The rapid decline of the British-Irish Ice Sheet thousands of years ago may hold lessons for how melting ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica will influence sea-level rise in the future.
Researchers have accurately measured the height of the eruption plume from the undersea volcano that erupted in Tonga in January. The results confirm that it is the tallest of its kind ever recorded.
Reference Photosynthesis is the process plants, algae and some bacteria use to turn sunlight, carbon dioxide and water into sugar and oxygen.
Here's a look at when the time changes for daylight saving time and who instituted daylight savings in the first place.
A collapsed dam at a diamond mine in South Africa recently released a torrent of mining waste into the surrounding area. A new satellite image shows the trail of dried and potentially toxic mud left behind.
The discovery of a river beneath the Antarctic ice reveals that the bottom of the ice sheet may be more susceptible to melt than previously believed.
Massively long lines at Mount Everest's frigid summit may have contributed to the deaths of seven climbers this week.
Seasonal changes in air pressure sometimes make Mount Everest's "perceived elevation" to shrink by thousands of feet, a new study finds.
Declassified spy-satellite photos show that the glaciers near Mount Everest are shrinking more than expected.
Here are the government buildings, military installments and industrial centers you can now peruse on Google Earth — and three places still shielded from prying eyes.
Reference Courtesy of Google Earth, check out some strange highlights of our planet, in lieu of a whirlwind trip round the world.
Google Earth is an amazing trove of visuals from all over the planet, and new strange things turn up in it all the time. Here are the best from 2017.
Live Science has gathered all the weird Google Earth sightings of the year, mixing the false alarms with authentic surprises. Can you guess which is which?
A set of sinuous lines found in the Thar Desert of India may be the largest geoglyph ever discovered.