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.
A Triceratops skeleton nicknamed "Horridus" is over 85% intact and is one of the most complete Triceratops fossils in the world.
An ectopic pregnancy occurs when a fertilized egg implants outside of the uterus or not within the uterine cavity. Such pregnancies are not viable and can be life-threatening.
Lunar mission Artemis I is about to roll closer to getting a launch date, after the mega rocket and spacecraft roll to the launchpad for tests.
Scientists identified shark DNA in pet food products, none of which listed shark meat in the ingredients.
Invertebrate butts are both diverse and bizarre, and are being celebrated on Twitter in art, photos and video.
When a rare 23-karat gold coin from 1344 hits the auction block in the U.K., it could fetch up to 140,000 British pounds.
The 30,000-year-old Venus of Willendorf figure is named for the site in Austria where it was discovered in 1908, but new analysis reveals that the stone came from northern Italy.
Humans are reeling under climate disruption, and there's worse to come, scientists warn in the latest UN climate assessment.
Tiny marine algae lingered in the bones of a fisherman who lived 5,000 years ago, and they reveal that he drowned in salt water.
The Russian invasion of Ukraine has led top Ukrainian scientists to withdraw from final approvals of a landmark climate report.
Reference The Sahara desert is the largest hot desert in the world, covering nearly all of northern Africa.
Around 66 million years ago, springtime in the Northern Hemisphere brought disaster and mass death to Earth in the form of a giant asteroid impact that triggered a global extinction.