Central America’s Mesoamerican Reef is half the length of its famous Australian counterpart but in many ways more remarkable. A Caribbean reef shark samples a
Cliffside caves in the former kingdom of Mustang are giving up their secrets. To reach a series of caves dug into a cliff 155 feet
Hundreds of thousands of seamounts rise from Earth’s ocean floor. Life has been explored on barely 300. The submersible DeepSee, some 600 feet below the
Rains that are almost biblical, heat waves that don’t end, tornadoes that strike in savage swarms—there’s been a change in the weather lately. What’s going
Tim Samaras has a storm in his headlights and the world’s fastest high-resolution camera in the trailer behind. Can it catch lightning in the act?
Moorcroft, Wyoming. “I will never forget the sight of this monster hailstorm as it breached the hills right in front of us,” says Dobrowner. “It
We’ve come to one of the coldest spots on Earth to search for beings that thrive in blistering heat. In a place with full daylight
A new theory from researchers Terry Hunt and Carl Lipo, on how ancient Easter Islanders may have used ropes to “walk” the moai to their
The space-weather forecast for the next few years: solar storms, with a chance of catastrophic blackouts on Earth. Are we prepared? An X-class flare, the
Isolated Socotra, 220 miles from mainland Yemen, is home to a panoply of strange plants and animals uniquely adapted to the hot, harsh, windswept island.