Sharks elicit outsized fear, even though the risk of a shark bite is infinitesimally small. Here's why.
The underwater city was named after the legendary Hercules, who ancient people believed actually visited the city.
The first study to test the gene-editing technology CRISPR inside the human body is about to get underway in the United States, according to news reports.
If you nibble on a mint leaf, you might notice that it makes your mouth feel cool. That's because mint, much like chili peppers, is a biochemical success story — for plants, at least.
A volcano on the island of Java, in Indonesia, blasted ash into the air today (July 26), causing panic and spurring an evacuation of the vicinity, according to the Associated Press.
A man in North Carolina died from a rare "brain-eating" amoeba infection after swimming in a lake at a local water park, according to news reports.
A new study shows that the ice at the bottoms of submerged glaciers could be melting 100 times faster than anyone thought.
Astronomers have shown that Einstein's ideas about the warping of space and time holds true as the best description yet of how gravity works.
The adventurer who discovered the Titanic is taking on a new mission: finding the Electra, the long-lost plane of Amelia Earhart, the record-breaking pilot who was last heard from on July 2, 1937.
From the 800s to the 1400s, about a dozen megadroughts struck the American Southwest, and all lasted longer than a decade.
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