Even today, the Gulf Coast still suffers from the effects of the oil spill. But a remarkable cleanup effort has helped the pelican return home.
The research isn't all for nutting; scientists say it will help a number of industries, from pharmaceuticals to mining.
The researchers say that brain plasticity like this may not just be a trick of the ants. Other animals could do it too, and we may only just be noticing.
Astrophysicists think a newly discovered region of the Milky Way could provide hints about the evolution of our galaxy and its potentially violent past.
Wally has been stirring up mischief by lounging on lifeboat slipways and capsizing passing dinghies, but conservation groups have warned tourists not to get too close.
The scientists trapped the antimatter in a magnetic field to stop it from annihilating, before blasting it with a cooling laser.
Scientists propose that the circling could calibrate the animals' magnetic biosensors, in much the same way as submarines circle.
The researchers say the discovery will give them new insights into how the immune system works, as well as enabling them to revise some of the most basic assumptions of immunology.
The weird behaviour of the beauty quark has led physicists to believe it could be a window to a completely new physics.
After a 900-year nap, a volcano in Iceland erupted Friday (March 19), spewing tendrils of molten lava down its flanks and bathing the cloudy night sky in an ominous orange-red.
A supermassive black hole is racing across the universe at 110,000 mph (177,000 km/h), and the astronomers who spotted it don't know why.
Scientists may have finally made a complete digital model for the Cosmos panel of a 2,000-year-old mechanical device called the Antikythera mechanism that's believed to be the world's first computer.
The experiment could be a trial for many more even smaller ones probing the long-kept secrets of quantum scale gravity.