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.
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.