Scientists discovered a rare, newly hatched ghost shark in the waters south of New Zealand.
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station snapped this picture of an ancient heart-shaped oasis near the Nile River in Egypt
A new museum exhibit hopes to uncover the secrets behind the doodles, in-jokes and coded messages on a blackboard that Stephen Hawking kept for more than 35 years.
The preserved eggs of a human intestinal parasite prove that a fifth century Roman pot was used as a toilet.
Scientists reexamined the fossil of a strange Cambrian sea creature and found that it is related to the 'weird wonder' Opabinia.
Scientists detected X-ray flashes coming from a white dwarf 45 light-years away, finally proving that dead stars gobble up dead planets.
The microscopic nematodes known as vinegar eels move together in a strange synchronized swimming routine, new research videos show.
Scientists detected two ancient ranges of 'supermountains' that criss-crossed the Earth hundreds of millions of years ago — and may have jump-started animal evolution.
Satellite data shows that Greenland’s ice sheet has lost enough water over 20 years to submerge the entire United States.
Researchers compared the skulls of domesticated house cats to the skulls of their closest wild ancestor, and found that cat brains are definitely shrinking.
Researchers discovered nearly 1,000 mysterious 'filaments' of radio energy bursting from the Milky Way's center. Their origin remains unknown.
Researchers detected a powerful solar storm that hit Earth 9,200 years ago. Strangely, the storm hit during a solar minimum -- and scientists worry it could happen again.
Researchers have detected a rare type of stellar object that blasts powerful radio waves toward Earth three times an hour. It may be a new class of dead star.
The violent eruption of an underwater volcano near the Kingdom of Tonga on Jan 15 was more powerful than 100 Hiroshima atomic bombs, NASA researchers estimate.
A young female macaque fought her own mother to seize control of her troop for the first time in 70 years. Now her reign is in jeopardy.
A new study of iceberg A68 (once the world's largest) charts its entire doomed journey, and shows exactly when it started to melt at an alarming rate
Scientists discovered a new type of parasitic worm that only infects the mouths of tarantula spiders.
Scientists spotted the world's deepest-dwelling squid 20,000 feet below the Philippine Sea while hunting for a lost WWII battleship.
Turkmenistan's president Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov ordered experts to close the 'Gates of Hell' - crater of burning natural gas in the Karakum desert
Scientists watched a red supergiant star go supernova in real time, and it was far more violent than they were expecting.
A collision with a Mars-size planet 4.5 billion years ago may have left a permanent impact on our planet's deep mantle.
A wildlife photographer in Israel spotted a murmuration of starlings flying in an incredible bent spoon shape. How do the birds do it?
The closer we look at the universe, the more beautiful and baffling it becomes. Here are the 10 most epic space structures discovered in 2021.