But we'll never get them out of the ground.
Newton, Darwin, and all your other favorites
It was not projected to happen until 2014
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The images are the highest-resolution ever taken in the near infrared range. It looks much more active than when Voyager flew past in 1986.
Plus: The latest from Rosetta
The bottom of the world could get down to -145 degrees this month.
You can call a star, a distant planet or a faraway galaxy anything you want, but it might not hold water with astronomers.
Arctic climatologist Konrad Steffen has spent 18 consecutive springs on the Greenland ice cap, personally building and installing the weather stations that help the world's scientists understand what's happening up there. And what's happening may be much worse than anyone thought possible
The sweet building block of life
A scientist stationed in Antarctica tells about the biggest scientific discovery of the year, and how to have fun at the Pole.
We've rounded up 2014's most mind-blowing images for your viewing pleasure
An astonishing look at some of the universe's most violent events: supernovae, gamma-ray bursts, collisions between galaxies and more
Abaddon's Gate is available on Amazon.
A view into some of the rarer types of lightning
That heretofore unknown variety of life found deep below the frozen surface of Lake Vostok in Antarctica? Yeah...about that...
Huzzah for snow in June and ice in Florida!
Cheery happy times
A new ice age, exploding stars, the hypothetical Doomsday Machine, and more scenarios that are almost certain to eradicate life on Earth
It's one of the closest stars we've seen, but it's so cool we didn't notice it before