A new optical illusion, the "expanding hole," tricks 86% of people into seeing a growing dark region in the center of the stationary image.
Researchers have discovered that 4,500-year-old seagrass meadows in Shark Bay, Western Australia, are actually the world's largest clone.
Archaeologists have unearthed penis graffiti and an explicit insult carved into a stone at a Roman fort in the UK. A translation of the phrase names one of the soldiers as a "shitter."
Engineers have designed a mini robot crab that can be made to walk sideways using lasers. The tiny eight-legged critter is the world's smallest remote-controlled robot.
A dead beaked whale with mysterious injuries on its face recently washed up on a California beach. Experts are unsure why the animal died or even which species it belongs to.
NOAA has announced that the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season is likely to be more active than average for the seventh year in a row.
A 400-pound stingray was accidentally caught by fishers in the Mekong River in Cambodia. However, experts say that these monstrous rays can grow even bigger.
Octopuses are one of the most successful camouflaging animals in the world. But exactly how they pull off their rapid, high-resolution color changes is still a mystery.
13-year-old prodigy Elliott Tanner has graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in physics and mathematics.
A new study has provided the first physical evidence of ceramic containers being used as hand grenades around 900 years ago. The handheld explosives were likely used in battles during the Crusades.
NASA recently released an image of Mars' Airy-0 crater, which bears a remarkable resemblance to a human fingerprint and marks the Red Planet's prime meridian (zero degrees longitude).
A new study has revealed a brand new type of stellar explosion, known as a "micronovae," which are much less powerful and more irregular than similar blasts.
A bizarre hypothesis linking the Loch Ness Monster to whale penises has been debunked by the researcher who helped start the wild rumor.
A surprising new study has revealed that atmospheric temperatures in Neptune's southern hemisphere have decreased in the past 17 years, despite the region entering its summer.
Spanish police have seized 1,090 taxidermy animals from a warehouse in eastern Spain. Around a third of the specimens belong to species that are endangered or are already extinct.
In 1958, an earthquake in Alaska triggered the largest wave ever recorded on Earth, which reached a maximum height greater than the Empire State Building.
Astronomers have created the most detailed map yet of the magnetic field within one of the Milky Way's galactic bones.
A spinning orb of light that slowly moved across the sky in Alaska on March 29 was actually frozen fuel left by a Chinese rocket, according to experts.
A pair of Charles Darwin's notebooks, which were stolen in late 2000, have been anonymously returned to the library that once held them.