Is the East Coast on the brink of a major earthquake — and are we prepared?

The earthquake that struck the East Coast earlier this month was felt by an estimated 42 million people and luckily caused little damage, but what…

View More Is the East Coast on the brink of a major earthquake — and are we prepared?

Lyrid meteor shower peaks this weekend: How to catch a glimpse of the celestial event

The Lyrid meteor shower is currently underway, with its peak activity expected Sunday into Monday. The meteor shower happens annually in mid-to-late April, with this…

View More Lyrid meteor shower peaks this weekend: How to catch a glimpse of the celestial event

‘Forever chemicals’ found in US drinking water, map shows ‘hot spots’ of highest levels

The risk of having potentially harmful chemicals in your drinking water may depend on your zip code. A study published in the journal Nature Geoscience…

View More ‘Forever chemicals’ found in US drinking water, map shows ‘hot spots’ of highest levels

Earth Day was founded over 50 years ago, putting a heightened focus on the environment ever since

Millions of people around the world will pause on Monday, at least for a moment, to mark Earth Day. It’s an annual event founded by…

View More Earth Day was founded over 50 years ago, putting a heightened focus on the environment ever since

‘Peculiar’ black hole discovered in Milky Way, scientists say

Astronomers have identified a black hole within the Milky Way with a mass 33 times greater than that of the sun. The newly-discovered black hole…

View More ‘Peculiar’ black hole discovered in Milky Way, scientists say

NASA confirms object that struck Florida home came from pallet of batteries intended to burn up in atmosphere

NASA confirmed on Monday that an object that crashed into a Naples, Florida, home last month was a piece of hardware from the International Space…

View More NASA confirms object that struck Florida home came from pallet of batteries intended to burn up in atmosphere

NASA’s plan to bring Mars samples to Earth undergoes revision due to budget cuts

NASA’s plan to retrieve samples from Mars and bring them back to Earth is currently on hold due to the need for a faster and…

View More NASA’s plan to bring Mars samples to Earth undergoes revision due to budget cuts

Coral reefs around the world are experiencing mass bleaching in warming oceans, scientists say

Coral reefs worldwide are undergoing their fourth global bleaching event due to warming ocean waters, scientists say. Since February 2023, coral reef bleaching across at…

View More Coral reefs around the world are experiencing mass bleaching in warming oceans, scientists say

Your favorite coffee may be more than half a million years old

Researchers have traced the origins of arabica coffee, the world’s most popular type. Using genes from coffee plants around the world, they found that it…

View More Your favorite coffee may be more than half a million years old