The leading theory for the moon's formation got in trouble recently when it was revealed that the moon and Earth are isotopic twins. Now highly precise measurements of the isotopes of an element that was still condensed at the 'cut off' temperature when material started to fall back to Earth suggest a dramatic solution to the problem.
Stalagmites rising from the floor of a cave in southern Indiana may contain traces of past earthquakes in the region, according to a report published Sept. 13 in the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America.
NASA's Aqua satellite passed over the US Southwest and captured infrared data on the clouds associated with former Tropical Cyclone Newton.
Satellite imagery showed that Post-Tropical Cyclone Hermine was just a swirl of clouds with no rainfall off the coast of southeastern Massachusetts on Thursday, Sept. 8. Just two days earlier, the GPM satellite saw that Hermine was still generating some rainfall.
The effects of man-made climate change can hamper scientific projections of how key global weather patterns will act in the future, a new study has revealed.
Exposure to air pollution at the place of residence increases the risk of developing insulin resistance as a pre-diabetic state of type 2 diabetes. Scientists of Helmholtz Zentrum München, in collaboration with colleagues of the German Center for Diabetes Research, reported these results in the journal Diabetes.
An international group of biologists is calling for data collection on a global scale to improve forecasts of how climate change affects animals and plants.
A team of scientists has discovered an unexpected disruption in one of the most repeatable atmospheric patterns.
Researchers reporting in the journal Current Biology show catastrophic declines in wilderness areas around the world over the last 20 years.
An international group of 22 scientists is calling for a coordinated global effort to gather important species information that is urgently needed to improve predictions for the impact of climate change on future biodiversity.