Strange News Archive
02 June 2015, 09:28 AM ET
A teenager in Italy recently beat some incredible odds when he survived for 42 minutes underwater, according to news reports.
01 June 2015, 12:09 PM ET
To the surprise of scientists, giant endangered fish with sawlike snouts in Florida are experiencing virgin births, reproducing without sex. This is the first solid evidence of such asexual reproduction in the wild for any animal with a backbone, scientis
29 May 2015, 09:05 AM ET
One woman's snack break turned sour this week when she reached into a bag of grapes and felt the bite of a venomous black widow spider. But black widows aren't as horrifying as you might think.
27 May 2015, 04:46 PM ET
How much would you spend on a few strands of a dead man's hair?
26 May 2015, 06:29 PM ET
A hoverboard rider recently soared into Guinness World Records after completing the furthest-ever flight on one of these futuristic, flying skateboards.
26 May 2015, 01:49 PM ET
The ancient Egyptians famously mummified the dead to preserve their loved ones in perpetuity, and now, scientists have mummified fresh tissue from a human corpse to gain insight into these ancient preservation techniques.
22 May 2015, 01:42 PM ET
For the first time, scientists have revealed how a remote Papua New Guinean clan mummifies the bodies of their people.
22 May 2015, 01:40 PM ET
For the first time, scientists have revealed how a remote Papua New Guinean clan mummifies the bodies of their people.
19 May 2015, 12:50 PM ET
Given the obstacles of modifying a chicken into a dinosaurlike creature, how close are scientists to creating a dino-chicken?
18 May 2015, 09:37 AM ET
If alien life does exist, scientists aren't sure what it would look like, but one cosmologists says such extraterrestrial creatures will be big — nearly 700 lbs. (314 kilograms), says a cosmologist who bases the estimate on statistics.
18 May 2015, 07:16 AM ET
A citizen-science project will examine the microbiome of cats' digestive systems, in both house pets and wild animals.
15 May 2015, 05:48 PM ET
Millions of tiny spiders recently fell from the sky in Australia, alarming residents whose properties were covered with the creepy critters and mounds of their silky threads.
12 May 2015, 01:44 PM ET
Madam, I'm Adam. A man, a plan, a canal: Panama. Palindromes are everywhere — including on the calendar.
09 May 2015, 09:49 AM ET
Motherhood is an impressive feat under any circumstances. But for some mothers, it's almost miraculous.
01 May 2015, 11:46 AM ET
The Nasca Lines, a series of strange etchings in the barren Peruvian desert, may have been viewed on ritual processionals to an ancient temple.
01 May 2015, 11:31 AM ET
The Nasca Lines, a series of strange etchings in the barren Peruvian desert, may have been viewed on ritual processionals to an ancient temple.
27 April 2015, 05:06 PM ET
The U.K. charity International Cat Care reached out to veterinary specialists after receiving surprising complaints from cat owners: Their feline companions were apparently having seizures in response to high-pitched sounds.
16 April 2015, 06:46 AM ET
Drones are becoming increasingly popular in everyday life, but the technology still has some kinks to work out. In the latest example, a drone crashed and burned while carrying a shipment of asparagus to a restaurant in the Netherlands, according to news
15 April 2015, 03:07 PM ET
A lucky group of ocean lovers got the surprise of a lifetime when a huge sperm whale swam into their live video broadcast.
15 April 2015, 02:03 PM ET
The "Wayne Gretzky of knuckle cracking" subjects himself to an MRI for science and reveals the real reason that cracking joints go pop.
14 April 2015, 07:19 AM ET
Even planets can get a bad case of tinnitus, according to a new study that explains Earth's mysterious, never-ending hum. Turns out, ocean waves are the culprit behind these mysterious tremors that make the Earth ring like a bell.
13 April 2015, 12:06 PM ET
From particles from another dimension to twins of the Higgs Boson, here are the exotic particles scientists are most hopeful of finding at the Large Hadron Collider.
09 April 2015, 03:13 PM ET
They multiply like … fish! Apparently, a handful of goldfish dumped into a lake in Boulder, Colorado, just three years ago have reproduced and now number in the thousands.
09 April 2015, 02:28 PM ET
Thousands of goldfish were spotted in March in Teller Lake #5 off Arapahoe Road in Boulder, Colorado, and biologists are concerned. Here's a look at the fish-filled lake.
09 April 2015, 11:32 AM ET
Scientists are working to unravel the mystery of a methane blob over the Four Corners region of the U.S. Southwest. The hot spot, first detected from space, contains a significant amount of the greenhouse gas.
09 April 2015, 07:30 AM ET
Dotting the arid grasslands of Namibia, fairy circles have long baffled scientists as to how these round grassy patches form and why they disappear for seemingly no reason. The circles, researchers say, share an identical pattern with skin cells.
03 April 2015, 04:30 PM ET
Since ancient times, Jerusalem has been a magnet for religious pilgrims from some of the world's largest faiths — namely, Judaism, Christianity and Islam. But for a small percentage of these visitors, their reverence may become pathological.
03 April 2015, 03:06 PM ET
The 2011 Japan tsunami released thousands of tons of ozone-destroying chemicals and greenhouse gases into the air.
03 April 2015, 08:13 AM ET
Every spring, colorful eggs show up in Easter egg hunts. But besides serving as an oval canvas for egg decorators and a symbol of rebirth and fertility, avian eggs are known for their diversity in shape and size.
02 April 2015, 04:22 PM ET
Joni Mitchell has said she suffers from the strange and controversial condition called Morgellons disease.