Two young beluga whales that were on show in an aquarium in Shanghai have now arrived at a seawater sanctuary off Iceland. This is the first time they've seen the sea in more than a decade.
In less than 48 hours, the last intact ice shelf in the Canadian Arctic collapsed, losing more than 40% of its mass.
The bubble of charged particles that surrounds our solar system looks more like a deflated croissant than a comet, as traditionally envisioned, a recent study suggests.
The death strike of a Cretaceous "hell ant" from 99 million years ago is preserved in amber, revealing how these demonic-looking ants hunted.
These strange, long-necked Triassic beasts were able to coexist because they chowed down on different prey.
Authorities finally identified the culprit responsible for the mysterious disappearance of dozens of shoes from a German neighborhood.
The microbes had been dormant below the ocean floor for eons, buried since the time of the dinosaurs. Then a team of scientists in Japan woke the little organisms up.
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