Weather prediction has become increasingly excellent. For example, the National Weather Service forecast, with astonishing accuracy, rainfall totals from Hurricane Florence five days in advance. On Tuesday
They were once abundant, in our hairsprays, bug sprays, and refrigerators. And then scientists figured out these substances ripped a hole in the ozone layer, leading to a 1987 plan to phase them out that
SpaceX and NASA exploded a Falcon 9 rocket to test a very important safety feature, Crew Dragon's in-flight escape system. It was the final milestone before SpaceX gets NASA's approval to take astronauts
It's been a long, cold weekend of hunkering down for people living in eastern Canada. A powerful blizzard dumped a record-shattering amount of snow on the province of Newfoundland across Friday and Saturday.
On Jan. 19, SpaceX performed its final test before putting astronauts in its Crew Dragon capsule by intentionally aborting a Falcon 9 rocket launch shortly after liftoff. A video of the In-Flight Abort
"Xenobots" are hybrid robot-organisms that can heal themselves because they are made of living tissue. Researchers from Tufts University, the University of Vermont, and the Wyss Institute at Harvard used
Chemists and hardware stores across Australia are selling out of masks as the bushfire crisis continues. Thick smoke has blanketed major cities for weeks, with air quality reaching over 20 times the hazardous
Australia's continuing, catastrophic bushfire crisis has seen at least 28 people killed, an estimated 10 million hectares burned, and a decimated animal population with numbers yet to be confirmed. But
It's sweet potatoes and carrots to the rescue for the wildlife of New South Wales. As raging bushfires continue to decimate the animal population of Australia, rescue efforts to save survivors are mounting.
One-third of Australia's Kangaroo Island is now charred. That means some 600 square miles of the western side of the island — which teems (or once did) with forests, woodlands, and koalas — have been by