A nature writer was recently bitten by a black widow spider, which ended up sending him to the hospital. He was also treated with a new experimental antivenom.
The brief and confounding life of Chris McCandless is told in the book "Into the Wild" by Jon Krakauer, but touched off controversy and the young man's death. They mystery may now be solved.
Believe it or not, goldfish can tell the difference between the music of J.S. Bach and Igor Stravinsky, although they don't seem to have a preference for one composer over the other.
The rate of MRSA cases in the United States has declined by 31 percent since 2005, due, in part, to better hand washing and sanitary measures in hospitals.
Massive flooding in Colorado has killed at least three people and been declared a 100-year-flood. But what does the term mean? And why has there been so much rain?
Here are some photos of butterflies drinking turtle tears in the western Amazon, where the insects flock to the reptiles to ingest the sodium from their eye secretions.
To see what rainbow trout eat, you must catch one and open it up. Researchers doing just that got a surprise recently when they found that a small trout had eaten nearly 20 shrews.
Many states around the country have bans on the disposal of electronic. But there's a problem: they don't work. One researcher has a new plan to incentivize people to turn in their used electronics.
Traditional Hawaiian stories warn of an increased risk of shark bites in the fall. Recent research shows that more tiger sharks visit the island during this season, likely to give birth.
What sound does a fox make? A recent silly video has gone viral, making up sounds that foxes make. But one researcher elaborates on what sounds the animals actually make.
Despite being followed by several sharks, long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad wasn't at huge risk of being bitten by a shark during her trek from Cuba to the Florida Keys.
Strange sightings and new species abound in the Peruvian amazon, including a strange web-like structure that no scientist has yet been able to identify.
King Richard III, portrayed as a villain in the Shakespeare play of the same name, suffered from a roundworm infection during his lifetime, according to a new study.
The British government is in the process of killing 5,000 wild badgers, saying that such a move is necessary to prevent the spread of tuberculosis from badgers to cattle.
Scientists have found a new species of "walking" shark has been discovered in a reef off an Indonesian island that has a unique method of moving along the seafloor.
Research has found bacteria 1.5 miles beneath the seafloor that live extremely slowly, reproducing once every 10,000 years.
The "personal space" in front of the face has been measured in greater detail than ever before, and the results show that anxious people have larger personal spaces than those with less anxiety.
A worm that lives on the sediments at the bottom of the deep sea has surfaced for the first time in 140 years, brought up by a dredge on a recent research voyage.