A tsunami triggered by the explosive eruption of the underwater Tonga volcano in the Pacific Ocean slammed the shoreline of the Pacific nation Saturday (Jan. 15).
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Hurricane Ida is expected to make landfall on the U.S. Gulf Coast as a category 4 storm, the first hurricane of 2021 to hit US soil.
An asteroid about as long as the Great Pyramid of Giza is tall made a "close" approach with Earth on Sunday (July 25), according to NASA calculations.
During the so-called Super Flower Blood Moon lunar eclipse, the face of the moon will turn a brick-red hue. Here's why.
Here's a look at Mars' Jezero Crater, the gorgeous basin where the Perseverance rover is expected to touch down and look for signs of ancient microbial life.
The Nobel Prize in physics has been awarded to three scientists for their work involving one of the cosmos's most mysterious, darkest, secrets — black holes.
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The Nobel Prize in physics has been awarded to three scientists for unraveling the structure and history of the universe and for changing our perspective of Earth’s place in it.
Hurricane Florence, downgraded to a Category 2 storm with sustained winds of up to 110 mph (175 km/h), is getting closer to the coast of North Carolina.
A fireball that streaked across the sky above the Thule Air Base in Greenland on July 25 was notable for not only the 2.1 kilotons of energy it released but also the stir it caused on social media.
After a 25-year gap, the federal government may fund the search for intelligent aliens with $10 million for the next two years.
Here's the numerical and cosmic gymnastics Meade used to come up with today's apocalypse — one that, of course, will not come to be.
A flat-Earth conspiracy theorist named Mike Hughes finally lifted off our spherical planet's surface into the skies aboard a self-made, steam-powered rocket Saturday (March 24).
In an online publication, this astronomer reports the detection of a very bright object in the night sky that wasn't there before. Turns out, he's thousands of years late for this discovery.
One of the world's most brilliant minds, theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking has died. Here, we honor the man who changed the way we look at the universe.
One of the brightest minds, Stephen Hawking has died at age 76. As we mourn his death and celebrate his life, here's a look back at some of his most intriguing words.