An ancient worm unearthed in China has one of the oldest fossilized brains ever found. The brain's shape could also help solve a centuries-old debate about the evolution of arthropods.
Paleontologists have discovered fossils belonging to a newfound species of tyrannosaur, which could fill an important gap in the evolutionary history of T. rex.
The Orion capsule has taken a photograph of Earth passing behind the moon as the spacecraft passes within 81 miles of the lunar surface.
Scientists have approved the introduction of four new prefixes that can be applied to units of measurement in the metric system.
The auction house Christie's has called off the upcoming auction of a T. rex skeleton, known as Shen, after experts noticed it looked suspiciously similar to another famous T. rex specimen, Stan.
A pair of galaxies in the constellation Eridanus have been warped and twisted into a colossal, glowing ring of stars by the intense gravitational forces between them following a chaotic merger.
Flashy new videos of the plant shameplant (Mimosa pudica), which is renowned for its ability to rapidly fold up its leaves, reveal how chemical and electrical signals help to trigger its lightning reflexes.
Astronomers have created a colorful interactive map of more than 200,000 galaxies and quasars spanning the lifespan of the cosmos.
Researchers in Spain have unearthed a never-before-seen species of ancient marine turtle, the largest of its kind ever uncovered in Europe.
Researchers want to build a spacecraft to lurk in far-Earth orbit and chase down interstellar objects as they whizz through the solar system.
A pair of new studies has revealed 'highly unlikely' phytoplankton blooms appearing near the seafloor and under sea ice at both Earth's poles.
A new study has revealed that the weird parallel grooves on the surface of Mars' largest moon Phobos could be a sign that the Red Planet's gravity is ripping the satellite apart.
In a viral Instagram video, pathologists remove a dead 5-foot alligator from the body of an 18-foot Burmese python.
A dog-walker recently stumbled across a bizarre, white "fleshy lump" on a beach in Cornwall, England. Experts think that the unusual object is actually part of a whale's stomach.
An 8-year-old boy recently killed a venomous cobra in India after recieving a venom-free "dry bite" from the snake and then biting back in retaliation.
A 3-year-old male Shetland pony named Pumuckel has narrowly missed out on officially being named the world's smallest horse due to a technicality, but he’s likely to gallop off with the title next year.
A man has claimed that the fire that burned down his house in California was started by a fireball meteor, which was spotted by several witnesses in the area. But firefighters are still trying to determine what started the blaze.
A new study using lunar samples obtained by China's Chang'e 5 rover has revealed how the moon was able to remain volcanically active even after its mantle began to cool.
A new satellite image shows that the world's largest iceberg, A-76A, has entered the Drake Passage, a waterway that contains a fast-moving ocean current that will send the mighty berg on a one-way trip to its watery grave.
On Nov. 3, a solar storm caused a temporary crack in Earth's magnetic field. The resulting hole enabled energetic particles to penetrate deep into the planet's atmosphere and set off extremely rare pink auroras.
Researchers estimate that blue whales may each consume up to 10 million pieces of microplastic every day during their main feeding season as they chow down on plastic-filled prey.
Researchers have accurately measured the height of the eruption plume from the undersea volcano that erupted in Tonga in January. The results confirm that it is the tallest of its kind ever recorded.
An adult southern right whale was recently spotted swimming alongside a humpback whale calf. Experts think the larger whale may have adopted the juvenile after it lost its real mother.
A 5-month-old bar-tailed godwit recently flew non-stop for 265 hours as it migrated more than 8,000 miles from Alaska to Tasmania.
A collapsed dam at a diamond mine in South Africa recently released a torrent of mining waste into the surrounding area. A new satellite image shows the trail of dried and potentially toxic mud left behind.