Cave explorers from Oman have become the first people to fully explore the infamous 'Well of Hell' sinkhole in Yemen.
Conservationists have confirmed that 64 African penguins were killed in South Africa after being stung in and around the eyes by honeybees.
Researchers have revealed a previously unconfirmed third group of ancestors for modern-day Japanese populations, after analyzing ancient bones found in Japan.
Capybaras have overrun a gated community in Argentina which was controversially built over their original habitat.
The largest piece of Martian rock on Earth, weighing around 32 pounds, has gone on display for the first time, at a museum in Maine.
A swarm of more than 140 earthquakes at Hawaii's Kilauea volcano caused the U.S. Geological Survey to raise the alert level for a potential eruption, but it seems to have been a false alarm.
A female smoothhound shark recently gave birth in an Italian aquarium without having mated with another shark, in what may be a first-of-its-kind "virgin birth."
Scientists have figured out the average color of the universe by recording visible light from more than 200,000 galaxies.
Sea snakes, particularly males, are more likely to interact with scuba divers during mating season because the snakes can't distinguish the divers from potential mates, a new study has found.
Australian researchers have discovered the widest, and quite possibly the oldest, coral colony in the Great Barrier Reef, which they have named "Muga dhambi."
Researchers are set to break the world record for the most precise value of pi, after using an advanced computer to calculate the famous constant to 62.8 trillion decimal places.
Scientists have created an altered version of daddy longlegs with shortened and morphologically altered legs by suppressing the genes behind the development of their long legs.
A beach walker in the U.K. recently stumbled across a dead compass jellyfish with a juvenile fish trapped inside its bell.
A record-breaking female Nathusius' pipistrelle bat traveled more than 1,200 miles from London to Russia, where it was recently killed by a local cat.
Despite sharing almost 100% of their DNA, identical twins have different fingerprints, thanks to unique environmental factors.
A new study has predicted that emperor penguins could become functionally extinct by the end of the century due to melting sea ice.
Hundreds of sharks have taken refuge in a Florida canal to escape the toxic red tide, an algal bloom sweeping the Gulf Coast.
Researchers have uncovered a 310 million-year-old horseshoe crab fossil complete with an exceptionally rare example of a fossilized brain.
Whale watchers in Japan recently saw a pair of white orcas swimming side by side in a pod off the coast of Hokkaido.
NASA has released striking satellite images of wildfire smoke clouds covering vast swaths of the U.S., from the West Coast all the way to the Atlantic Ocean.
Scientists have used computer models to predict the size of minuscule deformations, or mountains, on the surfaces of neutron stars, which are responsible for causing gravitational waves as they spin.