Strange News Archive
03 March 2016, 11:05 AM ET
A bevy of blind baby "dragons" may soon hatch in a Slovenian cave.
29 February 2016, 08:23 AM ET
Data from the DZero experiment shows evidence of a particle containing four different types of quarks.
26 February 2016, 09:57 AM ET
Five-dimensional, ringlike black holes would create naked singularities that could infect the whole universe, breaking general relativity. Luckily, they're not real.
24 February 2016, 08:31 AM ET
Sunbathing is a social event for the bizarre mint-sauce worm, a plant-animal that gets all of its nutrients from photosynthetic algae living inside its body.
17 February 2016, 11:18 AM ET
Cretaceous ants locked in jaw-to-jaw battle. An ant with a camel-like head and hairy mouth. And soldier termites with their jaws clasped around each other's appendages. These are a few scenes scientists discovered trapped in amber.
16 February 2016, 04:01 PM ET
Delicate, though possibly deadly, flowers trapped in amber for some 30 million years have been discovered, say scientists who discovered the flowers, which belong to the same genus as poisonous plants used to make strychnine and curare.
12 February 2016, 05:46 PM ET
A bizarre case of a man who suddenly recovered his memory after 30 years highlights the unpredictable nature of amnesia, one expert says.
12 February 2016, 10:50 AM ET
When an Australian farmer walked out onto his land he got a creepy treat: a dead brown snake strung up in the web of a daddy longlegs spider. The spindly spider seemed to have ensnared the snake and kept it dangling like a titanic trophy.
11 February 2016, 02:28 PM ET
A new image shows how an unobtrusive blip in a light signal from a detector showed a cosmic smashup between two black holes.
11 February 2016, 07:07 AM ET
Trilobites were savvy killers who hunted down their prey and used their many legs to wrestle them into submission, newly discovered fossils suggest.
10 February 2016, 12:57 PM ET
Cyanobacteria may use their whole body as a light-gathering apparatus, similar to a camera that helps the primitive organisms "see" and move toward light.
10 February 2016, 11:19 AM ET
NASA scientists and others cast doubt on an assertion from Indian authorities that a meteorite killed a bus driver earlier this week.
09 February 2016, 01:28 PM ET
Mystical experiences may occur when the brain's inhibitory processes are suppressed, opening a "door of perception," new research finds.
09 February 2016, 12:18 PM ET
Strange and sudden earth movement that caused a gaping gash and a deep booming sound in a Michigan forest is being explained as a "pop-up" in the bedrock.
05 February 2016, 05:41 PM ET
There's a new conspiracy theory out there, but instead of invoking big government or aliens, it questions whether there's a laptop carved into an ancient Greek statue.
05 February 2016, 03:38 PM ET
In a recent lecture, famed physicist Stephen Hawking has proposed using radiation emitted from mini black holes to power the Earth.
05 February 2016, 03:32 PM ET
Who would win in a matchup between a real-life bronco and a panther? It turns out, the odds are fairly even for both of those creatures.
05 February 2016, 03:03 PM ET
If no amount of coffee seems to help you feel fresh and alert in the morning, you may be able to blame your genes. A new study by the genetics company 23andMe has identified 15 regions of the human genome that are linked to being a morning person.
05 February 2016, 07:49 AM ET
Antiperspirant wipes out much of the bacteria under your arms. But the survivors are a diverse bunch.
04 February 2016, 12:22 PM ET
A New York Times bestselling nonfiction writer and poet, Cristin O'Keefe Apotowicz is the author of six books of poetry as well as the nonfiction book.
03 February 2016, 12:50 PM ET
In the Netherlands, police officers are inaugurating a new species of animal partner — eagles — to take down illegal aerial drones.
03 February 2016, 08:54 AM ET
An unfortunate death for an aroused male arachnid gives researchers a rare look at ancient harvestman genitalia.
02 February 2016, 07:17 AM ET
Any sharks that want to enhance their reputation as fearsome predators should follow the lead of a sand tiger shark at the Coex Aquarium in Seoul, that surprised aquarium goers by devouring a fellow shark, and taking nearly a day to finish the job.
01 February 2016, 04:16 PM ET
Thousands of dead seabirds have washed up on Alaskan shores over the past nine months. And while a dead bird washing ashore is a fairly common occurrence, these large numbers are leaving scientists concerned and confused.
01 February 2016, 12:21 PM ET
A new mock-up of the fetal brain reveals how it transforms from smooth hemispheres to its wrinkly, crinkly shape.
29 January 2016, 09:38 AM ET
The sonic booms that rattled residents of New Jersey up to Long Island, New York, yesterday may have been the result of flight testing of fighter jets at the Naval Air Station in Patuxent River, Maryland.
28 January 2016, 05:28 PM ET
The boom was followed by nine others along the Eastern Seaboard from New Jersey to Long Island, New York. The cause of the booms remains elusive, with NASA, a Naval airbase and the Federal Aviation Authority saying they aren't responsible.
28 January 2016, 04:35 PM ET
A marriage contract signed by Napoleon Bonaparte and his first wife, Josephine, will be available for auction — just in time for Valentine's Day.
27 January 2016, 03:08 PM ET
A throwdown between a rapper and an astrophysicist centers on whether the Earth is a sphere, a scientific question that was supposedly settled in the third century B.C. Here's how we know it's a sphere.
27 January 2016, 12:10 PM ET
The CIA recently released some of its older documents on unidentified flying objects.
27 January 2016, 08:07 AM ET
A physicist uses math to take on some of the biggest scientific conspiracy theories, including the myth that the moon landing was faked and that human-caused climate change is not real. If these conspiracies were real they would've been uncovered by now.
26 January 2016, 12:21 PM ET
The beetle mimic cockroach gives live birth, and one researcher from the University of Cincinnati figured out what was happening on the genetic level.