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A lithodid crab seen on the mussel bed at 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) beneath the surface.
Unique Animals Found at East Coast Methane Seep
May 09, 2013
The site is home to unique animals like crabs and mussels. View Full Article »
Cirrus clouds are made of ice particles and can cover 30% of Earth's atmosphere.
How Cirrus Clouds Form — And Why It Matters
May 09, 2013
The clouds can cover 30 percent of the Earth and impact climate. View Full Article »
This newfound species is the hopbeard plunderfish.
New Deep-Sea Fish Species Found in Antarctica
May 09, 2013
The fish has a strange growth extending off its chin. View Full Article »
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Science and Psychology: Why People Ignore Tornado Warnings
May 09, 2013
Despite advancements in tornado warning systems, 60 people die each year from tornadoes. This raises the question: why do people ignore tornado warnings? View Full Article »
Pena de Bernal Monolith in Mexico
Mexican Monolith Is World's Tallest Freestanding Rock
May 09, 2013
Peña de Bernal Natural Monument is a UNESCO-recognized site. View Full Article »
alvar beach
Criteria for 'Red List' of Endangered Ecosystems Released
May 08, 2013
Case studies reveal ecosystems at risk around the world. View Full Article »
greenland, glaciers
Greenland's Glacial Melt May Slow, Study Suggests
May 08, 2013
The breakneck glacial retreat is likely to lose steam, scientists project. View Full Article »
This device, an environmental sample processor, automatically collects a sample of water and then rapidly tests it for DNA and toxins. The device is being deployed in the Gulf of Maine to watch for the potentially harmful toxins released by algal blooms k
Robotic Devices to Measure 'Red Tides' off Northeast
May 08, 2013
The devices will monitor for harmful algal blooms. View Full Article »
weather, severe weather, chill
Lingering Winter Chill Suppressing Tornadoes in 2013
May 08, 2013
An ongoing cool weather pattern from the Rockies to the East Coast has been helping to keep a lid on the number of tornadoes for 2013. View Full Article »
national parks, rainbow
Crazy Photo: Lightning & Double Rainbow Over Badlands
May 07, 2013
Rare site over world-famous fossil bed. View Full Article »
Ploughshare tortoise, found only in Madagascar, is being collected out of existence by illegal wildlife traffickers.
Poaching Pushes 2 Madagascar Tortoises to Brink
May 07, 2013
One species has bright yellow starlike patterns. View Full Article »
Chili plant seedlings stock image
Plants Talk: Seedlings Thrive with Encouraging 'Words'
May 07, 2013
Seedlings grow best with friendly plants nearby. View Full Article »
Hurricane Flossie
Stormier Paradise: More Hurricanes Predicted for Hawaii
May 06, 2013
Tropical cyclone frequency linked to climate change. View Full Article »
An ash plume drifts from Paluweh volcano in Indonesia in this image, taken April 29, 2013 from the Landsat Data Continuity Misison's Operational Land Imager instrument.
Volcano's Heat, Eruption Seen from Space
May 06, 2013
See the hot lava from space. View Full Article »
Lionfish
Ocean Invaders: Ports Most Vulnerable to Invasive Species
May 06, 2013
New study details ports at highest risk of ocean invaders. View Full Article »
Cells from the inner ear of pigeons stained with a chemical that turns iron bright blue.
Iron Balls in Bird Brains May Sense Magnetic Fields
May 06, 2013
It's still unclear exactly what function the iron particles play. View Full Article »
Snowy swing set in Fairbanks, Alaska
Best Earth Images of the Week — May 3, 2013
May 04, 2013
NASA's newest mission, Spring snowfall records and tsunami debris top out our favorite images this week. View Full Article »
haida gwaii tsunami debris
Fishing Float Rides 2 Tsunamis … and Survives
May 03, 2013
Debris from the Japan tsunami was hurled ashore in 2012 after an unusual earthquake. View Full Article »
horses, kentucky derby, racing
Downpours, Thunder Possible for the Kentucky Derby
May 03, 2013
Spectators for the race may want to bring umbrellas as rain is possible on Saturday. View Full Article »
weather, fire dangers, California wildfires
California Springs Fire Grows 10,000 Acres in 24 Hours
May 03, 2013
Unusually strong Santa Ana winds, extremely low relative humidity and 90-degree warmth have contributed to the growth of the Springs Fire burning in Ventura County, Calif. View Full Article »
weather, snowstorm records, historic records, climate change effect, global warming
Historic Snowstorm Records; Climate Change to Blame?
May 03, 2013
While the debate as to whether climate change is responsible for the rare May snow across the Plains and Upper Midwest continues, there is no question that the snowstorm is one for the record books. View Full Article »
sierra snowpack
NASA Sniffs Out Western Snowpack
May 02, 2013
The mission will aim to improve mountain snowpack measurements and melt forecasts. View Full Article »
Sting jet
Cause of Killer 'Sting Jets' in Storms Revealed
May 02, 2013
Powerful gusts form in certain cyclones. View Full Article »
A prototype of GROVER
NASA Rover to Explore… Greenland
May 02, 2013
Grover the rover will inspect the apex of Greenland's ice sheet. View Full Article »
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