A photographer on a NASA airplane captured a rare and spectacular shot when flying through a fire cloud, a type of thunderhead that forms above a wildfire's smoke plume.
About 100 volcanoes dating to the Jurassic era were recently discovered buried under the basins of central Australia.
In southeastern Colorado, male Oklahoma brown tarantulas will soon begin their annual migration to reach the prairies where female spiders live.
Researchers recently identified cosmic iron traces in snow that fell in Antarctica. Preserved in the snow was dust containing a rare isotope that originated in a supernova.
The relationship between arm movements and gaits could help explain how arm proportions evolved in the human family tree.
A set of four new stamps created by the U.S. Postal Service highlight the fearsome and much-loved king of the Cretaceous — Tyrannosaurus rex.
Scientists recently discovered there's a simple solution for deterring thieving seagulls: Stare at them.
An ancient star in the Milky Way holds traces of another star that was among the oldest in the universe.
Researchers have mapped the Milky Way in unprecedented detail using data from thousands of giant, pulsating stars.
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