Scientists said on Monday they have detected in the harshly acidic clouds of Venus a gas called phosphine that indicates microbes may inhabit Earth's inhospitable neighbor, a tantalizing sign of potential life beyond Earth.
PORTLAND, Ore — Officials said there are 16 wildfires burning in Oregon right now, and eight of those fires may continue to burn into the winter. More than one million acres of land has burned so far, Oregon Governor Kate Brown said. The governor was joined by fire officials in giving an update on the wildfires burning throughout the state. on Friday, she added that 40,000 Oregonians have been evacuated, and 500,000 are in evacuation zones.
The tusks of a stoutly built plant-eating mammal relative that inhabited Antarctica 250 million years ago are providing the oldest-known evidence that animals resorted to hibernation-like states to get through lean times such as polar winters.
Scientists have successfully revived microbes that had lain dormant at the bottom of the sea since the age of the dinosaurs, allowing the organisms to eat and even multiply after eons in the deep.
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An extremely rare “cosmic ring of fire” has been discovered by astronomers located 10.8 billion light-years away from the Earth. It is actually a gigantic galaxy that has the shape of a ring in which stars are forming at a very rapid pace, thus truly making it a ring of fire.
Scientists have figured out how to calculate the age of whale sharks - Earth's largest fish - with some guidance from the radioactive fallout spawned by Cold War-era atomic bomb testing.
The Department of Health and Human Services experienced a cyberattack Sunday night related to its coronavirus response, administration sources confirm to ABC News.
In Waterworld, climate change melts the polar ice caps to drown Earth's continents in water. That's impossible, but a new study proposes Earth was once covered by a global ocean. Researchers found evidence that few to no landmasses existed 3.2 billion years ago. This suggests life emerged in the ocean, not freshwater ecosystems on land.
A study published by Nature Communications said that the Toba supervolcanic eruption did not bring humanity to a near extinction about 74,000 years ago