In the event of a military strike against Syria, there's a chance that a missile could hit a Miniature Neutron Source Reactor (MNSR) outside the capital city of Damascus, Russia has warned.
Hundreds of small black Portuguese millipedes (Ommatoiulus moreletii) are the likely culprits in a train collision in Australia that injured six passengers.
Residents of Colcord, Okla., were shocked to discover tiny red worms in their drinking water this week. The worms have been identified as bloodworms, the small larvae of the midge fly (Chironomidae).
The world's oldest profession is showing its age: Nevada's legal brothels have taken a hit from the explosion in online sex hookups, and many have been forced to shutter their doors.
Residents of Rome were recently startled to discover that a steaming vent of water and mud - known as a fumarole - had erupted from the ground near a runway at Rome's busy Fiumicino airport.
Though birds haven't yet learned how to read road signs, recent research suggests that birds can figure out the speed limit on a particular stretch of road.
Unconfirmed reports indicate the Syrian government may be using poisonous gas against opposition rebels in the ongoing civil insurrection that has engulfed Syria. But what exactly is poisonous gas?
For the first time, researchers have documented a behavior that had been thought unnatural, if not impossible: The scientists captured on video two examples of apes that could swim quite naturally.
Something is causing a massive die-off of dolphins along the East Coast of the United States this summer, and scientists are struggling to find the cause.
In a rare photo opportunity, a shark — in this case, a dogfish — was swallowed whole by a much larger sand tiger shark (Carcharias taurus), one of the nastiest-looking predators in the ocean.