moon of the year — a dazzling "supermoon" — will rise tomorrow (Aug. 10).
The National Geographic Traveler magazine announced the winning photos for its 2014 photography contest.
For the first time, physicists have used an equation to map the path quantum particles are most likely to take when changing from one quantum state to another.
Gluten-free foods can contain no more than 20 parts per million of gluten, according to a new rule from the FDA that goes into affect today (Aug.5).
After an amoeba killed a 9-year-old girl, researchers explore how some infectious diseases spread differently than others.
New images from NASA's Earth Observatory reveal the turquoise melt ponds in the Arctic that form every summer.
The U.S. Geological Survey plans to map the continental shelf off the East Coast using acoustics, but some environmentalists say marine mammals might be at risk.
The popular dating site OKCupid detailed the results of three experiments in which it meddled with its users' online matches.
A NASA imaging system has captured the first high-resolution images of Alaska's remote and poorly studied forests.
Brain activity can predict the likelihood that people will give in to their food cravings, new research shows.