After two dead giraffes were discovered in a South African nature reserve, scientists determined that the animals had been struck by lightning.
With the formation of Tropical Storm Wilfred on Sept. 18, the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season reached the end of its storm names list and will now "go Greek."
A geomagnetic storm that sparked spectacular aurora displays could also have contributed to the sinking of the Titanic.
A curious bunny named Elinor explores Animal Town with her friends, in an endearing new PBS series that teaches kids how to find answers about science and nature.
La Niña conditions — cooler-than-average sea surface temperatures across the equatorial Pacific Ocean — could promote a more active Atlantic hurricane season.
An international contest for space photography awarded its top prize to the photographer who captured a unique view of the Andromeda galaxy.
A secret U.S. Army tactical unit called the "Ghost Army" tricked German forces during WWII with fake military displays that were deceptively real.
A neural network learned to deliver sermons like Jesus (sort of ) after it was trained on the King James Bible.
Swarms of bacteria can survive encounters with antibiotics because some of the dying microbes emit "chemical death cries," an action known as necrosignalling.
The supernova of a star around the end of the Devonian period bathed Earth in radiation and exterminated species worldwide.
A newly described supergiant species of "sea bug" — a marine arthropod known as an isopod — was recently discovered in the Indian Ocean.
The eyes of a trilobite — an armored arthropod that lived almost half-a-billion years ago — resemble the compound eyes of modern bees.
New analysis of the ancient crocodylian Deinosuchus confirms that this apex predator had jaws and teeth that were powerful enough to subdue massive dinosaur prey.
Digital models of a fish skull revealed a parasitic stowaway inside its mouth: a "tongue biter" isopod that consumed and then replaced the fish's tongue.
A groundbreaking heart transplant in Virginia in 1968, one of the first in the world, was performed using the heart of a Black patient that was taken without his family's knowledge.
White surgeons racing to perform a pioneering transplant in 1968 took a Black patient's heart — but didn't tell his family.
In less than 48 hours, the last intact ice shelf in the Canadian Arctic collapsed, losing more than 40% of its mass.
Authorities finally identified the culprit responsible for the mysterious disappearance of dozens of shoes from a German neighborhood.
The death strike of a Cretaceous "hell ant" from 99 million years ago is preserved in amber, revealing how these demonic-looking ants hunted.
Spanish records dating to the 16th century hinted that the Inca people performed underwater ritual offerings, and archaeologists have finally found one that's still intact.