Scientists have discovered flowering plants were largely unscathed by the Cretaceous-Paleogene (K-Pg) mass extinction event 66 million years ago, allowing them to take advantage of the new, dinosaur-free planet.
Scientists have calculated the average distance between stars, but there's much more to star distribution than meets the eye.
The 2022 Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcano eruption may have contributed to this year's heat, but it's not causing climate change.
A visitor attraction in Scotland is enlisting the help of volunteers to search for Nessie, but it's unlikely to yield a monster discovery.
The newfound vampyromorph species was equipped with defensive features not previously seen in the fossil record — and it's related to modern-day vampire squid.
The alleged theft of donated body parts from Harvard Medical School and an Arkansas mortuary is revealing a national network of human remains dealers.
Noah's flood is a story much older than the Bible, and researchers are still learning about its roots.
26-year-old Andrea Papi was jogging on a woodland path when he was attacked and killed by a bear with three cubs.
Researchers have been debating the Tully monster's evolution since the creature was discovered in the 1950s.
The fossil record is filled with strange marine animals that would look like sea monsters if they were alive today.
There's a huge difference between sending humans to Mars and colonizing worlds outside our solar system.
The real-life origins of a once-mythological wildcat called the "cat-fox" are finally coming to light thanks to recent genetics research.
Researchers have recorded an orca swimming with a pilot whale calf in a possible interspecies adoption, but how the two came together is a mystery.
Cruise liner guests encountered giant phantom jellyfish off the coast of Antarctica while diving in submersibles, a new study finds.
If humans suddenly disappeared and our pets had to fend for themselves, could dogs survive in a world without people?
The ancient Egyptian pyramids have stood for thousands of years and are among the world's most enduring monuments. But what did the pyramids look like when they were first built?
The most notorious pirates wreaked havoc from China to the Caribbean. Here are 10 fearsome pirates from history.
Bigfoot, or Sasquatch, is one of North America's most enduring legends, with thousands of people claiming to have seen the giant ape-like creature. Here are the most famous Bigfoot sightings.
"Living fossils" like Triops tadpole shrimps are believed to have rubbed shoulders with the dinosaurs, but which animal has been on Earth the longest?
Bigfoot, or Sasquatch, is a large ape-like creature some people believe inhabits North America but there's no hard evidence it actually exists.
Discover where cottonmouth snakes live, how to identify them, and whether they are venomous and aggressive.