At least 279 dolphins have become stranded across much of the US Gulf Coast since the start of February, triple the usual number, and about 98% of them have died, scientists from the National Oceanic Atmospheric
As more countries open their borders to paleontology, a new generation of dino hunters is uncovering almost one new species a week. Illinois-born Stephen Brusatte is one of the stars of modern paleontology.
Mike Morrison hardly looks like a revolutionary. He's wearing a dark suit and has short hair. But we're about to enter a world of conformity that hasn't changed in decades — maybe even a century. And there,
Winter in Antarctica is frigid, persistently dark, violently stormy, and, at least in some years, home to puzzling holes in the sea ice. Known as polynyas, these strange pits “have been this enduring in
The location of an ancient impact crater made by the biggest asteroid ever to hit Britain has been traced to a spot under the sea between mainland Scotland and the Outer Hebrides. Researchers at Oxford
An asteroid roughly the width of a football field will pass close enough to Earth this year to warrant the attention of the European Space Agency (ESA), though the space rock's actual threat to the planet
New fossils suggest the chinquapin, found today in parts of Asia, first took root in the Southern Hemisphere. Millions of years ago, a volcano erupted in what’s now the Patagonia region of southern Argentina,
The sound of heavy rain lashing against the bedroom window woke me in the middle of the night: just what the garden needed. By morning, a plastic bowl outside the greenhouse door contained an inch of with