The globe is on a hot streak, setting a heat record in June. That’s after the world broke a record in May. Last month’s average global temperature was 61.2 degrees, which is 1.3 degrees higher than the 20th century average.
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Oklahoma and Kansas may have the reputation as tornado hot spots, but Florida and the rest of the Southeast are far more vulnerable to killer twisters, a new analysis shows.
In one of the most ambitious attempts yet to thwart Alzheimer’s disease, a major study got underway Monday to see if an experimental drug can protect healthy seniors whose brains harbor silent signs that they’re at risk.
The rare “mono mono” twins, Jenna and Jillian Thistlethwaite, photographed holding hands moments after they were born are home in time for Father’s Day.
Apparently nobody wants to buy a spaceship, at least not for $200,000. St. Louis-based auction company Regency-Superior reported no bids on Wednesday for former Lt. Gov. Lonnie Hammargren’s 1960s Apollo Command Module Block 1 mock-up, which was a fixture in the retired neurosurgeon’s eclectic collection since he acquired it in the mid-1970s.
Which scares you more: Hurricane Victor or Hurricane Victoria? People are slightly less likely to flee an oncoming storm with a feminine name than a masculine one, a new study finds.
The identical “mono mono” twins, born sharing the same amniotic sac and placenta, are making progress toward going home from the hospital, their parents say.
Like viewers worldwide, Fabien Cousteau was entranced by his famous grandfather’s films about marine life and human exploration underwater.
The skies off the Hawaiian island of Kauai will be a stand-in for Mars as NASA prepares to launch a saucer-shaped vehicle in an experimental flight designed to land heavy loads on the red planet.
When astronaut Scott Kelly embarks on a one-year space station stint next spring, his twin brother will be offering more than moral support. Retired astronaut Mark Kelly will be undergoing medical testing to help scientists better understand weightlessness — as a genetic copy.
There’s a new meteor shower in town and it might even turn into a full-fledged storm.
The new miniature machine, used for the first time last year, saved the life of a newborn girl. About 1 to 2 percent of hospitalized infants have kidney problems that may require dialysis, which cleans toxins from the blood when the kidneys aren’t working.
Scientists in Argentina have uncovered what could be the largest dinosaur yet discovered — a long-necked titanosaur as tall as a six-story building, whose thigh bone alone dwarfs a fully grown man.
It has long been known that dogs have a stronger sense of smell than humans. While humans have roughly five million olfactory cells in their noses, dogs have about 200 million.
The commercial cargo ship Dragon left the space station on Sunday, heading home with nearly 2 tons of science experiments and old equipment.
Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope calculate that the spot, a giant long-lasting storm, is narrowing by about 580 miles a year, much faster than before.
Thousands of years ago, a teenage girl toppled into a deep hole in a Mexican cave and died. Now, her skeleton and her DNA are bolstering the long-held theory that humans arrived in the Americas by way of a land bridge from Asia, scientists say.
Dinosaur fossils found in Patagonia provide the first evidence that long-necked, whip-tailed diplodocid sauropods survived well beyond the Jurassic period.
An underwater explorer said Tuesday that he may have found the long-sought wreckage of one of Christopher Columbus’ original ships off northern Haiti, but the find is far from confirmed.
Jillian and Jenna Thistlethwaite, twin Ohio girls born Friday with a shared amniotic sac and placenta, a condition occuring in one of every 10,000 pregnancies, are now breathing on their own.
Stop watching the clock tick backwards this Friday afternoon and start watching the Earth live and in HD from outerspace.
These new species of frogs are found exclusively in the jungle mountains of Western Ghats, but biologists say populations could be dwindling due to climate change and drying habitats.
Scientists have come up with the best computer model yet of the universe.