Unusual auroras called "STEVE"

These aren't your typical auroras and they have an even more unusual name given, STEVE (Strong Thermal Emission Velocity Enhancement). What are they? Let's find out.

Altocumulus clouds

A rare gem at sunset

Rough waters in Marblehead

What's the difference between astronomical and…

Most people are familiar with the astronomical version of spring when it begins during the vernal equinox on March 20. But have you ever heard of meteorological spring? Why do meteorologists recognize this version? Let's find out.

Storms creating good fresh powder skiing in…

After a dry February, March has been a change of pace for California ski resorts. Some areas have received nearly 100 inches of snow in just a few weeks time.

What causes the rain smell before, during and…

Do you ever wonder what causes the pleasant smell of rain? The rain smell’s actual name is petrichor, coined by two Australian scientists in the 1960s.

Crescent moon rising

Cold weather prompts new peak bloom date for DC's…

A late-winter chill and three nor’easters in recent weeks have prompted a change of the peak bloom dates for Washington, D.C.’s popular cherry blossoms.

Stephen Hawking passes away on pi day

Stephan Hawking’s death coincides with Albert Einstein's birthday, making Pi day even more memorable and related to science.

What being in a STEM career means to…

STEM, which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, includes careers that play crucial roles in our everyday lives.