Antarctica is the world's last great wilderness, a continent covering 5.4 million square miles, or about twice the size of Australia, Antarctica belongs to no one nation, and there is no government, other than an international agreement.
In the first study of its kind, researchers have compared pollution rates from 1850 through 2000, and have discovered that man-made pollutants from Asian countries are impacting weather patterns in the Northern Hemisphere.
The heart of Yellowstone National Park is its caldera, a vast basin left behind after the last of three volcanic eruptions spanning a period of 2.1 million years. But what has scientists so concerned is what lies beneath the park's natural wonders.
Considering they read for fun, it comes as no surprise that most booklovers have improved literacy rates, as reading gives them an avenue to improve their vocabulary. What could be surprising is that the hobby is also linked to enhanced maths ability.
Eating a variety of healthy foods can keep us from developing certain diseases, one of which is cancer. Now researchers have uncovered the value of flavonoids in celery and artichokes for preventing and even treating pancreatic cancer.
It has been known for a long time that snoring can deprive the body of oxygen during long sleeping hours. Scientists now have new evidence that the resulting low levels of oxygen in blood can trigger growth of cancerous tumors.
High-resolution photos of Martian lava flows are part of a new study at Arizona's ASU. The 269 rare patterns of coiling nautical spirals have never before been seen on Mars. However, similar patterns have occasionally been viewed on Earth.
Offshore wind farms being proposed for the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico sit in hurricane paths and as a result, almost half of the planned turbines for these farms could be destroyed over a 20-year period.
Scientists have discovered two substances in licorice root, licoricidin and licorisoflavan A. New studies show that they destroy major bacteria accountable for gum disease and tooth deterioration.