WASHINGTON—The chances of a hurricane flooding parts of Texas, like Harvey did, have soared sixfold in just 25 years because of global warming and likely will triple once again before the end of the century, a new study says.
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WASHINGTON—It was a faint signal but it told of one of the most violent acts in the universe.
And it soon would reveal secrets of the cosmos, including how gold was created.
Astronomers around the world reacted to the signal quickly, focusing telescopes located on every continent—and even in orbit—to a distant spot in the sky.
WASHINGTON—Nearly 300 species of fish, mussels, and other sea critters hitchhiked across the Pacific Ocean on debris from the 2011 Japanese tsunami, washing ashore alive in the United States, researchers reported yesterday.
It is the largest and longest marine migration ever documented, outside experts and the researchers said.
Before crashing into Florida, Hurricane Irma set all sorts of records for brute strength as it flattened Caribbean islands and swamped the Florida Keys.
Irma's assault so soon after Harvey's deluge of Houston marked the first time the U.S. was hit by two Category 4 storms in the same year.
WASHINGTON—The sun is about to spill some of its secrets—and maybe even reveal a few hidden truths of the cosmos.
And you can get in on the act next week if you are in the right place for the best solar eclipse in the U.S. in nearly a century.
Astronomers are going full blast to pry even more science from the mysterious ball of gas that's vital to Earth.
WASHINGTON—One of the coldest places on Earth is so hot, it's melting.
Glaciers, sea ice, and a massive ice sheet in the Arctic are thawing from toasty air above and warm water below.
The northern polar region is heating up twice as fast as the rest of the planet—and that's setting off alarm bells.
WASHINGTON—Yes, you can buy happiness—especially if the money saves you time.
People who dole out cash to save time on things like housekeeping, delivery services, and taxis are a little bit happier than those who don't, new research finds.
Researchers surveyed more than 6,000 people in four countries and also ran an experiment, giving people $40 for two weeks.
WASHINGTON—Scientists have found an extra charming new subatomic particle that they hope will help further explain a key force that binds matter together.
Physicists at the Large Hadron Collider in Europe announced today the fleeting discovery of a long theorized but never-before-seen type of baryon.
WASHINGTON—NASA's planet-hunting telescope has found 10 new planets outside our solar system that likely are the right size and temperature to potentially have life on them—broadly hinting that we probably are not alone.
After four years of searching, the Kepler telescope has detected a total of 49 planets in the “Goldilocks” zone.
WASHINGTON—Astronomers have found yet another planet that seems to have just the right “Goldilocks” combination for life: not so hot and not so cold.
It's not so far away, either.
This new, big, dense planet is rocky, like Earth, and has the right temperatures for water—putting it in the habitable zone for life, according to a study published yesterday in the journal “Nature.”