The explosive Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcanic event spewed so much moisture that it increased the global average of atmospheric water vapor by 5%.
Tens of thousands of people in Japan have already sought shelter from powerful storm Nanmadol, which could be the most destructive in decades.
The rim rock crowned snake is the rarest snake in North America. And now there's one less, after a snake was found dead with a centipede stuck in its throat.
Dugongs, or sea cows, which are thought to have inspired tales of mythical mermaids, haven't been seen in Chinese waters since 2000.
Thylacines, or Tasmanian tigers, have been extinct for nearly 100 years. But scientists say gene-editing technology could bring back this lost species.
About 30 million years ago, resin hardened around a flower and a parasitic wasp, preserving clues to their relationship in an ancient ecosystem.
New analysis of fossil skulls from sperm whales that lived millions of years ago shows that numerous species of ancient sharks preyed on the whales … and ate their faces.
Recently unearthed footage that documented the aftermath of the Chernobyl accident remained hidden for decades.
A malformed megalodon tooth hinted at an injury that caused it to develop with a split down the middle.
When food starts running low in wasp larvae nurseries, the babies resort to cannibalism in order to survive.
More than a decade of drought recently revealed long-submerged bodies in the depths of Lake Mead, a vast reservoir in Las Vegas.
Scientists recently described six new species of miniature frogs that inhabit forest floors in Mexico and Guatemala.
Scientists recently found that tardigrades can travel by snail to reach new destinations that were otherwise beyond their reach.
Once mating is over, male orb-weavers catapult off the bodies of females to avoid being eaten, moving at a speed that's too fast to glimpse with the naked eye.
'Prehistoric Planet,' a five-part documentary series, transports viewers into the mesmerizing world of the Cretaceous period.
Is it really that bad to give a dog a bite of a chocolate bar? Live Science investigates just how much chocolate is lethal to dogs.
A star that formed when the universe was young was recently spotted by Hubble space telescope. It's the most distant star ever seen and could be 500 times as massive as the sun.
Critical prelaunch tests for the Artemis I moon mission, known as a "wet dress rehearsal," are scheduled to begin on April 1 and continue through April 4.
Crazy ant colonies in North America are being driven to extinction by a fungus that targets the invasive pest species.
On March 25, thousands of young people around the world mobilized to demand government action to curb climate change.
Scientists have discovered the long-lost shipwreck of a whaling vessel that sank during a storm in 1836.
Inch by inch, NASA's Artemis I spacecraft and rocket have finally chugged all the way to the launch pad. The mission's "wet dress rehearsal" will take place on April 1.
A relatively small pulsar (a dense, collapsed and rapidly-spinning star) belched out a giant filament containing matter and antimatter particles that streamed for trillions of miles.