19 May 2014, 12:16 PM ET
Visitors to Jennette's Pier in Nags Head, North Carolina, were shocked last week when an evil-looking fanged fish washed up alive on the shore. The monstrous fish has been identified as a long-snouted lancetfish, a species rarely seen on coasts.
16 May 2014, 02:51 PM ET
Pathogen zombies, evil magic zombies and space zombies are just a few of the threats in a newly uncovered Pentagon plan for dealing with the zombie apocalypse. U.S. citizens can relax, though: The plan was a training exercise.
16 May 2014, 11:36 AM ET
The 13th-century fortress in Transylvania called Bran Castle, and often referred to as Dracula's Castle, is up for sale by its owners — the Habsburg royal line — and the Romanian government has apparently placed an $80 million bid on the storied mansion.
14 May 2014, 09:43 PM ET
Scientists at La Trobe University published a study this week about a protein found in the flowers of ornamental tobacco plant that targets human cancer cells and destroys them.
14 May 2014, 01:36 PM ET
So-called "green" kitty litter may be a good idea for eco-conscious cat lovers, but it's a bad idea for storing nuclear waste, according to an investigation into a radiation leak that occurred at WIPP, America's only nuclear waste storage site.
13 May 2014, 06:38 PM ET
A small, toothy fish, which researchers say resembles the terrifying creature from the movie 'Alien,' is turning out to be a big mystery for the scientists who study it.
12 May 2014, 04:46 PM ET
A woman suspected of being a witch was beaten by mob and died in Brazil after a Facebook post by a local news outlet spurred suspicions the woman was involved in child abductions.
12 May 2014, 01:31 PM ET
Exploding head syndrome is a real condition, and researchers are finally beginning to address this rare and little-understood sleep disorder as an illness worthy of medical investigation.
10 May 2014, 08:18 AM ET
The animal world contains an amazing diversity of genitalia that has been largely unappreciated, even among scientists. Live Science goes to the zoo with author Menno Schilthuizen to talk about the sex lives of ducks, cave insects and humans.
08 May 2014, 11:19 AM ET
The positronium-powered laser would produce light with wavelengths a thousandth the size of modern-day X-ray lasers, enabling it to probe incredibly tiny spaces and making it useful in medical imaging technology.
05 May 2014, 04:10 PM ET
In the annals of war, animals have answered the call of duty more than once. Now, the macaque monkey is serving the People's Liberation Army of China by protecting an air base from bird strikes.
05 May 2014, 11:39 AM ET
In 2002, two men savagely attacked Jason Padgett outside a karaoke bar, leaving him with a severe concussion and post-traumatic stress disorder. But the incident also turned Padgett into a mathematical genius who sees the world through the lens of geometr
05 May 2014, 09:40 AM ET
Jason Padgett, a man with acquired savant syndrome, created these drawings of how he sees reality.
05 May 2014, 08:40 AM ET
With every discovery in this field of particle physics in the past 50 years, however, more questions arise about how quarks influence the universe's growth and ultimate fate. Here are seven strange facts about quarks.
04 May 2014, 10:48 AM ET
Ancient giant crocodilians killed dinosaur prey by spinning their bodies in "death rolls," holding their prey tight with their mighty jaws and spinning their entire bodies to rip off flesh or tear off limbs, scientists now say.
01 May 2014, 10:45 AM ET
The story of a circus train accident has become the stuff of legend in the Pennsylvania town of Tyrone, but some researchers are hunting for more tangible traces of that pileup in the form of a mass grave.
30 April 2014, 03:37 PM ET
On May 30, 1893, around 5:30 a.m., the Walter L. Main circus train carrying dozens of animals and performers ran off the tracks in an epic crash in central Pennsylvania. Researchers are hunting for the makeshift graveyard.
30 April 2014, 02:21 PM ET
An Oklahoma execution by lethal injection that went awry has renewed interest in the protection against "cruel and unusual punishment," as guaranteed in the U.S. Constitution.
30 April 2014, 09:52 AM ET
The most powerful particle accelerator in the world, the Large Hadron Collider, has not yet created any black holes as some have feared, researchers say. Even it did, there is no danger of those black holes destroying Earth, scientists find.
28 April 2014, 12:55 PM ET
After a hole in Mount Baldy, Indiana, swallowed a young boy, officials have closed a section of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. But why are these dangerous holes suddenly appearing in the sand dune?
26 April 2014, 09:08 AM ET
Beneath the surface of the icy waters of Antarctica, a symphony of sounds can be heard.
25 April 2014, 02:23 PM ET
People have responded with outrage over the news that aborted fetuses were routinely burned at an incinerator in Oregon that used medical waste to generate electricity.
23 April 2014, 03:14 PM ET
Captured by Dr. Lin Shao of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Janelia Farm Research Campus through structured illuminated microscopy applied to the wide field microscope, Shao captured more than 50 time points which were then reconstructed in 3D.
23 April 2014, 03:03 PM ET
Michael Weber of The Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (MPI-CBG) in Germany reconstructed the mesmerizing footage in 3D after capturing it using light sheet fluorescence microscopy in the living zebrafish.
23 April 2014, 02:50 PM ET
Captured by Dr. Gabriel G. Martins of The Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia, this winning video shows a sequence of “virtual” slices through the whole embryo, revealing startling clarity and detail of such a large specimen.
23 April 2014, 12:37 PM ET
Some effects of the long-lasting, sub-freezing temperatures are only now becoming apparent. One surprise was the discovery that starving rats in New York City had attacked the trees in urban parks for sustenance.
22 April 2014, 07:09 PM ET
A mysterious duck-like sound recorded in the ocean has baffled scientists for decades, but the source of the sound has finally been found, researchers say.
22 April 2014, 04:43 PM ET
Specimens from the Australian National Insect Collection were imaged using a new photography technique. The compiled data results in a display of highly detailed digitized bugs.
22 April 2014, 04:08 PM ET
Lars Kindermann and Ilse Van Opzeeland of the Alfred Wegener Institute obtained this sound recording, which – although it sounds like the quack of a mechanical waterfowl – is actually a minke whale.
22 April 2014, 11:09 AM ET
The image, showing a ghostly oval shape with trailing white tendrils, is not, of course, Scotland's famous lake monster, but the sighting does highlight why satellite images can easily fool the untrained eye.
22 April 2014, 10:04 AM ET
A huge Australian snake bites people who are asleep.
22 April 2014, 09:26 AM ET
After a Soviet submarine carrying nuclear warheads sank in the Pacific in 1968, the Soviet Navy failed to locate the vessel. That's when the U.S. government, keen on getting classified information from the sub, asked the CIA and Howard Hughes to help.