Most space rocks burn up in the Earth's atmosphere, creating shooting stars. But some larger, denser extraterrestrial rocks crash onto our planet and become meteorites.
Here’s a look at photos of a gaping crack that opened up in a Michigan forest in 2010, accompanied by a deep boom and the resulting uprooted or leaning trees.
Check out amazing photos of humpback whales breaching the ocean surface as scientists monitor their lengthy sea travels.
Can't get enough of Friday the 13th? Here's a collection of stories and countdowns about the superstitious day.
See amazing images of great white sharks breaching off South Africa, launching their 3-ton bodies from the water to grab seals.
A hypersonic concept plane, dubbed Skreemr, could fly passengers from New York to London in just 30 minutes — at least in theory.
Check out this year's Nikon Small World photo contest winners, including a shot of a bee's eye covered in pollen and a close-up of a carnivorous plant's deadly trap.
Calculating machines and notes that predict the future of computing are among the items on display at the new exhibit.
Archaeologists have uncovered a Roman settlement that likely housed the family members of soldiers serving at a nearby Roman fort.
Megabots, Inc., a Boston-based company, is building a huge, human-operated "battle bot" for an upcoming robot duel.
Fossils of one of the oldest flowering plants on Earth date back to the early Cretaceous period, approximately 125 million to 130 million years ago.
Motion-triggered cameras helped to capture more than 320,000 photos of wild animals living in the Serengeti in Tanzania.
Canadian authorities have released amazing images of a shipwreck discovered in the Arctic. The vessel is believed to be one of two lost ships from the Franklin Expedition, which set sail in 1845.
In 2014, 139 new species of plants and animals were discovered in parts of Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam, an area collectively known as the Greater Mekong region.
Images reveal the location and state of the USS Independence, an aircraft carrier involved in WW II and in atomic bomb testing.