STEVE was spotted across the U.S. and in parts of the U.K. after the most powerful solar storm to hit Earth for six years smashed into our planet.
An unnamed woman was bitten twice by a blue-ringed octopus, which contains one of the most dangerous neurotoxins on the planet, but she escaped relatively unharmed.
A massive solar tornado recently towered over the sun's north pole for three days. The plasma twister was created by a rapidly rotating magnetic field.
Researchers in Russia recently dissected a mummified bison dating back to around 8,000 years ago. The remains are so well preserved that the team thinks the extinct animal could be cloned, but others disagree.
A new study shows that the number of cases and anti-drug resistance of the infectious fungus Candida auris increased between 2019 and 2021.
Fossils uncovered in Australia belong to a newfound species of extinct eagle that was big enough to pick up hobbit-size prey, like the fictional giant eagles in "The Lord of the Rings."
Researchers from the British Antarctic Survey recently captured the first close-up video of A81, an enormous iceberg that broke off the Brunt Ice Shelf in January.
A fin whale with a deformed spine was recently spotted struggling to swim off the coast of Spain. Its back was likely broken during a vessel strike, experts say.
The fossilized remains of an ichthyosaur dating back to shortly after the Permian mass extinction suggest that the ancient sea monsters emerged before the catastrophic event.
Cyclone Freddy, which is finally dissipating after battering Southeast Africa, has crossed the entire Indian Ocean and made landfall three separate times.
A massive wall of falling plasma, known as a polar crown prominence, was recently captured in a stunningly-detailed new photo of the sun.
Brown widow spiders, which are invasive to North America, are wiping out black widow populations in the U.S. by aggressively attacking them for no clear reason, a new study shows.
The rays appear when sunlight shines through gaps in the cloud during sunrise or sunset and have never been seen this clearly on the Red Planet before.
An elderly lion in an Indiana zoo transmitted COVID-19 to the zookeepers who handfed the severely ill big cat. It is the first recorded time a zoo animal has passed the virus to a human.
Antarctica's sea ice recently shrank to its lowest extent since satellite records began more than 40 years ago.
A new study has revealed that famous Dutch astronomer Christiaan Huygens was probably nearsighted, which explains why his telescopes weren't quite as good as his rivals'.
The remains of a missing person from Argentina were recently found inside the belly of a dead school shark. But experts say it is improbable that the shark killed him.
The bear, unearthed in 2020, was originally assumed to be an extinct cave bear that dated back at least 22,000 years. But a new necropsy reveals it is actually a brown bear that lived 3,500 years ago.
Cruise ship passengers near Antarctica witnessed the massive group, which mainly consisted of fin whales, feeding on an overabundance of krill in 2022.
After studying an unusual solar eruption from 2017, researchers think they've pinpointed the likely origin of mysterious heartbeat-like signals emitted by the sun during solar flares.
A new analysis of a mummified "mermaid" found in a Japanese temple has revealed exactly what it is made from, and it's not what scientists thought.
A chunk from the fireball meteor that exploded on Feb. 15 has been recovered. Other fragments of the hefty space rock were likely showered across the nearby area.
The sun recently spat out an X-class solar flare, one of the most powerful it can emit, which triggered a rare shockwave across the sun's surface and caused radio blackouts on Earth.
Researchers accidentally discovered that GPS-tagged mammals can help locate Florida's invasive Burmese pythons, which are destroying local ecosystems.
An asteroid that flew precariously close to Earth in early February has an extremely unusual shape and rotation for an object of its kind, new NASA research has shown.