Scientists have identified the larvae of one of the world's biggest fishes — the bump-head sunfish (Mola alexandrini) — and the youngster is ridiculously tiny.
Despite overcrowding, exposure and starvation, community efforts in Poland's Warsaw ghetto spared thousands of people from being sickened by typhus.
The 18th century ship Queen Anne's Revenge, helmed by the pirate Blackbeard, was deliberately run aground by the notorious outlaw.
A shower of meteors that slammed into the moon (and Earth) had a collective mass estimated to be as much as 60 times that of the asteroid that blasted Earth at the end of the Cretaceous period.
New images of the solar surface, the closest ever seen, included a flaw that resembled a tardigrade.
When some lizards lose a tail they grow back more than one, and multi-tailed lizards are more common than once thought.
Ancient Egypt was once ruled by a dynasty of foreigners known as the Hyksos, but new evidence shows that this takeover wasn't an invasion from a distant land.
An astrophotography competition run by London's Royal Observatory Greenwich, announces a shortlist of exceptional images for its 2020 contest.
An antique wooden box trimmed with brass holds all the tools that you might require in order to slay a vampire.
Ex-military investigators seek answers about where UFOs come from and what their intentions might be, in a History Channel documentary series.
How much force must a penguin apply in order to blast a flying poop projectile, and how far can it travel? Fortunately for us all, scientists now have answers.
Directional changes in Earth's magnetic field happen far more rapidly than previous calculations suggested, according to new simulations.
A striking red-and-white pattern on a newly-described spider's back resembles the grin worn by iconic Batman villain, the Joker.
Alaska's Okmok volcano eruption in 43 B.C. had far-reaching impacts on climate in the Mediterranean, leading to famine and social disruption in the Roman Republic.
New evidence suggests that lizard and snake bones were common in sites linked to ancient Natufian culture because these animals were being eaten.
Using artificial intelligence, an artist restored film clips dating to more than 100 years ago, with remarkable results.
Genetic analysis suggests why young and otherwise healthy people who developed COVID-19 sometimes experienced severe respiratory symptoms.
When an adult male gorilla in a South African zoo developed breathing problems, wildlife specialists diagnosed the ailment with CT scans.
A new park in Oregon gets its name from an explosive event in 1970: the dynamiting of a dead, beached sperm whale.
The American holiday Juneteenth is observed on June 19 and is also known as Emancipation Day and Black Independence Day.
Radar surveys enabled archaeologists to map an ancient Roman city in unprecedented detail — even buildings that were underground.
After snake eels are swallowed by bigger fish, they can burst out of their predators' stomachs ... to freedom? Not exactly.
Streaming video from NYC offers a stink-free view of the notoriously malodorous corpse plant in bloom.