If Earth abruptly stopped spinning, what would happen to everything on it?
Earth is spherical, but what would happen if the Earth were flat? We explore some of the bizarre implications of a flat world which would make life as we know it virtually impossible.
A high-altitude balloon mission would investigate a controversial way to reduce global temperatures.
A seismic image of central Louisiana reveals gigantic megaripple marks dating to the end of the dinosaur age.
A 1972 report predicted the collapse of human society by the mid-2000s. New research suggests that, yeah, we're right on track.
The Amazon rainforest is creating more CO2 emissions than it is absorbing, causing global climate change to accelerate, a new study finds.
Our list of 10 of the most beautiful places in the world covers an array of natural landscapes, cities, islands and cultural sites.
Coastal flooding could quadruple in the US in the 2030s, a new study of the lunar cycle and sea level rise finds.
Temperatures over 120 degrees Fahrenheit are part of a "heat dome" scorching the western United States.
This Friday (July 9), we will explore the chemistry of milk plastic, (or casein plastic) in our new kids video series: Summer School with Live Science.
An invasive species is a type of animal, plant, fungus or any other living thing that has arrived in a new environment and can harm other species there.
Tropical Storm Elsa is approaching north Florida's Gulf Coast, with maximum sustained winds of 65 mph (100 km/h).
A towering inferno in the Caspain Sea is believed to have been caused by a rare explosion of a mud volcano in Azerbaijan's oil and gas fields.
Scientists have discovered how subglacial lakes are able to support diverse microbial communities by replicating natural erosion of lake sediments in a lab.
On July 5, 2021, Earth will be at the farthest point in its orbit around the sun, also known as aphelion.
Here's a guide to the Atlantic hurricane season of 2021, including predictions, naming conventions and how to prepare for a storm.
The planet has been losing 33,000 square miles (87,000 square kilometers) of ice coverage each year since 1979.