Animation shows how a moon jelly propels itself using spinning wheels of water
To fully appreciate perspective art, mathematician Annalisa Crannell says both the artist and the art viewer need to do some math
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has developed a tool to project how climate change will affect sea level at hundreds of different locations across North America
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This diagram shows how energy flows in the United States from supply to demand.
If you haven't stood in front of Mount Saint Helens, it's hard to get a feel for how truly enormous the crater left by the May 1980 eruption is. But thanks to a handy sightseeing helicopter, perhaps I can give you a taste.
“Just because a diagnosis [of ADHD] can be made does not take away from the great traits we love about Calvin and his imaginary tiger friend, Hobbes.
CRISPR technology is being touted as a way to remove this ubiquitous food's deadly potential, but it won't be easy—if it's possible at all
New research is changing the way doctors think about early exposure to potential allergens.
Attempts to save this revered species in the rivers of Cambodia appear to have failed
Scottish Power awards $1.2 billion contract for offshore wind turbines, as Scotland pushes toward 100% renewable power by 2020.
Like Darwin going to the Galápagos, everywhere you look in animal shelters, there are questions to pose
The high desert Verde Valley contains some surprising oases - and a wonderful geologic history.
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