Happy 16th birthday to Mikko the grouper, a popular aquarium fish in Finland who missed his human visitors during the COVID-19 shutdown.
A tough exoskeleton in ironclad beetles protect them against piercing and crushing, and scientists recently uncovered the unusual interlocking structures that strengthen the insect's hard shell.
Filmmakers spent three years following pandas in China's Qinling Mountains, capturing never-before-seen footage of males competing over females.
A rose-breasted grosbeak that was captured in a Pennsylvania nature reserve is a bilateral gynandromorph — male on the right side and female on the left side.
Prizewinning images in the 2020 Nikon Small World competition combine art and science in stunning examples of microphotography.
A new report finds that microplastic debris is twice as abundant in the deep ocean as it is on the sea surface.
Tasmanian devils have been reintroduced to mainland Australia, where they haven't been seen in the wild for millennia.
Energy released by the August explosion in Beirut was enough to power over 100 homes for a year; it was one of the largest non-nuclear blasts to date.
A new study evaluates massive Megalodon alongside all sharks in the lamniform group — living and extinct. Even among its extinct relatives, Megalodon was unequalled in length and mass.
Artificial intelligence transformed NASA footage of Apollo missions to the moon, making decades-old events look like they were shot on high-definition video.
A once-thriving Iron Age village in Iberia was decimated and likely abandoned after a brutal massacre that left bodies lying in the streets where they fell.
Who will be the chonkiest bear of all? As bears in Alaska's Katmai National Park bulk up for winter, rangers invite the public to select one thicc beauty as the favored fattest.
An artist used machine learning to create photorealistic portraits of 54 ancient Roman emperors, working from nearly 1,000 images of busts.
Researchers at MIT have developed a new method called targeted dream incubation (TDI) for planting suggestions that can shape a sleeper's dreams.
These deep-diving whales can stay submerged for more than an hour longer than once thought, and recover surprisingly quickly.
After two dead giraffes were discovered in a South African nature reserve, scientists determined that the animals had been struck by lightning.
With the formation of Tropical Storm Wilfred on Sept. 18, the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season reached the end of its storm names list and will now "go Greek."
A geomagnetic storm that sparked spectacular aurora displays could also have contributed to the sinking of the Titanic.