Ice can form on Earth at temperatures above 32 degrees Fahrenheit (0 degrees Celsius), and water can boil below 212 F (100 C). Here's how.
The volcano beneath Italy erupted 40,000 years ago and had catastrophic impact on Earth's climate — around the same time that the Neanderthals began their slow march to extinction.
Ancient mammals known as 'thunder beasts' grew 1,000 times bigger just 16 million years after the dino-killing asteroid struck.
An Asian elephant at the Berlin Zoo, Pang Pha, taught herself to peel bananas with her trunk by watching her keepers.
Famous 'jellyfish' fossil from 300 million years ago was upside-down the whole time. It's actually another animal entirely.
One of the largest ancient fish on record, known as Dunkleosteus, was actually half as long, but still super chunky, a new study finds.
A perplexing mystery fish may have finally been placed on the evolutionary tree of life as an ancestor of all four-limbed animals, also known as tetrapods.
For millions of years, megalodon was the top predator in marine ecosystems. Then great whites came along and ruined everything.
Dinosaur metabolisms were diverse; some lineages were cold-blooded like their lizard cousins, while others were warm-blooded like their avian relatives alive today.
Scientists exploring the depths of Monterey Bay unexpectedly encountered a rare and unique species of dragonfish.
A newly discovered species of freshwater shrimp called Koonwarrella peterorum may have reproduced asexually via parthenogenesis.
A weirdly bloated creature, whose head has been defleshed and body looks more like a swollen, discolored beast of myth than anything real, washed up on an Australian beach last week.
A massive Antarctic ice shelf that covered an area about the size of New York City or Rome just collapsed into the ocean.