21 October 2013, 09:47 AM ET
For the second time in a week, an extremely rare oarfish, this one 14 feet long, washed up on the California coastline.
21 October 2013, 08:10 AM ET
Americans cannot get enough vampires, according to a nationally representative survey on beloved movie monsters conducted even before "Twilight" revived the bloodsucking trend.
21 October 2013, 08:03 AM ET
Hollywood has advanced far beyond monsters in floppy rubber suits. Pulling technology from fields as diverse as dentistry and automobile racing, special effects' gurus create creepy monsters, gruesome murder victims and other movie magic.
21 October 2013, 07:47 AM ET
Special effects made by Andrew Clement's Creative Character Engineering include Freddy Krueger's make-up and an array of gruesome corpses.
18 October 2013, 02:27 PM ET
Ashley Kurpiel has a rare genetic condition known as fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva, or FOP. The disease is sometimes called "stone man syndrome" because the muscles, tendons and ligaments of people with the disease are gradually turned to bone.
18 October 2013, 11:03 AM ET
An ancient Etruscan grave thought to hold the skeleton of a warrior and his bride may in fact hold the body of a princess and her consort. The royal mix-up reveals how easily modern and old biases can color the interpretation of ancient graves.
17 October 2013, 04:23 PM ET
A young man from Tennessee is living with haemolacria, an alarming medical condition — without warning, he begins to bleed from his eyes. And some of the best doctors in the country are completely stumped by his ailment.
17 October 2013, 11:41 AM ET
Scientists believe they may have begun to solve the riddle of one of most enduring myths in all of cryptozoology: the yeti, or abominable snowman, of the Himalayas.
14 October 2013, 06:16 PM ET
A new search for the wreckage of Amelia Earhart's aircraft is set for September 2014, with an exploration group raising money to fund a submarine search near an uninhabited island.
14 October 2013, 10:26 AM ET
Gene Penaflor got lost while hunting deer in heavy fog in California's Mendocino National Forest.
11 October 2013, 05:45 PM ET
Biologists study jaguars by getting them to approach remote camera traps in the jungle. The product used to attract them may surprise you.
11 October 2013, 03:08 PM ET
Papua New Guinea — a large island nation north of Australia — boasts a fast-growing economy and a rich natural resource base. But deep within the country's rain forests, some dark practices still occur, including ritualized rape, murder and cannibalism.
11 October 2013, 01:25 PM ET
Our real science experts reveal how to avoid getting your brains eaten by the walking dead. Their tongue-in-cheek tips quarantine, a body of water, and leather neck and shin guards.
11 October 2013, 07:40 AM ET
The second-largest hospital in the Southern African country of Swaziland may be operating a black market in human body parts used in magic spells, according to claims made by a reverend and others.
10 October 2013, 05:10 PM ET
There aren't many things that can bring a quiver to a Briton's stiff upper lip, but a venomous arachnid named the false widow spider (Steatoda nobilis) seems to be giving the entire country a case of the heebie-jeebies.
09 October 2013, 04:36 PM ET
Diagnosing Alzheimer's disease in its early stages has always been challenging. But researchers believe they may have discovered a simple test that could be used to make a diagnosis of early-stage Alzheimer's disease — and it involves peanut butter.
08 October 2013, 11:00 AM ET
A new method of nuclear fusion uses incredibly high-energy lasers and proton beams to fuse boron atoms and hydrogen nuclei, producing energy that can be easily harnessed.
04 October 2013, 09:05 AM ET
The creature, thought to have inspired the Kraken and other mythological beasts, measures some 30 feet long and boasting 400 pounds of weight.
03 October 2013, 02:58 PM ET
A new Kickstarter campaign is raising funds for an appliance that will brew beer automatically for you.
03 October 2013, 09:37 AM ET
The government shutdown was ironic from the moment it began — It happened over the health care law, which started registration the moment the government shut down on Oct.1. The odd effects of the shutdown haven't ceased in the two-plus days since.
02 October 2013, 05:00 PM ET
For insects like aphids, a raindrop on their head is like a refrigerator falling on a human, so it behooves them to detect stormy weather and avoid such naughty acts.
02 October 2013, 04:51 PM ET
While thousands of government employees, including many scientists, have been furloughed during the government shutdown, some are still hard at work, many with unusual jobs.
02 October 2013, 03:46 PM ET
Lake Natron is one of the most serene lakes in Africa, but it's also the source of some of the most phantasmagorical photographs — images that look as though living animals had instantly turned to stone. Here's what really happens.
02 October 2013, 03:21 PM ET
Photographer Nick Brandt has captured haunting images of the Lake Natron in Tanzania and its dead in a book titled "Across the Ravaged Land' (Abrams Books, 2013).
02 October 2013, 02:30 PM ET
What we don't know is shaped by what we do.
01 October 2013, 05:03 PM ET
As the human population continues to inch closer to 8 billion people, feeding all those hungry mouths will become increasingly difficult. A growing number of experts believe that we'll soon have no choice but to start eating insects.
01 October 2013, 03:24 PM ET
In Galway, Ireland, 76-year-old Michael Faherty was found burned to death at his home in December 2010. The coroner concluded Faherty's death was a case of spontaneous human combustion — a human being catching fire with no apparent cause.
01 October 2013, 02:36 PM ET
The zombie apocalypse on the "Walking Dead" can be modeled just like other diseases, and those models spell trouble for humans.
30 September 2013, 02:19 PM ET
The main ingredient in industrial plastic number 5, has been detected in the atmosphere of the Saturn moon. The propylene molecule was missing in Voyager 1's probe of the moon in 1980, and had baffled scientists until now.
26 September 2013, 04:55 PM ET
Officials in China are warning people to beware when walking through wooded areas, due to a rise in the number of deadly hornet attacks caused by the Asian giant hornet — also called the yak-killer hornet - which has killed 28 people this year so far.
26 September 2013, 12:18 PM ET
Move over Celine Dion. Alston's singing mouse (Scotinomys teguina) emits sopranino trills to mark its boundaries deep in mountain cloud forests. [The little vocalist even takes a bow.]
25 September 2013, 02:42 PM ET
The International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine is the world's only museum devoted to the world population of cryptids, including the Loch Ness Monster, Yeti, Bigfoot, amongst many others that remain unidentified.