We owe our existence to an accidental collision of an asteroid with Earth, which caused a mass extinction. Could another extinction event point the way to our future?
This week saw a large earthquake in the north Pacific, and smaller ones in the Mediterranean and Oklahoma. Is that a normal seismic pattern?
The Giant Hogweed is a hot topic in the U.S., U.K. and Europe, as well it should be! The chemistry of this plant produces horrific blisters that can kill.
This week’s earthquakes – in the Philippines, the North Sea and Montana – are all shallow in origin.
As summer heats up, get ready to gaze skyward to catch sight of a rare solar eclipse. India’s monsoon season looks to be better than last year – and did you know that Arizona has a monsoon as well?
This week there were earthquakes in Guatemala and Mozambique and an earthquake swarm in eastern California. And did anything happen in Santa Barbara?
Metals are often confusing. Let’s explore the definition of a metal through chemistry via the Periodic Table of the Elements.
Moisture condenses onto glass, forming condensation droplets. What forces are at work in their formation, in their combining, and in their disruption?
There were earthquakes in the Pacific and in Yellowstone National Park this week — along with a mysterious tsunami off western Greenland.
May was warm, but not a record. Decoded Science explores some missing heat, explains the Greenhouse Effect, and looks at current sea surface temperatures and the fate of the Paris climate agreement as the US withdraws.