It turns out that June is getting an extra second. Scientists have announced that Tuesday, June 30, 2015 will receive a "leap" second.
The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) may be making new worlds. The agency wants to create organisms that will turn Mars into another Earth.
On Monday, the sun unleashed a mid-level solar flare, which peaked at around 2:23 EDT. Yet this flare has had further repercussions. It's helped launch a massive geomagnetic storm on Earth.
Saturn's moon, Titan, may have an atmosphere that's far more Earth-like than once thought.
Scientists have made a startling discovery. They've identified the first sensor of Earth's magnetic field in an animal: a tiny worm.
Scientists may have discovered something interesting around planet Earth: tubular plasma structures in the inner layers of our planet's magnetosphere. The new findings come after the researchers creatively used a radio telescope to see in 3D.
Which Earth-sized exoplanets are habitable? That's the question that scientists have asked one another for years as they continue the hunt for life on other planets.
Astronomers have made a startling discovery in a nearby galaxy. They've found a planetary system orbiting a star that's only 54 light-years away; all three of the planets are "super Earths."
How did Earth form its layers? The answer may lie in the chemical make-up of meteorites. A new study of meteorites reveals a bit more about how our planet's crust formed billions of years ago.
Iron rain may have poured down on our early Earth. Scientists have found that at pressures rivaling those when worlds collide, iron vaporizes at far lower pressures than assumed.
Scientists may have created the violent conditions of Earth's formation in a device called the Z machine. Now, the findings are revealing a bit more about how iron vaporizes and how this iron rain may have affected the formation of the Earth and moon.
Scientists have witnessed an increase in carbon dioxide's greenhouse effect at Earth's surface for the very first time. The findings reveal a warming effect that's being directly affected by rising CO2 levels in the atmosphere.