To green or not to green?
Huzzah for snow in June and ice in Florida!
We've rounded up 2014's most mind-blowing images for your viewing pleasure
When it's 115 degrees in March, it might take a Hail Mary of a solution to help us
Three Canadians beat the world record to the south pole
Around the world, scientists are risking their lives to retrieve seeds destined for a massive vault near the North Pole. Their work just might save mankind
New Mexico's high desert is a hotbed for electrical storms. Where better to camp among 400 lightning rods?
With the Sahara desert rapidly encroaching on livestock-nourishing grassland, architect Magnus Larsson proposes a 3,728-mile-long barrier wall—built by bacteria
Thousands of prehistoric tracks are clustered in less than an acre of Western desert
A company plans to construct the world's largest solar power project ever, in the Sahara
Plus the pentaquark
Envisat captures a beautiful palette (and not much else) in North Africa's 'Mountains of Hunger.'
If Mars is a little far, try scenic eastern Morocco.
A satellite peers down on a hellish landscape in south-central Algeria
Avoid politics with newts, mice, dogs, and more
A Japanese study suggests looking at cute animal pics can help your concentration. We've thoughtfully provided some so you can test that out for yourself.
Our favorite images of the week
Also: one of the first times humans encountered the microscopic world.
What happens after you die? Let this friendly savannah monitor lizard show you.
Why would a petro-state erect a solar-powered eco-metropolis in the middle of the Arabian desert? To change the world.
Atmospheric warming is causing saltier oceans and nastier storms