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Ask Us Anything: Why Don’t Electric Eels Electrocute Themselves? [VIDEO]

Short answer: It's complicated<p>The electric eel is a variety of freshwater fish with specialized organs that discharge electricity. Many species use these jolts to sense their surroundings or communicate (as in courtship). A few species, including electric eels, electric rays, and electric catfish, …

Wildfires in California spew greenhouse gas - Futurity

Wildfires in California emit more greenhouse gas than expected, raising concerns about the state's ability to reduce emissions by 2020.

California Wildfires

Replace Your Eyeballs With Synthetic Ones

Vision would no longer have to be #nofilter<p>Our eyes are such elegant, complex, specialized organs that their existence seems almost hard to believe--Darwin himself called their evolution “absurd.” But that doesn’t mean they’re perfect; eyes sometimes don’t focus correctly, they break down over …

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Can you solve these top mysteries of the universe?

Scientists have discovered a ‘supervoid’ in space, a peculiar empty section of space which is missing roughly 10,000 galaxies. This empty space, which is thought to be the largest known structure ever discovered in the universe, is baffling experts.<p>Scientists are unclear about what this desolate …

Moon and Venus April 20-21, 2015

Did you see them? They were beautiful. Check out these photos from around the world.<p>Check out this cool video posted to EarthSky Facebook by Danny …


Before dawn, Lyrid meteors in a dark sky!

Photo of Lyrid meteor via EarthSky Facebook friend Guy Livesay.<p>Tonight – April 21, 2018 – start watching late at night, or better yet in the hours …

FDA May Start Regulating Homeopathy

At long last<p>Homeopathy--an alternative theory of medicine founded on the notion that “like cures like”--has so far gotten a free pass in the U.S. Although studies suggest homeopathic treatments don’t work, the FDA allows them to be sold without testing and without approval from regulators. This …