Fossil brachiopods from China were crusted with parasites, which may have hijacked their hosts' feeding structures in order to steal their dinner.
A long-hidden diary written by a Nazi officer may point to the location of a treasure stash that includes more than 30 tons of buried gold.
A monkey attacked a lab technician on the campus of a medical school in India and ran away with blood samples from three patients that were infected with COVID-19.
The asteroid that sealed the dinosaurs' fate at the end of the Cretaceous struck at an angle that was the worst-case scenario for life on Earth.
Scientists have a new explanation for an explosive cosmic event in 1908 that flattened trees for hundreds of miles in a remote Siberian forest.
A highly detailed digital replica of the face of England's King Henry VII offers a glimpse of how the monarch may have looked in life.
A tiny and very tubby baby pygmy hippo that was recently born at the San Diego Zoo is the zoo's first successful pygmy hippo birth in more than 30 years.
Researchers captured slow motion video of praying mantis strikes, revealing what makes these insects such effective predators.
The voice of a Chilean wild cat called a güiña, the smallest wild cat in the Western Hemisphere, was recently recorded for the first time — and it sounds like a cheeping bird.
Melting ice revealed a long-lost trail in Norway that was strewn with objects dating to the Viking Age.
Buckyballs are geometric shapes previously only seen in nature at the molecular scale. Scientists recently found them in marine animals dating to the Cretaceous.
Thick facial hair could cushion the face and jaw, lending protection against punches, kicks and other combat blows.
Tens of thousands of years ago, a feces-contaminated wallow may have caused the deaths of nearly two dozen giant ground sloths.
Photos of allegedly "drunken elephants" quickly went viral on Twitter. But the elephants weren't drunk, they were just resting, officials said.
Sightings of Asian giant hornets in the state of Washington raise concerns that the enormous insects may be settling in North America.
Can dogs be trained to detect COVID-19 by smell? Researchers in Pennsylvania are putting canine scent receptors to the test.
Nearly 600 hydrothermal chimneys jut from the ocean bottom on a ridge near the Pacific Northwest's coastline, scientists recently discovered.
By studying artificially deformed skulls from a graveyard dating to more than 1,000 years ago, archaeologists are piecing together clues about an ancient community's culture.
An undercover animatronic gorilla captured astonishing footage of wild mountain gorillas singing while they ate.